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AAEEBL Colloquium 2016 in Denver
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AAEEBL Annual Colloquium

Denver, Colorado, USA March 24-25
Co-Located with Transformational Technologies in Higher Education Conference
Colloquium Leader:  Dr. Candyce Reynolds, Portland State University

 A limited attendance/maximum impact event

What is My ePortfolio Purpose? How Do I Do It?


 View from Pinnacle Restaurant, Grand Hyatt Denver



John Ittelson, CSU Montery Bay
Keynote Speaker

Call for Proposals is further down on this page; CFP Deadline is February 19, 2016.

Registration is open.  Early Bird registration rate ends February 24, 2016. 

Lodging is available. 

The Conference we are co-locating with:  Transformational Technologies in Higher Education (New name for Campus Technology Forum)

This Colloquium is perfect for those who are just considering an eportfolio initiative, those who need to revisit their purpose for a current eportfolio initiative, and for those who feel they've learned some important lessons and want to share those lessons with eportfolio colleagues at other institutions.

Each year, AAEEBL holds this Colloquium to focus on a main theme over a day-and-a-half in one commodious room at the Conference Hotel.  All sessions are connected to the main theme.  The group generates specific questions to address related to the theme right at the start of the Colloquium.

Dr. Reynolds has led this Colloquium the past two years in Long Beach, CA.  This year, the Colloquium is in the great conference city of Denver. 

  Candyce Reynolds of Portland State University; most recent publication:  Leveraging the ePortfolio for integrative learning: A guidebook for classroom practices, Stylus Press, 2013.

The Colloquiums each year are limited in number of attendees to maximize the value of the discussion and sessions. ePortfolios can enable the creation of exciting and engaging learning designs and experiences, but doing so can be and often is challenging.  It sometimes involves swimming upstream in a way because these new learning designs -- using innovative practices -- can seem out of step with existing concepts and beliefs about teaching and learning.  This Colloquium is an opportunity to work through with an experienced group of attendees and a great leader how you can implement your vision with eportfolios. 

Call for Proposals

The Colloquium includes conference presentations within the program.  The general theme suggests we will be looking at issues facing eportfolio beginners (“novices”) as well as eportfolio veterans (“experts”).  Therefore, think of your proposed session having a mixed audience (as is typically the case at our conferences) of faculty, professional staff and administrators. 

All sessions will be in one room.  The presentations will be sequential, not concurrent. 

Often, eportfolio initiatives get underway without full knowledge of purpose simply because campuses have too little experience with what eportfolios can support.  This is the value of this colloquium:  providing examples of how college programs have found their purpose and implemented eportfolio-supported practices to institute that purpose.

Consider focusing on the process used on your campus as you developed your eportfolio initiative. 

·      In what ways was your initiative wisely planned? 

·      What did you not foresee? 

·      How did you adjust your planning and goals? 

·      What successes have you already had? 

·      What problems still remain? 

AAEEBL is in the process of writing The Field Guide to ePortfolio, the official guide to the eportfolio idea, to be published by AAC&U.  For this Guide, we use “eportfolio” to indicate an idea of how higher education can change.  We think it also refers to an epistemology of learning based on learning research.  (Derivative values express themselves in assessment practices and in career development). 

It may be helpful, as you develop your proposal, to consider these uses of the word “eportfolio.” 

All sessions will be related to purpose; the sessions may be about learning, assessment, career development, advising, outcomes assessment and other common uses of eportfolios, but in all cases relate your session to the purpose for your initiative.

Session types:

1.     20 minute presentation

2.     30 minute panel

3.     30 minute roundtable

Please use the form below to submit your proposals.  All presenters must register for the Colloquium.


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