Category Archives: Events

Portfolio CoP March Meeting

Please join us on March 25th from 10:00am-11:30am to hear Dr Karen Gardner describe her experience developing and implementing learning ePortfolios as an assessment and interactive learning tool in the Faculty of Dentistry. In particular Dr. Gardner will be looking at how ePortfolios can engender vertical integration as students progress through the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of British Columbia.


Link to Event Registration

ePortfolio California Community Webchat: ePortfolio Tool Exploratio

On Tuesday, February 1st Jennifer Lau, Director of Educational Technology at Marymount College presented an interactive web chat about her experience selecting an institution-wide ePortfolio platform.

In Lau’s discussion she described some of the challenges that she faced in selecting a common ePortfolio solution for the institution. In particular she zoomed in on the multiple requirements of different stakeholders at Marymount College in regards to ePortfolios. These requirements were often not only different but at times difficult to reconcile. The following list describes some of the different ePortfolio needs held by the institution, faculty members and students at the college.

Constituency Needs drive Product Structure

Student Centred
Reflection and showcase
Creative Control
Artifact Control
Multiple Views
Restrict Access
Online Resume
Open Flexible

Formative Assessment
Flexible Construction
Feedback Mechanism
Easy UI

Institutional Needs
Summative Assessment/Accreditation
Standardized and Centralized
Data Data Data
Specific Framework
Harvesting Artifacts
Aggregating Scores
Access at varying levels

The session archives can be found here To access the session click on View Archives link under Webinars. From the archives scroll down the list and click on the archive link for ePortfolio California Monthly Web Chat.

Meeting Summary, January Portfolio CoP Meeting

Meeting Summary

January Portfolio CoP Meeting
Date: January 12th, 2011

Dr. Anne Scholefield facilitated an engaging presentation and discussion on her experience coordinating the ePortfolio program for the Teacher Education Office at the University of British Columbia. The lively discussion was wide-ranging and covered a number themes related to the implementation and development of ePortfolios including assessing ePortfolios, ePortfolio platforms and the implementation process.

Stay-tuned for the topic for the next Portfolio CoP meeting on February 8th from 10:30am to 12:00pm.


Teacher Education Office, ePortfolio Resources

Teacher Education Office, UBC, ePortfolio Support Site

Teacher Education Office, UBC, ePortfolio Examples

UBC Portfolio CoP Blog

All the best,
Roselynn and Lucas
Join the Portfolio Community of Practice here:

Roselynn Verwoord, Community of Practice Developer, CTLT

Lucas Wright, Learning Technologist, CTLT

Upcoming Seminar

On January 14th, 2011, CTLT and Student Development & Services will be hosting a seminar presented by Richard Keeling and Richard Hersh of Keeling & Associates. This seminar will be of interest to anyone working in the area of teaching and learning and will focus on ‘High Impact’ practices and assessment.

Pathways to Student Success: High Impact Practices in Teaching and Learning

Date: January 14th, 2011
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre-Lillooet Room, 301

In this seminar Dr. Richard Keeling, M.D. and Dr. Richard Hersh, Ed.D. of Keeling & Associates will review research, current scholarship and emerging best practices in promoting student learning, achievement, and success. They will emphasize “high impact practices” (such as first year seminars, undergraduate research, and international learning opportunities) associated with the accomplishment of desired learning outcomes and the roles of institution-wide initiatives (including formative and summative learning assessments, stratified approaches to advising, and the establishment of high expectations and standards) in helping students learn. A central focus of the seminar will be on the need for consensus within and across Faculties about creating and assessing cumulative, collective student learning outcomes.

*lunch will be provided

Keeling & Associates (K&A) works with colleges, universities, and professional organizations to promote student learning and strengthen institutional effectiveness. The Company believes that learning should be transformative, that learning must be at the core of the mission of colleges and universities, and that sound processes of institutional renewal can enable campuses to improve learning in its broadest sense. K&A has worked with more than 250 institutions and organizations over nearly 25 years of practice.

