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ePortfolio 2009

22-24 June, London welcomes the 7th International ePortfolio conference. This event will be the opportunity to explore the progress accomplished towards the "ePortfolio for all" goal and set the agenda for 2010 and the years to come. The conference will be part of a larger event, Learning Forum London, which includes 2 other conferences: the 7th international ePortfolio conference and Learning Networks and Communities. Experts and practitioners from all continents are expected to take part in this unique event.

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When Jun 22, 2009 09:00 AM to
Jun 24, 2009 05:00 PM
Where City University, London, UK
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Contact Phone +33 3 8643 1343
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The recent rise of ePortfolios is a global phenomenon: in Europe, Australia, the USA and Canada, there are now hundreds of thousands of ePortfolio owners and there will be millions by the end 2010. The ePortfolio movement is a movement that goes far beyond the field of initial education: ePortfolios are now becoming essential tools for personal development planning (PDP), managing continuing professional development (CPD), gaining accreditation for prior learning (APL) and career management. ePortfolios are also a central element in some national learning policies, as in Wales, England and The Netherlands, or regional policies, like in Tasmania (Australia), Minnesota (USA) and more recently in France where several regions are building regional ePortfolio platforms.

During the conference we will explore the progress made towards the goal set in 2003 in Poitiers, that by 2010 every citizen should have access to an ePortfolio.

The main themes for ePortfolio 2009 are: 

ePortfolio, innovation and creativity

  • multiple literacies, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, digital literacy, artists' ePortfolios, next generation ePortfolios, cultural identity, intellectual property.

ePortfolio, accountability and quality

  • transparency of qualifications, accreditation of prior learning, authentic assessment, accreditation, quality assurance, quality improvement, audit, audit trail.

ePortfolio, education and personal identity construction

  •  reflective learning, self-directed learning, lifelong learning, informal learning, personal competencies, story telling, ICT skills, key competencies, self-concept, learning journal.

ePortfolio, employability and professional identity development

  • reflective practice, employability, recruitment, continuing professional development (CPD), key competencies, key skills, employability skills, career portfolio, professional identity, Social reputation, recommendation systems, social integration, mobility, migration, mobility, aging workforce, globalisation 

ePortfolio, organisational learning and knowledge management

  • informal learning, business transformation, SMEs, communities of practice, professional communities, collaborative learning, organisational ePortfolio, knowledge management, performance support systems, personal learning environments, organisational learning environments, organisational development, research.

ePortfolio, policies and implementation

  • organisational policies, change management, scalability, maintenance, staff competencies, support services,, learning organisation, learning cities, learning regions, SME ePortfolios.

ePortfolio, technologies and system architectures

  • eportfolio authoring, ePortfolio management, Web 2.0, social computing, virtual worlds, avatars, personal learning spaces, personal relationship management systems, personal health records, personnal digital safe, user-generated contents, user-generated contexts, blogs, wikis, interoperability, mobile learning, trust, authentication, certificates, federation of identities, federation of services, privacy, ontologies, semantic web, standards, aggregation, integration. 

 The full call for contributions is accessible at 

http://www.epforum.eu/lfl2009/conference/call/epthemes

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