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Big update. As delivered to Golden Hills School Division, Alberta, Canada

Big update. As delivered to Golden Hills School Division, Alberta, Canada

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  • Federal corporation, HQ in ManitobaMultimedia learning resources for career development, workplace learning and professional developmentSpecialty: facilitating, packaging & disseminating insights of learners, practitioners and subject matter expertsProducer of “Career Destination” solutions through community partnerships since 2001Opened Learning Agents eStudiosin 2007multimedia & video facility for learning resource production, ePortfolio development and webcastingActive voluntary role in communityCareer Trek and “Let’s Get to Work” conferenceDon Presant: Chair of Manitoba PLA Network (MPLAN) Community Telecentre COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT: technology literacy, engagement, expression, workVideo-conference (in development)job interviews , online learning e.g. classes for prospective immigrants overseas, workplace trainingOther community learning events (subscribe to other networks)Collaborative Workshop EnvironmentHands-On ePortfolio and related workshopsDigital Production StudiosPhotos, objects, actions, interviews, simulationsImages, audio, video, textQuick set-up, quick turnaround (photo vs. scan, permanent lighting setup, direct to disk recording, etc.)Multimedia Post Production Facility :career profiles, ePortfolio resources, training videosProduction and Facilitation Support Services: staff, freelance & partners
  • Input/uploadJournal entry, PicturePublish and shareProfile PageIntroduction, YouTube video, ?Professional PageIntroduction, Mission statement, JournalCollaborateGroups
  • Frame of Reference: Matt Elliot and Jennifer TurnsSimple tasks to begin: enter profile information, annotate artefactPrompts for reflection, structured reflection
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    • 1. ePortfolios in Schools Focus on Mahara Golden Hills School Division January 25, 2013
    • 2. Learning AgentsAccelerated learning systems E-learning resources & services Learning community support Consulting http://bit.ly/DonPresant_ePortfolio
    • 3. AgendaGoals: Pedagogical imagineering, Fun1. Why ePortfolio?2. Why Mahara?3. Mahara in the Wild4. Hands-on Mahara5. Using Mahara in your Classroom6. Mahara in the Future
    • 4. What is ePortfolio?A learning companion http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios
    • 5. What is ePortfolio?“We-ell, it’s…it’s…it’s…” The University of Nottingham
    • 6. What is ePortfolio?Yin and Yang• Portfolio OF Learning – Showcase, summative• Portfolio FOR Learning – Constructive, formative
    • 7. What is ePortfolio?http://www.slideshare.net/4nitsirk/mahara-open-source-eportfolio-application
    • 8. What is ePortfolio?In schools• Showcase, repository of artefacts and achievements – Private/Shared/Public• “Walled garden” for: – Reflection, critical thinking – Digital skill building, socialization• Assignment submission tool – With/without Moodle• Scaffolded knowledge construction – Incremental, monitored, commented• Tool for transition – University entrance – Work experience, employment• Your idea here…
    • 9. What is ePortfolio?At GHSD already: “stealth portfolio”• Post-Graduate Paper: Organizational Trust – collection• Video Tutorials - Moodle• Dustin LA Portfolio
    • 10. What is ePortfolio?Grandma’s balanced view Helen Barrett http://electronicportfolios.org/balance/
    • 11. Why ePortfolios? Grandma says…Helen Barrett http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/11873587
    • 12. Why ePortfolios?Student feedback (primary level)Jamin Lietze presentation (NZ 2009)
    • 13. Why ePortfolios?GHSD Mission Statement “…helping our students become the thinkers, doers, creators and communicators that our 21st Century world needs.” GHSD 2012-2015 - Summary of 3 Yr Ed Plan and AERR
    • 14. Why ePortfolios? 21st Century Skills and Learning • Critical thinking • Problem-solving • Collaborating • Adapting • Innovating “…facilitated by expert teachers and enabled by technology tools.”GHSD 2012-2015 - Combined Three Year Education Plan and AERR
    • 15. Why ePortfolios? 21st Century Skills and Learning • Critical thinking (and reflecting?) • Problem-solving (and inquiring?) • Collaborating (and expressing?) • Adapting (and integrating?) • Innovating (and creating?) “…facilitated by expert teachers and enabled by technology tools.”GHSD 2012-2015 - Combined Three Year Education Plan and AERR
    • 16. Why ePortfolios?Teacher Professional Development “…facilitated by expert teachers and enabled by technology tools.”• Pedagogy supported by technology – Articulating/exploring values – Building knowledge (PLE) – Building a community of practice (PLN) – Supporting daily performance – Demonstrating the impact of teaching – Advancing career
    • 17. Why Mahara?Overview• Designed for schools – National school implementation in NZ: “MyPortfolio”• Works with Moodle: “Mahoodle” – SSO, Export to Mahara, Submit to Moodle• Flexible – Digital story machine, not a “tick box”• Free Open Source Software (FOSS) – Free (like a puppy) – Controllable, predictable – Extendable, “clusterable” (Mahoodle, Google Apps…)
    • 18. Why Mahara?Under the hood• Core capabilities – Profile, Resume, Files, Notes, Journals (blogs), Plans – Pages, Collections • Embed external media, Google Apps, RSS feeds – Groups and collaboration • Shared files, pages, collections • Assignment submission workflow – Multi-layered sharing/privacy, multiple languages• Third Party Plugins (Web 2.0) – “Stock”: My CPD, My Learning, Google Apps, etc. – “Special”: Chem2D, Jmol, Freemind, etc.
