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

 
 

RCN Education Forum International conference and exhibition

Tuesday 20th March 2018 - Wednesday 21st March 2018

Tuesday 20th March 2018Wednesday 21st March 2018

We'll be exhibiting at the RCN education forum international conference and exhibition - Partners in practice: nurses working together through change

Location: Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8QH Link:

 

PebblePad Super User Academy - Fully Booked

Wednesday 14th March 2018 - Thursday 15th March 2018PebblePad Event Book now

Wednesday 14th March 2018Thursday 15th March 2018

Date and time: Wednesday 14th March 2018 10:00 - 16:30 and Thursday 15th March 2018 09:00 – 16:00 
Duration: 
2 day event with accommodation and refreshments 
Location:
 PebblePad HQ, Telford, Shropshire

As a person who knows their assets from their resources and their regions from their workspaces, we know you are already pretty skilled where PebblePad is concerned. Still, PebblePad is a wondrous thing, and after this workshop you’ll be seen as the guru of PebblePad for your institution. On this two-day residential event at our HQ we will cover the advanced aspects of PebblePad, from creative outputs to interoperability and integration. You may also gain a jean size thanks to some tasty pastries. 

The event is now fully booked, but you can register your interest for future Super User Academies

Location: PebblePad HQ Link:

 

Online webinar: A showcase of new approaches to assessment using PebblePad

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Wednesday 14th March 2018Wednesday 14th March 2018

Presenters:
Marlene Daicopoulos, ePortfolio Learning Support Officer, School of Health Professions, Murdoch University
Imalda Devaparanam, Assistant Clinical Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University
Belinda Flanagan, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, University of the Sunshine Coast

About the webinar
Assessment can involve additional challenges when learners are off site, being assessed by external assessors or needing immediate feedback following direct observation. This webinar will look at three approaches to clinical assessment using PebblePad:

Custom templates in PebblePocket
To complement the student clinical portfolio in PebblePad, Nursing at Murdoch University has created templates, including daily time sheets, that can be completed and signed offline while the student is on site, using PebblePocket on smart devices.

Student selected assessors
While on clinical placement, Radiation Therapy students from Monash University select their own clinical assessors to share assessment items with. In addition to other benefits, this has enabled streamlining of the clinical assessment process as well as the efficient monitoring of student clinical progress.

Assessor initiated assessment 
In Paramedicine at the University of the Sunshine Coast, practical assessment is conducted via Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Assessors use iPads during OSCE assessment to complete a PebblePad Feedback template. Learners receive their feedback on the spot, both orally and via the feedback template which appears in their PebblePad asset store.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:

 

Online Webinar: Frontiers of Learning

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Wednesday 14th February 2018Wednesday 14th February 2018

Presenter(s):

Geoff Rebbeck, Canterbury Christchurch University
Shane Sutherland, Chief Mischief Maker, PebblePad

About the webinar

In this webinar, Geoff Rebbeck will return to the 6 Frontiers of Learning which were referenced by Sarah Tutton in the August 2017 webinar on ‘Using technology to support reflection on individual learning journeys.’ Geoff will explore the frontiers in more detail, discussing along the way their relationship to eportfolios.

The frontiers being explored are:

  1. Using technology to support and manage unique learning journeys
  2. Course design that works around Reflective learning
  3. Showing Digital literacy-in-action, leading to positive online reputations
  4. Teaching the employability mindset, including self-employment
  5. Focussing all learning, and publishing its accomplishments in personal learning spaces
  6. Using technology to capture and present soft skills - the rounded person.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting Link:

 

Learning Technologies 2018

Wednesday 31st January 2018 - Thursday 1st February 2018

Wednesday 31st January 2018Thursday 1st February 2018

We're thrilled to be exhibiting and speaking at this year's Learning Technologies conference. If you're heading to LT18 you'll find the friendly PebblePad team on Stand G7 (where you can signup for a free trial and see PebblePad in action). You'll also be able to catch PebblePad Commander in Chief Shane Sutherland teaming up with learning guru Jane Hart on day one and with Tanya Kesterton on day two.

