• Call for papers.

    Lots to share but short on time?
    Take advantage of the new short case study format.

 

The theme of this year’s conference is Future Ready, reflecting the rapidly changing environment into which learners graduate, and professionals operate. We are seeking submissions that demonstrate how effective use of PebblePad is helping people plan for, evidence, and showcase their future readiness.

In the university context submissions might consider:

  • The development of employability skills through the curriculum
  • Supporting placement-based learning or other work-based experiences
  • The evidencing of competences and attributes linked to being a future ready professional
  • Planning and facilitating process-based activities designed to promote transferable skills such as teamwork, communication, and digital literacy

In professional contexts submissions might consider:

  • Supporting ongoing reflective practice to maintain professional competence
  • Training, retraining, and certificating competence
  • Validation and revaluation processes
  • Fostering learning and development through collaboration and community

There will be three types of presentation opportunity at PebbleBash 2016

  • Case Study
  • Propositional Paper
  • Ignite Presentation (20/20)

Hold the press. Update!

New short presentation format available. See below.

 
 
 

Paper Formats

Case Study

Case studies typically identify an issue or problem, describe the curriculum solution or intervention, and report the results together with supporting evidence. The concluding section(s) consider next steps and suggest how others might adopt or adapt the experience. The overarching aim of the case study is for others to be able to understand, learn from, and build on the experiences of the author in their own context.

Case studies are to be submitted using the template provided. They should aim for around 2000 words.

February Update: New short case study format.

If you have a great story to tell, but - without cloning yourself - no chance of crafting 2000 words ahead of the deadline, fret not. We’re now accepting short case studies of around 300 – 500 words. The new format should mean you don’t miss out on the chance to submit, and we don’t miss out the chance to read about the amazing stuff you’re doing with PebblePad. You’ll also have the option to write up a full case study within 4 weeks of having your submission accepted. Now, if that sounds like a plan - simply get cracking on those 300 words and upload a Word document here.

 
 

Case Study Key Information

Submission due: Sunday, 28th February 2016
The submission window is now closed but if you would still like to send us your paper(s) for consideration, please email conference@pebblepad.com

Download Template

 
 
 

Propositional Paper

Submissions of this kind will likely draw upon diverse practice to enable authors to present new ideas and theories to the PebblePad (and wider) community. Possible examples might include the development of curriculum models; definitional propositions around PebblePad, portfolios or personal learning; or papers that consider the relationship between PebblePad and other learning systems.

The expectation is that propositional papers draw upon extant theory to situate the new ideas within a wider body of learning. Whilst the threshold for acceptance will be lower than might be experienced in a peer review journal we anticipate that little additional work might be required to make the paper publishable elsewhere (eg. IJeP). Authors of propositional papers might consider PebbleBash as an opportunity to test their ideas and might subsequently choose to draw upon members of the PebblePad community, or PebblePad team, to assist in further developing the paper.

Propositional papers must follow the guidelines provided. They are to be between 2,500 and 5,000 words in length.

 
 

Propositional Paper Key Information

Submission due: Sunday, 28th February 2016
The submission window is now closed but if you would still like to send us your paper(s) for consideration, please email conference@pebblepad.com

Download Guidlines

 
 
 

Ignite Presentation

Pecha Kucha, lightning, or 20/20 style presentations are becoming an increasingly popular presentation format. They are less formal than the case study or propositional paper, though they do demand thoughtful preparation as successful presenters will be required to tell their story in 20 slides each lasting exactly 20 seconds. These presentations are designed to be concise and fast-paced and aim to prompt further discussion afterwards.

Whilst the time to present is limited, this is compensated for by the opportunity to present to the entire conference audience and participate in a follow-up poster session. A dedicated facilitator will assist successful authors in the preparation and management of the presentations and posters.

Ignite Presentation proposals must be submitted using the template provided. The proposal is to be a maximum of 300 words.

 
 

Ignite Presentation Key Information

Submission due: Sunday, 28th February 2016
The submission window is now closed but if you would still like to send us your paper(s) for consideration, please email conference@pebblepad.com

Download Template

 
 
 

Conference Proceedings

All accepted case studies and propositional papers will be published in an edited conference book with ISBN. Publications from previous conferences can be viewed here.

 
 
 

Key Dates

  • Call for Papers announced - Monday, 16th November 2015
  • Deadline for submissions - Sunday, 28th February 2016
  • Authors notified of submission outcome - Friday, 01st April 2016
  • PebbleBash 2016 begins - Monday, 12th September 2016
 

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