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This is a colloquium-style event with lots of conversation in addition to presentations by eportfolio leaders.
The venue is on the water—on an inlet from the Pacific.  There is an exhibit hall for those interested in talking to eportfolio providers. The event is managed by the same group that manages AAEEBL’s Annual Conference in Boston, so attendees can expect the same world-class conference environment you enjoy in Boston.
Conference web site: http://www.aaeebl.org/?page=western_longbeach15
-David Goldstein, Ph.D.
University of Washington Bothell



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AAEEBL Western USA Regional Conference In Long Beach

Harnessing the Power of the ePortfolio: Transformative Practices in Pedagogy and Assessment
April 8-9, 2014
The Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Long Beach, CA USA

Proposal Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015


Quick Links

  *   Register<http://events.campustechnology.com/events/ct-forum-conference/information/home.aspx> to Attend AAEEBL Conference April 8-9 in Long Beach, CA:  click on AAEEBL attendee (and use code "AAEEBL") or AAEEBL speaker (and use code "AAEEBL speaker")
  *   SOON! - Conference Session Schedule<http://agenda.campustechnology.com/CT-Forum/Agenda> -- Wednesday Agenda for AAEEBL and CT
  *   SOON! -  Conference Session Schedule<http://agenda.campustechnology.com/CT-Forum/Agenda> -- Thursday Agenda for AAEEBL and CT
  *   SOON! - AAEEBL Conference Session Agenda<http://events.campustechnology.com/events/ct-forum-conference/information/aaeebl-conference.aspx>
  *   AAEEBL Community Online<http://aaeebl.org> -- join the AAEEBL.org site to receive updates on this conference and others
  *   Conference Focus and Call for Proposals -- see below
<http://www.aaeebl.org/?page=western_longbeach15#cfp>
  *   Conference Tracks -- see below
<http://www.aaeebl.org/?page=western_longbeach15#tracks>
  *   Keynote:  by Candyce Reynolds, PhD -- see below
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  *   Featured Conference Speakers:<http://www.aaeebl.org/?page=western_longbeach15#garybrown> David Goldstein and Kevin Kelly
  *   Lodging Information for the Hyatt Regency Long Beach<http://events.campustechnology.com/events/ct-forum-conference/information/hotel-travel.aspx> <http://events.campustechnology.com/events/ct-forum-conference/information/hotel-travel.aspx>
  *   Two Conferences for the Cost of One!<http://www.aaeebl.org/?page=western_longbeach15#value>
  *   Conference Exhibit Hall and Contact Corporate Partners
<http://events.campustechnology.com/events/ct-forum-conference/information/sponsors_exhibitors.aspx>

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Conference Focus and Call for Proposals
The AAEEBL Western U. S. Regional Conference in Long Beach, CA
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach
Co-Located with Campus Technology
April 8-9, 2015

A Colloquium on Transformative Teaching and Learning
CFP Deadline March 2

Conference Focus:
Harnessing the Power of the ePortfolio: Transformative Practices in Pedagogy and Assessment
The AAEEBL Community and all those interested in galvanizing positive change in education are invited to:


  1.  Submit a proposal to present by March 2 to Candyce Reynolds<mailto:[log in to unmask]> directly in email. See the full CFP below for information on format and tracks. You will be informed by March 6 of your proposal's status.  All speakers must register for the conference.
  2.  Or, Register<http://events.campustechnology.com/events/ct-forum-conference/information/home.aspx> to attend.
  3.  Contact Trent Batson<mailto:[log in to unmask]> about Corporate Partner opportunities.

For the second year in a row, AAEEBL is hosting a regional conference in Long Beach.  Last year, this conference evolved into a colloquium -- that is, interrogating presentations in whole-group mode.  With such knowledgeable people sprinkled among the attendees (and some who joined our sessions from the adjacent Campus Technology Conference), the conversations were fascinating and informative.

This year, we will meet in a different hotel, the Hyatt Regency<http://longbeach.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?mckv=sPl8m6qrH_pdv_c_pcrid_48990661286_pmt_e_pkw_hyatt%20regency%20long%20beach&src=agn_pfx_ppc_Brand_Long+Beach_google_Brand_Long+Beach_HR+Long+Beach_Exact_e_hyatt%20regency%20long%20beach_Brand>, right on a lagoon of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach -- a gorgeous venue.

This Conference is sponsored by the University of Washington Bothell and Portland State University and is led by Candyce Reynolds of Portland State University, who will be the keynote.  Candyce’s book, co-authored by Judy Patton, was published in 2014 and will form the basis for some of Candyce’s remarks:
Leveraging the ePortfolio for Integrative Learning: A Faculty Guide to Classroom Practices for Transforming Student Learning

The CFP

At the AAEEBL Western U.S. Regional Conference April 8-9 in Long Beach, CA, we are seeking proposals for sessions that focus on an exploration of the transformative power of eportfolios. O’Sullivan (1999) describes transformative learning as experiencing a deep, structural shift in the basic premises of thought, feelings, and actions signifying a shift of consciousness that dramatically and irreversibly alters our way of being in the world.

ePortfolios have the potential to transform learning interactions between students and faculty and provide a richer picture of the learning that results to improve assessment. They can energize students through practices that encourage reflection and connection.  Faculty can also be re-energized through using eportfolios to encourage students’ integrative thinking.  In addition, eportfolios can provide opportunities for programs and institutions to transform their own practices through a better understanding of student learning through the authentic assessment that the eportfolio affords. The learning process becomes more visible, opening the way for positive changes.

This conference aims to be practical in nature, providing an opportunity to inspire each other through the sharing of best practices and hopefully transform our future practices and our students’ and institutions’ experiences.

