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  • 1. MaharaE-PortfolioNetworking Platform as a Tool in RPL
    Timo Raatikainen Senior LecturereLearningSpecialistOnlineEduca Berlin 2010
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    Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • 2. Structure of the Presentation
    What RPL means
    Varioustypes of aspects to beevaluated
    Requirements for the RPL-platform
    Mahara
    How Maharaworks
    Students’ thoughtsand examples of Metropolia UAS Mahara-pilot, autumn 2010
    General thoughtsaboutMahara
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  • 3. Recognizing PriorLearning (RPL)
    Learning does not always take place in the classroom: it also happens on the job, at home, and in the community. The recognition of prior learning is a reliable process that takes into consideration ALL learning by examining what a person knows and can do.  http://www.aeei.gov.sk.ca/rpl
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  • 4. Education& EmploymentHistory
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    How to recognize?
  • 5. Interests
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    How to recognize?
  • 6. Certifications, Accreditations, Awards
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    How to recognize?
  • 7. Books and Publications
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    How to recognize?
  • 8. Skills
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    How to recognize?
  • 9. Goals
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    How to recognize?
  • 10. Where to Collect, Select & Share?
    Safety & ownership of data?
    Usability?
    Social networkingfunctionality?
    Flexiblecontrol of the visibility?
    Is everythinglost, if I quit?
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  • 11. Mahara Te Reo Māori for ‘think’ or ‘thought’
  • 12. Mahara
    New Zealand 2006
    Electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system
    Piloted at Helsinki Metropolia UAS since August 2010
    Over 300 usersuntilnow.
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  • 13. The Main Pointof Mahara
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    http://demo.mahara.org/
  • 14. Mahara to Collect, Select & Share
    Safeplatform, on its’ ownserver
    Open source, free of charge
    Usersowntheir data
    Social networkingfunctionality
    Differentviews for differentaudiences
    Exportation of data at anytime
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  • 15. Mahara PLE & Moodle VLE
    Open sourceMahara PLE
    = user-centered
    = available at anytimeOpen sourceMoodle VLE
    = college-centered
    = availableduringcourses
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  • 16. Mahara-MoodleIntegration(=Mahoodle)
    Nottestedduringpiloting at Metropolia UAS
    E.g. single-sign on between both systems
    E.g. users' profile information is ported across
    E.g. possible to submit Mahara Views to Moodle for assessment
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  • 17. Moodle VLE, Mahara PLE & WWW
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  • 18. How MaharaWorks
  • 19. Entering
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  • 20. Editing Profile
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  • 21. SettingOptions
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  • 22. Othersseeyourprofilepage
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    My Friends
    My Groups
    My Views
    Wall
    available
    only on the profilepage
  • 23. My Resumé
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  • 24. My Goals
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  • 25. My Skills
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  • 26. Editing the View
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  • 27. Editing ViewAccess
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  • 28. How OthersViewYourPage
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  • 29. Groups
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    Userscancreatetheirowngroups for studying, interestsetc.
    Staffrightowners(e.g. teachers) cancreate course typegroups as well.
  • 30. DifferentKindsof Groups
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    Join byentering (open groups).
    Join bysending a request.
    Join byaccepting an invitation.
    A group: the teachercanaddstudentsto the course.
  • 31. Example: A Group of a Course
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  • 32. Students’ thoughts and viewsMaharaMetropolia –piloting autumn 2010/at the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
  • 33. Students’ Thoughts 1
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    ”Mahara wasquiteeasy to use, eventhough I haveneverusedFacebook and I didn’tknowwhat a blog is either”
    ”OurMahara-groupwashandy, becauseit made possible to returnassignmentssothatnotonly the teachercouldseeorcomment on them”
  • 34. Students’ Thoughts 2
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    ”Idea of Mahara is fine, butitshouldhavebeenavailablealready at the beginning of my studies… I don’tbothermovingeverything into Mahara anylonger”
    ”I am a littlesuspiciousabout Mahara, because I don’tknowmuchaboutmoderncommunicationtechnologies”
  • 35. Students’ Thoughts 3
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    ”If an employer is a modernone, it is possible to show a CV through Mahara”
    ”Moredifficult to usethanFacebook”
    ”Itwasgreat to get to knowMahara…Ibelievethat the use of itwillincrease in the future”
  • 36. Students’ Thoughts 4
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    ”Mahara is reallyeasy to use and itcanbeused to producesimpleweb-pages”
    ”The look of Mahara is notespeciallyattractive and youcan’taffect the look of yourpagesverymuch”
    ”Editing the profilepageis veryflexible and youdon’thave to show anything to othersifyoudon’twant to”
  • 37. Student’sProfilePage
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  • 38. Student’sViews on Mahara
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  • 39. Student’sViews on Mahara
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  • 40. Student’sViews on Mahara
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  • 41. Student’sViews on Mahara
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  • 42. PresentThoughtsaboutPiloting
    Mahara is a greattool for educators and employers to get to know the person theyaredealing with.
    To reallyuseMahara as a tool in RPL, the studentsshouldbestronglyadvised to gather the material into Maharaduringtheirstudies.
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  • 43. Thank you!timo.raatikainen@metropolia.fiwww.metropolia.fi/en