Griffith University has undergone a university-wide implementation of PebblePad as the ePortfolio system to facilitate students engaging with, and learning 21st Century skills and to compliment employability. Although wide scale university implementations are not new, the use of an innovation model adds breadth and depth to the implementation. As part of the model, the central teaching unit supported the implementation and also provided staff resources specifically for the innovators program. These include a project manager, educational designers and specialised technically trained staff who worked closely with the group of innovators. This group consisted of approximately 60 academics who were trained and supported by both central staff and faculty based staff to build capacity and then allow them to have champion status in their school or academic group. This paper will outline the implementation of this university-wide program and how the innovators group have been supported by a central teaching unit through collaborative work within and across the academic groups. Lead by both the Science and Health groups, the implementation was across all of the university’s academic groups. Early results at the completion of trimester one show the uptake of PebblePad can be tracked through the innovators courses and that these cohorts make up a significant number of overall PebblePad users across the institution.
|Title of host publication||ePortfolios Australia Forum 2017|
|Subtitle of host publication||Owning, supporting and sharing the journey|
|Publisher||Queensland University of Technology|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||2017 ePortfolio Forum - Monash College and University, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 20 Sept 2017 → 21 Sept 2017
|Seminar||2017 ePortfolio Forum|
|Abbreviated title||Owning, supporting and sharing the journey|
|Period||20/09/17 → 21/09/17|
|Other||2017 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum) is a two day event of presentations, workshops, facilitated conversations and networking on 20-21 September 2017 at Monash College and University, Melbourne. This will be the sixth Eportforum.|
A variety of interactive sessions will enable new and experienced eportfolio supporters to gain some ‘hands-on’ experience with using eportfolios, including our Keynote presenters – Prof Shelley Kinash and Phil Loveder.