Improving Employability with Mahara & Social Media

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Improving Employability with Mahara & Social Media

  1. 1. How can myPortfolio improve the employability of your students? Samantha Moss Learning Technologist
  2. 2. Information bank• CV Builder• Planner• CPD Log book• Reflective Journal• Files area• Questionnaires
  3. 3. Advice written by SSU’s Employability & Enterprise Centre
  4. 4. Publish webpages• CVs• Examples of work• Display competencies• Personal reflections• Research ideas
  5. 5. Items are dragged and dropped from ‘Content’ area ontothe page builder
  6. 6. Online collaboration• Network across courses• Create groups – Publish webpages – Store/share files
  7. 7. How can all this help?• 3 yrs worth of reflections and evidence to support job applications & interview prep• Do you have a website? YES!!!• Online authoring skills• Helps to create a ‘Brand’ (Google search)
  8. 8. Use social media to increase opportunities
  9. 9. http://about.me
  10. 10. Examples of usage: http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?id=47095 http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?t=f1uxOF7Z3Y0I5kU6XzlP http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/user/view.php?id=8666
  11. 11. What next?• Visit myPortfolio in myCourse – View 3 activities to get you started – Have a look at the Mahara Cookbook (eBook)• Have a play!!! You can use it too!• Sign up for workshops• Speak to a member of LTU about how you can use it in your teaching
  12. 12. Contact me in Learning Technologies• Email: samantha.moss@solent.ac.uk• Phone: 02380319290• Twitter: @samwisemoss• Website: http://portal.solent.ac.uk/sammoss• Visit: RM015 (Bring your mug and I’ll fill it with tea/coffee!)

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