CLE workshops March 12th-23rd

The following workshops will be delivered in March – just click the title to sign up:

12/03/2018 – Introduction to PebblePad Version 5 – 12:30 – 15:00 – Luton, F304
13/03/2018 – Object-Based Learning  – 09:30 – 12:00 – Luton, F304
14/03/2018 – Effective Assessment for Learning – 09:30 – 12:00 – Luton, F304
14/03/2018 – Object-Based Learning – 09:30 – 12:00 – Bedford, P2.05
15/03/2018 – Effective Assessment for Learning – 09:30 – 12:00 – Bedford, T0.07
15/03/2018 – Writing for Publication – 09:30 – 12:00 – Luton, F304
16/03/2018 – PebblePad Version 5: Next Steps – 09:30 – 12:00 – Luton, A404
19/03/2018 – Leadership and Creativity in Teaching – 09:30 – 12:00 – Luton, F304
20/03/2018 – Leadership and Creativity in Teaching – 09:30 – 12:00 – Bedford, G1.11
20/03/2018 – UIF/CIF Drop in – 10:00 – 12:00 – Luton, F304
21/03/2018 – Introduction to PebblePad Version 5 – 09:30 – 12:00 – Bedford, Training suite 1
21/03/2018 – Creating Engaging and Valuable Feedback – 09:30 – 12:00 – Luton, F304
21/03/2018 – Course Co-ordination – 09:30 – 12:00 – Luton, A109

22/03/2018 – Creating Engaging and Valuable Feedback – 09:30 – 12:00, Bedford, P1.20
22/03/2018 – PebblePad Version 5: Next Steps – 12:30 – 15:00 – Bedford, T0.09
23/03/2018 – Course Co-ordination – 09:30 – 12:00 – Bedford, P1.20


PebblePad for Apprenticeships: reflections on an event held in December

Degree Apprenticeships and eportfolios

Every year, the team behind PebblePad tries to run an event aimed squarely at exploring topics our community would like to learn more about. Last year they explored the use of eportfolios to support professional development, and the year before that looked at the idea of future readiness.

This year they’ve turned their attention to Degree Apprenticeships, a topic exercising and exciting universities in equal measure. Although Degree Apprenticeships are currently only available in England and Wales, there should be plenty of interest in this blog post for readers elsewhere too.

Find out more here.


Join the next PebblePad webinar

Want to learn more about using technology to support reflection? Pebblepad’s next webinar will be examining just that.

Topic: Using technology to support reflection on individual learning journeys
Date: Wednesday, 30th August 2017, 16:00 BST
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Space.
Presenters:Sarah Tutton, PGCE and QTS, Canterbury Christ Church University, lead student presenter; Geoff Rebbeck, Professional Studies Tutor, PGCE, Canterbury Christ Church University

Here’s a summary of what they’ll be talking about:

During their PGCE year, Sarah and her class have considered what education looks like in today’s digital society and identified areas in which technology has changed the world and how we need to prepare students for this new era. In the webinar, Sarah, supported by Geoff and her student colleagues, will showcase a particular assignment, in which students used workbooks and assets to improve their own educational experience and prepare for technological frontiers. They will highlight that it is not the technology that is important, but how we can use this technology to improve pedagogy and teaching practice.

Sarah has just won the CCCU PGCE prize for creativity on the PGCE. This is the top student prize and is given to the student who has shown and demonstrated by publication the greatest creativity in their teaching practice and we are delighted to have Sarah presenting her work.

You can sign up here.

Using PebblePad to embed employability into the curriculum

PebblePad have recently released a webinar on using e-portfolios for employability.

Embedding employability into the curriculum – a university wide approach to eportfolios by Heather Pate, Senior Learning Designer, Edith Cowan University Dr Katrina Strampel, Manager, Teaching Support & Senior Lecturer in CLT

ECU defines employability as having the skills, knowledge personal attributes, and self-awareness that make securing, and being successful in fulfilling, employment more likely. Through an integrated learning experience, the JIGSAW approach aims to improve employability outcomes by enhancing students’ ability to understand, demonstrate, take responsibility for, and articulate their learning, thus improving their written applications for employment, their verbal interviews, and their continuing professional development.

In this presentation, Heather will outline how this approach is being implemented with seven pilot courses across the university. Using PebblePad workbooks, courses provide students with scaffolded opportunities to recognise and articulate their knowledge, skills and achievements, and to collect evidence to support these. Students use the stories and evidence gathered to create portfolios, documenting their learning journey and preparing them for employment.

Watch the webinar here.

Switching to PebblePad 5 today!

Today (July 4th) we’re switching over to Version 5 of Pebblepad. There won’t be any change in functionality, and all assets and resources will still be there – the main change you will notice will be the more streamlined interface.

Get in touch with us if you encounter any problems or want to arrange instruction in the updated version.