PebblePad Events

The heads-up on our PebblePad conferences, symposiums, online seminars, and special interest groups. As well as the low-down on where you'll find us on the international conference scene.

 
 

Upcoming Events

 

Past Events

 
 

Learning Technologies 2018

Wednesday 31st January 2018 - Thursday 1st February 2018

Wednesday 31st January 2018Thursday 1st February 2018

We're thrilled to be exhibiting and speaking at this year's Learning Technologies conference. If you're heading to LT18 you'll find the friendly PebblePad team on Stand G7 (where you can signup for a free trial and see PebblePad in action). You'll also be able to catch PebblePad Commander in Chief Shane Sutherland teaming up with learning guru Jane Hart on day one and with Tanya Kesterton on day two.

Attending the seminars is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about why today's workforce requires a very different approach to learning and a very different kind of technology to support it.

Seminar 1: Wednesday 31st Jan, 11:45 – 12:15, Theatre 5
Seminar 2: Thursday 1st Feb, 2:00 – 2:30, Theatre 3

Location: Olympia, London Link:

 

Online Webinar: Frontiers of Learning

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Wednesday 14th February 2018Wednesday 14th February 2018

Presenter(s):

Geoff Rebbeck, Canterbury Christchurch University
Shane Sutherland, Chief Mischief Maker, PebblePad

About the webinar

In this webinar, Geoff Rebbeck will return to the 6 Frontiers of Learning which were referenced by Sarah Tutton in the August 2017 webinar on ‘Using technology to support reflection on individual learning journeys.’ Geoff will explore the frontiers in more detail, discussing along the way their relationship to eportfolios.

The frontiers being explored are:

  1. Using technology to support and manage unique learning journeys
  2. Course design that works around Reflective learning
  3. Showing Digital literacy-in-action, leading to positive online reputations
  4. Teaching the employability mindset, including self-employment
  5. Focussing all learning, and publishing its accomplishments in personal learning spaces
  6. Using technology to capture and present soft skills - the rounded person.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:

 

PebblePad Super User Academy - Fully Booked

Wednesday 14th March 2018 - Thursday 15th March 2018

Wednesday 14th March 2018Thursday 15th March 2018

Date and time: Wednesday 14th March 2018 10:00 - 16:30 and Thursday 15th March 2018 09:00 – 16:00 
Duration: 
2 day event with accommodation and refreshments 
Location:
 PebblePad HQ, Telford, Shropshire

As a person who knows their assets from their resources and their regions from their workspaces, we know you are already pretty skilled where PebblePad is concerned. Still, PebblePad is a wondrous thing, and after this workshop you’ll be seen as the guru of PebblePad for your institution. On this two-day residential event at our HQ we will cover the advanced aspects of PebblePad, from creative outputs to interoperability and integration. You may also gain a jean size thanks to some tasty pastries. 

The event is now fully booked, but you can register your interest for future Super User Academies

Location: PebblePad HQ Link:

 

Online webinar: A showcase of new approaches to assessment using PebblePad

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Wednesday 14th March 2018Wednesday 14th March 2018

Presenters:
Marlene Daicopoulos, ePortfolio Learning Support Officer, School of Health Professions, Murdoch University
Imalda Devaparanam, Assistant Clinical Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University
Belinda Flanagan, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, University of the Sunshine Coast

About the webinar
Assessment can involve additional challenges when learners are off site, being assessed by external assessors or needing immediate feedback following direct observation. This webinar will look at three approaches to clinical assessment using PebblePad:

Custom templates in PebblePocket
To complement the student clinical portfolio in PebblePad, Nursing at Murdoch University has created templates, including daily time sheets, that can be completed and signed offline while the student is on site, using PebblePocket on smart devices.

Student selected assessors
While on clinical placement, Radiation Therapy students from Monash University select their own clinical assessors to share assessment items with. In addition to other benefits, this has enabled streamlining of the clinical assessment process as well as the efficient monitoring of student clinical progress.

