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In order to prepare the discussion during the Montréal conference (5-7 May), we invite the delegates to contribute to a discussion on the place of ePortfolio in relation to digital identies. The hypothesis we would like to formulate, as foundation for the discussion, is the following: The ePortfolio is not a mere paperless portfolio but is in fact another name for digital identity. Up to the start of the Conference, a number of blog entries will be published under the heading "Is the ePortfolio dead? Long life to Digital Identity." We invite you to present your views on how you see the relationship between ePortfolios and digital identities (how similar or different they are) and their future evolution.

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ePortfolio & Digital Identity, Montréal, 5-7 May 2008

Key Competencies – Skills for Life, London 18-20 June 2008

ePortfolio & Digital Identity 2008, 22-24 October 2008

 
Version française ci-dessous 

ePortfolio & Digital Identity, Montréal, 5-7 May 2008


 




Gold Sponsor

Partners

CSLP


CRIM

Electronic Portfolio Action Committee

HR-XML Consortium

Liberty Alliance

The 2nd Pan-American and Francophone ePortfolio conference will take place at Concordia University on 5-7 May 2008. One of the main objectives of this year's conference is to explore the relationship between ePortfolios and digital identities.


The role of ePortfolios in the construction of digital identities — The debate is now open!

In order to prepare the discussion during the Montréal conference (5-7 May), we invite the delegates to contribute to a discussion on the place of ePortfolio in relation to digital identies.

The hypothesis we would like to formulate, as foundation for the discussion, is the following:

  • The ePortfolio is not a mere paperless portfolio but is in fact another name for digital identity

  • Digital identity (e-Identity)is not a mere paperless identity document (or identifier), but the source & result of one's reflective process in a number of different roles - worker, parent, learner, member of a community, etc.

  • Not everybody with a digital identity has necessarily something that resemble a digital portfolio — although everybody with a digital portfolio has, de facto, some kind of digital identity

  • Individuals can manage a digital portfolio without the need of an electronic Portfolio Management System (ePMS) and they do it as part of their digital identity

  • Institutions need some kind of ePMS to manage the workflow of information and processes involving large number of portfolios — learning, assessment, recruitment, etc.

Up to the start of the Conference, a number of blog entries will be published under the heading "Is the ePortfolio dead? Long life to Digital Identity."

We invite you to present your views on how you see the relationship between ePortfolios and digital identities (how similar or different they are) and their future evolution.

If you would like to participate to the discussion, please use the tag "ePMontreal08", so we can aggregate all the entries from Technorati in the homepage of the event.

A Masterclass by Helen Barrett: ePortfolio 2.0: Using Web 2.0 for Authentic Assessment

A pre-conference ePortfolio masterclass will be run by international ePortfolio expert, Helen Barrett on Monday 5 May from 9:30 to 15:30.

This workshop will be of interest to Technology Integration Specialists, Technology Facilitators, Technology Coordinators, Teacher Educators, Teachers, Staff Developers, Principals and Curriculum Specialists

Purpose & Objectives

This session will provide participants with access to Web 2.0 tools (including, GoogleDocs and Apps) available for free on the Internet to facilitate assessment FOR learning (classroom-based assessment) in electronic portfolios.

An electronic portfolio provides an environment where students can: collect their work in a digital archive; select specific pieces of work (hyperlink to artifacts) to highlight specific achievements; reflect on the learning demonstrated in the portfolio, in either text or multimedia form; set goals for future learning (or direction) to improve; and celebrate achievement through sharing this work with an audience, whether real or virtual. When used in formative, classroom-based assessment, teachers (and peers) can review the portfolio document, and provide formative feedback to students on where they could improve.

Helen Barrett has come up with a new look at ePortfolios from the framework of Web 2.0, which she calls ePortfolio 2.0. Just as Web 2.0 changed with the architecture of interaction, we could say that portfolios have the potential to change with the pedagogy of interaction, especially as used within a paradigm of assessment for learning. With these new tools, we can post work and invite feedback; we can post work and invite co-authors. Fortunately, most of these tools keep track of the changes, so that authorship can be tracked, if that is important for accountability.

