Tutor led Mahara Use

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Tutor led Mahara Use

  1. 1. Tutor-led Mahara useSouthampton Solent University• Samantha Moss Learning Technologist• Oliver Bailey 3rd Year PR & Communications
  2. 2. Background:• 2008 Research into ePortfolios• 2009 Pilots & usability testing• 2010 Institution-wide roll out• 2011 ‘Early adopters’ design bespoke activities to support employability-focussed assessments• 2012 More & more interest at course level
  3. 3. Examples of use…
  4. 4. Research Portfolios (1)• Design Communication Webfolio o 7 areas & themes to research & present using ‘Collections’ o Encouraged to include video, images, sketches, links and text o Each page to have sufficient referencing o Exported & submitted to Moodle ‘assignment upload’ activity o http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?t=qfLA4dyC3B9bTxFN2Ju5 o http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?t=nZhQAKM7sXrIEYPGJzLa
  5. 5. Research Portfolios (2)• Introduction to Marketing o 5 areas to research & present using ‘Collections’ o Encouraged to include video, images, sketches, links and text o Students to use groups for peer feedback o Exported & submitted to Moodle ‘assignment upload’ activity o http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?t=f1uxOF7Z3Y0I5kU6XzlP
  6. 6. Logging Skills & Experience• Sport Science & Coaching o Logging lab experiences, lab time with real clients, coaching hours, coaching qualifications o Module results & assessment feedback o Once a term students (about 90) to send a page to a ‘Course Controlled’ Mahara group for feedback from their course leader o http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?id=61720
  7. 7. Career Development Planning (1)• Architectural Technology o First year students – How to become a CM of CIAT o 2 Mahara pages: Course Evidence and Independent Learning o 6 month review and PD Plan + 10 examples of work (writing, drawings, RA report…) plus outcomes of independent learning tasks o Exported & submitted to Moodle ‘assignment upload’ activity
  8. 8. Career Development Planning (2)• PR & Communications o Helping students to focus on career path prior to their compulsory 2 x two week work placements o Supported by Careers & Learning Technology o Seminars, tutorials and hands on sessions o Exported & submitted to Moodle ‘assignment upload’ activity o http://bit.ly/casestudyprcomms
  9. 9. Assessment Rubric
  10. 10. http://bit.ly/oliverbailey
  11. 11. Tips for success:• Create MANY example pages• Pick an area and work very closely with that team to create a great case study• Make sure lecturers understand what it is and what it does• Get your careers department involved• Write ‘good news’ articles for internal journals/newsletters
  12. 12. Contacts: Mahara user advice: Samantha Moss samantha.moss@solent.ac.uk @samwisemoss Technical advice: Roger Emery roger.emery@solent.ac.uk @solentroger Student perspective: Oliver Bailey oliverbailey2009@hotmail.co.uk @oliverbailey90http://portal.solent.ac.uk/learningtechprofiles

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