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Archive: Conferences and Meetings

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  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 2009 Academic Resource Conference (ARC), Hollywood, CA, April 15-18, 2009.  Conference website: http://www.wascsenior.org/ARC2009
  • The RosEvaluation Conference 2009: Assessment for Program and Institutional Accreditation, April 17 -18 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, is aimed at educators searching for tools that can help them assess and evaluate their students' achievement of defined learning outcomes in engineering, business, health professions, math, science and technology. The conference schedule includes a focus on using electronic assessment tools—electronic portfolios, web surveys, LMS.  The conference will bring together those who are developing assessment and evaluation tools, and will emphasize concrete, effective, and efficient solutions to assessment and evaluation challenges.  For more information, visit http://www.rose-hulman.edu/irpa/conf/roseval/registration/.
  • International Conference on Multimedia and ICT in Education (m-ICTE2009), Lisbon (Portugal), April 22-24, 2009 - We invite you to participate and submit abstracts to m-ICTE2009 in order to share your achievements in the field of ICT applied to education. m-ICTE2009 will be an opportunity to meet other researchers, make new contacts and discuss about innovative pedagogical practices and initiatives using technology that foster and transform the development of education, and check the state of the art in this field. m-ICTE2009 intends to consolidate a series of conferences, which started in 2002 and whose last edition was held in Seville (Spain) in 2006 and was attended for about 450 participants of nearly 60 countries. There will be a special session on ePortfolios and an opportunity for virtual participation.  Conference information: http://www.formatex.org/micte2009 



  • Second Rhode Island Sakai Conference, March 31-April 1, 2009, Providence, RI:

Keynotes will includeThe Two Faces of Portfolio – Dr. Helen Barrett (http://electronicportfolios.org). Helen is sometimes referred to as the Grandmother of Portfolio. Her work with portfolios in education is world renown. Helen’s presentation will help us understand the tension between portfolios for assessment and those for personal expression, both exceedingly important and neither to be ignored.  At the RI Sakai Conference you will learn how Sakai's Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) including shared resources and calendars, chat rooms, discussion forums, glossaries, wikis, assignment and portfolio tools, drop boxes and more can be used to support classroom activities and engage students. Please visit http://www.ri.net/RINET/events/09sakai_conf/09sakaiconference.html for more information and to register for the Second RI Sakai Conference.

  • NERCOMP/CTDLC ePortfolio Webinar, titled: "Educating the Whole Student: What's Our Evidence?", Friday, April 3, 2009, 9:30-11:30 ET.

Cost: $25 for NERCOMP Members and CT Distance Learning Consortium Members. Keynote speakers: Darren Cambridge and Kim Eby of George Mason University. Event Topic and Focus:  ePortfolios make it possible for students to make connections across a range of experiences, from formal learning to the learning that takes place informally in day-to-day life.  Students are asked to upload ?artifacts? that provide ?evidence? of learning into their ePortfolios. But what do we mean by "evidence," and how does a student's understanding of evidence compare with that of the faculty?  What can we learn by listening to students tell us about their firsthand experiences as ePortfolio creators? In this two hour webinar, you will consider these questions from a range of perspectives.  The keynote presenters, noted ePortfolio authorities, will present the findings of their recent research, including a typology of evidence.   Following the keynote, students who use ePortfolios will have a chance to speak for themselves.  A panel of students will present their ePortfolios and discuss the experience from their perspective.  Faculty who work with these students will be on hand to provide background information on the scope and role that ePortfolios play within their institutions. For a full schedule and registration information, please go to: http://www.nercomp.org/events/event_single.aspx?id=5694

  • 11th annual ABET Best Assessment Processes Conference, April 3-4, 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana - For more information, go to http://www.abet.org/bap.shtml.