O'Sullivan, E. (1999) Transformative Learning: Educational vision for the 21st century. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press Inc.

Conference Tracks

  *   Pedagogical practices.

     *   ePortfolios for learning: How are eportfolios used in classes? In programs?
     *   effective practices: What practices promote transformational learning?
  *   Assessment practices.
     *   course-based assessment: How do instructors assess eportfolios?
     *   program and institutional reviews: How do programs and institutions learn from eportfolios?
  *   Practices beyond the classroom.
     *   creating an eportfolio culture on campus: How do campuses move eportfolios beyond early adopters?
     *   institutional eportfolios: How do institutions move eportfolios move beyond the classroom to expand and assess student learning?
     *   student affairs: How are eportfolios being used in student affairs units at your institution?
     *   co-curricular work: How are students using eportfolios to collect evidence of knowledge and skills gained through internships, work, and other co-curricular work?
     *   graduation and bridging to career: How are students using eportfolios to curate and showcase their accumulated work for different audiences?
  *   ePortfolio for Beginners.
     *   rationale and effective practices: Why eportfolios?  Why are they being adopted so widely?  What are the core values of eportfolio practices?
The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL.org<http:[log in to unmask]&job=1710103&ymlink=3186357&finalurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eaaeebl%2Eorg>), the University of Washington Bothell and Portland State University invite you to submit a proposal to present at the AAEEBL Western U. S. Regional Conference co-located with Campus Technology.  Deadline for submitting a proposal is March 2 (with a response by March 7). Note: Proposals are welcome if they do not fit these tracks but offer academic interest to the eportfolio community in areas of research, practice, theory, integration, etc.
Proposal Format
To submit a proposal directly to Candyce Reynolds<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Long Beach Program Chair:


  1.  Name of lead presenter, institutional affiliation, email address
  2.  Title of session
  3.  Program description of session -- think two to three lines in the program.
  4.  Abstract explaining why this session is important
  5.  Specify track
  6.  List co-presenters, if any, name, affiliation, email address
  7.  Type of session:  15-minute snapshot, 40 minute individual or panel session, poster.

These proposals must reach Dr. Reynolds<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by March 2, US Pacific Time.

The conference keynote will feature the same person, Candyce Reynolds, Ph.D., Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy, Portland State University, co-author of the recently published book from Stylus, Leveraging the eportfolio for integrative learning: A  faculty guide to classroom practices for transforming student learning.  Her presentation will highlight practical ideas for incorporating eportfolio practices into our classrooms and institutions. The conference will also feature David Goldstein, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and Director, Teaching and Learning Center, University of Washington Bothell sharing, “How Are We Doing? ePortfolios for Program/Curriculum Assessment.” In addtion, Kevin Kelly, faculty at San Francisco State University and Higher Education and Educational Technology consultant will discuss: ePortfolios, assessment, and Universal Design for Learning: Providing learners with multiple pathways to show what they know and improve digital literacy.

The Conference in Long Beach is an AAEEBL regional conference, smaller than our annual conference and very interactive. Learn what's happening with eportfolios and how to use them productively. This reasonably-priced gathering of eportfolio community members will continue the tradition of AAEEBL Regional Conferences -- small enough for great conversational sessions but large enough to generate lots of ideas and energy.  In fact, part of the program will be to provide ample time for discussion and sharing of ideas and resources.
Registration Information
AAEEBL members who work full time at AAEEBL Institutional Member Organizations receive a significant registration discount of $75 USD.  (This discount does not apply to AAEEBL Corporate Partners or to individual site participants at the AAEEBL Online Community, only to those who are academic members at institution supporting AAEEBL with membership dues.  It pays to belong!)
All presenters must register to attend the conference.

  *   Register Now!<http://events.campustechnology.com/events/ct-forum-conference/information/home.aspx>
Note: Registration links will take you off the AAEEBL site<https://1105registration.com/AAEEBL/2014/registration/>.  Registration for this conference is being handled by AAEEBL conference partners.


Value Added: Pay for one conference. Attend two conferences plus exhibits!
Campus Technology and AAEEBL will be holding sessions concurrently. If you discover you are more interested in a CT session, you are free to roam!  The rooms are adjoining so attendees from both AAEEBL and CT may attend their choice of sessions.
Learn about the latest and greatest in e-learning, or exhibit your company's wares!
Sessions will be held in proximity to an exhibit hall with an array of representatives from the
technology and e-leaning industry including some of AAEEBL's own Corporate Partners.

Registration Information

AAEEBL attendees receive a significant registration discount of $75 USD.  (This discount does not apply to AAEEBL Corporate
Partners; please contact Trent Batson<mailto:[log in to unmask]> to learn more)

All presenters must register to attend the conference.

Register Now!<https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=81282&discountcode=AAEEBL>

Lodging Information - Special Conference Rate
The Hyatt Regency Long Beach                  <https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1401101247&key=2DBB7>
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200 South Pine Avenue, Long Beach, California, USA, 90802
Tel: +1 562 491 1234
Fax: +1 562 432 1972
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Maps & Directions<http://www.westinlongbeachhotel.com/directions>
Book your room now<http://events.campustechnology.com/events/ct-forum-conference/information/hotel-travel.aspx> to assure that you receive the discounted rate of $175 (plus tax) per night




Value Added: Pay for one conference. Attend two conferences plus exhibits!

Campus Technology and AAEEBL will be holding sessions concurrently. If you discover you are more interested in a CT session, you are free to roam!  The rooms are adjoining so attendees from both AAEEBL and CT may attend their choice of sessions.


If you are a corporate entity and want more information, contact Trent Batson<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.