Educause Professional Development Opportunities of Interest 2010-11

ELI Annual Meeting 2011 – Call for Proposal
due date: Sept 17, 2010

Midwest Regional Conference 2011 – Call for Proposal
due date: Sept 27, 2010

ELI Online Focus Session
Sept 15 & 16

Educause Professional Development Archives

ELI Webinars Archive

Online Workshops on GIS / F2F workshop on GPS

Dr. William Bajjali, Department of Natural Sciences, UW-Superior, has been awarded an LTDC Emerging Technology Development Grant to offer a series ofonline workshops on GIS technologies and a face-to-face workshop on GPS technologies. The workshops are intended for faculty and staff in the natural and social sciences who would like to use GIS technologies or GPS technologies to develop teaching materials or to conduct research in their own disciplines.

The workshops will be held in April and May 2010 and are free to UW System faculty and staff. Online sessions will be archived and available online. See attached announcement for details.

Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 9 for any or all of the workshops. To register, send your name, e-mail address, the workshop title(s) you’re interested in, and preferred dates and times to:

Educause ELI 2010 Annual Meeting – Recorded Sessions

The Annual ELI conference was held last week, Jan 19-21. Wisconsin was represented by attendees from Madison, Milwaukee, Colleges, River Falls and UWS. Among the many highlights, all featured sessions were recorded and available for public viewing at:

Many excellent speakers were represented. Check out these sessions. It will be worth your time.

The 2010 Horizon Report was also released at this conference. The complete document is available online at:


e-Portfolio Events & Opportunities of Interest

Following are a number of e-Portfolio events and opportunities of interest that came across my desk recently. Please note and let me know if you have questions or need more details:

UWS System E-Portfolio Showcase – Feb 16, 2010, Pyle Center – Madsion. 10am – 3:30pm – registered by Feb 5. – Student Portfolio Showcase registration

UWS Growth Agenda for Wisconsin Grant Opportunities – Action Step #2 of the Growth Agenda commits to developing a “Student engagement portfolio” –

This can be a good opportunity for e-Portfolio project using D2L-eP or other means.

AAEEBL Webcasts –

The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL)  —  a relatively new international ePortfolio professional association  created to gather “folio thinkers” to expand critical conversations, hold conferences (international, national and regional), gather resources for shared uses, and build our collective capacity to support reflective learning via ePortfolios.

Webcast: Work-Based Folios in the UK and USA
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 13th at 8-9:30 a.m. PT/11-12:30 p.m.
ET/4-5:30 p.m. GMT

This unique transatlantic webinar will feature presenters from both the UK and USA who will deliver 4 short presentations on the growing use of web based eportfolios for use in “work based learning.” JISC Regional Support Center East and West Midlands have teamed up with EPAC to exchange experiences of how eportfolios are being used in this growing area of higher education. Attendees will be given the opportunity to interact with presenters and networking with colleagues via the use of voting and chat features in this live session.

Webcast: Virginia Tech University
Date and Time: Thursday, January 14th at 10-11 a.m. PT/1-2 p.m. ET

Jointly sponsored with the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), this interactive webcast will feature the university-wide ePortfolio initiatives at Virgina Tech aimed at improving education, learning assessment, and student engagement by using collaborative online tools.  Our presenters will include members of the Learning Technologies team who are leading this work.

EPAC webcasts are free to attend and are open to anyone interested in ePortfolios. Space may be limited for some of the events and pre- registration may be required.  More information on where and how to join the webcasts will be posted shortly on the EPAC blog and wiki at and