Following substantial discussions with US and UK colleagues, we are pleased to announce that our first collaborative international webinar is now open for booking. Full details are provided below:
'Recognising and presenting student learning in the 21st century'
An international webinar on emerging practice in higher education.
Co-Sponsored by the Centre for Recording Achievement (CRA), EPAC ePortfolio Community of Practice, and the Association for Authentic, Experiential Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL)
Monday, March 6, 2017
8:15-9:30 PT USA, 11:15-12:30 ET USA, 16:15-17:30 UK
Register for participation at: https://goo.gl/forms/UZOndFhy36QXQYF42
It is increasingly recognised that:
- the learning and achievement of our students is not limited to their academic studies;
- institutions need to make decisions about the extent to which they wish to recognise and value such 'lifewide learning' and achievements as part of the statements they make about the achievements of their graduates;
- the use of 'richer records' of student achievements formatively can support processes of reviewing and planning, and help students set targets and take increasing responsibility for their own development;
- students may need support in making use of such records with third parties such as potential employers;
- in a digital world the digital presentation of such records, and the supporting evidence for these, will be increasingly important.
‘Work in progress’ on this agenda is occurring in multiple locations, including the USA (the Comprehensive Student Record project), the UK (the Higher Education Achievement Report), and Australia and New Zealand (the Graduation Statement).
Key contributors to the webinar will be:
Cathy Buyarski, IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) and Helen L. Chen, Stanford University, AAEEBL and EPAC representing their institutional work and that of the broader AACRAO/NASPA Comprehensive Student Record project and national initiatives around emerging credentials in the USA.
Rob Ward, Centre for Recording Achievement on the national picture in the UK, with Trish Lunt, University of Liverpool and David Stanbury, University of Essex presenting perspectives on institutional practice.
Each will respond to questions and issues raised, and the webinar will explicitly seek to:
- identify an agenda for further online discussion if appropriate.
- stimulate a collection of resources, questions for future exploration, examples, case studies, and also contacts for possible collaboration and networking.
Register for participation at: https://goo.gl/forms/UZOndFhy36QXQYF