Embedding self-awareness and authenticity into the curriculum: A practitioner's tale

"I use PebblePad to build portfolios that are personal, professional and public. By incorporating folio thinking in these three spaces, I am bringing the “Wholistic Folio Thinking practice” of self-examination, role clarification and growth to my overlapping identities (Fisher 1994)."

Sonja Taylor, Portland State University, US

Themes: ePortfolio practice; Digital identity; Reflection

Source: PebbleBash case study (2020)

PGCert transformation: From award to apprenticeship and dissemination of practice

"The programme focuses on developing and enhancing academic practice, especially in teaching and supporting learning, in part through engagement in regular reflective practice. As an apprenticeship, the lines between work and study are blurred."

Dr Shaun Mudd & Jenny Narborough, University of the West of England, UK;  Ros O'Leary, University of Bristol, UK

Themes: Degree apprenticeships; Staff development; Mentoring

PebblePad features: Workbooks; Templates; Cascading tags; Collections

Source: PebbleBash case study (2020)

Using PebblePad for professional development in universities

“It is hoped that through further immersion in PebblePad for professional development, the platform will be further embedded into the daily habits of academics and support staff. A potential possible flow-on effect of this is that the use of PebblePad is normalised for academics, meaning any barriers to using with students are diminished or removed. “

Priscilla Trahar, Centre for Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching (C~SALT), University of the Sunshine Coast, AUS

Themes: Professional Development

PebblePad features: Workbooks, Portfolios

Source: PebbleBash paper (2016)

From training to learning: Using PebblePad to enhance professional development

“This has been a great way to encourage our staff to focus on their career development. PebblePad is available to all staff within the University; however most people are unaware of what it is. By promoting the use of PebblePad within the Supervisor Program, staff have had the opportunity to become familiar with it and can now see the value not only from developing a learning portfolio, but also as a way to collect all career related information in one place.”

Pamela Basden, Centre for Learning and Development, Edith Cowan University, AUS

Themes: Professional Development, Reflection, Work Integrated Learning

PebblePad features: Workbooks, Conversations

Source: PebbleBash paper (2014)

PebblePad for Performance and Professional Development Review or PPPPDR

"Using PebblePad to connect strategic performance management and professional development in an ongoing cycle of planning, reviewing and rethinking, offers flexible and agile support for enhancing lifelong learning and employability, and institutional strategic organizational development."

Jeremy Benson, Alice Helm-Alabaster, and Sarah Ruston, Centre for the Development and Enhancement of Professional Practice, University of Cumbria, UK

Themes: Employability, Professional Development

PebblePad feature: Templates

Source: PebbleBash paper (2012)