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Eportfolio Community of Practice

2012 News:

May is E-portfolios in Focus month! Each Wednesday during the eT@lking sessions at 8 pm AEST. Links to the recordings shown below.

  • May 16 Presenting your achievements – initiatives in using e-portfolio tools to showcase your lifelong learning with Judie Cross
  • May 23 “Implementing pathways” – strategies for providing pathways to further study with e-portfolios  with Ian Whitehouse and Allison Miller
  • May 30 “Mahara for RPL’ing the Diploma in VET” – with Annette Winch, Training and Development Advisor, TAFE Queensland

2011 News:

The EpCoP MOOC is the latest initiative of the practitioners and you can register for this at:

Introduction to the EpCoP MOOC – Wednesday July 27th at 8 pm Melbourne time.

How do you create a MOOC?

Tonight Coach Carole and her design team will discuss how they planned, designed and developed the EpCoP MOOC and showcase how the MOOC will be delivered to a growing group of registered participants.

Join us online to unpack the EpCoP MOOC in our new Australia e-Series Blackboard Collaborate room at:

The VET Eportfolio Community of Practice (EpCoP) is a growing group of eportfolio enthusiasts who meet monthly online to explore a variety of topics about eportfolios. This year we’ll be focussing on current Eportfolio practices in Australian learning environments.

You can join the Eportfolio Conversations group and contribute your ideas, ask questions or read about what other eportfolio practitioners are doing.

In 2011 we have a series of scheduled events being planned by the members of the EpCoP and we invite you to join us in the Australia Series room for discussions, presentations and case studies. If you’d like to contribute a segment in any of these events please contact Carole McCulloch, Facilitator for the Eportfolio  Community of Practice.
2011 Schedule:


Our first event ‘PD for eportfolios‘ is scheduled for 12 noon GMT +10 on the 1st February. Details can be found at the EpCoP site. You can also register for the event at LearnCentral.

Recording of Feb 01 event.


Our second event ‘Collaborative strategies for effective learner outcomes using eportfolios!‘  is scheduled for the 1st of March 12 noon AEDT. Details will be added to the EpCoP site. You can also register for the event at LearnCentral. Eportfolios for Indigenous Educators (ePIE)
Join our presenters  for their ePIE project presentation:
Alicia Boyle
School of Social and Policy Research and Social Partnerships in Learning
Research Consortium, Charles Darwin University
David Morgan
The Worklab

Recording of Mar 01 event

April: Capturing learning as it happens: Streamfolio in Eportfolios

Our third event for 2011 is scheduled for the 21st of April at 12 noon AEST. This event will feature the team from the Care Skills eportfolio project lead by Val Evans.

A group of Northern NSW Community Colleges have been trialling the use of
e-portfolios for RPL with medical receptionists and staff working in the
aged care industry. Integral to their trial has been the use of video
to ‘capture learning as it happens’ using the Streamfolio E-Portfolio. Val and her team will share with you their experiences and key learnings for both the MediSkills and CareSkills projects.

Mediskills and Careskills – NSW project team talkback and discussion.

The Streamfolio team will also be there to provide you with an overview of the Streamfolio Eporfolio system.

View current conversations about a new opportunity to trial this new EP and  join the Streamfolio group at:!forum/eportfolio_conversations

Recording of April 21 event


This month has been designated as Eportfolio month – a chance to focus on the  implementation and embedding of eportfolio practices in adult learning environments.

A series of four sessions promoting local or ‘disciplinary’ themed events – one per week.

May 1/2: Strategies for Creating/Maintaining local Eportfolio Communities of Practice

May 2 at 17:00 AEST Sydney time (00:00 pm Los Angeles 1 May PST)

  • Rodney Lofts for MMUG, VIC
  • Allison Poot for PebblePad,TAS
  • Ken Gooding for eWorks, VIC
  • Sarah Chesney for JISC, UK

Elluminate venue
Webinar Recording

May 9/10: Eportfolios for the Professions

May 10 at 10.30 am AEST Sydney time [5.30 pm Los Angeles 9 May PST]

  • Pauline Wilson for YNH Services, VIC (Teaching)
  • Una Daly for Foothill Community College, California (Dental Hygiene)
  • Bec James-Mobbs for RDNS, SA (Nursing)
  • Sarah Stewart for eportfolios, NZ (Midwifery)

Elluminate venue

Webinar Recording

May 16/17: Eportfolios for the Trades [vocational education, career-technical education]

May 17 at 8 am AEST Sydney time  [3 pm Los Angeles 16 May PST]

  • Simon Brown for Building & Construction, QLD
  • Nayomie Baihn and Jennifer Cunningham for Western Sydney Institute, Hairdressing, TAFE NSW
  • Johnson and Wales University, Culinary Arts, Rhode Island, USA
  • San Francisco State University, Public Health, USA

Elluminate venue

Webinar Recording

May 23: e-Gems session – Strategies for implementing e-portfolios in your organisation

May 23 at 10.30 am AEST Sydney time (5.30 pm Los Angeles 22 May PST)

Framework E-portfolios Business Manager Allison Miller and Roger Stack, from Tasmanian Polytechnic, will be presenting the session face-to-face in Hobart.

The e-Gems session will workshop the newly developed Key considerations for implementing an e-portfolio system (outlined in a blog post) based on the findings from the 2009-2010 E-portfolios implementation trials.

Elluminate venue

Webinar Recording

June: Featuring project teams from the 2011 Eportfolio Implementation Trials

A free online event is looking at how e-portfolios can support workforce development and lifelong learning.

The VET E-portfolios Community of Practice (EpCoP) session is being held on Friday 24 June at 12.30pm (AEST = Sydney time) through Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate Live).

It will feature the two 2011 E-portfolios Implementation Trials (EITs), which have been funded and supported by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework).

Ken Johnson, from Victoria University, will talk about the Scaffolding VCAL learners with e-portfolios EIT, which investigated how the PebblePad e-portfolio system can support a new integrated delivery model for the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and how the e-portfolio helped learners create a digital resume to enhance their employment prospects.

Ray Tuckey, from Great Southern Institute of Technology, Western Australia, will talk about the E-portfolios for Trainers EIT, which used the Mahara e-portfolio system to help trainers record their own skills and learning, demonstrating their training complies with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), and to investigate different ways of learning and assessing using an e-portfolio approach.

June 24: 12.30 Sydney time – recording link below

Recording link

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Greg Nelson permalink
    February 1, 2011 2:20 am

    I missed the e-portfolio session. Where can I watch this again?

    • February 22, 2011 10:13 pm

      Hi Greg,
      The recording for the February meeting is linked above. Perhaps you can join us for the second meeting on Eportfolios on March 1st. All sessions will be recorded and links made available here soon after.

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