Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 2010 EPAC webcasts

After a rather quiet fall, EPAC will be kicking off 2010 with two co-sponsored webcasts scheduled for January and some opportunities to meet in person!

Webcast: Work-Based Folios in the UK and USA
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 13th at 8-9:30 a.m. PT/11-12:30 p.m. ET/4-5:30 p.m. GMT

This unique transatlantic webinar will feature presenters from both the UK and USA who will deliver 4 short presentations on the growing use of web based eportfolios for use in "work based learning.” JISC Regional Support Center East and West Midlands have teamed up with EPAC to exchange experiences of how eportfolios are being used in this growing area of higher education. Attendees will be given the opportunity to interact with presenters and networking with colleagues via the use of voting and chat features in this live session.

Dr. Jacqueline Goodwin, coordinator of the eFolio Pennyslvania effort -- http://www.efoliopa.com/ will be joining Jill Lumsden, Career Development Coordinator of the Florida State University Career Portfolio as our speakers on the U.S. side. Speakers from the UK are Simon Grant of JISC CETIS who will be discussing his new book, Electronic Portfolios: Personal Information, Personal Development and Personal Value (more about Simon can be found here: http://www.simongrant.org/home.html) and Michael Gilroy, E-Learning Manager Lincoln Academy Ltd t/a ISIS Training/ (http://www.isis-training.co.uk). Mick has had a pivotal role in developing and introducing organisation-wide use of technology including the embedded use of e-portfolio, for which the company won Becta Technology Exemplar status.

The webcast is free to attend and we encourage anyone who is interested to register at

Webcast: Virginia Tech University
Date and Time: Thursday, January 14th at 10-11 a.m. PT/1-2 p.m. ET

Jointly sponsored with the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), this interactive webcast will feature the university-wide ePortfolio initiatives at Virgina Tech aimed at improving education, learning assessment, and student engagement by using collaborative online tools. Our presenters will include members of the Learning Technologies team who are leading this work.

EPAC webcasts are free to attend and are open to anyone interested in ePortfolios. Space may be limited for some of the events and pre-registration may be required. More information on where and how to join the webcasts will be posted shortly on our blog and wiki at http://epaccop.blogspot.com/ and http://epac.pbworks.com/.

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