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Portfolios for learning and more brought to you by the Mahara team at Catalyst IT. Host Kristina Hoeppner talks with portfolio practitioners, researchers, learning designers, students, and others about their portfolio story.
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Ingrid D'Souza, MA, holds degrees in Midwifery and Education, and is currently an Educational Designer in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has extensive experience with portfolios, both in her own midwifery practice and supporting students and faculty in higher education.In this interview, Ingrid shares her portfolio journey, how versatile portfolios are, from assessment to employability, digital posters, and connecting students with their own families, making it a valuable lifelong practice that reaches beyond the classroom.Click through to the episode page for the transcript.Connect with Ingrid via LinkedInResourcesPresentation 'Student Curated Learning - Process to Product' by Dr Zala Volcic and Ingrid D'Souza, MA, at Monash University's Learning & Teaching Conference in July 2021Student portfolio examples from Monash University, Faculty of ArtsInterview with Breanna Edebohls, a student at Monash University in 2021, about her experience with portfolios in the Faculty of ArtsSubscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
Maia Miller, BA Honours, is the Accessibility Services Manager at Catalyst IT, where she works with clients and our own teams to train them in web accessibility practices in all stages of the software development life cycle and content creation via various training programmes, peer reviews, and audits.In this episode we talk about the importance of web accessibility, how you can make media content available accessibly so that it's not just text that you can add to your portfolio. We also talk about Maia's career path and how she got into tech with a bachelor's degree in humanities.Click through to the episode page for the transcript.Connect with Maia via LinkedInResourcesCatalyst's accessibility servicesAccessibility statement for MaharaWCAG 2.0WCAG 2.1Webaim colour contrast checkerInternational Association of Accessibility ProfessionalsSubscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
Bas Bakker, MScBA, is an independent learning designer, working for different Dutch institutions of higher education. He has a long history of supporting and using Mahara for learning and assessment, but also has experiences with other portfolio platforms.In this episode, Bas shares his views on how his marketing  background helps him as learning designer, how portfolios can be better integrated at organisations, and where portfolios are at in Dutch institutions of higher education.Click through to the episode page for the transcript.Connect with BasLinkedInTwitterResourcesJISC report 'Learning analytics in higher education'Proposal to enhance SmartEvidence in Mahara, with an earlier iteration that shows the spider diagram / radar graphOutcomes portfolio (to be released in Mahara 23.04)Other proposals for MaharaSubscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
Dr Mandia Mentis and Dr Wendy Holley-Boen work in the Institute of Education at Massey University in Aotearoa New Zealand. They have been using portfolios in their teaching for more than 20 years, appreciating the affordances that the pedagogy and technology have in terms of personalising the learning for their students and giving students the chance to bring in their authentic selves.In this episode, Mandia and Wendy talk about the many benefits portfolios have for their learners and how they help their learners to make the most out of them.Click through to the episode page for the transcript.Connect with MandiaMandia on TwitterMandia on LinkedInConnect with WendyWendy on TwitterWendy on LinkedInResourcesMassey University's portfolio siteThe art gallery or museum metaphorPresentation 'Evidencing course competencies alongside soft skills in ePortfolios to rethink professional identity and employability'Mandia's researchWendy's researchSubscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
Christine Dülfer (OStR'in; Dipl.-Hdl'in) is a Business Administration and English teacher at Berufliche Schulen des Landkreises Waldeck-Frankenberg in Korbach und Bad Arolsen, which are vocational schools in Germany, and a team leader at the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie in the media department (Dezernat Medien II.3, SG II.3-3 Fortbildung), responsible for Moodle trainers. Christine has been supporting students for over 10 years in creating portfolios as part of their internships that are an integral part of their vocational studies in the German 'duale System'. In this interview, Christine talks about her approach to portfolio work and the benefit that individual students as well as their peers have from their use.Click through to the episode page for the transcript.ResourcesBerufliche Schulen des Landkreises Waldeck-Frankenberg in Korbach und Bad ArolsenHessische LehrkräfteakademieLpaso – Institut für Lernkultur e.V., Organisers of Mahara Hui DESubscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
Sam Taylor (PGCert, FHEA, CMALT) has been supporting portfolio practice as learning designer since 2008 at higher education institutions in the UK and since 2018 as eLearning consultant at Catalyst IT Europe. She's worked with a diverse range of students, lecturers, and staff giving her insight into many different portfolio practices.In this episode, Sam shares a number of her stories that illustrate how flexibly portfolios built in Mahara can be used.Click through to the episode page for the transcript.Connect with SamLinkedInFediverseTwitterResourcesGriffith College, enhancing functionality in Mahara'Enhancing group assessment with Moodle, Mahara and Turnitin' presentation on the use of group portfolios'Designing effective ePortfolio activities' workshop outlinePresentation 'Scaffolding portfolio use' by Kristina HoeppnerDigiCompEdu frameworkUniversal Design for LearningSubscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
