E-portfolios across disciplines in university teaching

Webinar presenter: Dr Jennifer Rowley, School of Music, University of Sydney
E-portfolios across disciplines in university teaching

Local facilitator: Associate Professor Patsie Polly, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW

What are eportfolios in practice in higher education, and how can they support improvements in teaching and student outcomes? This first webinar (in a series of professional development for tertiary staff) focuses on the emerging teaching and learning benefits of e-portfolios in a range of disciplines in Australian universities.

The webinar will be followed by a local community discussion:

As university teachers, we often ask our students to take a reflective journey as part of their deeper learning process as undergraduates and graduates.

BUT….. are we doing the same as teachers? 

The what, how and why’ we apply certain strategies in our teaching rationale will be workshopped. How our teaching practice ultimately links to professional development and how teacher reflective practice works as a foundation for student learning of reflective practice will be explored.

If you are interested in implementing e-portfolios in your teaching, or would just like to find out about what others are doing, this is an opportunity to hear from an OLT project leader, and meet others at UNSW.

Event format

1. 45 minute webinar presented by Dr Jennifer Rowley, School of Music, University of Sydney.

Each participant can interact directly with the presenter and other remote participants via laptop computer. The presenter explores the materials in front of a video camera and talks for only 20 minutes of the 45 minutes (duration of the webinar) so the audience can interact with the presenter, and ask questions to clarify areas of uncertainty.

2. 45 minute local community discussion about ideas for and use of eportfolios at UNSW.

Laptop computers will be available, or bring your own.

More about Dr Jennifer Rowley: http://sydney.edu.au/music/staff-profiles/jennifer.rowley.php

More about Assoc. Prof. Patsie Polly: http://medicalsciences.med.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-patsie-polly

14th Apr 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

LG29 Seminar Room Goodsell Building

Staff Only: Event open only to UNSW Staff
Justine O'Sullivan