    • 19. Mahara in the WildMyPortfolio, New Zealand• 1,125 schools, 40,465 active accounts, 7,525 groups* * As of July, 2012
    • 20. Mahara in the Wild “Tell me about yourself” - templateOur Lady’s Preston (UK)
    • 21. Mahara in the Wild “Tell me about yourself” – fictitious exampleOur Lady’s Preston (UK)
    • 22. Mahara in the Wild “Tell me about yourself” – real exampleOur Lady’s Preston (UK)
    • 23. Mahara in the Wild “Tell me about yourself” – real exampleOur Lady’s Preston (UK)
    • 24. Mahara in the Wild “Tell me about yourself” – real exampleOur Lady’s Preston (UK)
    • 25. Mahara in the WildMore than you can digest in one sitting… http://bit.ly/ep4schools
    • 26. Hands On Mahara“Fffinally!…”• Profile Page – Introduction, YouTube video, ?• Collaborate – Friends, Groups
    • 27. Using Mahara in your ClassroomSample Activities and Projects• About me (Profile page)• Multi-year retrospective• Student-led conferences• Students teach Mahara – video documentation and more…• Inquiry-based project• Group project• University entrance portfolio• ….?
    • 28. Using Mahara in your ClassroomEmbedding in 21C Learning Practices CAPABILITY AFFORDANCE• Inquire, construct • Pages, collections• Analyze, criticize • Templates, examples• Store, protect • Files, images, videos• Share, declare • Journals• Collaborate, converse • Privacy levels• Guide, re-direct • External media, RSS• Celebrate, showcase • Plans, CPD• Adapt, innovate • Group forums, pages• Build skills, identity • Plugins
    • 29. Using Mahara in your ClassroomEmbedding in 21C Learning Practices CAPABILITY AFFORDANCE• Inquire, construct • Pages, collections• Analyze, criticize • Templates, examples• Store, protect • Files, images, videos• Share, declare • Journals• Collaborate, converse • Privacy levels• Guide, re-direct • External media, RSS• Celebrate, showcase • Plans, CPD• Adapt, innovate • Group forums, pages• Build skills, identity • Plugins Make your own connections…
    • 30. Mahara in the FutureOn the horizon• Upcoming versions of Mahara – Every 6 months• New plug-ins• Open Badges• Tighter coupling with Moodle?• Your improvements!
    • 31. The Open Badges Initiative Coming in 2013Richard Wyles, Totara LMS at MaharaUK12http://maharauk.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=117
    • 32. Success Strategies Centre on the student • Start with something fun – Find ways to increase engagement and ownership • Take small steps with lots of scaffolding – Simple tasks to begin, provide examples, templates – Provide technical and content support and feedback • Focus on learning, not just assessment – Personal web site, lifelong companion… – Private, shared and public space • Emphasize content over technology – Telling stories… • Provide opportunities for peer interaction – Peer review, brainstorming, portfolio buddies, presenting portfolios at student- led conferences, student “consultants” • Eat your own dog food (i.e. build your own eportfolio)With ideas from :http://www.engconfintl.org/8axabstracts/Session%202B/rees08_submission_67.pdf
    • 33. Don Presantdon@learningagents.ca (888) 229-2889PRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE http://bit.ly/ep4schools