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Exploring High-Impact Practices with PebblePad

Thursday 12th December 2019, 16:00 GMT

Thursday 12th December 2019Thursday 12th December 2019


Gail Ring, PebblePad Director of Service and Partnerships North America and Sarah Chesney, PebblePad Implementation Specialist


We end the year by revisiting our publication ‘Exploring High-Impact Practices with PebblePad’. This will be an interactive webinar with lots of opportunities for input from the audience. We hope you can attend to learn more about High-Impact Practices or to share your expertise integrating High-Impact Practices and any challenges you may have encountered in the process. Christmas attire is not compulsory, but Sarah and Gail have promised to dress in seasonal gear!

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Special Interest Group Webinar - Using tables to manage hours and points

Tuesday 5th November 2019, 12:30 GMT

Tuesday 5th November 2019Tuesday 5th November 2019

About the webinar
This webinar will explore the way tables in PebblePad can be used to manage hours and points. Pull up a chair, enjoy your lunch and join us to see multiple ways of recording and reporting on hours and points. A take away workbook used in the webinar will be made available after the event.

Register now to join our Special Interest Groups and stay informed about our future meetings and webinars.

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Responding to the challenge(s) of online assessment

Thursday 17th October 2019, 13:00 BST

Thursday 17th October 2019Thursday 17th October 2019


Robert Chmielewski, University of Edinburgh

About the webinar:

The trend of moving paper-based assessment online demands a lot from the people and systems employed to support that process. In asking why these workflows are perceived as complex, Robert Chmielewski considers the relevance of PebblePad in supporting such complexity.

Practical strategies that have been adopted at the University of Edinburgh will be discussed, including:

  • redefining students' journey in PebblePad for high stakes assessment,
  • feedback template optimisation for the double-blind marking process,
  • using ATLAS' Approvals tool for signposting the multi-stage marking workflows,
  • managing anonymity across different user roles and workspaces,
  • "how to put the cherry on the cake" - the importance of the ATLAS-Turnitin integration for marking.

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Portfolio-based teaching and learning in Medical Education

Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 16:00 AEST

Wednesday 2nd October 2019Wednesday 2nd October 2019


Paul Duvall, PebblePad Implementation Specialist (UK) and Alison Poot, PebblePad Australian Director


Medical education staff are invited to join us for a webinar exploring the use of portfolio-based learning approaches in medical programmes. Paul Duvall, a member of the UK PebblePad consultancy team, will present on his 5 years with the School of Medicine at the University of Liverpool and his more recent experience facilitating the implementation of PebblePad in medicine at five other universities. He will outline both the commonalities and differences in approaches to portfolio-based teaching and learning, the successes and some of the challenges. Paul and Alison will then facilitate a discussion amongst participants and invite others to contribute from their experiences. At the end of the webinar we will introduce a new international medical education SIG that participants will be invited to join.

Read Paul’s recent blog post, with associated medical education page and publication, for more information about how the current challenges being faced by medical schools are being tackled.

While the examples in this webinar will come from practice with PebblePad, the discussion around curriculum challenges and opportunities will be relevant to all medical educators. The processes underlying the examples will be easily extrapolated to other portfolio-based technologies.

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Using PebblePad to design and deliver engaging flipped classroom experiences

Wednesday 18th September 2019, 13:00 AEST

Wednesday 18th September 2019Wednesday 18th September 2019


Sarah Burkhart, University of the Sunshine Coast


The flipped classroom is a pedagogical approach to teaching whereby students are required to undertake self-directed learning activities prior to attending directed, collaborative learning experiences, and complete self-directed recap and assessment related activities. At USC we have used the learning phases, prepare, participate and recap to carefully consider constructive alignment. This webinar will showcase how we use PebblePad workbooks to design and deliver courses taught with a flipped classroom approach.

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Assessment, Advising, and Student-Directed Learning through the Integration of PebblePad into a Visually Impaired Learner Program

Monday 19th August 2019, 11:00 PDT

Monday 19th August 2019Monday 19th August 2019


Holly Lawson, Portland State University 


Please join us as we discuss how a program that serves teacher candidates across a wide geographic region preparing to work as teachers of students with visual impairments is guiding and supporting learners through reflective digital workbook experiences such as the advising process and practicum experiences which in turn directly inform both their scholarly ePortfolio creation and effective program assessment. We also identify strategies for developing advising workbooks that support both advisors and their candidates from matriculation through employment and discuss methods for integrating authentic ePortfolios to encourage reflective practice, peer feedback, and authentic assessment of student learning that directly connects to the program’s national accreditation standards.

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How can PebblePad be rolled out for over 30,000 students all at once?

Monday 1st July 2019, 15:00 BST

Monday 1st July 2019Monday 1st July 2019


Frederick O’Loughlin & Kabir Ganguly, Birmingham Digital Education, The University of Birmingham


Personal Academic Tutorials at the University of Birmingham are now officially being supported by PebblePad. This webinar will explore the practical elements of this large-scale implementation - focusing on some of the challenges and solutions that were found along the way.

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Supporting the Learning Journey after graduation with PebblePad Alumni Accounts

Thursday 16th May 2019, 13:00 ET

Thursday 16th May 2019Thursday 16th May 2019

Presenters: Gail Ring, Director of Learning Partnerships, PebblePad North America, will be joined by Steve Poulton, UK registered HCPC Paramedic, Sarah Willis, Accountant, Comedian and Favorite Daughter and Andrew Longhofer, Coordinator for Program Operations at the School of Pharmacy at Pacific University

About the webinar: This webinar, featuring a panel of graduates, will focus on PebblePad Alumni Accounts. Panel members will discuss their original reasons for creating an alumni account and the benefits of continued use of PebblePad after graduation. The webinar will also discuss how universities can promote alumni accounts to encourage PebblePad use beyond graduation. The webinar will present examples of use.

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PebblePad as an instrument for Student Support and Success: Recruitment, training, reflection and evaluation for disparate Peer Mentor Programs through implementation of PebblePad workbooks and workspaces

Tuesday 9th April 2019, 13:00 AEST

Tuesday 9th April 2019Tuesday 9th April 2019


Katherine Parsons, Heather Harmer and Rhys Cooper - Griffith Uni 

About the webinar: 

The Mentoring and Orientation Hub (MOH) at Griffith University run a wide range of peer support programs aimed at improving students’ feelings of belonging, social connections, academic achievement, and likelihood of retention. The MOH team employ PebblePad to recruit, train, and support peer mentors from a variety of disciplines operating in a range of different mentoring programs. PebblePad is also used to evaluate key data from these programs, such as mentor feedback and student attendance figures. This presentation will outline how PebblePad spaces are created to effectively facilitate the processes and practices of student support programs.

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Learning journeys, destinations and roadmaps

Wednesday 20th March 2019, 12:00 AEST

Wednesday 20th March 2019Wednesday 20th March 2019


Shane Sutherland, PebblePad

About the webinar

In this webinar Shane Sutherland, Chief Mischief Maker at PebblePad, will explain the thinking behind our re-conception of PebblePad as a Learning Journey Platform, and will bring to bear some examples of current practice to illuminate the idea. Shane will also share our long term vision for PebblePad and discuss why it is important to us, as well as outlining the steps we’re taking to get there. In so doing he will discuss the exciting, but invisible, work that’s happening right now, and talk about the much more visible features and enhancements likely to appear in the near(ish) future.

We're broadcasting the webinar twice at different times to ensure delegates from all corners of the globe can attend.

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