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 31st Jan, 11:45 – 12:15, Theatre 5
Seminar 2: Thursday 1st Feb, 2:00 – 2:30, Theatre 3

Location: Olympia, London Link:

 

Online webinar: A student perspective of personal learning

Friday 15th December 2017

Friday 15th December 2017Friday 15th December 2017

Presenters:

Charlotte Good, Teaching Intern, The University of Nottingham Vet School
Liz Mossop, Associate Professor of Veterinary Education, The University of Nottingham Vet School

Overview:

One of the biggest challenges in eportfolio implementation is ensuring students see value in the eportfolio process and embed reflective practice into their activities on and off campus. In this student led webinar, Charlotte, a student Veterinarian and teaching intern, will discuss the journey she and her peers embarked on when they started at the University of Nottingham and how reflective practice is now firmly embedded into her student and teaching work. This journey was not without its bumps in the road. Charlotte, supported by her tutor, Liz, will discuss the challenges both students and staff faced along the way.

Location: Online zoom meeting Link:

 

Supporting Degree Apprenticeships

Thursday 14th December 2017PebblePad Event Book now

Thursday 14th December 2017Thursday 14th December 2017

With demand for degree apprenticeships expected to be high, many higher education institutions are in the process of assessing their readiness to address the challenges of degree apprenticeship delivery. This symposium aims to spark discussion around the planning, implementation, and delivery of degree apprenticeships, from effective employer-engagement to supporting remote learning, through to the flexibility of an organisation’s technology armoury to support the creation of diverse competency frameworks, which can be securely assessed by external parties.

PebblePad symposiums are always high on value and low on cost, and this expert-led event is no exception. That’s why we think it should be marked in indelible ink in the calendars of anyone involved in supporting degree apprenticeships, end point assessment (including the role of eportfolio) and for those involved in all things strategy and vision in the context of degree apprenticeships.

Location: thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK Link:

 

IMS Europe Conference 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017 - Thursday 30th November 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017Thursday 30th November 2017

We are delighted to be attending this year's IMS Europe Conference which is set to provide institutional and edtech leaders with the opportunity to draw on the experience of organisations who are leveraging IMS standards to enable teaching and learning innovation. The event will offer an opportunity for delegates to help shape future IMS Europe initiatives with discussion around the following themes:

  • Enabling the plug-and-play ecosystem
  • Advances in digital assessment
  • Improving the learning analytics landscape
  • Identity management
  • Implementing new models for credentialing
PebblePad is a certified LTI platform and our very own Paul Taras (PebblePad Product Owner) will be sitting on the panel for the event's Plug and Play in Practice session. 
 
We hope to see you there!

Location: CenterEd at ExCel in London Link:

 

Online webinar: Vital signs: How PebblePad is being used in two health disciplines - Oral Health and Pharmacy.

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Wednesday 15th November 2017Wednesday 15th November 2017

We are delighted to have practitioners from both La Trobe University (Australia) and the University of Otago (New Zealand) leading the November edition of our popular webinar series. Ron Knevel from La Trobe University will lead proceedings and present the innovative ways oral health science and dentistry students are using PebblePad to develop ongoing reflective practice to maintain professional competence and support certification of competence. Ron will be followed by Natalie Medlicott, Jennifer Bruce and Megan Anakin from the University of Otago who will be showcasing how they have used PebblePad to provide opportunities for reflection with their pharmacy students, and discussing some of the challenges encountered and the features of the practice portfolio. 

For more information and to register your place please click on the link below. If you can't make the live broadcast please do still register for the webinar so we can drop you an email with a link to the recording. 

Location: Online zoom meeting Link:

 

Online Webinar: Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs): Enabling students to take ownership of their learning and assessments

Thursday 26th October 2017

Thursday 26th October 2017Thursday 26th October 2017

Simon Riley and Gavin McCabe from the University of Edinburgh will share their experience of running a university-wide initiative – Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs). The initiative provides a flexible, reflective-learning framework for experiential learning, where the SLICCs enable students to be co-creators, working across disciplinary boundaries, and defining their own learning outcomes.  Able to capitalise on their own interests, passions and co- and extra-curricular activities, students identify an academic theme in their learning experience, reflecting on that experience by curating an eportfolio evidencing their learning.  

The webinar will outline how this approach has been piloted successfully in a centrally-managed version for student activities in the summer and is now expanding into discipline-managed versions within degree programmes. 

Location: Online zoom meeting space Link:

 
 

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