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Gordon on the move with Mahara, Moodlemahara Meetup

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  • 1. Moodle-Mahara Meetup AdelaideAllan FairchildAdvanced Design & Building8 May 2013Gordon on themove with
  • 2. Background...• mahara introduced in 2010• initial funding support from AFLF• trialled with 14 students for study tour• cohort included 2nd year building &design students• subsequent funding todevelop groups function• further trials with diploma ofbuilding students
  • 3. Why we needede-portfolios...• efficient means of storing information• enhanced presentation• ability to access files remotely• safe storage of students work• encourage collaboration andsharing of resources• improve engagement
  • 4. Current project....• funding support from E-learning forParticipation and Skills project (DIICCSRTE)
  • 5. Objectives for project…• use of e-portfolio across wider studentcohort• develop stronger opportunities for pathwaysto higher education• use of mahara for e-portfolio• common assessment across 6 groups– include site visit journal with pics/video/notes– use of blogs– progressive feedback from teachers online
  • 6. New paradigm forassessment....
  • 7. HouseWatchCommonAssessmentBAT BDA (A) BDA (B) BCB BSV IDD2nd semesterStructure of groups…Noel Ryan Neil Bell-WarrenDanny AllwoodBrian Kenwood Bernie Smithteaching teamMarilyn Edgar
  • 8. Groups…5 groups for the HouseWatch project have beenestablished in Mahara.
  • 9. View for the house watchproject…a template view in Mahara has beendeveloped in consultation with the teachers
  • 10. Assessment outline…• students are to observe the construction of a residentialdwelling• create an e-portfolio using Mahara• document all construction stages providing illustrativeevidence of stages• evidence will include an annotated digital story, journal ofsite visits, photographs, videos and research information
  • 11. User guide…• training guide forstudents and teachershas been developed toreflect access viaMoodle
  • 12. What we did...• information sessions• developed help notes• created templates• training• enlisted mentors• ongoing coaching
  • 13. Our first experience withMahara...• initially– clunky– lack of training materials– social media but not as easy asFACEBOOK– confusing at first...admin, artefacts, views, groups, fileuploading
  • 14. Mahara Setup?MyPortfoliopersonalfilesyourviewGroupssharedfilesviewtemplateCopy ViewTemplateTeacher Admin AreaStudents Work
  • 15. Our learnings...• establish the purpose first• collect your files “artefacts”• develop roll out strategy• pilot with small user group• establish boundaries• enlist enthusiastic staff
  • 16. Student thoughts...• more clunky than facebook• privacy and trust issuesinitially• concern on future access• eventually warmed to it
  • 17. Examples of studentseportfolios...
  • 18. Mahara login via gordon online…Mahara login
  • 19. Note: Images in this presentation have been sourced from MS Office 2007 and study tour e-portfoliosQuestions?