MaharaePortfolios in Moodle<br />AEC 2011 presentation<br />Mark Drechsler & Kim Edgar<br />
Mahara – an open sourceePortfoliotool, closely related to the Moodle project.<br />
Who is doing what in the Australian Higher Ed sector with Mahara? <br />
Which Universities are using/piloting Mahara?<br />
A short questionnaire of some Mahara Universities<br />
Q: How are you using Mahara to support teaching and learning? <br />
“used extensively in a professional placement program”“students in health faculty on placement using Mahara to document an...
“reflective journal of tasks and experiences over the course of their internship”“Students … shared with the course conven...
Q: Has it helped enrich the learning experience? <br />
“has proven an excellent tool for collecting evidence of learning, showcasing learning, critically reflective learning”<br />
“there is a leap to be taken by staff in understanding it as a student centered tool”<br />
“able to reflect on and collect digital assets in a way that was not previously possible”<br />
“students appreciated the flexibility of accessing work from any location, but found the system limited the presentation o...
“Mahara gives the students an opportunity to work and think outside the course boundaries which affords a more holistic ap...
Q: If you could make one change to Mahara, what would it be?<br />
“(Staff) dislike the use of social networking termsin this context (such as friend)”<br />
“…(with) both push and pull to and from Moodle it would become a very powerful tool”<br />
“In a perfect world the student would have an ePortfolio for life, not just their time at any particular institution”<br />
So what’s new with Moodle 2.1 and Mahara 1.4?<br />
Some new features:1. Mobile uploading2. Pushing content from Moodle3. Assessing pages in Moodle4. Soon: Pulling content fr...
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  1. 1. MaharaePortfolios in Moodle<br />AEC 2011 presentation<br />Mark Drechsler & Kim Edgar<br />
  2. 2. Mahara – an open sourceePortfoliotool, closely related to the Moodle project.<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Who is doing what in the Australian Higher Ed sector with Mahara? <br />
  5. 5. Which Universities are using/piloting Mahara?<br />
  6. 6. A short questionnaire of some Mahara Universities<br />
  7. 7. Q: How are you using Mahara to support teaching and learning? <br />
  8. 8. “used extensively in a professional placement program”“students in health faculty on placement using Mahara to document and reflect on their experiences”<br />
  9. 9. “reflective journal of tasks and experiences over the course of their internship”“Students … shared with the course convenor & workplace supervisor”<br />
  10. 10. Q: Has it helped enrich the learning experience? <br />
  11. 11. “has proven an excellent tool for collecting evidence of learning, showcasing learning, critically reflective learning”<br />
  12. 12. “there is a leap to be taken by staff in understanding it as a student centered tool”<br />
  13. 13. “able to reflect on and collect digital assets in a way that was not previously possible”<br />
  14. 14. “students appreciated the flexibility of accessing work from any location, but found the system limited the presentation of their work”<br />
  15. 15. “Mahara gives the students an opportunity to work and think outside the course boundaries which affords a more holistic approach to their learning”<br />
  16. 16. Q: If you could make one change to Mahara, what would it be?<br />
  17. 17. “(Staff) dislike the use of social networking termsin this context (such as friend)”<br />
  18. 18. “…(with) both push and pull to and from Moodle it would become a very powerful tool”<br />
  19. 19. “In a perfect world the student would have an ePortfolio for life, not just their time at any particular institution”<br />
  20. 20. So what’s new with Moodle 2.1 and Mahara 1.4?<br />
  21. 21. Some new features:1. Mobile uploading2. Pushing content from Moodle3. Assessing pages in Moodle4. Soon: Pulling content from Moodle<br />

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