Assessor initiated assessment 
In Paramedicine at the University of the Sunshine Coast, practical assessment is conducted via Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Assessors use iPads during OSCE assessment to complete a PebblePad Feedback template. Learners receive their feedback on the spot, both orally and via the feedback template which appears in their PebblePad asset store.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:

 

RCN Education Forum International conference and exhibition

Tuesday 20th March 2018 - Wednesday 21st March 2018

Tuesday 20th March 2018Wednesday 21st March 2018

We'll be exhibiting at the RCN education forum international conference and exhibition - Partners in practice: nurses working together through change

Location: Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8QH Link:

 

SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018 - Friday 11th May 2018

Thursday 10th May 2018Friday 11th May 2018

We are delighted to be attending the SEDA Spring Conference - Understanding and improving the student experience: making a real difference in the new age of metrics. 

Whatever our personal opinions on the TEF outcomes and process, there is no doubt that it has focused attention on the ‘student experience’. This conference will focus on how we can both understand and improve that experience in ways which may offer more fundamental educational advantages than the simple metrics of systems like the NSS and the TEF. As a result, it will be of value to academic staff, programme/course leaders, educational developers, and support staff across a very wide range of institutions. This will also benefit colleagues in Further Education where new systems of measurement and review are also under discussion. Our general theme is of course relevant to everyone in post-compulsory education and we particularly welcome contributions from outside the UK which can offer a comparative perspective.

Location: Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Leeds Link:

 

IMS Global Learning - Learning Impact Leadership Institute

Monday 21st May 2018 - Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Monday 21st May 2018Wednesday 23rd May 2018

We are delighted to be attending this year's IMS Global Conference where the best thinking in education technology comes together to make progress towards enabling better digital learning experiences.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Link:

 

CRA/AAEEBL International Seminar

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - Friday 25th May 2018

Wednesday 23rd May 2018Friday 25th May 2018

We'll be attending the CRA/AAEEBL International Seminar - The Developing Role of ePortfolios within the Digital Landscape 

Location: Dublin City University, Ireland Link:

 

The Irish Learning Technology Association - EdTech 2018

Thursday 31st May 2018 - Friday 1st June 2018

Thursday 31st May 2018Friday 1st June 2018

We are delighted to be sponsoring this year's Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, EdTech 2018. This year’s theme is TEL Quality Matters: People, Policies and Practices

Location: Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland. Link:

 

Enhancement Themes Conference: Evaluation, Evidence & Enhancement: Inspiring Staff & Students

Thursday 7th June 2018

Thursday 7th June 2018Thursday 7th June 2018

We'll be exhibiting at the Enhancement Themes Conference: Evaluation, Evidence & Enhancement: Inspiring Staff & Students

Location: Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland Link:

 

ePortfolios and Medical Education: Two events with visiting academic, Paul Duvall, Director of Technology Enhanced Learning, School of Medicine, University of Liverpool

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Wednesday 13th June 2018Wednesday 13th June 2018

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE

The Role of ePortfolios in Medical and Health Education
Visiting academic Paul Duvall will share his experiences with introducing an eportfolio platform into a new medical curriculum at the University of Liverpool. The new curriculum was launched in 2014 and now, four years on, the eportfolio system is embedded in almost every element of the curriculum, throughout all years, covering approximately 1500 students. It also enables over 1000 clinical staff to interact with the programme and deliver student supervision, as well as supporting university processes such as progression review and personal tutoring.
While Paul will speak to his experiences within medicine, many of his examples of use will be equally relevant to other health disciplines. These include mapping the requirements of the curriculum against online workbooks, online and offline recording of student activity, digital verification from clinicians in any environment, remote monitoring of student activity, and the creation of a learning design that facilitates both a formative and summative approach.
Paul will also discuss more broadly what ‘eportfolio practice’ looks like within the health education context and how this might be different to the understanding of eportfolios in other discipline areas.
Anyone with an interest in eportfolios in medical and health education is invited to attend.

