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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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July 12th, 2011
has a cool venue right on the Boston Harbor, across from the Skyline. The
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center: a great place to spend 3 or 4 days.
always enjoy meeting new friends, sometimes putting a face to a name that I've
known for awhile, sometimes meeting people who are doing great work I didn't
know about. I hope you'll be in Boston July 25-28 and that I'll get a
chance to meet you.
is our latest up date on the conference.
AAEEBL2011 ePortfolio World Summit is only 2 weeks away. Now is
the time to register while hotel rooms and seats for the Monday
pre-conference workshops are still available. AAEEBL member
discounts still apply as they will continue to right up to the
conference: $200 USD for each of the first three registrants from a
AAEEBL2011 is a gathering of most of the leading lights in the world of
electronic portfolios in the U.S. and internationally. The venue is
exceptional; the program is extensive and informative; the opportunities
for hallway schmoozing more bountiful this year.
Here are some names you may recognize: Helen Barrett, Darren
Cambridge, Kathleen Blake Yancey, Melissa Peet, Bret Eynon, Helen Chen,
Tracy Penny-Light, Evangeline Harris Stefanakis, Terrel Rhodes, Susan
Kahn, C. Edward Watson, Marc Zaldivar, Gail Ring, Trent Batson, and Gary
AAEEBL2011 offers a dazzling array of half-day and full-day workshops on Monday, July 25:
- o MA1: Shane
Sutherland, PebbleLearning – learn from the creator of PebblePad, one of
the world’s most popular eportfolio platforms.
- o MA2:
Candyce Reynolds and Judith Patton, Portland State University, eportfolio
veterans at a leading eportfolio university
- o MA3:
Linda Amerigo of Molloy College and Gigi Devanney of Chalk and Wire
leading you through the development of an institutional assessment plan.
- o MA4:
Helen Barrett, best-known eportfolio advocate in the world and Eileen
Brennan of Mercy College on Digital Stories and Deep Learning.
- o MP1:
Gina Rae Foster of Lehman College, how to lead a professional development
workshop focused on eportfolios.
- o MP2:
Teggin Summers and Jennifer Sparrow on ExPo at Virginia Tech where
eportfolios are reaching 100% usage among incoming students at this large
- o MP3:
Nancy Pawlyshyn and Dr. Braddlee of Mercy College, about moving strongly
toward sustainability on the campus and a new focus on the integrative
knowledge eportfolio approach developed by Melissa Peet.
- o MP4: Helen
Barret, in the afternoon workshop, working with a colleague form Puerto
Rico, to help participants understand how to implement eportfolio with Web
2.0 and mobile tools.
- o MF1: Jayme
Jacobson and Jenine Cordon of the University of Idaho; Jenine "is a genius
with Wordpress.” See a preview of their workshop. Cyri Jones
of Capilano University in Canada will continue the focus on Wordpress in
the afternoon part of this full-day celebration of the capabilities of
Wordpress for eportfolios.
- o MF2:
Terrel Rhodes and Wende Garrison of AAC&U on the practical steps
toward institutional assessment using eportfolios.
- · If
you have already registered for the conference, you can still add any of
these workshops to your registration. We hope you will. This is an
amazing set of workshops. If you are registering in the next few
days, be sure to add one of these workshops to your registration.
AAEEBL2011 is held right on the Boston Harbor, with a view of the
Skyline (and the Boston Red Sox are at home at Fenway during the
conference). If you were here last year, you remember how splendid a
conference venue Seaport is; if you were not here, you are in for a treat.
AAEEBL2011 is the only eportfolio conference in the world that meets
jointly with a technology conference, offering attendees the choice
between attending an eportfolio session or a campus technology
session. You also have the choice, during exhibit hall hours,
between touring the technology exhibit hall or attending a special session
on an eportfolio horizon topic. The whole World Trade center is completely
open to you: you can attend any of the sessions on two floors of the
World Trade Center. We have complete reciprocity with Campus Technology
Many of the leading electronic portfolio vendors will have a booth
that you can visit. Learn about new options, new platforms, new
releases, market trends.
Phil Long, one of the best known technology and education leaders in the
world, a contributor to the Horizon Report, and the Director of the Centre
for Educational Innovation and Technology at the University of Queensland
in Brisbane, Australia, will let us know what to watch for regarding
Beverley Oliver, Professor and Director of Teaching and Learning at Curtin
University in Perth, Australia, helps lead a major eportfolio program at
Curtin, a major Australian University. She also has been
instrumental in developing the annual ePortfolios Australia
Conference. Beverley is one of the most entertaining speakers I’ve
had the pleasure of listening to so we were very pleased when she agreed
to speak at AAEEBL 2011.
The International Panel of eportfolio Leaders will be fascinating
as you learn about how eportfolios "live” and thrive in other countries.
You may be surprised to learn how differently educators in other countries
use eportfolios. Darren Cambridge, with his long history of
international travel on behalf of eportfolio research, moderates the panel
with representatives from Canada, the U.K., Germany and Australia.
- · Pre-Launch
announcements about contents of The International Journal of ePortfolio.
The first issue of IJeP will be available on Monday, August
15. But the authors and titles in this first issue will be announced
at AAEEBL2011 during the Tuesday opening session. The launch of IJeP
coincides with AAEEBL’s new scholarly initiative.
- · I
will comment on the development of the eportfolio scholarly field and the
new scholarly initiative within AAEEBL. I will also report on
AAEEBL’s new non-profit status and the implications of that status as
AAEEBL seeks grants and forms collaborative relationships with other
Helen Chen, Gary Brown, and Jayme Jacobson will present preliminary
results of the annual AAEEBL Survey.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
has it own series of sessions that run for the three days of the
The two FIPSE projects, at LaGuardia Community College and the
University of Michigan, will have their own sessions. Learn about
these two projects 6 months after the two projects launched.
The theme for next year’s conference will be announced and we
believe you will want to submit your proposal for AAEEBL2012 right after
you hear about this theme! You will also be introduced to the new AAEEBL
Board of Directors and the new Chair.
AAEEBL 2011 has an amazing 100 sessions on eportfolios. The
conference will pop this year; I hope very much to see you in
Batson, AAEEBL executive director
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