Over the coming months, PebblePad will be available for all staff at UTAS. This personal learning space can be used in learning and teaching to create, curate and present academic achievements, plus you can use it to evidence and present your personal or professional progression.
Some key uses of PebblePad at UTAS include:
- Enhancing student-centred design as well as learning and teaching practices that support Degrees of Difference including effective, efficient and equitable management and monitoring of collaborative/peer group and project work. This aligns with the types of tasks many graduates face in the workplace.
- Enabling student-centred cross-course and program-level design and learning including cross-course integrative and/or interdisciplinary learning projects, program-level assessment tasks, facilitating multi-source feedback (peer, instructor, and external) and collecting evidence of learning throughout a program lifecycle.
- Facilitate the professional learning and continuing professional development of academic and professional staff (e.g., staff learning and teaching portfolios).
What you can do with PebblePad
In your teaching practice
- Create checklists and logs
- Build workbooks with scaffolding for students
- Author a Blog by yourself or in collaboration with others
- Students create collections of evidence of learning outcomes, professional standards and graduate attributes
For your personal use
- Collaborate with colleagues across the University
- Curate a collection of evidence against professional standards
- Curate a collection of evidence of performance goals
- Create ePortfolios to highlight varying foci and share with others
PebblePad PD Opportunity
Semester 1, 2019 PebblePad Visit to UTAS
The CEO and co-founder of PebblePad, Shane Sutherland and his team, Australian Director, Alison Poot and Development Director, Toni Lavender, visited UTAS to help us conceptualise how we can use PebblePad to support and assess all stages of the student learning journey. Shane presented this seminar in Launceston on the 4th of April.