Dr. Richard Keeling serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and has been president of four professional organizations. He edited three sequential publications that focus on improving learning: Learning Reconsidered, Learning Reconsidered II, and Assessment Reconsidered. Dr. Keeling has published more than 125 other articles, monographs, and books, and served as Editor, for two terms, of the Journal of American College Health. He has received the highest awards of both the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Before creating Keeling & Associates, Dr. Keeling was both a tenured faculty member and a senior student affairs administrator at the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During more than 20 years on campus, Dr. Keeling taught and practiced medicine, directed comprehensive health programs and services, developed collaborative programs in undergraduate education with academic departments and faculty, and explored innovative approaches to advancing student learning.

Dr. Richard H. Hersh has been Senior Consultant with Keeling & Associates since 2006. Before joining K&A, he served as President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Trinity College (Hartford), and was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The University of New Hampshire and Drake University. He also served as Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Oregon and was Director of the Center for Moral Education at Harvard University. In his early career he was a high school teacher, professor, and dean of teacher education.

Dr. Hersh was a member of the Association of American Colleges & Universities Greater Expectations panel and for the past seven years has served as Co-Director of the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) and College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA) projects that have developed an innovative “value-added” approach to assessing student learning at the college and high school levels. The journal Peer Review devoted its Winter 2002 issue to this project and included commentary from leading researchers from around the nation. The November 2005 issue of The Atlantic Monthly featured the article by Dr. Hersh “What Do Colleges Teach?” about measuring student learning.

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January Portfolio CoP Meeting

On January 12th from 1:30pm- 3:00pm please join use to hear Dr. Anne Scholefield, Special Project Coordinator, Teacher Education share her 4-years of experience developing, implementing and assessing ePortfolios in teacher education. The ePortfolio project in Teacher Education was first implemented in 2005 using a variety of programs and criteria,. As of 2008, all teacher candidates have been required to use a customized, in-house version of WordPress MU. More that 2400 ePortfolios have since been created and “captured” through this program, via a concluding capstone course. This meeting will be a great opportunity to discuss ways to support, assess students and enhance faculty and student buy-in in the context of a large-scale ePortfolio implementation.

ePortfolios in Teacher Education at UBC (support site)

2nd Annual E-Portfolio World Summit

Dear Portfolio Community of Practice members. The 2nd Annual E-Portfolio World Summit has released there call for proposals. I have added the information below:

The Portfolio-Supported, Self-Directed Learner in a Global Knowledge Economy

July 25-28, 2011

World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel

Boston, MA

Co-Sponsored by The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)


The Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP)

Co-Located with Campus Technology 2011

The deadline for the Call for Proposals is January 28, 2011 with notification by March 4, 2011.
Read more about submitting a proposal.

The Call for Proposals is online.

Conference registration and hotel reservations will be available online in February 2011.


Context: The AAEEBL annual conference this year, July 25-28, 2011, in Boston will herald a global transition from the typically tentative, experimental deployment of portfolios to a new committed portfolio deployment characterized by significant curricular re-design within institutions of learning from primary school to graduate school.  This conference will also mark a fuller deployment of portfolios in support of those already in the workforce.  This fuller acceptance of portfolios reflects deep changes in both how knowledge is constructed in our society and in how graduates must direct their careers actively as they move from job to job.  Portfolios are quickly becoming essential gear to succeed in the world of today.

Background: AAEEBL’s first world conference in July 2010 drew 370 people from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the Netherlands, and Australia.  This year, July 25-28, 2011, also at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston, we expect a larger attendance.  We have built in much more social interaction time at this coming conference in response to requests from last July.

Registration:  All presenters must register for the conference.  Pre-conference workshop registration is a separate, additional registration:  you must be registered for the conference to register for a pre-conference workshop.

AAEEBL members from AAEEBL member institutions receive a significant discount ($200 USD off the registration price for the first 3 registrants from the institution, for a potential total savings of $600 USD per institution).

Workshops:  Pre-conference and half- and full-day workshops will be held on Monday, July 25, 2011.  You can submit a proposal to lead one of these workshops or to present in one of the concurrent sessions on Tuesday – Thursday, July 26th, 27th and 28th.

Journal Publication:  This year, along with your proposal to present at the conference, you will also have the option of submitting a paper for peer-review to The International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) following the IJeP guidelines.

