Thursday, 7 May 2009
I thought it appropriate to mention a new software system (Pebble Pad) which the University is implementing.
What is Pebble Pad?
Pebble Pad is a learner centred ePortfolio system, to allow both staff and students to gather information for Personal Development Planning, Continuing Professional Development, and Learning, Teaching and Assessment.
http://www.pebblelearning.co.uk/ (The official site)
How did it come about?
Following an initial needs audit (April-June 2008), Pebble Pad was the chosen software to provide the university’s e-portfolio, from September 2009. The University has purchased 32,000 licenses, covering all university students, including University of Plymouth Colleges (UPC) and Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD). This was approved by Chief Executive Group (CEG) in October 2008. (E-Portfolio: PebblePad, March 2009)
How can I find out more details on its implementation and meetings?
http://staff.plymouth.ac.uk/tlweb/eportfolio/intranet.htm (Teaching and Learning Web – UoP Community page)
What does it look like?
A getting started guide demonstrating the main sections:
You can also try it out using your usual University login details:
Are there any awareness or training sessions?
There will be a series of short 1 hour staff development awareness session to show how to record activities and present them in different formats:
From mid May 09 until June 09
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or bookings.
Learning Technologists and Educators may also be interested in the Pebble Padders Community area
Enhancing the student experience using tulip Showcase Day: Friday 19th June 2009, Babbage. Come and see how your colleagues have been using tulip:
- Programme and module tools
- How students have been using podcasts
- How blogs have been used for reflection
- Hear the experiences of electronic coursework submission
- Updates on the latest developments in tulip sites
- Talk to staff over lunch and browse the exhibition
If you would like to attend please book a place.