Louise Botha March 2014
Using Mahara as an electronic
portfolio system for recording of
continuous professional developmen...
Acknowledgements
• This project was supported by a Practice Development
Scholarship PDS-03-12 from the ACT Nursing and Mid...
So where is Canberra?
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Famous for ?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28990363@N05/3266906473/sizes/m/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheb...
Background
In 2010 Australia moved to National Registration via AHPRA
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
!
A...
CPD
• 20 hours of CPD
!
• The CPD cycle - reviewing practice,
identifying learning needs, planning and
participating in re...
Subject to Audit
When renew registration make a
declaration regarding:
!
• Recency of Practice
!
• 20 hours of CPD
What is CPD
Of relevance to the context of practice!


Target group

Transition to Practice Nurses
(1 year structured and supported program for nurses)
!
!
• The group was ass...
Methods
Literature Review
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/results.aspx?qu=library&ex=1#ai:MP900427785|
What did we want to see in a portfolio?
• CPD Records
!
• Self Assessments against Australian Nursing
Competencies Standar...
What Portfolio to choose
• Used a Matrix to identify positives of a
variety of options
!
• Group decision to use Mahara
Budgetary Constraints
!
• Small number of accounts
!
• Looked for options
!
Our answer
• http://www.portfoliocommunities.c...
Education
• Session presented during Study Day
!
• Extra “How to” on Wednesday
Workshop days
http://office.microsoft.com/e...
Including resources available from
Mahara
Mahara 1.7 user manual
Evaluation of Education Delivered
Uptake of the Mahara E-portfolio
0
25
50
75
100
Number of Graduates as %
Total Number of
Graduates signe
Challenges -
• External Hosting
!
• Local Options
!
• “Red Tape” in Organisations
!
• Assessment of Portfolios
!
• Creatin...
Example Assessment Rubric
Portfolio Examples
• http://www.portfoliocommunities.com/
References
Project
• Casey, D., & Egan, D. (2010). The use of professional portfolios and profiles for career enhancement....
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Using Mahara as an electronic portfolio system for recording of continuous professional development (CPD) and competency for nurses

  1. 1. Louise Botha March 2014 Using Mahara as an electronic portfolio system for recording of continuous professional development (CPD) and competency for nurses
  2. 2. Acknowledgements • This project was supported by a Practice Development Scholarship PDS-03-12 from the ACT Nursing and Midwifery Office ! • Attendance made possible by partial funding from Canberra Hospital Auxiliary
  3. 3. So where is Canberra? http://www.ummahdirectory.com.au/includes/template/uploads/Image/Australia_Map.gif
  4. 4. Famous for ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/28990363@N05/3266906473/sizes/m/in/photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/shebalso/5660416505/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Skywhale_before_second_Canberra_flight_May_2013.jpg
  5. 5. Background In 2010 Australia moved to National Registration via AHPRA Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency ! Advantages ! • Registration to work across all states and territories in Australia • Standardised expectation regarding Continuous Professional Development
  6. 6. CPD • 20 hours of CPD ! • The CPD cycle - reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant activities and reflecting on the value of the activities (ANMC 2009)
  7. 7. Subject to Audit When renew registration make a declaration regarding: ! • Recency of Practice ! • 20 hours of CPD
  8. 8. What is CPD Of relevance to the context of practice!
  9. 9. 
 Target group
 Transition to Practice Nurses (1 year structured and supported program for nurses) ! ! • The group was assumed, with recent exposure in the university sector, to contain a high proportion of participants with skills in web based programs and the use of portfolios ! • Required to submit a portfolio for assessment as part of transition program
  10. 10. Methods Literature Review http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/results.aspx?qu=library&ex=1#ai:MP900427785|
  11. 11. What did we want to see in a portfolio? • CPD Records ! • Self Assessments against Australian Nursing Competencies Standards ! • Completed Learning Objectives for each Placement ! • Evidence of Reflection on Activities and Learning experiences
  12. 12. What Portfolio to choose • Used a Matrix to identify positives of a variety of options ! • Group decision to use Mahara
  13. 13. Budgetary Constraints ! • Small number of accounts ! • Looked for options ! Our answer • http://www.portfoliocommunities.com/
  14. 14. Education • Session presented during Study Day ! • Extra “How to” on Wednesday Workshop days http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/results.aspx?qu=classroom&ex=1#ai:MP900401966|
  15. 15. Including resources available from Mahara Mahara 1.7 user manual
  16. 16. Evaluation of Education Delivered
  17. 17. Uptake of the Mahara E-portfolio 0 25 50 75 100 Number of Graduates as % Total Number of Graduates signe
  18. 18. Challenges - • External Hosting ! • Local Options ! • “Red Tape” in Organisations ! • Assessment of Portfolios ! • Creating a Rubric
  19. 19. Example Assessment Rubric
  20. 20. Portfolio Examples • http://www.portfoliocommunities.com/
  21. 21. References Project • Casey, D., & Egan, D. (2010). The use of professional portfolios and profiles for career enhancement. British Journal Of Community Nursing, 15(11), 547-552. • Celery, M. (2010). National Registration and Professional Portfolios: What does it all mean? Journal Of The Australasian Rehabilitation • Nurses' Association (JARNA), 13(2), 4-6. • Cubit, K.A., Ryan, B., (2010) Tailoring a Graduate Nurse Program to meet the needs of our next generation nurses, Nurse Educ. Today, doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2010.03.017 • Garrison, D. R. (2011). Assessment and Evaluation. In E-Learning in the 21st Century. (2nd ed.). (pp. 106-107). New York, USA: Routledge. • Lewis, K., & Baker, R. (2007). The development of an electronic educational portfolio: an outline for medical education professionals. Teaching & Learning In Medicine, 19(2), 139-147. • Mills, J. (2009). Professional portfolios and Australian registered nurses' requirements for licensure: developing an essential tool. Nursing & Health Sciences, 11(2), 206-210. doi:10.1111/j.1442-2018.2009.00457.x • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2010, July).Continuing professional Development Registration Standard ! Images: • http://www.flickr.com/photos/28990363@N05/3266906473/sizes/m/in/photostream • http://www.ummahdirectory.com.au/includes/template/uploads/Image/Australia_Map.gif • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Skywhale_before_second_Canberra_flight_May_2013.jpg • http://www.flickr.com/photos/shebalso/5660416505/ • http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/results.aspx?

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