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Derrin gave this presentation on Mahara to the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in April 2010.

Derrin gave this presentation on Mahara to the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in April 2010.

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    Iatefl 2010 Presentation Iatefl 2010 Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • 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 an Linux (LPI) Approved Training 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
    • Showcasing your learning
      • Personalised learning and showcasing...
      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
    • Lifelong Learning
      • Online Resume (CV) Builder
      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
    • 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
    • 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