Welcome to ePIC 2015

ePIC 2015 Call for Contributions

disruptive technologies for transformative learning

The organisers of ePIC 2015 are inviting authors and practitioners to submit contributions to the 13th conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges and Identity. The theme we would like to explore this year is: disruptive technologies for transformative learning: under which conditions can disruptive technologies transform learning? Under which conditions can transformative learning impact our society, improve trust, (self-) employability, social integration and civic participation? We of course welcome all contributions related to the core themes of ePIC, which are Open Badges, ePortfolios and Identity.

Submissions can include research papers, case studies, work in progress, position papers, workshops, presentations and posters.

Following an open collaboration and review process, the ePIC 2015 proceedings will be published under ISBN 978-2-9540144-5-6.

Latest News

NEWS RELEASE – Humanitarian Learning & Development at ePIC 2015

April 24, 2015

The ePortfolio and Identity Conference (ePIC - www.epforum.eu) is pleased to announce a Humanitarian Learning and Development theme for the conference in Barcelona, June 8-10, 2015. This theme is being presented in partnership with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) and DisasterReady.org.


The humanitarian workforce numbers over a quarter of a million people from all over the world working in a wide variety of occupations.

In recent years, there has been a growing move toward professionalisation of the sector for improved quality of outcomes. Along with the identified need for improved system quality is the growing realisation that better methods must be found to develop, recognize and share the professional skills of a highly mobile humanitarian workforce.

These professional skills are often developed outside the classroom, while the people acquiring them are solving complex problems and saving lives. Yet there is a lack of effective methods to assess and recognize these skills for the purposes of professional learning, navigating career pathways, workforce planning and knowledge management.

Humanitarian Learning and Development at ePIC 2015

At ePIC 2015, MSF and DisasterReady.org will encourage humanitarian organizations to consider the pivotal role that educational technologies can play in human capital development for the sector. These technologies include Personal Learning Environments, ePortfolios and competency credentials using Open Badges.

Conference programming for this theme will include a keynote session, detailed presentations and a breakout workshop on Day 3 with the goal of creating a Special Interest Group for Humanitarian Learning and Development, with a focus on Personal Learning Environments, ePortfolios and Open Badges.

Open Badge Passport Launch at ePIC 2015

AUSTIN, TX – March 10, 2015 – 

The Open Badge Passport has been announced as one of the thirteen winners of the Digital Media Learning (DML) Trust Challenge. The announcement was made by educational innovator Richard Culatta, director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, TX.

Applicants from 22 countries tackled some of the thorniest issues around trust, privacy, and safety that are critical to learning in an open online world: How can learners exercise control over who sees and uses their data? What tools are needed need to navigate, collaborate, and learn online with confidence? What solutions will foster greater civility and respect in online learning environments?