By Domi C Sinclair, on 1 April 2014
Although at UCL MyPortfolio is only just starting to pick up pace, externally the system (known as Mahara) already has an extensive user base that stretches all around the world. Yesterday saw the first User Group meeting based in Southern England, and you can read a full summary of the event posted on my personal blog (please note this blog is not connected to UCL and I’m linking to it to prevent a duplication of information). The User Group also included a summary from the recent Mahara Hui conference held in New Zealand. Despite the system originating there, it was the first Mahara conference to be held in New Zealand.
For those of us who were not lucky enough to secure flights for the Hui there will also be a Mahara UK conference taking place this summer down in (hopefully) sunny Brighton. The UK conference is a two day event, although one day ticket options will be available, over the 17th-18 July. The event will give individuals a chance to see examples of good practice, share pains and generally learn more about the e-portfolio system. The event welcomes IT professionals, academics, support staff and students – so why not consider attending? For those who are already using the system you can also submit a proposal and have the opportunity to take part in the conference and get feedback on your work.
If you have any questions about MyPortfolio in general please contact E-Learning Environments.