Mahara and Moodle Sitting in a Tree

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These slides were used to support my presentation at MoodleMoot Germany 2014. Fond out more via: http://mycourse.solent.ac.uk/MOOTDE

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Mahara and Moodle Sitting in a Tree

  1. 1. Mahara and Moodle sitting in a tree Sam Taylor (@samwisefox) Southampton Solent University http://mycourse.solent.ac.uk/mootde
  2. 2. Southampton Solent University We became a university in 2005 and have 2 campuses: • East Park Terrace (3 city centre locations) • Warsash Maritime Academy (1 coastal location)
  3. 3. Southampton Solent University Demographic:  Large percentage of adult & local students  ‘Vocational learners’ – merge of theory & practice Drivers:  Student Employability  Business Engagement  Real-world experiences 3 Faculties:  Faculty of Creative Industries  Faculty of Business, Sport & Enterprise  Faculty of Maritime & Technology
  4. 4. Our Learning Technology • Learnwise VLE (2000) • 1st Moodle (2006) – Every course has a page (2010) – Every unit has a page (2010) – Minimum Content Requirements (2013) • 2nd Moodle (2009) – Professional Learner platform – SOL Standard • Mahara (2009) • Turnitin (2010) – Compulsory for ALL text-based assignments • Adobe Connect Pro (2011) • Lynda.Com (2014)
  5. 5. Our Mahara Journey 2008 Project 1: Fostering Student PDP 2009 Project 2: Implementing Mahara 2010 Institution-wide roll-out 2012 Mobile App for Android (Catalyst) See more: http://mycourse.solent.ac.uk/mootde Assessment Process deployed Re-theme of site Cord cut between Mahara & Moodle 2013 2014 Work-flow overhaul
  6. 6. What does my lecturer actually want me to do? Issues, examples and advice! ASSESSMENTS
  7. 7. 2013 Lessons learned… 1. Lecturers must communicate with LT prior to start of term to discuss assignment briefs & support 2. Lecturers must be encouraged to explore the many uses and tools in Mahara – it’s not just a CV! 3. More video tutorials the better! 4. Activities to be drip-fed to students – ‘inductions’ are pointless! 5. Students if left to their own devices will leave everything to the last minute.
  8. 8. Assessments@Solent
  9. 9. What do you want your students to do?
  10. 10. Sample of courses: • • • • • • • • • • Business Foundation Year BA (Hons) PR & Communications BA (Hons) Mag Journalism & Feature Writing BA (Hons) Business Management BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology BSc (Hons) Shipping & Port Management BA (Hons) Social Work (2015) PGCert Teaching & Learning in HE MSc Shipping Operations That’s about 500 students that we know of!
  11. 11. Case studies: • Introduction to Marketing (MKT431) – myCourse – Example portfolio 1 • Fashion Recruitment and Development (FFM505) – myCourse – Example portfolio 1 • Management in the Built Environment (ARC405) – myCourse – Example portfolio 1 • Employability & Work Placement Skills (CCA507) – myCourse – Example portfolio 1 Please note: Our myCourse Moodle links will not work as they are links to live Moodle pages
  12. 12. Sharing stories I am looking for case studies on Employability-focussed assessments using Mahara:  Mahara for the recording of personal development  Mahara for career development planning  ‘Shop window’ websites using Mahara I’m appealing to you to send me a Mahara page with your college/uni/WBL provider’s case study(s) Please email secret URL to sam.taylor@solent.ac.uk Example: http://bit.ly/pr-comms See more: http://bit.ly/maharacall
  13. 13. Community projects We’d love to get involved with you on any Moodle/Mahara project!
  14. 14. Contact me! • Tweet me: @samwisefox • Browse me: http://about.me/samwise • Mahara me: http://bit.ly/samtaylor • Research me: http://solent.academia.edu/SamTaylor • Facebook me: https://www.facebook.com/SamTaylorEdutech
  15. 15. Lots more to see! (Template for Maritime students) http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?id=72504 (PGCert LTHE) http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?t=P8K2Spr4ageXjncfqxVl (AT Student) http://bit.ly/mjmcgrane (Adam) http://bit.ly/adam_kelly (Domi) http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/user/view.php?id=7684 (Fashion research) http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?t=qfLA4dyC3B9bTxFN2Ju5 (Jack) http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/user/view.php?id=1718 (Laura CV) http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/user/view.php?id=296 (Radio CV) http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?id=37775

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