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ePortfolio Australia 26-27 March 2007

An exciting program is in store for delegates at the second ePortfolio Australia conference in Melbourne on 26-27 March 2007 at Storey Hall, RMIT University, Swanston St, Melbourne.

Keynote speakers Dr Helen Barrett (USA) and Dr Andrew Schofield (Canada) are joined by Paul Sampson of Yarrabah State School (Qld), Serge Ravet, European Institute for e-learning (EIfEL), students from Rangeview Primary School and Channel 31 TV.

Presentations include:

  • Letting loose some grey power: Intergenerational learning

    ePortfolio risks and tensions

    Using a variety of approaches and models to implement the student ePortfolio across 40,000 students at QUT

    Integration of ePortfolio Technologies into the Learning Platform Environment 

    An Australian Campus-Wide Implementation

    Investigation into developing e-portfolios for Vocational education

    The Use of MS Frontpage as a Digital Portfolio

  • Digital Portfolio and VELS (Victorian Essential Learning Standards)

    Southern Corangamite Cluster Showcasing Students as Learners

    eResumes and Beyond!

    The Educational Resources of the Australian Children's Television Foundation

    Kahootz: Engaging students through 3D Digital Storytelling

    MyStory -  Digital Storytelling in the primary classroom

    The EdCube: Digital Portfolio Creation Software


Dr Helen Barrett, a longstanding ePortfolio practitioner and digital storyteller, will present a keynote on Monday 26 March. She will show the latest possibilities in ePortfolio practice using interactive Web 2.0 tools. She will also share results from her recent research using ePortfolios for reflection with teachers and students in schools in the United States. 


Dr Andrew Schofield (Day Two keynote)  was a teacher, teacher educator, and school district administrator in his native South Africa during its transition to democracy. He formulated an innovative approach to school-community integration and development, and is now teaching and researching in an inner-city secondary school, and working on imaginatively constructing youth literacy. He was awarded the International Reading Association President’s Grand Prize for Reading and Technology (2006).  Andrew will share his experiences working with young people to construct their personal narratives of hope using a range of media.


Janette Ellis Janette Ellis

Janette is the Principal of generatED – Education Consultancy specialising in innovation and creativity. She focuses on New Learning and New Thinking theory and skills development. Janette started developing her professional portfolio with women@thecutting edge and has since been involved in supporting teachers to develop digital portfolios for professional learning and demonstrating professional standards. She is currently working with the Department of Education and Training to develop digital portfolios for student learning within the context of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.



hartnell.jpg Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young is the co-author of Digital Portfolios: Powerful Tools for Professional Growth and Reflection (second edition), which will be launched at the conference. She is currently a research fellow at the University of Nottingham, after several years with The University of Melbourne. She has been actively involved with ePorfolio projects and conferences in Australia and overseas, and was a founder of women@the cutting edge, a project designed to increase technical skills and knowledge of learning through portfolio development, funded by AT&T.

On Monday 26 March at 4.30 pm, Helen Barrett will  launch the new book from Elizabeth Hartnell-Young  and Maureen Morriss:






schofield.jpg Dr Andrew Schofield (Day Two keynote)

Barret.jpg Dr Helen Barrett

Digital Portfolios: Powerful Tools for Promoting Professional Growth and Reflection (Corwin Press)




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