Mahara Hui glossary
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Mahara means "to think" or "thinking" in Māori. It is the name of the open source ePortfolio system that is at the center of this conference.
We will start Mahara Hui with a mihi, which is a Māori greeting. We will only be doing the speech by AUT and then respond with a waiata.
The waiata: Te aroha
Me te rangimarie
Tatou tatou e
The pre-conference day. Since our conference is a hui, it is the pre-hui.
We are running a pre-hui day on 8 April 2015 for those who want to work together, explore an area of Mahara together with others or run a short workshop. If you are interested in running a session, please fill in the proposal submission form.
Possible activities are:
The rauiri is the logo of Mahara.
In contemporary society, the single twist (rauiri) "represents the joining together of two people. Even though sometimes people move away, their journey of life will have their paths cross again. The single figure eight represents the path of life, it is the eternity symbol. (The single twist is different to the double or triple twist in that it refers to individual people, where the double and triple twist refers more to the joining of peoples, or cultures)." Source