Mahara Hui 2014 news

Complete list of accepted presentations

Mahara Hui Organizing Team
Complete list of accepted presentations
by Mahara Hui Organizers - Monday, 17 February 2014, 8:30 PM


It is with pleasure that we publish the complete list of presentations that have been accepted for Mahara Hui. Please view the end of this message for the short list. You are also welcome to browse the full listings including abstracts. We will place the draft schedule online later this week.

We received a wide range of proposals that cover school, tertiary, professional development, nursing education, and development questions thus offering everyone many possibilities to connect with like-minded Mahara users. You will also have the possibility to catch up with Mahara users to explore specific questions in the "hallway track" and during the hackfest.

Please register for the conference as soon as possible. To help with catering, please register by 3 March 2014 as we will need to let Te Papa know how many people are coming. Registration for Mahara Hui is at just $120 for regular attendees and $60 for students and unwaged and gives you access to the conference at Te Papa on 19 and 20 March 2014, full catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea), and access to the knowledge of all conference attendees. :-) The hackfest on 21 March 2014 is free of charge (only a few places remaining) with self-catering and will be held at Catalyst IT in the CBD.

We look forward to seeing you at the first Mahara Hui in just a few short weeks. Please also encourage colleagues and friends to attend so they can share their Mahara experiences as well in informal settings and contribute to the discussions.

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for the Mahara Hui Organising Team

Accepted presentations (split up according to conference themes)

Building a community of practice using Mahara

  • David Bell (Trinity Methodist Theological College, Auckland, NZ): Mahara gives Theology a WOW Factor!
  • Helen Eddy (Principals Australia Institute, Adelaide, AU): A community of practice for Australian education leaders
  • Misty Kirby (University of Canberra, Canberra, AU): ECARx: Early Career Academic Researchers’ Experience using ePortfolios
  • Jill Lunn and Roger Somervile (e-Kaiarahi NAPP, NZ): My Portfolio in Support of the New Zealand National Aspiring Principals Programme (NAPP)

Creating and expanding ePortfolios in secondary school

  • Alan Grant (Twizel Area School, Twizel, NZ): Where can we fit ePortfolios in a New Zealand secondary school environment?
  • Melanie Taylor (Knox Grammar School, Sydney, AU): Experienced Teacher Portfolios - Documenting Your Teaching Practice
  • Richard Jones (Hamilton, NZ): Mahara - Its Strengths and limitations
  • Sue McLachlan (Hagley Community College, Christchurch, NZ): Using MyPortfolio in the Classroom

Enhancing the educational experience through the use of Mahara

  • Craig Eves (Kineo Pacific, Wellington, NZ): Benefits and issues for multi-institution Mahara sites
  • Ian Munro (NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington, NZ): MyPortfolio in New Zealand schools
  • Misty Kirby and Shane Nuessler (University of Canberra, Canberra, AU): Smart Evidence: Improving ePortfolio Quality through Intervention
  • Pascale Hyboud-Peron (ThinkAgency, Tauranga, NZ): Learning is Social with Mahara

Integrating Mahara with other systems

Matthieu Aubry (Piwik, Wellington, NZ): Analytics for Mahara

New features or plugins for Mahara

  • Alan Sorensen (New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington, NZ): Online Moderation
  • Christophe Declercq (Université de Nantes, Nantes, FR): "Booklet": a meta-artefact to implement resume-like artefacts
  • Jono Mingard and Julius Serrano (Catalyst IT, Wellington, NZ): ePortfolios for everyone: Web accessibility in Mahara
  • Yuliya Bozhko (Totara Learning Solutions, Wellington, NZ): Bringing social networking features to Mahara

The Mahara open source community

Aaron Wells (Catalyst IT, Wellington, NZ): Ways you can contribute to Mahara

The place of ePortfolios in professional development

  • Allison Miller (Vanguard Visions Consulting, Adelaide, AU): What should you consider when introducing educators to Mahara?
  • Anne Stevens and Robyn Boladeras (Bay of Plenty District Health Board and HealthShare, Tauranga, NZ): Practice makes Perfect
  • Julian Adamson (Marlborough Girls' College, Nelson, NZ): Use of E-portfolios for teacher appraisal and registration
  • Liz Manning, Sonia Rapana, Maureen Kelly (Ngā Manukura ō Āpōpō, Auckland, NZ): ePortfolio, a tailored system for nursing professional development and regulatory recertification
  • Louise Botha (Canberra, AU): Using Mahara as an electronic portfolio system for recording of continuous professional development (CPD) and competency for nurses
  • Melanie Taylor (Knox Grammar School, Sydney, AU): Reflection, Evaluation and Action Planning
  • Pascale Hyboud-Peron (ThinkAgency, Tauranga, NZ): Building a Personal Learning Environment with Mahara

Working with ePortfolios in tertiary education

  • Heidi Humphrey (AU): Using Mahara to enhance teaching and learning
  • Julie Mackey and Nicki Dabner (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ): MyPortfolio for Schools – developing practice with future teachers and the University of Canterbury
  • Scott Beattie (Deakin University, Geelong, AU): Height vs Depth in the Design of Badge Frameworks
  • Shen Zhang (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ): AUT Mahara and Beyond