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About the 2013 Webinar Series: Deepening Learning with ePortfolios
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AAEEBL and EPAC serve the eportfolio community with a variety of practical resources and engaging programs about eportfolios in teaching and learning. In an ongoing effort to develop and share high-quality, multimedia resources with the worldwide eportfolio community, we are teaming up once again to produce a series of interactive webinar presentations featuring notable eportfolio approaches to teaching and learning. Webinar sessions will offer opportunities for educators to interact online with technology providers. This year’s series will highlight how eportfolios foster deep learning. Building on last year’s success, we invited eportfolio providers to showcase how their eportfolio application is implemented to encourage deep learning.

Deep learning, in contrast to surface learning, results in improved long-term retention and enables learners to analyze new information in ways that build connections to previous knowledge. Deep learning can be fostered with pedagogical approaches such as active learning, problem-based learning, self-paced learning and experiential learning.

In contrast to the Exploring ePortfolio Technologies series last year that focused specifically on the fundamental features and benefits of various technology platforms, Enabling Deep Learning with ePortfolios will explore multiple perspectives about how eportfolios are being used to support authentic, experiential and evidence-based pedagogies. The series will increase participants’ knowledge about benefits, outcomes, strengths, and challenges of employing specific eportfolio platforms in different institutional settings.

New ePortfolio Resouces: A Webinar Series Goal

A primary goal of the webinar series is the production of resources for the worldwide eportfolio community. Each session is recorded and shared, along with all supplemental materials provided by vendors. Online resources, linked to the 2013 webinar series landing page, will provide the global eportfolio community with easy access to the series archives, making it more inclusive, even if they can't attend.

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