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Iatefl 2010 Presentation

May 19, 2015

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Derrin spoke about Mahara at the IATEFL 2010 Conference in Harrogate

  • 1. Showing how I've grown Reflective, lifelong learningwith Mahara e-Portfolios Derrin Kent [email_address] Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected]

2. How many of you useOpen Source Softwarenearly every day? Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 3. Open Source e-Portfolios Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] http://mahara.org http://mahara.tdm.info http://demo.mahara.org 4. What does this have to do with Language Teaching? Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 5. Pedagogical Approach: Formativemediationin collaborative learning versus Acquisition via our own devices versus the transmission model Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 6. Content In / Content Out Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 7. Focus on form / Focus on form(s) Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 8. Reflective Growth Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 9. Personalisation of Learning: Real people telling real stories on a lifelong learning journey Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 10. Ownership of Learning Content Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected]

  • paper behind glass
  • the arch-lever file
  • the credited author
  • Leap2A portability

11. Focus of this presentation:

  • To show you how Mahara works
  • To show you how Mahara relates to other software platforms
  • To show you how TDM (an Official Mahara Partner) can add value.

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 12. The Nuffield Review Demands...

  • The re-assertion of a broader vision of education in which there isa 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 isa broader vision of learningand in which the learning contributes to a more just and cohesive society.

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 13. Starting from the learner's perspective...

  • A Self-Development Process

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 14. Setting your own learning agendas...

  • My Goals / My Skills

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 15. Building your content and your stories...

  • A Learner-Led, Portfolio-Building Process

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 16. Lifelong Learning

  • Online Resume (CV) Builder

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 17. Showcasing your learning

  • Personalised learning and showcasing...

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 18. Portability of data

  • The Leap2a Open Data Standard

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 19. Assessment of Competence

  • An assessor-led evidence-building process:
  • Build (eg Communicaive Language Testing) templates
  • Feedback on submitted views
  • Lock completed views for verification

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 20. Information, Advice & Guidance

  • Learners, tutors, Assessors (templates), employers, mentors, verifiers, etc. have the freedom to present My Views...

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 21. Paper behind glass

  • Easy online showcasing of your learning...

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 22. Social Networking

  • Create Groups for Communities of Practice and Professional Networks

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 23. Create your own CoPs

  • Each group has many members, each member has many groups:

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 24. Practical uses include: Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected]

  • Group Projects
  • Build your English persona
  • International Working Parties
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Teacher networks(Knowledge Transfer, Capture & Creation)
  • Monitored Social Networking(protection against sexually inappropriate behaviour, cyberbullying, etc.)
  • Stakeholder feedback
  • Formal assessment
  • External marketing
  • Reflective Fridays
  • Lecture / Conference notesharing
  • Internal Reporting
  • Job applications (digital CV)
  • ....and more and more and more...

25. What is theproblemfor which this technology provides thesolution ? Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 26. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 27. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 28. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 29. Small Pieces, Coherently Joined Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 30. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] + Integration with Moodle 31. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] LMSv'sVLEv'sPLEv'sSLE 32. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] LMS =Learning Management System 33. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] VLE =Virtual Learning Environment 34. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] PLE =Personalised Learning Environment 35. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] SLE =Social (Web2.0) Learning Environment 36. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] The Institution Needs... 37. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] The Teacher / Trainer Needs... 38. Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] The Learner Needs... 39. TDM offer hosting...

  • Professional hosting and integration with and Networking between other Mahara, Moodle, etc. sites:

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 40. TDM offer Open Source...

  • Open Source
  • Ref: UK Govt. ICT Strategy incl. Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use:Government Action Plan

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 41. TDM offer professional support for more OSS than Mahara...

  • LMSs / VLEs ( eg Moodle)
  • Website Content Management Systems
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Accountancy / finance / payroll
  • Project Management
  • Course authoring
  • Shopping carts / online purchasing
  • Repositories / Document Management Systems
  • Video sharing
  • Graphic design
  • Photo galleries
  • ...the list goes on....

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 42. TDM offer user training and site development...

  • The TDM book practically illustrates how Mahara might be used in:
  • A Primary School
  • An International Corporation
  • A private WBL Provider
  • But the applications are numerous:
  • Recruitment Agency / English Language School / EAP or ESP Centre / Business English Centre / University / Adult Education Provider / Professional Body /etc.
  • Also includes the usefulImplementation (Pre-)Planner to help any organisational software implementation.

Web:http://tdm.info Tel:01299 405719 Email:[email protected] 43. Mahara Cost Analysis

  • How much do you spend on paper, photocopiers and photocopies per annum?
  • Mahara isfree
  • Professional Mahara hosting (including theming + branding)starts at 875 per annum(all inclusive of 24/7 technical support, nightly remote server backups, performance and security monitoring, updates & patching, etc.)
  • Officially certified training events start from 175 per head per day and can go as low as