2014 Eportfolio Forum – Full Program now available

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Following the success of the 2012 and 2013 Eportfolio Forums, the 2014 Organising Committee are excited to share with you the full 2014  Eportfolio Forum – Moving Forward program #eportforumImage of 2014 Eportfolio Forum Program

The 2014 Eportfolio Forum will be held on 2 October 2014 at La Trobe University in Melbourne.

The event will be kicked off by Lauren Sayer and Emma Fraser, who will share the amazing work being done at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, where eportfolios are being used to support chronically ill students achieve their greatest learning potential.  Their presentation is called Eportfolio learning design and implementation.

This amazing presentation will be followed by a Plenary Panel discussion led by Prof Beverley Oliver, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and ALTC National Teaching Fellow Deakin University, on the question: What does it mean to have a digital profile in 2014?

Click here to read more about these opening sessions.

The remainder of the day is made up of 30 different Workshops, 20×20 Presentations, Facilitated Conversations and Posters based on the themes of:

  • Eportfolio use in formal education
  • Eportfolio use beyond formal education
  • Eportfolio use from the user’s or learner’s perspective
  • Eportfolio learning and design

The Eportforum ends with a networking event at the Eagle Bar, La Trobe University.

The Eportforum is also supported by half-day workshops on 1 October at La Trobe University.  Download the workshops program here.

Register now as places are limited!  

Click here to find out more registering and accommodation options.

For more information contact:

Allison Miller – 0400 732 270 or eportfoliosaustralia@gmail.com


Update – Office for Learning and Teaching – Innovation and Development Grants – Round 1, 2015

An update from the Office for Learning and Teaching in relation to the Innovation and Development Grants Programme in 2015.

As you are aware, the Information and Application Instructions for OLT’s Programmes are reviewed annually. This process provides an opportunity to ensure programme design continues to support the OLT’s objective of excellence in learning and teaching in higher education.

In considering its programmes in 2015, the OLT is particularly keen to:

  • Raise the impact of OLT grants and fellowships
  • Reduce red-tape for higher education institutions

As such the 2015 instructions are being improved across three main areas:

  • Project impact:  will be a focus for all grants projects from 2015 onwards. Applications for new grants will need to address project impact in a more explicit and structured way.
  • Reporting: has been streamlined and reduced with new formats that will support project impact.
  • Priority areas: have been updated to reflect current and emerging priorities. As a result, some issues previously considered priority have now been removed, and new priorities have been identified and included.

In addition, you will notice that the instruction document is more streamlined, with related information, previously included across different sections, now consolidated. Please also note that applications for Seed projects will be accepted in round 2 2015 only, not in round 1.

Further information about the changes will be provided when the 2015 Innovation and Development Grants Programme Information and Application Instructions go on our website. They are planned to be released at the end of August. The due date for applications for round 1 2015 will be towards the end of November 2014.

Please feel free to forward this notification to colleagues, and please be in touch with the OLT with questions or concerns.


New OLT Final reports available

Several new OLT Final reports have been released recently from VTAS institutions including the Final Report from the Vic-Tas Promoting Excellence Network:


OLT Good Practice Report – English Language Proficiency 2014

Australian and New Zealand Paramedic Learning and Teaching Network (SI11-2128) Final Report 2013 – Part 1

Discipline Scholars Network – Final Report 2013



OLT National Peer Review Project

Register for Workshops on the Peer Review of Assessment

A friendly reminder that we have 5 State-based workshops in  the National Peer Review Network (in Assessment). Dates are now confirmed. Please send your expression of interest to Sara.Booth@utas.edu.au to participate in the workshops. These workshops are free.

Register for Melbourne – National Peer Review Network Forum


National Peer Review Network Forum 12 November, Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Airport.

Contact Karen@hes.edu.au



Office for Learning & Teaching Grant Videos – Process & Tips

These videos have been created to outline the OLT Grant application process and provide useful tips for those interested in applying for Learning and Teaching grants.

Natalie Laifer, Acting Branch Manager, OLT: The OLT Grant Application Process


Professor Jane den Hollander, Chair, OLT Grants Standing Committee: The OLT Grants Standing Committee Process

SC Video

Short version

Extended version