You are invited to submit a seminar proposal (no more than 250 words). To do this, please click the following link
Colleagues are asked to note that the majority of proposals are likely to be accommodated on the second day of the seminar.
The seminar will be intentionally inclusive: submissions and participation are invited from both established and emergent researchers and practitioners with an interesting story to tell. Studies employing various methodologies are welcome, from case studies of individuals and small groups to large cross-institutional studies linked to retention and graduation data. We aim to:
focus upon sharing and developing the body of evaluation and research evidence to inform decisions about effective practices, and specifically upon encouraging practitioners to engage in and report upon such research and evaluation activities;
provide an environment that is supportive, developmental and scholarly.
Proposals are welcomed under one of the following headings:
• Workshops: 50 minute sessions exploring the uses, functionality, and/or best practices of eportfolios.
• Research: 25 minutes in which e-portfolio methods, tools, and characteristics are assessed and evaluated.
• Roundtable Discussions/Symposia: 50 minute contributions allowing for more extended and focused discussions on a particular topic. Facilitators should be prepared to engage participants in dialogue. Roundtable sessions can be informal and flexible but should allow for extended conversation amongst participants.
• Ignite Sessions: short, punchy, 5-minute presentations, with slides that advance every 15 seconds, delivered one presentation after the other (Visit http://www.igniteshow.com for examples). Please note that these sessions are NOT simply “rapid-fire” PowerPoint presentations; instead, they are thought-provoking, image-intense expositions, intended to produce energy, spark ideas, and inspire dialogue.
All proposals should connect to one – or more – of the Seminar themes above.
Student voices are welcomed at the conference, and presenters are encouraged to consider students as co-presenters. We will offer reduced rates for students as co-presenters.
The first closing date for proposals for this event is Monday 5th March 2018. All primary proposers submitting by this date will receive feedback on their proposals which will enable colleagues to reserve places at the seminar ‘earlybird’ rate.