PebblePad Symposium

PebblePad has arrived and is live in a multitude of courses across Griffith

The PebblePad Symposium was held on Wednesday 18 October at Griffith University's Nathan campus. Griffith staff had the opportunity to learn how to leverage this tool to engage their students in a variety of student-centred learning activities. Attendees also had the opportunity to meet the Co-Founder and CEO of PebblePad, Shane Sutherland, who presented at the event.

Keynote Address

To Brisbane and back again: a short history of paddling

Presented by Shane Sutherland

Shane Sutherland

Co-founder and CEO of Pebblepad

Shane’s diverse learning career evolved into a varied teaching career, ultimately working as a Principle Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton with roles in staff development and teacher education. Shane introduced PebblePad to the university in 2004 and spent 3 years as the ePortfolio Co-ordinator. Shane has spoken at more than 30 international conferences and is always willing to share the ideas that have shaped PebblePad. Drawing upon his learning and teaching background, and guided by constant engagement with the PebblePad community Shane remains as passionate as ever about the evolving development of this unique personal learning platform.

Shane Sutherland

Concurrent Sessions

See what your colleagues have been doing with PebblePad and learn from their experiences.

Morning Session 1

Dr Jenny Dickfos, Dr Ryan Gould and Dr Sue Ressia (Griffith University)

Leaping into Pebble Pad: What they didn’t tell us...

Adapting Assignment to PebblePad

Morning Session 2

Dr Nicole Hartley (The University of Queensland)

Promote Yourself: Building Your Personal Digital Brand

Morning Session 3

Dr Andrew Pearson and James Townshend (Griffith University)

PebblePad Portfolios to develop digital literacy and reflection for Foundation Year Health students

PebblePad as a learning portfolio: a school-based approach

Afternoon Session 1

David Green, Sarah Jane Gregory, Dr Deanna Tomerini, Dr Leigh-Ellen Potter and Gayle Brent-Buchbach (Griffith University)

Exploring and integrating the value of research laboratory learning from a student’s perspective using PebblePad

Progressive assessment using PebblePad to teach spatial science

Using PebblePad as a Design Brief: Lessons learned with a large first year cohort

Automating parts of Sciences PLUS with the PebblePad Activity Log

Afternoon Session 2

Kymberley Barbary and Terry Young (La Trobe University) and Heather Pate (Edith Cowan University)

Embedding employability into the curriculum. An institutional approach

Using PebblePad workbooks to support student employability throughout a program of study

Afternoon Session 3

Peter Thiedeke, Dr Debra Bath and Dr Angela Ebert (Griffith University)

PebblePad: Diving in the deep end

First-year career development: A blended approach

Program

Session Details
Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country Presented by Professor Heidi Blair (Deputy Director, Learning Futures)
Keynote Address

To Brisbane and back again: a short history of paddling

Presented by Shane Sutherland (Co-founder and CEO of Pebblepad)

Concurrent Sessions
Session 1

Leaping into Pebble Pad: What they didn’t tell us...

Dr Jenny Dickfos, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Dr Ryan Gould, Department of Employment Relations & Human Resources

Dr Sue Ressia, Department of Employment Relations & Human Resources

Session 2

Promote Yourself: Building Your Personal Digital Brand

Dr Nicole Hartley, The University of Queensland

Session 3

PebblePad Portfolios to develop digital literacy and reflection for Foundation Year Health students

Dr Andrew Pearson, School of Medical Science

PebblePad as a learning portfolio: a school-based approach

James Townshend, School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Concurrent Sessions
Session 1

Facilitated by David Green, Griffith Sciences

Exploring and integrating the value of research laboratory learning from a student’s perspective using PebblePad

Sarah Jane Gregory, School of Natural Sciences

Progressive assessment using PebblePad to teach spatial science

Dr Deanna Tomerini, Griffith School of Environment

Using PebblePad as a Design Brief: Lessons learned with a large first year cohort

Dr Leigh-Ellen Potter, School of Information and Communication Technology

Automating parts of Sciences PLUS with the PebblePad Activity Log

Gayle Brent-Buchbach, Griffith Sciences

Session 2

Embedding employability into the curriculum. An institutional approach

Kymberley Barbary and Terry Young, La Trobe University

Using PebblePad workbooks to support student employability throughout a program of study

Heather Pate, Edith Cowan University

Session 3

PebblePad: Diving in the deep end

Peter Thiedeke, Queensland College of Art

First-year career development: A blended approach

Dr Debra Bath, School of Applied Psychology

Dr Angela Ebert, School of Applied Psychology

Rapid Fire

Duncan McConnell, School of Medicine

Dr Lana Mitchell, School of Allied Health Sciences

Dr Kerry Bodle, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Wrap-up and Close

Megan Duffy, Learning Futures

Shane Sutherland, Co-founder and CEO, PebblePad

2017 Celebrating Teaching

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