Learning Technology

Category: e-portfolio

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Mahara Upgrade: 20/21 September

September 19th, 2017 at 09:09

Mahara will be unavailable from: 10 am Wednesday 20th September to 10 pm Thursday 21st September. This is to upgrade to the latest version. Mahara is an eportfolio system used to support personalised and community learning. It complements Moodle, which can be seen as the formal, structured type of learning technology. Mahara is the personalised, [...]

Inspiration from the Xerte conference 2016

April 18th, 2016 at 07:04

Last Thursday’s Xerte conference (14 April 2016) proved to be a motherlode of inspiration and examples of wonderful Xerte projects from diverse contexts.  Xerte is used by institutions large and small. This map of users is just the beginning (tweet @patlockley to be added to the map if you’re not on it) The first keynote [...]

T & L Seminar: Connecting with the professions Wed 2 Dec @ 12.30

November 26th, 2015 at 03:11

The December Teaching and Learning Seminar (formerly E-Learning Community) for University of Nottingham staff is on the topic Connecting with the professions Social media can be used to connect staff and students to the professional communities they are part of or becoming part of. In this session we have three speakers talking about the ways [...]

This month in the blog: August

August 27th, 2015 at 08:08

August is even quieter than July in our sector. But there have been some interesting and/or helpful posts published in previous years that might still be of interest: 2013 Using the Mahara e-portfolio – what our students say: How students are using the Mahara e-portfolio Dr Peter Kirwan talking about using wikis in Moodle, and [...]

December’s e-Learning Community Dec 4th – Mahara

November 21st, 2013 at 01:11

December’s e-Learning Community session will be held on December 4th in B3, Life Sciences [Biology]. The theme will be Mahara. Although Mahara is technically an e-portfolio, it also has significant social media tools. The combination of these two attributes in the one package leads to an unexpectedly wide range of uses. The three speakers will [...]

Highlights from the ALT-C conference

September 14th, 2013 at 11:09

It was great to see so many of our colleagues inside and outside the University at the conference of the Association for Learning Technology this week. It was lovely to have it on our doorstep here in Nottingham.  It’s been so busy we haven’t had time to blog but more will be appearing on the [...]

Using the Mahara e-portfolio – what our students say

August 22nd, 2013 at 07:08

As those who use e-portfolios know, it can be difficult to assess the true extent of its use amongst students. E-portfolios are by their nature learner-centred, with a private ‘workspace’ area (journals, files, action plans, career development planning, etc.) and a sharing function enabling users to create a webpage where they have control over how [...]

e-Portfolio Pioneers – Community of Practice Report: #4 Key Principles

January 22nd, 2013 at 09:01

This is the fourth in a series of guest posts from Kirstie Coolin: During the first e-Portfolio Pioneers – Community of Practice Seminar on 7th December 2012 Dr Judith Wayte talked about how the School of Biosciences have been using Mahara for 3 years to support students undertaking industrial placements. She presented her ‘journey’ to [...]

e-Portfolio Pioneers – Community of Practice Report: #3 Eportfolio Implementation

January 21st, 2013 at 09:01

This is the third  in a series of guest posts from Kirstie Coolin: The first e-Portfolio Pioneers – Community of Practice Seminar was held on 7th December 2012 bringing together those trialling or implementing e-Portfolio activities and processes.  In this series of blog posts I will be reporting back on the projects and discussing what [...]

e-Portfolio Pioneers – Community of Practice Report: #2 Multiple purposes

January 18th, 2013 at 09:01

This is the second in a series of guest posts from Kirstie Coolin: The first e-Portfolio Pioneers – Community of Practice Seminar was held on 7th December 2012 bringing together those trialling or implementing e-Portfolio activities and processes.  In this series of blog posts I will be reporting back on the projects and discussing what [...]