Healthcare Symposium & MiniBash UK 2018

Bringing the PebblePad UK community together to share ideas, see great examples of practice, and eat cake.



Healthcare Symposium

This day is a great opportunity to share practice and to see how PebblePad is being used in health for teaching, learning and assessment. Previously held over half a day, due to the large amount of innovative use we currently have we have extended this to a full day. Use in clinical assessment continues to grow and now has a community of users, a workshop will be open to anyone to join. Preparation for the requirements of professional healthcare roles is also a theme for the design of resources at programme level and as a 'take away' Nurse Revalidation is one example. We are seeing more and more skills teaching and assessment being managed in PebblePad and PebblePocket. The event is open to anyone.

MiniBash UK 2018

As ever, MiniBash UK is set to be jam-packed with 'not to be missed goodness' and designed to be big on value - no matter whether you are forced to arrive a little late or leave a little early (though, don't forget, our drinks reception is one very good reason to stay till the close of play).

MiniBash UK is always very popular as it's a chance for our community to catch up and share ideas over coffee and cake. So we do recommend that you're quick off the mark in signing up - doing so will also mean you can take advantage of our early bird pricing.


"A university-wide implementation through supporting the innovators program: One year on"
Dr Chris Campbell, Lecturer Learning Innovation, Learning Futures, Griffith University
In 2017, Griffith University implemented a university-wide implementation of PebblePad to allow for students to engage with, and learn 21st Century skills. This university-wide implementation was innovative due to the use of an innovation model, by asking academics to volunteer to use PebblePad and through the support provided to the academics. This presentation will report on the success of the implementation and the sustainability measures now in place across the university.

"Facilitating & sustaining growth: implementing PebblePad by nurturing the ideas of STEM academics"
Christopher Allan and David Green, Blended Learning Advisors, Griffith Sciences
Finding and sustaining quality learning and teaching practice in STEM can be difficult, particularly when it involves a new technology. Finding examples within STEM to support sustained growth can be almost impossible. In 2017, Griffith University implemented a university-wide adoption of PebblePad. To facilitate this implementation, Griffith Sciences instituted a blended learning fund to find and support innovative initiatives utilising PebblePad. A comprehensive training and support process was developed including the development of learning designs for each project.

This presentation describes the Griffith Sciences Blended Learning Model, the reasons why we chose this path and how it is being used to implement and document blended learning principles and designs in STEM education. We will also show the learning designs of some of the initial projects hoping that these will fast track other PebblePad implementations (particularly in STEM).

"PebblePad Revisited - how an institutional review can help inform practice"
Elizabeth Symonds, Head of the Learning and Teaching Technology Unit, University of Worcester.
The University of Worcester has been using PebblePad for over 10 years, plenty of time for people to forget why the platform was first purchased, or to carry on doing just the things that were supported back in 2007. In this ignite Libby will talk about how they have worked with us to help develop an institutional review pack to help capture and share the value of the platform to the institution.

"Getting started - challenging pedagogy, process and policies"
Rachel Challen, Head of the Learning and Teaching Support Unit, School of Arts and Humanities
The ePortfolio steering group at Nottingham Trent University developed a wide scale institutional pilot across all academic schools, which not only generated a range of influential case studies but also worked as a lobby group to change perceptions about ePortfolio pedagogy and challenged the existing norms around quality processes, assessment and feedback. This presentation will show how we made the case and what our next steps are.

"Get Started, Keep Going - Developing Student Digital Capabilities"
Emma Purnell, Senior Learning Technologist, Academic Support, Technology & Innovation (ASTI), Plymouth University
At the University of Plymouth we have created an interactive eportfolio to help students navigate their way through the range of technologies and digital practices they will face whilst at Plymouth. The portfolio has been developed using an institutionally contextualised version of the Jisc digital Capabilities Framework and an adaptation of their digital learner profile (2017). The portfolio has been trialled this year with students from three discipline areas and has been modified based on feedback. The digital learner portfolio is one of three project outputs, it sits and works alongside a digital teacher toolkit and a curriculum development toolkit.


Date, Time, Location

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Healthcare Symposium
Date: Monday, 25th June 2018
Time*: 09.00 - 17.00
Address: thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK
Facilitators: Debbie Holmes, PebblePad

Date, Time, Location

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MiniBash UK 2018
Date: Tuesday, 26th June 2018
Time*: 09.00 - 17.00
Address: thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK
Facilitators: Shane Sutherland, PebblePad

*Times are adjusted for Daylight Saving Time (DST) / summer time within the specified time zone.


Healthcare Symposium

  • 0900 - Refreshments and registration
  • 1000 - Welcome and an introduction to 'The state of our PebblePad use in health' Sharing stories
  • 1230 - Lunch
  • 1330 - Workshops
    • Using external assessors and PebblePad for workplace/clinical assessment
    • PebblePad activities for preparation for employment in the workplace
    • PebblePad supporting organisations with CPD
    • Skills and examinations using PebblePad and PebblePocket
  • 1545 - Afternoon break
  • 1615 - Closing session
  • 1700 - Close and invite to meet for drinks

MiniBash UK 2018

  • 09:00 – 10:00 - Community chats: an optional pre-event conversation
    • A conversational catch-up on what happened at yesterday's Health SIG (might be of interest to anyone with learners on placement)
      Deb Holmes and Paul Campion
    • Making the most of our support resources: help, community and training
      James Blackburn and Sarah Chesney
    • How (we) can (we) support your research and dissemination
      Sarah Copeland and Richard Dando
    • Integration, interoperability and APIs: the easy way to start your day
      Toni Lavender, Andrew Everson and Mathew Evans
  • 10:00 – 10:30 - Refreshments and registration
  • 10:30 – 10:50 - Welcome and what's happening
  • 10:50 – 11:30 - Sharing success - 3x20x20 stories (3 x 8 mins plus 15 minute discussion)
  • 11:30 – 11:50 - Tea Break
  • 11:50 – 12:30 - Student success - 3x20x20 stories (3 x 8 mins plus 15 minute discussion)
    • "#Hellomymaneis Evie: using PebblePad in my nursing degree and beyond" - Evie Poole, Adult Nursing Student
    • "How PebblePad has helped develop my sports coaching skills" - Nathan Ceasar, Sports Coaching Student
    • "Personalised learning and reflection in my early career" - Phil Poskitt, Paramedic (YAS)
  • 12:40 – 13:00 - Interrogating Integration
  • 13:00 – 14:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:00 - Successful Implementation: Stories from Griffith University
  • 15:00 – 15:30 - What we've been up to - reviewing a year's worth of development
  • 15:30 – 15:50 - Afternoon Tea
  • 15:50 – 16:30 - What we're working on - exploring the 2018/19 roadmap
  • 16:30 – 17:00 - Discussion
  • 17:00 - Drinks

*Programme subject to change