  • ePortfolios West Coast Summit - February 24-25, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  Description:  We have invited notable speakers from the United Kingdom, Canada, and across the United States. There will also be opportunities for you to engage in dialogues about ePortfolios, no matter what your experience may be--thinking about it, just getting started, or implementing at a large scale. We have identified 3 main themes for the day: Teaching and Learning with ePortfolios (electronic portfolios), Workforce/ Professional Development, and Assessment/Accountability. This day-long event designed to bring together K- 20 and workforce organizations who use or who are interested in using ePortfolios.  Attendees will have opportunities to hear students, faculty, employers, and experts address issues of teaching, learning, assessment, bridging to careers, and ePortfolio tools. We would like to share successes, lessons learned, challenges and strategies for the future use of electronic portfolios. You will find the complete program, a link to the online registration, and other information about the conference at the following website: http://conference.csuprojects.org/eportfolios
  • Plan to attend AAC&U’s Network for Academic Renewal meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on February 26-28, 2009. The meeting's theme, General Education, Assessment, and the Learning Students Need, will explore how well general education programs match up with expectations for student accomplishment. It will help campuses align general education vision and action, including action to assess and strengthen students’ cumulative learning. The four conference tracks are organized around one or more “big questions” related to philosophical and practical challenges facing campuses today and an expectation of evidence—the ability to show “what’s working” and why. For more information and to register, visit the meeting Web page. Selected sessions from the program that may be of interest to EPAC members are summarized here.


9th Annual Assessment Conference at Texas A&M



Assessing Student Learning in the Core with University‐Wide Review of Student Work Via an Electronic Portfolio (Track 5)

Tom Matthews, Lamar University

Hollis Lowery‐Moore, Lamar University

Brenda Nichols, Lamar University

Stephenie Yearwood, Lamar University

Lamar University initiated an assessment of the impact of the core curriculum on student learning outcomes in the context of a decentralized administrative structure that had evolved to emphasize effective course deployment over thorough assessment. This presentation features a discussion of challenges to core assessment encountered by those who played leadership roles in the process. Key challenges include,1) developing an implementable plan via faculty committee, 2) moving from the planning committee to full implementation: Dean and faculty concerns, 3) implementing consistent measures across courses and recruiting faculty to review student work online, and 4) proposing viable instructional improvements and faculty development.


Improving General Education Programs Through an Institutional Portfolio (Track 5)

Matthew Fuller, Illinois State University

How will we assess our General Education Program? Like many assessment practitioners, Illinois State University Assessment Office staff found themselves asking this question a few years ago. As a result of early fundamental questions, an institutional artifact portfolio system was developed to provide the most meaningful representation of ISU's General Education program possible. ISU's decision to utilize a portfolio process will be discussed as a means to demonstrate the types of questions to consider when moving forward with any type of general education assessment.

2008.06: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=16960



2009.02 - SYMPOSIUM: http://www.ncsu.edu/assessment/symposium/index.htm


  • 2008.11 - WORKSHOP:  TLT Group Online Workshop, ePortfolio Workshop #2, Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18; 1PM Eastern - see November 2008 EPAC News for more information

  • 2008.11 - Student Mobility and ICT (S-ICT): Can E-LEARNING overcome barriers of Life-Long learning?, November 19-20, 2008, Maastricht, The Netherlands - http://www.masterproject.info/


2008 eFolio Summit

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Why: We have heard from many Minnesotans and non-Minnesotans who have successfully applied eFolios for learning, for life, and for institutional purposes. The 2008 eFolio Summit is an all-day event that brings together K-12, Higher Education, and Workforce organizations who use, or who are interested in using, the eFolio system software.


This event will showcase the work of eFolio Minnesota, eFolioWorld, and the new xFolio software. We will share successes, lessons learned, tips, and strategies using the latest in Minnesota electronic portfolio technology.


For more information, including the conference program and travel planning details, visit the eFolio Summit Web site: http://efoliosummit.project.mnscu.edu.


  • 2008.11 - Student Mobility and ICT (S-ICT): Can E-LEARNING overcome barriers of Life-Long learning?, November 19-20, 2008, Maastricht, The Netherlands - http://www.masterproject.info/


Calls for Proposals and Conference Submissions



List of ePortfolio Tools and related resources (please contribute!)

2008.07 - BbWorld '08: Ideas into Action (Blackboard), Las Vegas, Nevada, July 15-17, 2008 - http://www.blackboard.com/company/events/bbworld08

2008.07 - Fusion 2008: Desire2Learn Users Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, July 20-23, 2008 - http://www.desire2learn.com/Fusion/




Recent Conferences and Meetings



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