Date: Wednesday 13 June, 2018
Time: 10am – 12noon
Venue: Sydney University
Cost: FREE
Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/freelecture-registration


WORKSHOP

Embedding PebblePad into your Medical (or Health) Curriculum
This hands-on workshop is for anyone who is using, or wanting to use, PebblePad within their Medical or Health-related curriculum. Building on the morning lecture, Paul will provide examples of the use of PebblePad across the medical curriculum at the University of Liverpool. He will then facilitate a series of activities that will provide participants with the opportunity to consider how PebblePad could be embedded into their own programs, drawing upon his experiences to identify and work through the possible challenges while maximising the potential benefits. This workshop will focus on some of the day-to-day learning design and administrative considerations associated with larger scale, program-wide eportfolio implementation.
NOTE: While Paul’s experience is within Medicine, many of the learning activities and assessment processes supported by PebblePad are equally relevant to other Health disciplines. Representatives from across the Health Education context are welcome to attend.

Date: Wednesday 13 June, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Venue: Sydney University
Cost: $150.00
Link: https://resources.pebblepad.co.uk/pdworkshop-registration

Location: Sydney University, Australia Link:

 

PebblePad Healthcare Symposium

Monday 25th June 2018PebblePad EventBook now

Monday 25th June 2018Monday 25th June 2018

This day is a great opportunity to share practice and to see how PebblePad is being used in health for teaching, learning and assessment. Previously held over half a day, due to the large amount of innovative use we currently have we have extended this to a full day. Use in clinical assessment continues to grow and now has a community of users, a workshop will be open to anyone to join. Preparation for the requirements of professional healthcare roles is also a theme for the design of resources at programme level and as a 'take away' Nurse Revalidation is one example. We are seeing more and more skills teaching and assessment being managed in PebblePad and PebblePocket. The event is open to anyone and we’ve lowered attendance costs to £50.00* to encourage delegates to stay over and attend MiniBash (UK) the following day.
*Price applicable for attending Healthcare Symposium and MiniBash UK 2018. Otherwise, a price of £65.00 applies.

Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK Link:

 

PebblePad MiniBash 18 (UK)

Tuesday 26th June 2018PebblePad EventBook now

Tuesday 26th June 2018Tuesday 26th June 2018

As ever, MiniBash UK is set to be jam-packed with 'not to be missed goodness' and designed to be big on value - no matter whether you are forced to arrive a little late or leave a little early (though, don't forget, our drinks reception is one very good reason to stay till the close of play).

MiniBash UK is always very popular as it's a chance for our community to catch up and share ideas over coffee and cake. So we do recommend that you're quick off the mark in signing up - doing so will also mean you can take advantage of our early bird pricing.

Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK Link:

 

CanvasCon USA

Tuesday 24th July 2018 - Thursday 26th July 2018Meet Us Here

Tuesday 24th July 2018Thursday 26th July 2018

We'll be attending and exhibiting at the InstructureCarn CanvasCon event 

Location: Keystone, Colorado, USA Link:

 

PebbleBash 2018

Monday 10th December 2018 - Wednesday 12th December 2018PebblePad EventBook now

Monday 10th December 2018Wednesday 12th December 2018

The theme of this year’s conference is scaling-up, though many of you may prefer to think of this in terms of moving to the next level. Our intention is to reflect the growing maturity of practice with portfolios, portfolio-inspired learning and teaching, and the platforms that support these approaches. We have observed that the institutions and organisations we work with are grappling with a growing list of challenges to which technologies like ours seem to provide an effective answer - especially when deployed thoughtfully, and at scale.

We are seeking submissions that talk to the transition from small scale, often single-point use of PebblePad to uses which are more fully-integrated into the wider learning experience. We are particularly interested in showcasing and celebrating successful program-wide or institution-wide projects. Like all previous ‘Bashes there will be a strong focus on pedagogy, especially on learning and assessment design. But it is impossible to really scale up without senior stakeholder involvement, strategic planning, good project management, and having carefully thought through integrations with other institutional systems – so we would like to include presentations which consider ideas, challenges and successes from these perspectives.

Of course, we know that scaling up means different things to different people in different contexts. We are also aware that some people are doing remarkable work at smaller scale and so we will also provide space in the programme to showcase the very best of this work.

Here are some key dates for your diary:

Deadline for submissions - Thursday, 29th March 2018
Authors notified of submission outcome - Friday, 20th April 2018
PebbleBash 2018 begins - Monday, 10th December 2018

 

Location: Grange Cleveland Winery, Lancefield, Victoria 3435, Australia Link:

 
 

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