Thursday keynote by Mark Northover
Growing pains or arrested development – you decide
The Mahara ePortfolio system is now ten years old. What prompted the birth of Mahara, how has it grown up, and how does it compare to its classmates? A lot of technology and the world we work in has changed in the last ten years – smart phones, social media, work/study patterns, Donald Trump… Will a scan over the past ten years allow us to envisage a future for Mahara?
About Mark Northover
Currently, Mark is the Acting Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at AUT, with an accompanying role as Learning Technologies Manager.
Mark was a member of the original steering group that supported the creation of Mahara at Massey University in 2006/7. Mahara has continued to be used widely at AUT since the very first pilot trials in the School of Education in 2007.
Mark is a member of the ASCILITE executive committee, is the AUT representative on ACODE, is the ASCILITE rep on the TeLRG (Tertiary e-Learning Reference Group) in New Zealand, and will take up the role as chair of the Ako Aotearoa Northern Hub. He is also a member of the Blackboard Ideas Exchange.