The use of technology can motivate students to use portfolios, especially if we make the process engaging for the learners. We have seen how much students are motivated to use online social networking sites, such as MySpace and FaceBook. If we capture that level of motivation while furthering the goals of learning in formative electronic learning portfolios, then we may realize the real promise of using technology to both improve and showcase student achievement.

At the end of this workshop, participants will:
  • become familiar with creating an interactive web-based portfolio using Web 2.0 tools
  • have experience providing feedback on work posted to a Web 2.0-based portfolio
Participants may attend this workshop as a single event or in conjunction with the main conference on 6/7 May.

ePearl Workshop

Concordia University is also offering a workshop, in French,  on ePEARL, a free, easy-to-use, bilingual e-portfolio designed for use throughout grades K to 12. ePEARL supports key processes of self-regulated learning and was created in collaboration with LEARN Quebec, school board administrators, teachers, and students. Currently in use across the province of Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta and in Portugal, Australia, the UK and the States, this unique, student centred software is geared for use in constructivist classrooms. The workshop will be repeated in English in the course of the conference.

For further information, visit CSLP

Winvision Workshop

Participants are also invited to a seminar by Winvision, the event’s Gold Sponsor. This seminar will be also available during the main conference.

A combination of customer case studies, presentation and software demonstration will be used to make this a great seminar. During our session we will make sure there is plenty of opportunity to discuss these issues.

Winvision hopes to meet you at ePortfolio 2008 in Montreal! Come and visit us at our booth or join one of our seminars!

For a more complete description of the different workshops, please consult conference day 1 programme.

For more information, please visit:
French Version

ePortfolio & identité numérique, Montréal, 5-7 Mai 2008

  




Gold Sponsor

Partners

CSLP


CRIM

Electronic Portfolio Action Committee

HR-XML Consortium

Liberty Alliance

La deuxième Conférence Pan-Américaine et Francophone sur l’ePortfolio se tiendra à l’Université Concordia du 5 au 7 mai 2008. L’accent de la conférence sera mis sur le ePortfolio et l’identité numérique et visera à explorer les liens entre les données et les services contribuant à l’émergence d’une identité numérique.


Le rôle des ePortfolios dans la construction des identités numériques - la discussion est maintenant ouverte !

Afin de préparer la discussion qui se déroulera pendant la conférence de Montréal (les 5-7 mai), nous invitons les délégués à contribuer à une discussion sur l'endroit de l'ePortfolio par rapport aux identités numériques.

L'hypothèse que nous voudrions formuler, comme base de la discussion, est la suivante :

  • Le ePortfolio n'est pas un simple portfolio sans papier mais en fait un autre nom pour l'identité numérique

  • L'identité numérique (e-Identité) n'est pas un simple document d'identité sans papier (ou identifiant), mais le résultat d'un processus réflexif dans un nombre de rôles différents - travailleur, parent, apprenant, membre d'une communauté, etc.

  • Une personne avec une identité numérique n'a pas nécessairement quelque chose qui ressemble à un ePortfolio - bien que tout le monde avec un ePortfolio ait, de fait, une certaine forme d'identité numérique

  • Les individus peuvent contrôler ePortfolio sans besoin d'un système électronique de gestion de portfolio (ePMS) et ils le font en tant qu'élément de leur identité numérique

  • Les organisations ont besoin d'un certain type d'ePMS pour contrôler les informations et les processus impliquant un grand nombre de eportfolios — apprentissage, évaluation, recrutement, etc. 

Jusqu'au début de la conférence, un certain nombre de billets seront publiés sous le titre ; "Le ePortfolio est-il mort ? Vive l'Identité Numérique !"

Nous vous invitons à présenter vos vues sur la façon dont vous voyez le rapport entre les ePortfolios et les identités numériques (ressemblances et différences) et leur évolution future.

