TDM IAG / Nuffield Presentation


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Derrin used these slides when asked to describe how Mahara responds to the demands made by the 14-19 Nuffield Review ( at this National IAG conference:

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TDM IAG / Nuffield Presentation

  1. 1. CV Showcasing and Career Building with Mahara Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  2. 2. Open Source e-Portfolios Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  3. 3. Focus of this presentation: <ul><li>To introduce how Mahara can be used to facilitate learner-led Information, Advice and Guidance (as well as learning delivery & assessment) </li></ul><ul><li> we show how Mahara can help us, as educators, to practically respond to the Nuffield Review's FIVE demands. </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  4. 4. The Nuffield Review Demands (1).... <ul><li>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. </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  5. 5. Mahara offers... <ul><li>A Self-Development Process </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  6. 6. Mahara offers... <ul><li>My Goals / My Skills </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  7. 7. Mahara offers... <ul><li>Online Resume (CV) Builder </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  8. 8. Mahara offers... <ul><li>Personalised learning and showcasing... </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  9. 9. The Nuffield Review Demands (2).... <ul><li>System performance indicators ‘fit for purpose’, in which the ‘measures of success’ reflect this range of educational aims, not simply those which are easy to measure or which please certain stakeholders only. </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  10. 10. www. wbl-shots .org Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  11. 11. Mahara offers... <ul><li>An assessor-led evidence-building process: </li></ul><ul><li>Build (eg QCF Unit) templates </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback on submitted views </li></ul><ul><li>Lock completed views for verification </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  12. 12. Mahara offers... <ul><li>A Learner-Led, Portfolio-Building Process </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  13. 13. Information, Advice & Guidance <ul><li>Learners, tutors, Assessors (templates), employers, mentors, verifiers, etc. have the freedom to present My Views... </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  14. 14. Information, Advice & Guidance <ul><li>Easy online showcasing of your learning... </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  15. 15. Small Pieces, Coherently Joined Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  16. 16. The Nuffield Review Demands (3).... <ul><li>The re-distribution of power and decision-making such that there can be greater room for the voice of the learner, for the expertise of the teacher and for the concerns of other stakeholders in the response to the learning needs of all young people in their different economic and social settings. </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  17. 17. Mahara offers... <ul><li>Create Groups for Communities of Practice and Professional Networks </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  18. 18. Mahara offers... <ul><li>Each group has many members, each member has many groups: </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  19. 19. The Nuffield Review Demands (4).... <ul><li>The creation of strongly collaborative local learning systems in which schools, colleges, higher education institutions, the youth service, independent training providers, employers and voluntary bodies can work together for the common good – in curriculum development, in provision of opportunities for all learners in a locality and in ensuring appropriate progression into further education, training and employment. </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  20. 20. Mahara offers... <ul><li>Integration with and Networking between other Mahara, Moodle, etc. sites: </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  21. 21. The Nuffield Review Demands (5).... <ul><li>The development of a more unified system of qualifications which meets the diverse talents of young people, the different levels and styles of learning, and the varied needs of the wider community, but which avoids the fragmentation, divisiveness and inequalities to which the present system is prone. </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  22. 22. Mahara supports... <ul><li>The Leap2a Open Data Standard </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  23. 23. Mahara is... <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Ref: UK Govt. ICT Strategy incl. Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use: Government Action Plan </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  24. 24. Mahara is AB neutral... <ul><li>Mahara is the online equivalent of the Arch-Lever File or USB Stick, there is no need for accrediting body 'endorsement'. </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email: “ USING THE E-PORTFOLIO”, Jonathan Robert Freeman, Andrew Stone (City & Guilds): “ Endorsement is City & Guilds’ guarantee to a centre that its external verifiers will happily use the system. If centres use non-endorsed products, the onus is on them to ensure that the external verifiers are familiarised with their system. ”
  25. 25. The TDM Mahara Book <ul><li>...practically illustrates how Mahara might be used in: </li></ul><ul><li>A Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>An International Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>A private WBL Provider </li></ul><ul><li>But the applications are numerous: </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Agency / FE College / Adult Education Provider / Professional Body / Sector Skills Council / Trade Association / etc. </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  26. 26. Mahara Cost Analysis <ul><li>Many Assessment Portfolios charge appx. £40 per head </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 learners = £400 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 learners = £4,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,000 learners = £40,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mahara is free </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Mahara hosting starts at £875 p.a. </li></ul><ul><li>A typical full “Mahara MAX” Implementation costs < £25k </li></ul><ul><li>Blended Learning, IAG and Assessment reduces overheads </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email:
  27. 27. Mahara Advantages <ul><li>Reflective Portfolio features (not just assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Career-Building features </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation + Showcasing features </li></ul><ul><li>Portability of Personal Data + Open Data Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source: No Vendor Lock-In, Flexibility, Security, Stability, Re-Use </li></ul><ul><li>Low Implementation Cost / Low On-Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with Moodle / Mahoodle Networks </li></ul>Web: Tel: 01299 405719 Email: