Thursday, 27 October 2011

Discounted Mahara E-Portfolio Training

In this previous post I shared a video which outlined the benefits of using an e-portfolio. Incredibly that was over two years ago, and certainly e-portfolios have come a long way since then! It will come as no surprise then that various types of e-portfolios have now been adopted by learning providers who have been quick to realise their benefits for helping their learners to:

  • Review and plan their learning,

  • Provide evidence for an award or an employer;

  • Reflecting on activities and plan future directions;

  • Give appropriate views of achievement to appropriate people, for example, teachers, mentors, careers advisers, potential employers

  • Linking achievement and work with the skills required by employers.

  • In support of this growing area we have run a number of e-portfolio events in these past two years, the most recent of which introduced the open source Mahara E-Portfolio system. This offered teaching staff the chance to get to grips with Mahara and receive accreditation for the training that they had received. We were also fortunate enough to be able to offer that course at significantly reduced rates for our supported providers.

    That last event was oversubscribed and the feedback was also very positive which has led us to repeat this course, again with significant reductions in price, exclusively for our supported providers in this region.

    Usually this course is offered at a cost is £510 but we are able to offer it at £225 (inclusive of VAT) offering you a huge saving of £285! What’s more, to enable you to make the most of the training, we offer all attendees a Mahara e-portfolio, hosted by us until the end of the academic year.

    To find out more or your book your place visit our website.

    Delegates comments from the last event:

    “… the course provided a good range of examples and different experiences from the other course members as well as detailed training on the use of Mahara.”

    “…Now I have a better understanding of the capabilities of Mahara I can recommend a number of possible applications”.

    “…the training allowed me to ask questions that were specific to my college. Without these answers, I may not have been able to go ahead with Mahara so confidently.”

    “…I learned how to export an ePortfolio into a standalone web page format, which was really helpful, as it can allow students to use Mahara in different ways outside of the college.”

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