Si vous souhaites participer à la discussion, veuillez utiliser le mot-clé "ePMontreal08" ;  ainsi nous pourrons agréger toutes les entrées depuis Technorati dans la page d'accueil de l'événement

Master Class proposée par Helen Barrett (en anglais)

Helen Barrett offre une Masterclass d'une journée, en anglais, sur  ePortfolio 2.0: using Web 2.0 for Authentic Assessment. Au cours de cet atelier, les participants exploreront comment les outils Web 2.0 facilitent l'expression de soi, la réflecion, l'interaction en ligne et les feed-backs. Un ensemble de logiciels accessibles en ligne librement et facilitant la création de ePortfolios interactifs au service d'une évaluation authentique seront évalués.

Atelier ePearl (en français)

L'université de Concordia propose un atelier, en français, sur ePEARL, un ePortfolio gratuit, facile à utiliser et conçu pour une utilisation en milieu scolaire, du jardin d'enfant à la terminale et qui soutient des processus d’apprentissage auto-régulés. Actuellement déployé au Quebec, au Manitoba, en Alberta, au Portugal, en Australie, au Royaume Uni et aux Etats-Unis, ce logiciel unique et centré sur l’étudiant est destiné pour une utilisation dans les salles de classes constructivistes.

Séminaire Winvision (en anglais)

Les participants sont aussi invités à un séminaire organisé par winvision, le Sponsor Or de l'événement. Ce séminaire sera également accessible durant la conférence principale.

Le séminaire se déroulera en anglais
-- voir description en anglais.

Pour une description plus détaillée des différents ateliers, veuillez consulter le programme de la première journée de la conférence.

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez visiter :


Key Competencies – Skills for Life: Call for Contributions extended

 

 

We invite you to attend the 2nd international conference on Key Competencies-Skills for Life organised in partnership with NIACE.

The challenge of ensuring that citizens and employees are equipped with the skills and competencies needed to live and work in the 21st century has never been more urgent. Demographic trends, global competition and technological advances make it imperative to raise the level of skills and ensure that these are maintained in line with rapid evolutions in today’s knowledge society.

The first International Conference was held at City University, London in July 2007. Research institutes, universities, consulting companies, technology solutions suppliers, adult education institutes, international and national government departments, schools, colleges, industry, accrediting bodies and trade unions, were represented by delegates from 21 countries. Participants reported a high level of satisfaction with the event, and a desire to continue international co-operation in this vital area.


The Cal for Contribibutions has been extended until 18 April.

Information is available at http://events.eife-l.org/kc2008


ePortfolio & Digital Identity, Maastricht 22-24 October 2008

 

 


 


 


The call for contributions for ePortfolio & Digital Identity 2008 is now open. This event is the 6th edition of the key international event for the growing community of professionals interested in, and working with, ePortfolios and digital identities.

Following the outcomes of last year's event, where the ePortfolio conference was extended to include the digital identity and human resource standardisation communities (Liberty Alliance project & HR-XML), the conclusions were that the issues of ePortfolio and digital identity are intrinsically connected and should be discussed in the same forum.

This is why, from now on, the International ePortfolio conference will become the International ePortfolio and Digital Identity Conference — the Human Capital and Social Innovation Technology Summit

breaking boundaries for human capital development and social innovation

This year's conference challenge is "breaking boundaries for human capital development and social innovation." The objective is to explore how digital technologies, and in particular ePortfolios and digital identities, are transforming individual, organisational and community learning and development, creating an opportunity for the emergence of new models and paradigms in the field of learning, employment and social inclusion, contributing to finding the solution to the challenges we are facing today, and will be facing tomorrow, in building an inclusive and sustainable knowledge economy and society.

The conference will be structured in 8 tracks, each one looking at a specific aspect of ePortfolios and digital identities issues:

  • Track # 1: From ePortfolio to digital identity

  • Track # 2: Management, recognition and accreditation of competencies

  • Track # 3: Employability and employment

  • Track # 4: Healthcare

  • Track # 5: Personal and organisational learning and knowledge management

  • Track # 6: Designing  eStrategies within regions and sectors

  • Track # 7: Identification, authentification, trust and privacy

  • Track # 8: Information system architectures, data representation and technologies

You can find more details on the conference website about the different tracks, the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, as well as on the registration fees and discounts, incluing an earlybird rate  We look forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you in Maastricht.
  
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