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Australian ePortfolio Symposium 2009

The exciting program offered a range of sessions tailored to meet the diverse needs of 'ePortfolio novices' through to 'ePortfolio experts'.

While the keynote sessions provided insights into international developments in ePortfolio policy and practice, the program incorporated a plenary sessions on topics related to graduate attributes, reflective practice and career development.

There was also a number of papers on cross-sector issues and discipline-specific initiatives presented. A series of round tables offered the opportunity to discuss functional angles of ePortfolios. The panel discussions stimulated the sharing of ideas among the participants.

Sunday, February 8th, QUT Gardens Point Campus

Pre-Symposium Events:

AeP2 Showcase of ePortfolio practice tools

  Technical issues and opportunities in ePortfolio practice
3.00pm - 3.10pm Welcome Gillian Hallam 3.00pm - 3.10pm Welcome to Panel discussion Wendy Harper
3.10pm - 3.35pm Pebblepad Shane Sutherland 3.10pm - 3.25pm E-Portfolio to support recognition of existing skills Allison Miller
3.35pm - 3.50pm


Ian Smissen 3.25pm - 3.40pm Standards for what? Jon Mason
3.50pm - 4.05pm CareerHub Dee Hughes 3.40pm - 3.55pm Apprenticeships: Breaking the glass ceiling to HE Peter Rees Jones
4.05pm - 4.pm Sakai OSP Marij Veugelers 3.55pm - 4.10pm Interoperability and the impact of Web 2.0 Jerry Leeson
4.25pm - 4.40pm Netspot (Mahara) Mark Drechsler 4.10pm - 4.25pm Interoperability for e-portfolios: Lightweight vs holistic approaches Owen O'Neill
4.40pm - 5.10pm Open discussion 4.25pm - 5.10pm Open floor disussion


DAY 1: Monday, February 9th, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Symposium Opening
Deborah Southwell, Director Teaching and Learning Support Services, Queensland University of Technology

Creating sustainable ePortfolio development: An update from the Netherlands higher education community, with an international view
Wijnand Aalderinck, Member, NL Portfolio Steering Committee, SURF NL
Marij Veugelers, Community Manager, SURF NL Portfolio

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Presentation Audio (67Mb/mp3)

AeP research findings and the goals for AeP2
Gillian Hallam, AeP2 Project Leader, Queensland University of Technology
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Presentation Audio (28Mb/mp3)
ePortfolio communities of practice in the UK
Rob Ward, Director, Centre for Recording Achievement, UK
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Empowering disenfranchised learner identities through ePortfolios
Ruth Wallace, Charles Darwin University
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Presentation Audio
E-Portfolios - Managing learner information in the vocational education and training (VET) sector
Allison Miller, Australian Flexible Learning Framework
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Presentation Audio (25Mb/mp3)

ePortfolios as a tool to articulate graduate attributes
Simon Barrie, ALTC National Graduate Attribute Project
Clair Hughes, ALTC National Graduate Attribute Project

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Presentation Audio (25.5Mb/mp3)
Harnessing ePortfolio to support and enhance the first year student experience
Sally Kift, Queensland University of Technology
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Presentation Audio (23Mb/mp3)
Curtin's iPortfolio: focussing student reflection on achievement of the triple-i-curriculum
Beverley Oliver, Curtin University of Technology
Frameworks for ePortfolio practice
Philippa Gerbic, Auckland University of Technology, NZ

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Career Modules at QUT
Alan McAlpine & Sally Kift,Queensland University of Technology
Simon Barrie, ALTC National Graduate Attribute Project

Panel discussion: Communities of practice: Development and sustainability

Close of Day 1  


DAY 2: Tuesday, February 10th, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Welcome Day 2


Opening Day 2
Professor Vi McLean
, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching Quality) Queensland University of Technology


ePortfolio developments in the United Kingdom
Peter Rees Jones, JISC-CETIS

Presentation Audio (17.6Mb/mp3)
ePortfolio interoperability in the United Kingdom
Emma Crawford, University of Nottingham, Centre for Integrative Learning, UK
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Eportfolios: a bridge from strategy to implementation
Cathy Gunn, University of Auckland, NZ
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Presentation Audio
Track sessions
Health Sciences
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Law and Education
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Institutional issues and academic development
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ePortfolios and employability
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LIS sector ePortfolio pilot study

Chris Hughes, University of New South Wales

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Melinda Shirley,
Tina Cockburn, Queensland University of Technology

David Buisson, Queensland University of Technology

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Anthea Leggett, Glenn Searle, Brisbane North Institute of TAFE Gillian Hallam, Queensland University of Technology

Harry Owen,
Sue Skinner,
Chris Carapetis
Kris Hayres
Cyle Sprick
Flinders University
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Vicki Waye, University of South Australia


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Margaret Faulkner,
Garry Allan,
University of South Australia/RMIT

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Hazel Owen,
Unitec New Zealand

Robyn Nash, Queensland University of Technology

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Mary Ryan,
Peter O'Brien, Queensland University of Technology

John Milne,
Eva Heinrich,
Massey University, NZ

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Kim Hauville,
Queensland University of Technology

Sarah Stewart,
Aged Care Queensland

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Lina Pelliccione, Kathryn Dixon,
Curtin University
Gail Wilson,
Rozz Albon,
Bond University
Round table 1 Round table 2 Round table 3 Round table 4  

ePortfolios for every citizen
Eva Heinrich,
Mark Brown,
Gordon Suddaby

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Institutional issues for ePortfolio practice
Cathy Gunn
The move to m-Portfolios
Beverley Oliver
Building communities
Alan McAlpine

Feedback on the Round tables

Embryonic ePortfolio communities: ALTC Exchange
Gillian Hallam and Ann Gillespie

Symposium Close