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Mahara E-Portfolio

  1. 1. MaharaE-PortfolioNetworking Platform as a Tool in RPL<br />Timo Raatikainen Senior LecturereLearningSpecialistOnlineEduca Berlin 2010<br />02/12/10<br />1<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />
  2. 2. Structure of the Presentation<br />What RPL means<br />Varioustypes of aspects to beevaluated<br />Requirements for the RPL-platform<br />Mahara<br />How Maharaworks<br />Students’ thoughtsand examples of Metropolia UAS Mahara-pilot, autumn 2010<br />General thoughtsaboutMahara<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Recognizing PriorLearning (RPL)<br />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<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Education& EmploymentHistory<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />4<br />How to recognize?<br />
  5. 5. Interests<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />5<br />How to recognize?<br />
  6. 6. Certifications, Accreditations, Awards<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />6<br />How to recognize?<br />
  7. 7. Books and Publications<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />7<br />How to recognize?<br />
  8. 8. Skills<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />8<br />How to recognize?<br />
  9. 9. Goals<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />9<br />How to recognize?<br />
  10. 10. Where to Collect, Select & Share?<br />Safety & ownership of data?<br />Usability?<br />Social networkingfunctionality?<br />Flexiblecontrol of the visibility?<br />Is everythinglost, if I quit?<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Mahara Te Reo Māori for ‘think’ or ‘thought’<br />
  12. 12. Mahara <br />New Zealand 2006<br />Electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system<br />Piloted at Helsinki Metropolia UAS since August 2010<br />Over 300 usersuntilnow.<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />12<br />
  13. 13. The Main Pointof Mahara<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />13<br />http://demo.mahara.org/<br />
  14. 14. Mahara to Collect, Select & Share<br />Safeplatform, on its’ ownserver<br />Open source, free of charge<br />Usersowntheir data<br />Social networkingfunctionality<br />Differentviews for differentaudiences<br />Exportation of data at anytime<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Mahara PLE & Moodle VLE<br />Open sourceMahara PLE <br />= user-centered<br />= available at anytimeOpen sourceMoodle VLE<br />= college-centered<br />= availableduringcourses<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Mahara-MoodleIntegration(=Mahoodle)<br />Nottestedduringpiloting at Metropolia UAS<br />E.g. single-sign on between both systems <br />E.g. users' profile information is ported across <br />E.g. possible to submit Mahara Views to Moodle for assessment<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Moodle VLE, Mahara PLE & WWW<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />17<br />
  18. 18. How MaharaWorks<br />
  19. 19. Entering<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Editing Profile<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />20<br />
  21. 21. SettingOptions<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Othersseeyourprofilepage<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />22<br />My Friends<br />My Groups<br />My Views<br />Wall <br />available<br />only on the profilepage<br />
  23. 23. My Resumé<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />23<br />
  24. 24. My Goals<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />24<br />
  25. 25. My Skills<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />25<br />
  26. 26. Editing the View<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />26<br />
  27. 27. Editing ViewAccess<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />27<br />
  28. 28. How OthersViewYourPage<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />28<br />
  29. 29. Groups<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />29<br />Userscancreatetheirowngroups for studying, interestsetc.<br />Staffrightowners(e.g. teachers) cancreate course typegroups as well.<br />
  30. 30. DifferentKindsof Groups<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />30<br />Join byentering (open groups).<br />Join bysending a request.<br />Join byaccepting an invitation.<br />A group: the teachercanaddstudentsto the course.<br />
  31. 31. Example: A Group of a Course<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />31<br />
  32. 32. Students’ thoughts and viewsMaharaMetropolia –piloting autumn 2010/at the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries<br />
  33. 33. Students’ Thoughts 1<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />33<br />”Mahara wasquiteeasy to use, eventhough I haveneverusedFacebook and I didn’tknowwhat a blog is either”<br />”OurMahara-groupwashandy, becauseit made possible to returnassignmentssothatnotonly the teachercouldseeorcomment on them”<br />
  34. 34. Students’ Thoughts 2<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />34<br />”Idea of Mahara is fine, butitshouldhavebeenavailablealready at the beginning of my studies… I don’tbothermovingeverything into Mahara anylonger”<br />”I am a littlesuspiciousabout Mahara, because I don’tknowmuchaboutmoderncommunicationtechnologies”<br />
  35. 35. Students’ Thoughts 3<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />35<br />”If an employer is a modernone, it is possible to show a CV through Mahara”<br />”Moredifficult to usethanFacebook”<br />”Itwasgreat to get to knowMahara…Ibelievethat the use of itwillincrease in the future”<br />
  36. 36. Students’ Thoughts 4<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />36<br />”Mahara is reallyeasy to use and itcanbeused to producesimpleweb-pages”<br />”The look of Mahara is notespeciallyattractive and youcan’taffect the look of yourpagesverymuch”<br />”Editing the profilepageis veryflexible and youdon’thave to show anything to othersifyoudon’twant to”<br />
  37. 37. Student’sProfilePage<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />37<br />
  38. 38. Student’sViews on Mahara<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />38<br />
  39. 39. Student’sViews on Mahara<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />39<br />
  40. 40. Student’sViews on Mahara<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />40<br />
  41. 41. Student’sViews on Mahara<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />41<br />
  42. 42. PresentThoughtsaboutPiloting<br />Mahara is a greattool for educators and employers to get to know the person theyaredealing with.<br />To reallyuseMahara as a tool in RPL, the studentsshouldbestronglyadvised to gather the material into Maharaduringtheirstudies.<br />02/12/10<br />Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences<br />42<br />
  43. 43. Thank you!timo.raatikainen@metropolia.fiwww.metropolia.fi/en<br />

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