PebblePad Events

The heads-up on our PebblePad conferences, symposiums, online seminars, and special interest groups. As well as the low-down on where you'll find us on the international conference scene.


Upcoming Events


Past Events


The Irish Learning Technology Association - EdTech 2017

Thursday 1st June 2017 - Friday 2nd June 2017Meet Us Here

Thursday 1st June 2017Friday 2nd June 2017

TEL in an age of Supercomplexity: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies

‘Supercomplexity’ is the shorthand term used by Prof. Ron Barnett to describe the state of affairs in which we find ourselves: one of uncertainty, unpredictability, challenge and change. The Irish Learning Technology Association invites delegates to contribute to this discourse from a range of local and international perspectives. 

Location: IT Sligo Ash Lane Sligo F91 YW50 Ireland. Link:


Online webinar - The IMPACT Project: Authentic Learning by Design

Tuesday 16th May 2017PebblePad Event

Tuesday 16th May 2017Tuesday 16th May 2017

The IMPACT (Interdisciplinary, Meaningful/Mentorship, Practice , Applied, Collaborative/Community Transformative) Project is a community-engaged interdisciplinary authentic learning experience for first-year engineering students, undergraduate biology students, and graduate-level occupational therapy students. Together, the students, staff, and faculty from these three communities work with local community members to identify a problem area, collaboratively design devices, and ultimately delivering a useable solution to one or more users. This project has been ongoing since 2012.

The IMPACT Project is built around a freshmen engineering course on engineering practice and the profession. Using a new problem each year, the approximately 1000 engineering students are tasked with designing a device for the user(s). The 200–300 biology and occupational therapy students volunteer as design reviewers. At the end of the project, a public showcase and competition results in a final best design and prototype which is handed to the user(s).

Learning in the IMPACT Project is facilitated with the use of several pieces of digital technology, including electronic learning portfolios. This webinar will describe the design of the IMPACT Project and the strategies employed to organize the disparate groups and schedules, methods used to capture students work, and how student collaboration across multiple disciplines was achieved and facilitated by digital technology.

Location: Online Zoom meeting space Link:


SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference 2017

Thursday 11th May 2017 - Friday 12th May 2017Meet Us Here

Thursday 11th May 2017Friday 12th May 2017

Higher and Further Education are under pressure to both deliver and demonstrate teaching excellence. This pressure has probably never been as intense as it is today and is likely to increase as we experience new quality regimes such as the TEF and our students become more demanding in terms of ‘value for money’. This conference will examine how HE and FE can respond to this new environment and offer both conceptual/theoretical analysis and practical techniques to help us move forward.

Location: Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester Link:


A PebblePad Webinar - Dissertation Management

Thursday 13th April 2017PebblePad Event

Thursday 13th April 2017Thursday 13th April 2017

In this webinar, Patrick Viney, Senior Learning Technology Advisor, will discuss how Northumbria University has successfully implemented PebblePad to manage its dissertation process. Each year, over 800 students undertake the Newcastle Business School dissertation module supported by over 100 academic staff. Patrick will talk about how the implementation of structured Workbooks has simplified the process for students and how reporting in PebblePad's assessment space (ATLAS) has provided a management overview of progress. The presentation will also include feedback from supervisors and tutors on the added value PebblePad has provided to this important process.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:


RCN Education Forum International conference and exhibition

Tuesday 21st March 2017 - Wednesday 22nd March 2017Meet Us Here

Tuesday 21st March 2017Wednesday 22nd March 2017

We'll be exhibiting at the RCN education forum international conference and exhibition - Nursing education and professional development: the global perspective.

Location: Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3ND Link:


Online webinar - Programmatic assessment and eportfolios

Thursday 16th March 2017PebblePad Event

Thursday 16th March 2017Thursday 16th March 2017

The webinar will outline the design, development and implementation process of a pedagogically sound and technologically workable and sustainable solution to programmatic assessment using an eportfolio tool across an entire Faculty in an Australian University.

