Using Mahara Pages: Online PLP's at Forth Valley College

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Mahara collections were used to design the template that our full time non advanced learners had to work through, made more accessible through learner feedback.

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Using Mahara Pages: Online PLP's at Forth Valley College

  1. 1. Using online personal learning plans at Forth Valley College Thursday 4th July 2013 Mahara UK, Birmingham Jasmin Hodge
  2. 2. Today's Session •The decision to take Personal Learning Plans, Online •How we made the plan ‘digital’ •The pro’s and con’s •The future and lessons learnt •Opportunity to take a PLP home.
  3. 3. The online PLP journey…. •Over 10K non advanced learners completed a paper based Personal Learning Plan with support of Learner Development Workers (LDW’s); •A new approach was needed to engage learners in the essential PLP process; •An online PLP was developed using templates created with Mahara pages;
  4. 4. The online PLP journey…. •How we launched and how many people shouted at us; •Pro’s and con’s; •Lesson’s learnt; •Take a look and help yourself to a copy.
  5. 5. Group Activity Using the details provided, log onto: http://moodle.forthvalley.ac.uk/mahara
  6. 6. Download an Online PLP •Go to: Portfolio menu>Collections •Click on: Copy a Collection button •Search pages for: Personal Learning Plan •Click on: Copy Collection button next to the title.
  7. 7. Summary and the future • An online PLP model is sustainability, embeds essential digital skills and gives learners independence to allow them to contribute more to their own learning. • We are currently redeveloping the PLP pages with the team to try and reduce the 12 pages and a more intuitive submission process. “ePortfolios are learners own stories of what they know”
  8. 8. Thank you. Jasmin Hodge Organisational Learning Co-ordinator http://about.me/jasminhodge “Knowing about things……Knowing yourself” With thanks to Dawn Corley for quotes

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