CIRCLe 2018 Symposium

From June 2017 to May 2018, I was lead organizer of a one-day symposium on the role of e-portfolios in higher education. "Capture, Integrate, Reflect and Connect to Learning ePortfolios" (CIRCLe 2018) was hosted by the UBC Faculty of Arts and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and took place during UBC's 10th annual Celebrate Learning Week.

Capture, Integrate, Reflect and Connect Learning to ePortfolios (CIRCLe 2018) was a one-day symposium I organized around the topic of online portfolios in higher education. Hosted by UBC Faculty of Arts, with assistance from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), the aim of the symposium was to examine and question the role of e-portfolios in higher education and professional practices.

One of the main objectives of the symposium was to inquire into how e-portfolios might be used to create a bridge between academic learning and professional identity and how educators can cultivate an e-portfolio culture in disciplines where this does not exist. The day consisted of a series of short presentations, grouped into thematic sessions, with roundtable discussions following each session. Presenters and discussion participants included faculty and students from a range of Arts and non-Arts disciplines, visitors from other institutions, and invited employers. Topics including reflective and collaborative processes, digital literacy and online ethics, and distinguishing between personal and professional identities.

The symposium website now functions as an archive of the event, consisting of video recordings of the sessions, presenters' slideshows, links to the student showcase of portfolio examples, and notes from all of the group discussions.

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