Iatefl 2010 Presentation

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Derrin gave this presentation on Mahara to the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in April 2010.

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Iatefl 2010 Presentation

  1. 1. Showing how I've grown Reflective, lifelong learning with Mahara e-Portfolios Derrin Kent [email_address] Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  2. 2. How many of you use Open Source Software nearly every day? Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  3. 3. Open Source e-Portfolios Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info http://mahara.org http://mahara.tdm.info http://demo.mahara.org
  4. 4. What does this have to do with Language Teaching? Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  5. 5. Pedagogical Approach: Formative Mediation in collaborative learning versus Acquisition via our own devices versus The Transmission model Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  6. 6. Content In / Content Out Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  7. 7. Focus on form / Focus on form(s) Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  8. 8. Reflective Growth Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  9. 9. Personalisation of Learning: Real people telling real stories on a lifelong learning journey Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  10. 10. Ownership of Learning Content Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info <ul><li>paper behind glass </li></ul><ul><li>the arch-lever file </li></ul><ul><li>the credited author </li></ul><ul><li>Leap2A portability </li></ul>
  11. 11. Focus of this presentation: <ul><li>To show you how Mahara works </li></ul><ul><li>To show you how Mahara relates to other software platforms </li></ul><ul><li>To show you how TDM - an official Mahara Partner an Linux (LPI) Approved Training Partner - can add value. </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  12. 12. The Nuffield Review Demands... <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: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  13. 13. Starting from the learner's perspective... <ul><li>A Self-Development Process </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  14. 14. Setting your own learning agendas... <ul><li>My Goals / My Skills </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  15. 15. Building your content and your stories... <ul><li>A Learner-Led, Portfolio-Building Process </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  16. 16. Showcasing your learning <ul><li>Personalised learning and showcasing... </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  17. 17. “ Paper behind glass ” <ul><li>Easy online showcasing of your learning... </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  18. 18. Lifelong Learning <ul><li>Online Resume (CV) Builder </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  19. 19. Portability of data <ul><li>The Leap2a Open Data Standard </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  20. 20. Assessment of Competence <ul><li>An assessor-led evidence-building process: </li></ul><ul><li>Build (eg Communicaive Language Testing) templates </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback on submitted views </li></ul><ul><li>Lock completed views for verification </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  21. 21. Information, Advice & Guidance <ul><li>Learners, tutors, Assessors (templates), employers, mentors, verifiers, etc. have the freedom to present My Views... </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  22. 22. Social Networking <ul><li>Create Groups for Communities of Practice and Professional Networks </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  23. 23. Create your own CoPs <ul><li>Each group has many members, each member has many groups: </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  24. 24. Practical uses include: Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info <ul><li>Group Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Build your English persona </li></ul><ul><li>International Working Parties </li></ul><ul><li>Special Interest Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher networks (Knowledge Transfer, Capture & Creation) </li></ul><ul><li>Monitored Social Networking (protection against sexually inappropriate behaviour, cyberbullying, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Formal assessment </li></ul><ul><li>External marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Fridays </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture / Conference notesharing </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Job applications (digital CV) </li></ul><ul><li>....and more and more and more... </li></ul>
  25. 25. What is the problem for which this technology provides the solution ? Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  26. 26. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  27. 27. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  28. 28. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  29. 29. Small Pieces, Coherently Joined Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  30. 30. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info + Integration with Moodle
  31. 31. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info LMS v's VLE v's PLE v's SLE
  32. 32. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info LMS = Learning Management System
  33. 33. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info VLE = Virtual Learning Environment
  34. 34. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info PLE = Personalised Learning Environment
  35. 35. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info SLE = Social (Web2.0) Learning Environment
  36. 36. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info The Institution Needs...
  37. 37. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info The Teacher / Trainer Needs...
  38. 38. Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info The Learner Needs...
  39. 39. TDM offer hosting... <ul><li>Professional hosting and integration with and Networking between other Mahara, Moodle, etc. sites: </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  40. 40. TDM offer Open Source... <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: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  41. 41. TDM offer professional support for more OSS than Mahara... <ul><li>LMSs / VLEs ( eg Moodle) </li></ul><ul><li>Website Content Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Relationship Management </li></ul><ul><li>Accountancy / finance / payroll </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Course authoring </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping carts / online purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Repositories / Document Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Video sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic design </li></ul><ul><li>Photo galleries </li></ul><ul><li>...the list goes on.... </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  42. 42. TDM offer user training and site development... <ul><li>The TDM book 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 / English Language School / EAP or ESP Centre / Business English Centre / University / Adult Education Provider / Professional Body / etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Also includes the useful Implementation (Pre)Planner – to help any organisational software implementation. </li></ul>Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info
  43. 43. Give us a shout... Web: http://tdm.info Tel: 01299 405719 Email: enquiries@tdm.info [email_address] Tel: +44 (0)1299 405719 Mob: +44 (0)7792 569415

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