Conference notes of interest:

  • AAEEBL shares an exhibit floor with Campus Technology that will feature several hundred booths, all with offerings related to information and communication technology in education.
  • This year, registration at either AAEEBL or Campus Technology admits you to both conferences.
  • The conferences will be on two different floors, but you will be free to attend sessions on either floor.
  • Together, the two conferences will draw around 1,000 attendees.
  • Receptions and other events for each conference, however, will be separate

November 29th Portfolio CoP Meeting Summary

November Portfolio CoP Meeting
Date: November 29th, 2010

Dr. John Egan facilitated an engaging presentation on the design, application and assessment of ePortfolios in ETEC565A a course offered as part of the Master of Educational Technology (MET) program at UBC. During his presentation John touched on key elements of the project as well as provided information on lessons learned through the process. We then discussed projects that other community members are involved with and brainstormed topics for upcoming Portfolio CoP meetings.

Stay tuned for an email with the upcoming meeting dates for the Winter Semester.

Presentation Slides
E-Portfolio Assessment, ETEC565A: Learning Technologies: Selection, Design and Application.

Portfolio CoP Blog
This is the community webspace where we can share resources, and ideas with one another. Sign yourself up as a member and contribute!

An Introduction to RSS
Video from Common Craft: Common Craft provides an introduction to the concept of RSS feeds

Upcoming CTLT RSS Workshop
RSS Basics I: Fight information overload. Publish dynamic content anywhere. Easy as R-S-S
Event Registration Link:

Australian ePortfolio Project
Information and resources from the Australian ePortfolio CoP

Australian ePortfolio Toolkit
The ePortfolio Toolkit created as part of the Australian CoP

Upcoming Portfolio CoP meeting this Monday, November 29th from 10:30 am -12:00 pm

Hi Portfolio CoP members,

Just a quick reminder of the upcoming Portfolio CoP meeting this Monday, November 29th from 10:30 am -12:00 pm. Please join us to hear Dr. John Egan, PhD, Senior Manager, Curriculum Consulting at the Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology discussing his experience implementing and assessing ePortfolios using the WordPress/UBC Blogs platform in ETEC 565, a course offered in the Masters of Educational Technology Program at UBC.

Portfolio CoP November Meeting
Date/Time: Monday, November 29th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre-Fraser River Room 2.27

  • Introductions
  • Presentation, Dr. John Egan
  • Project sharing
  • Update from the Portfolio CoP Coordinators

*Cookies and Coffee will be provided

Event Registration

Career Portfolio in Manitoba Webinar (Archived)

This is a link to the archived webinar hosted by the Austrailian ePortfolio CoP. Don Present and Linda Maxwell present abou the Career Portfolio Manitoba project. Click on the Eluminate link below to access the webinar.

October 29: speaker Don Presant, and Linda Maxwell, Manitoba, Canada

Career Portfolio Manitoba

Career Portfolio Manitoba is a pilot project whose vision is to use
Essential Skills developed through all forms of learning as a key
framework for helping Manitobans build ePortfolios for employability.
The blended learning solution is based on a robust paper portfolio
program which has been successfully delivered in various forms for two

Association of American Colleges & Universities’ Annual Meeting, January 26-29, 2010 and ePortfolio Forum: Deepening High-Impact Learning, January 29, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., San Francisco, CA

Association of American Colleges & Universities’ Annual Meeting, January 26-29, 2010 and ePortfolio Forum: Deepening High-Impact Learning, January 29, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., San Francisco, CA

AAC&U Annual Meeting — GLOBAL POSITIONING: Essential Learning, Student Success, and the Currency of U.S. Degrees
January 26-29, 2011, San Francisco, California / Hyatt Regency Hotel
Early Bird Deadline – November 23, 1010
Preliminary program available at:

AAC&U would like to invite you to the 2011 Eportfolio Forum: Deepening High Impact Learning. A cutting edge event, co-sponsored by AAEEBL, the Forum will provide new campus examples of free eportfolio platforms, assessment practices that show measurable improvements in student performance, and signature pedagogies that are simple and quick to implement and yet deeply transform students into active, lifelong learners. Join us January 29th in San Francisco to participate in pioneering content that is specifically designed to address today’s most challenging eportfolio issues and provide new solutions for old problems. Visit for more information or email Wende Morgaine Garrison at with any questions you have. Thank you!