Using MaharaA quick guide based on our e-portfolio project with level 5 language students.
What is an e-portfolio?• An e-portfolio is the product, created by the learner, a collection of digital artefacts articulating experiences, achievements and learning.(Jisc, Effective practice with e-portfolios)
Why use an e-portfolio?• ‘An e-portfolio is a purposeful aggregation of digital items – ideas, evidence, reflections, feedback etc, which “presents” a selected audience with evidence of a person’s learning and/or ability.’Sutherland, S. and Powell, A. (2007), Cetis SIG mailing list discussions [www.jiscmail.ac.uk/archives/cetis-portfolio.html] 9 July 2007
What Mahara can do• Integrate with your moodle vle• Collect your files from vle and beyond• Provide a social network for learning• Enable easy webpage creation to showcase your work
Phase 1 • Creation and collection of your digital content • Personal and secure • One “pot” to collect all relevant content
Phase 2 • Design and share views of your content • Get feedback from others • Electronic paper = flexibility • Define permissions and limit access
Phase 3 • Build a network for support and development • Take back control of your learningA quick tour of our Mahara e-portfolio