PebblePad: Griffith's Personal Learning Environment (PLE) EdTech - Review and consider possibilities

Last updated on 01/04/2019

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Description

PebblePad is a platform to collect, curate, create, communicate and share achievements, reflections, personal capabilities and professional skills. It affords students and staff a Personal Learning Environment (PLE).

Overview

PebblePad is available for all staff at Griffith and can used in teaching and learning to create, curate and present academic achievements. Additionally academic and professional staff can use it to evidence and present our personal or professional progression.

Some key uses of PebblePad at Griffith include:

  • Enhancing student-centred design as well as teaching and learning practices that support Griffith 2020 principles (e.g., active, collaborative and authentic learning) including effective, efficient and equitable management and monitoring of collaborative/peer group and project work. This aligns with the types of tasks many graduates face in the workplace.
  • Enabling student-centred cross-course and program-level design and learning including cross-course integrative and/or interdisciplinary learning projects, program-level assessment tasks, facilitating multi-source feedback (peer, instructor, and external) and collecting evidence of learning throughout a program lifecycle.
  • Facilitate the professional learning and continuing professional development of academic and professional staff (e.g., staff learning and teaching portfolios).

Considerations

What staff can do with Pebblepad:

In your teaching practice For your personal use
Create checklists and logs Collaborate with colleagues across the University
Build workbooks with scaffolding for students Curate a collection of evidence against professional standards
Author a blog by yourself or in collaboration with others Curate a collection of evidence of performance goals
Students create collections of evidence of learning outcomes, professional standards and graduate attributes Create ePortfolios to highlight varying foci and share with others

What students can do with Pebblepad:

In your learning For your personal use
Complete checklists and logs Create About Me pages to establish your Griffith digital presence
Write reflections and gather evidence to complete workbooks Complete activity logs for clubs or student group activities
Author a blog by yourself or in collaboration with others Author a blog to share your personal experiences
Create collections of evidence of learning outcomes, professional standards and graduate attributes Curate your academic or co-curricular evidence and reflections to create a portfolio to share with others

And much, much more!

Enabling Technology

Students and staff can use PebblePad to complete reflective workbooks, showcase their talents and record their achievements throughout their personal learning journey at Griffith.

Our Showcase includes some samples and real (live) examples from Griffith staff and students.

Implement

When adopting PebblePad for a learning activity or assessment item, it is important to include clear instructions and highlight the benefits of using PebblePad.  This provides users with clear parameters and purpose for the required task, which assists in building confidence when using this tool.

For more information and support materials to help you implement PebblePad in your teaching, please visit www.griffith.edu.au/pebblepad

Technical support is available to staff and students via the IT Service Centre.

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  • Learning Futures
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Preferred Citation

Learning Futures (2019). PebblePad: Griffith's Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Retrieved from https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/4305/view