Programmatic Assessment is often part of a continuum which begins with the development of specific capabilities for graduates, and then aligns the capabilities with learning activities and measurable assessment opportunities across a program of study. The use of an electronic portfolio (eportfolio) tool, the provision of longitudinal tutorial support and credible feedback are often the key design challenges for programmatic assessment and they will be key points of discussion in this presentation.

Panos Vlachopoulos, Associate Dean Quality & Standards, Faculty of Arts and Sherrie Love, Senior Learning Designer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Click the on the link below to register your place.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:


Online webinar - Reimagining Portfolios

Thursday 16th February 2017PebblePad Event

Thursday 16th February 2017Thursday 16th February 2017

Whilst we are constantly surprised and delighted at the innovative uses of PebblePad we know that much of this innovative use is to solve a very particular institutional problem with each individual institution often unaware of the fascinating uses of PebblePad happening elsewhere.

In this 50 minute webinar, Cofounder and Commander in Chief, Shane Sutherland, will draw upon a wide, international range of diverse examples to inspire, enthuse and otherwise encourage you to rethink the ways in which you can use PebblePad. Shane will showcase how portfolio practice is maturing and is increasingly being used to support the full student lifecycle i.e. preparation; application; orientation; core curricular; work-based learning; extra-curricular; research; HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report, UK); transition to employment; and revalidation.

Location: Online Zoom meeting space Link:


ePortfolios in Professional Development

Wednesday 15th February 2017Meet Us Here

Wednesday 15th February 2017Wednesday 15th February 2017

This conversational event is for people involved in supporting or promoting the use of eportfolios in professional development, professional standards and recognition, or for performance management, promotion and tenure. We are looking specifically at how these areas are supported within the context of staff development.

The event is chaired by Sarah Chesney who led the innovative Jisc-funded project Flourish at the University of Cumbria. Sarah has been working with electronic portfolios in this space for more than 10 years. Juliet Hinrichsen (Sheffield Hallam University) and Lisa Hayes (University of Bedfordshire) have worked alongside Shane Sutherland (PebblePad) to design a programme which will explore the varied ways in which portfolios can be used to support staff and faculty development. The programme provides ample opportunity to explore the challenges and opportunities of wide-scale portfolio use within an institution.

This event is generously hosted by Sheffield Hallam University and sponsored by PebblePad, allowing us to keep the costs of attendance to £30.

Location: Sheffield Hallam University, Sheaf Building, Sheaf Street, Sheffield Link:


Learning Technologies 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017 - Thursday 2nd February 2017Meet Us Here

Wednesday 1st February 2017Thursday 2nd February 2017

We're thrilled to be exhibiting and speaking at this year's Learning Technologies conference. If you're heading to LT17 you'll find the friendly PebblePad team on Stand R6 (where you can signup for a free trial, see PebblePad in action, and grab the chance to win an iPad Mini). You'll also be able to catch PebblePad Commander in Chief Shane Sutherland teaming up with learning guru Jane Hart to deliver two speaker sessions on modern workplace learning and how to support it. You'll find more information below.

Modern workplace learning, and how to support it.

Attending the seminars is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about why today's workforce requires a very different approach to learning and a very different kind of technology to support it.

Seminar 1: Wednesday 1st Feb, 2.00 - 2.30, Theatre 10
Seminar 2: Thursday 2nd Feb, 2.45 - 3.15, Theatre 9

Location: Olympia, London Link:


AAC&U Annual Meeting

Wednesday 25th January 2017 - Saturday 28th January 2017Meet Us Here

Wednesday 25th January 2017Saturday 28th January 2017

The theme of this year's AAC&U conference is Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence. We're delighted to be exhibiting at the conference and the team is looking forward to lots of conversations with delegates about the work PebblePad is already doing to promote excellence in some of the leading universities in North America. 

Location: Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Link:


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