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Derrin spoke about Mahara at the IATEFL 2010 Conference in Harrogate

Derrin spoke about Mahara at the IATEFL 2010 Conference in Harrogate

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  • Showing how I've grown Reflective, lifelong learning with Mahara e-Portfolios Derrin Kent [email_address] Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • How many of you use Open Source Software nearly every day? Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Open Source e-Portfolios Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info http://mahara.org http://mahara.tdm.info http://demo.mahara.org
  • What does this have to do with Language Teaching? Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Pedagogical Approach: Formative mediation in collaborative learning versus Acquisition via our own devices versus the transmission model Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Content In / Content Out Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Focus on form / Focus on form(s) Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Reflective Growth Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Personalisation of Learning: Real people telling real stories on a lifelong learning journey Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Ownership of Learning Content Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
    • paper behind glass
    • the arch-lever file
    • the credited author
    • Leap2A portability
  • Focus of this presentation:
    • To show you how Mahara works
    • To show you how Mahara relates to other software platforms
    • To show you how TDM (an Official Mahara Partner) can add value.
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • The Nuffield Review Demands...
    • The re-assertion of a broader vision of education in which there is a profound respect for the whole person (not just the narrowly conceived ‘intellectual excellence’ or ‘skills for economic prosperity’), irrespective of ability or cultural and social background, in which there is a broader vision of learning and in which the learning contributes to a more just and cohesive society.
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Starting from the learner's perspective...
    • A Self-Development Process
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Setting your own learning agendas...
    • My Goals / My Skills
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Building your content and your stories...
    • A Learner-Led, Portfolio-Building Process
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Lifelong Learning
    • Online Resume (CV) Builder
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Showcasing your learning
    • Personalised learning and showcasing...
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Portability of data
    • The Leap2a Open Data Standard
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Assessment of Competence
    • An assessor-led evidence-building process:
    • Build (eg Communicaive Language Testing) templates
    • Feedback on submitted views
    • Lock completed views for verification
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Information, Advice & Guidance
    • Learners, tutors, Assessors (templates), employers, mentors, verifiers, etc. have the freedom to present My Views...
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • “ Paper behind glass ”
    • Easy online showcasing of your learning...
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Social Networking
    • Create Groups for Communities of Practice and Professional Networks
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Create your own CoPs
    • Each group has many members, each member has many groups:
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Practical uses include: Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
    • Group Projects
    • Build your English persona
    • International Working Parties
    • Special Interest Groups
    • Teacher networks (Knowledge Transfer, Capture & Creation)
    • Monitored Social Networking (protection against sexually inappropriate behaviour, cyberbullying, etc.)
    • Stakeholder feedback
    • Formal assessment
    • External marketing
    • Reflective Fridays
    • Lecture / Conference notesharing
    • Internal Reporting
    • Job applications (digital CV)
    • ....and more and more and more...
  • What is the problem for which this technology provides the solution ? Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Small Pieces, Coherently Joined Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info + Integration with Moodle
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info LMS v's VLE v's PLE v's SLE
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info LMS = Learning Management System
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info VLE = Virtual Learning Environment
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info PLE = Personalised Learning Environment
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info SLE = Social (Web2.0) Learning Environment
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info The Institution Needs...
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info The Teacher / Trainer Needs...
  • Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info The Learner Needs...
  • TDM offer hosting...
    • Professional hosting and integration with and Networking between other Mahara, Moodle, etc. sites:
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • TDM offer Open Source...
    • Open Source
    • Ref: UK Govt. ICT Strategy incl. Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use: Government Action Plan
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • TDM offer professional support for more OSS than Mahara...
    • LMSs / VLEs ( eg Moodle)
    • Website Content Management Systems
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Accountancy / finance / payroll
    • Project Management
    • Course authoring
    • Shopping carts / online purchasing
    • Repositories / Document Management Systems
    • Video sharing
    • Graphic design
    • Photo galleries
    • ...the list goes on....
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • TDM offer user training and site development...
    • The TDM book practically illustrates how Mahara might be used in:
    • A Primary School
    • An International Corporation
    • A private WBL Provider
    • But the applications are numerous:
    • Recruitment Agency / English Language School / EAP or ESP Centre / Business English Centre / University / Adult Education Provider / Professional Body / etc.
    • Also includes the useful Implementation (Pre-)Planner – to help any organisational software implementation.
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Mahara Cost Analysis
    • How much do you spend on paper, photocopiers and photocopies per annum?
    • Mahara is free
    • Professional Mahara hosting (including theming + branding) starts at £875 per annum (all inclusive of 24/7 technical support, nightly remote server backups, performance and security monitoring, updates & patching, etc.)
    • Officially certified training events start from £175 per head per day and can go as low as <£100 per head per day.
    • TDM Development rates start as low as £300 per site development day
    • The book costs £24.99 (for sale from Derrin today at £20 only
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Mahara Advantages
    • Reflective Portfolio features
    • Personalised content-building features
    • Personalisation + Showcasing features
    • Portability of Personal Data + Open Data Standard
    • Open Source: No Vendor Lock-In, Flexibility, Security, Stability, Re-Use
    • Low Implementation Cost / Low On-Costs
    • Integration with Moodle / Mahoodle Networks
    Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  • Give us a shout... Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info [email_address] Tel: +44 (0)1299 405719 Mob: +44 (0)7792 569415