University-wide implementation: Supporting the innovators program and working collaboratively with faculties

Chris Campbell, John Bourke, Priscilla Trahar, Kristina Nisova

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationePortfolios Australia Forum 2017
    Subtitle of host publicationOwning, supporting and sharing the journey
    PublisherQueensland University of Technology
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event2017 ePortfolio Forum - Monash College and University, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 20 Sept 201721 Sept 2017 (Program) (Proceedings)


    Seminar2017 ePortfolio Forum
    Abbreviated titleOwning, supporting and sharing the journey
    Other2017 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.
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