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Mahara Panel at AAAEBL Annual Meeting in July?
05 January 2018, 3:44 AM
Happy New Year!
Just putting the feelers out to see if anyone would be interested in doing a Mahara panel presentation at the AAEEBL annual meeting in Vancouver in July?
Here is the CFP: https://cuportfolio.carleton.ca/group/view.php?id=3835. Deadline is January 22nd.
If there are a few interested folks, perhaps we could set up a virtual meeting sometime in the next two weeks to discuss/prepare a proposal.
09 January 2018, 12:06 AM
I might be interested...what did you have in mind? I am currently using Mahara in teacher and teaching assistant HE programmes, I also support colleagues to introduce Mahara for work/industrial experience on land-based vocational degrees.
09 January 2018, 8:50 AM
I didn't have a particular focus in mind. Thought I'd get an idea of who is interested and what the common themes were from folks then we could decide on something as a group.
I work in teaching support services at Carleton University. I support instructors using Mahara in their teaching and provide consultation on both ePortfolio technology and pedagogy. Seems like what you and I have in common is the support role with Mahara - perhaps we could focus in on this?
I think Kristina Hoeppner might be able to share some insight on proposing a panel because she has done a Mahara panel at AAEEBL before.
10 January 2018, 3:56 AM
Yes, a good idea to check with Kristina, and look at the supporting users aspect. At the moment I am looking at barriers to using an e-portfolio and why some users 'get it' quickly and others really struggle. Do you have the same issues?
10 January 2018, 8:20 AM
Hello Allie and Louise,
Happy new year!
I've been on three panels at AAEEBL with Mahara community members. The most recent ones were:
- Linking learning to employability through ePortfolios (2015)
- Reflecting and connecting with the Mahara community (2014)
Beth Gordon and I also did a joined presentation on "Supporting ePortfolio presentations face-to-face and online".
Our panels often included at least one remote person / group of people and we've always made it work.
It's always great to bring a number of institutions together for a panel to have many voices in it. It would be useful to have an online meeting to discuss the scope with the people interested as that is usually a bit better to finalize the brainstorming.
I'd love to be involved if you like.
11 January 2018, 1:22 PM
Sure, we'd be happy to be involved. Let me know when you would like to get together online.
Meg Goodine (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
13 January 2018, 4:49 AM
Great! How about an online meeting next week via Skype next week?
Given the different time zones we are all in, I'm thinking 3-4 EST would be best? I'm free T, W, Th, F during this time.
It also is probably easiest to coordinate this via direct email. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I have Kristina and Meg's email. Louise, if you can just send me your email, I'll send an email to the whole group to coordinate/confirm a time.