ePIC 2014, the 12th International ePortfolio and Identity Conference
July 9-11, 2014 London, United Kingdom
How digital technologies transform the way we collect, organise, visualise and exploit evidence to inform future learning
Evidence-Based Learning covers two different and complementary perspectives:
1. Evidence-Based Learning in the sense of Evidence-Based Practice as pioneered in the field of medicine and psychology.
2. Evidence-Based Learning to explore the wealth of new types of evidence at our disposal to lead and transform the learning experience.
ePIC 2014, the 12th international ePortfolio and Identity Conference, is inviting authors to submit contributions in relation to Evidence-Based Learning.
The emergence of Open Badges, xAPI, Learning Analytics, MOOCs and Open Data challenges our current understanding of the potential of digital technologies to support and enhance learning, in particular ePortfolios as tools to collect, organise, interpret and make sense of evidence collected during the learning process:
• Open Badges offer the opportunity to generate trustworthy credentials that can be used to validate and further enrich ePortfolios, learning and work experiences.
• Experience API, or xAPI (formerly Tin Can API) offers the opportunity to generate and collect an infinite amount of data in relation to learning processes (and beyond).
• InLOC (Integrating Learning Outcomes and Competences) offers the opportunity to establish a common framework to represent competencies across ePortfolios, Open badges and xAPI statements.
• Open Data offers the opportunity to make accessible the wealth of data generated during learning (and beyond) to encourage innovation and the generation of new services.
• Learning Analytics offers the opportunity for individuals and organisations to make sense of the vast collection of data at our disposal to plan, reflect on and explore possible learning scenarios.
• Open Badges —making learning and competencies visible and discoverable (special track).
• Assessment and Accreditation — ePortfolios for self- peer- and external assessment.
• Identity Construction — ePortfolio, social networks, web 2.0.
• Healthcare Education and Practice —ePortfolio from patients to healthcare professionals.
• Initial Education —ePortfolio from kindergarten to further and higher education.
• Individual and Community Learning - individual and collective ePortfolios
• Employability and Lifelong Learning —ePortfolio for employees, self-employed and entrepreneurs.
• Policies —ePortfolio and identity initiatives from a single institution to a whole country.
• Technologies —identity and ePortfolio tools, platforms, systems, architectures, protocols and standards.