On day 4 of Celebrating Teaching 2018, the Gold Coast campus played host to the annual PebblePad Symposium. This year’s event focused on the theme of ‘Active and authentic learning’. The aim of the symposium was to bring together Griffith’s PebblePad practitioners together to share what worked, what didn’t quite work out as planned, and what could be improved and enhanced for the next iteration.
We were excited to host our third annual PebblePad Symposium, and this year we were especially delighted to kick it off with an interactive session with invited academics and their students. Each academic and student group shared a short video about their implementation and experience of using PebblePad in their course, followed up with time for questions from the audience. The videos were a great intro to each group presenting, and we need to give special mention to Dr Henry Skates and his students for their video “Nightmare on Engineering Drive” which the audience thoroughly enjoyed. With each group sharing a range of uses, each with their own challenges and successes, we heard first-hand what we can do when planning and implementing PebblePad to ensure we Nail It.
The remainder of the day allowed our attendees to dig deeper into how PebblePad is being used to support a variety of activities as presenters from across the University shared their learnings. It was great to see the ways in which this platform is not only supporting active and authentic learning at the course level but also initiatives across the program, Group and University.
Wrapping up the day, attendees and presenters had a good chat to debrief on what we had learnt during the day, and what the future holds for PebblePad at Griffith… More opportunities to share and learn are planned for 2019!
For more information about Celebrating Teaching 2018 Activities, visit the Learning Futures site here.