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CPD plugin: Hierarchical structure?
10 March 2013, 8:49 PM
Hello James and Geoff,
We have the CPD plugin in use on MyPortfolio.school.nz (renamed to PLD [Professional Learning and Development] because that's the term teachers in NZ use). Recently, a teacher said it would be great if a number of PLD plans could be combined to show a total score. He has broken up his PLD for a year into several "plans" to show clearly which ones are internal, external etc. Now he'd like to get the total over all.
Thus, I guess a kind of hierarchy of CPDs or the choice to combine the total number of hours from several would be good.
Do you develop the plugin actively / do you collect feature proposals?
19 March 2013, 2:24 AM
Always nice to know the CPD plugin is being used.
I have recently switched jobs, so my Mahara tinkering has been put on the 'back burner'. I have done little more that check the CPD plugin still works on Mahara 1.5 and 1.6.
That said, I am gently 'pushing' for Mahara to be adopted by my new employer (who has expressed an interest in a CPD system). So, may have the opportunity to revisit this. Of course, if anyone else wants to develop the plugin code in the meantime, it is available on GitHub
Can see the logic of a hierarchical structure with totals over several plans (each with different focus/category). Another (more flexible?) option might be to 'tag' plans to categorise them. Then perhaps display details/totals for a particular category - or all categories.
I'll do some more 'head-scratching' and am open to further ideas.
19 March 2013, 9:19 PM
Thank you for the update. We might have the chance to look into adding tags, but nothing has been finalized yet. If we do, we'll send you the patch so you can check if you'd like to include it.
28 May 2013, 7:10 AM
Just updated the CPD plugin code on GitHub
to include tagging functionality, kindly provided by Son Nguyen
09 June 2013, 5:42 PM
Thanks for incorporating our code (Catalyst IT) into the plugin. The work was sponsored by the NZ Ministry of Education.