2012 Annual ePortfolio Conference
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Seaport World Trade Center
Overview: For the third year,
AAEEBL members and eportfolio practitioners from around the world will gather
at the Seaport World Trade Center on stunning Boston Harbor for the AAEEBL
Annual Conference. Once again, AAEEBL is co-locating with Campus Technology,
and attendees will be welcome to attend either AAEEBL or CT sessions.
- This year we will hold our
first AAEEBL members' meeting.
- All keynote sessions will be
interactive, not "just talks."
- Concurrent session rooms will
be set up in the round, not in ranks to encourage participation.
- In keeping with the
participatory nature of this conference, we'll feature poster sessions positioned with
a special refreshment set-up to encourage interaction.
- By popular demand,
"conversations with..." sessions will return presenting
opportunities for informal discussion with featured speakers and other
- Keynoters will focus on fundamental
issues related to learning and influencing policy-makers in
- Our local arrangements
institution will be Tufts University.
- Peter Elbow,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. "Technology, Writing
and Spoken Language" --an interactive, experiential workshop
looking at the way technology moves writing closer to spoken language
and why that is a good thing-- Monday workshop 8:30 a.m. to noon.
- Todd Zakrajsek,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. "Overcoming Apathy
and Creating Excitement in the Classroom" --With a
foundation from educational psychology and cognitive neuroscience, this
session will demonstrate and explain how instructors can make classroom
learning a more meaningful experience for students.
- Gillie Bolton,
"Reflective and Reflexive Writing to Inspire ePortfolios" --Attendees
at this plenary talk will learn the secrets of the vital creative role
of writing in reflection and reflexivity and the connection to
- Barbara Cambridge,
National Council of Teachers of English, Washington, DC --
"ePortfolios for Individual and Common Good: Personal and Political
- John Richards,
Harvard Graduate School of Education -- "Taking Student Work
Seriously: The Return of K-12 Portfolios" -- ePortfolios must be
more than digital repositories, Google docs, and PowerPoint
presentations. For eportfolios to make a difference in teaching and
learning, they must be a part of the content curriculum. This
presentation takes a look at some eportfolio examples, and the dynamics
for making them effective.
- Lisa Gray--
Programme Manager, e-Learning, JISC, UK -- "From Challenge to
Change: A Journey of ePortfolio Developments in the UK." --Since
2002,JISC, a UK body funded to enhance the use of technology
in higher and further education, has been exploring the use of
eportfolio processes, pedagogies, tools, and technologies in a range of
learning contexts. This presentation will showcase findings and key
resources emerging from this body of work.
Read more about the featured speakers here.
Workshops -- July 16
Who should attend?
provosts, deans, educators, faculty leaders, eportfolio managers, technology
directors, assessment leaders, faculty development staff, teaching and learning
center staff, and librarians among others.