Teresa MacKinnon, MA, has been a language educator for many years, incorporating portfolios into language learning at University of Warwick, and is a scholar working in the field of open educational resources, open access, and open recognition, amongst many other interests of her that she continues to follow in retirement.In her interview Teresa talks about her work with portfolios, her own professional portfolio journey, and how staying true to her values of openness has brought her to using and valuing Mahara.Click through to the episode page for the transcript.Connect with TeresaTwitterLinkedInYouTubeResourcesTeresa's blog 'next steps'Teresa's research activitiesVirtual Exchange: connecting university cohorts for language education  UNICollaborationFirst CMALT portfolioCMALT review portfolioFuture Teacher 3.0 UK, the European funding has finished but the UK group continues to run regular webinars and publish openly as Xerte objectsAssociation of Learning Technologists (ALT) ALT Open Education Special Interest GroupArticle 'A meta-analysis of open educational communities of practice and sustainability in higher educational policy' by Teresa MacKinnon, Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou, Howard Manns, and Scott Grant (2016)AAEEBL Digital Ethics Task ForceAudio editing support: Sofia KokorevaSubscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
Dr Misty Kirby is an academic and practitioner with university and school experience, creating portfolios herself and with her students. Misty shares her thoughts on how portfolios can support eProfessionalism in both academics and students. She explains what was behind the idea of SmartEvidence for her and why it's an important feature in Mahara.Click through to the episode page for the transcript.Connect with MistyMisty on TwitterMisty on LinkedInMisty's websiteResourcesPresentation 'ECARx: Early career academic researchers’ experience using ePortfolios'Presentation 'SmartEvidence: Improving ePortfolio quality through intervention'Brown Wilson, C., Slade, C., Kirby, M. M., Downer, T., Fisher, M., & Nuessler, S. (2018). Digital ethics and the use of the ePortfolio: A scoping review of the literature. International Journal of ePortfolio, 8(2), 115-126.Kirby, M. M., Slade, C.S., Brown Wilson, C., Downer, T., Fisher, M.B., Siddiqui, Z., Isbel, S., McAllister, L., & Miller, A. (in press). A call to action for eProfessionalism: Supporting emerging health and education practitioners build their online presence through ePortfolio use, for the Journal of Computing in Higher Education.Kathryn Coleman's workePortfolios Australia's 'Plan, act, reflect, and eportfolio' (PARE) sessionsAAEEBL Digital Ethics Principles in ePortfoliosAAEEBL Digital Ethics Task Force ePortfolio mapping surveySubscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
Dr Orna Farrell is a researcher at Dublin City University whose portfolio history goes back to 2008. Since then she's taught courses using portfolios and conducted numerous studies involving portfolios. Her interests lie in supporting learners and lecturers alike, also using open education strategies.See the episode page for the transcript.Connect with OrnaOrna on TwitterOrna on LinkedInEportfolio IrelandResourcesBorton's reflective framework 'What? So what? Now what?'Ebook 'Eportfolio based assessment: Inspiring exploration and supporting evaluation for practitioners'Ebook 'Exploring the diversity of ePortfolio practice: An international sharing of practice, activities, and assessment'femedtech open letterHoly Grail of RubricsPhotos from the 2018 unconferenceSpecial issue on ePortfolios in IJTELThe learning portfolio in higher education: A game of snakes and laddersUniversal Design for LearningPortfolios at DCULoop ReflectAnnual Student Showcase and Awards for 2022PhD thesis and selected articlesPhD thesis 'Developing critical thinking through eportfolio based learning: an exploration of the experiences of non-traditional online distance learners'Farrell, O. (2018). Failure to Launch: The unfulfilled promise of eportfolios in Irish Higher EducationFarrell, O., & Seery, A., (2019). “I am not simply learning and regurgitating information, I am also learning about myself”: Learning portfolio practice and online distance studentsFarrell, O., (2020). From Portafoglio to Eportfolio: The Evolution of Portfolio in Higher EducationFarrell, O., Buckley, K., Donaldson, L., & Farrelly, T. (2021). Eportfolio in Ireland: A landscape snapshot of current practiceSubscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
Until recently, Lisa Donaldson, MSc, worked at Dublin City University in Ireland in the Teaching Enhancement Unit. There she was responsible for Loop Reflect, DCU's ePortfolio platform based on Mahara. In our conversation, Lisa shares how everything started at DCU, and what some of the important steps were that the University took to grow its portfolio initiative.Click through to the episode page for the transcript.Connect with Lisa and ePortfolio organisations she's active inLisa on TwitterLisa on LinkedInEportfolio IrelandAAEEBLPublications of interestEbook 'Eportfolio based assessment: Inspiring exploration and supporting evaluation for practitioners'Ebook 'Exploring the diversity of ePortfolio practice: An international sharing of practice, activities, and assessment'Special issue on ePortfolios in the Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced LearningThe learning portfolio in higher education: A game of snakes and laddersPortfolios at Dublin City UniversityLoop Reflect, DCU's ePortfolio siteAnnual Student Showcase and Awards for 2022AAEEBL student interviews, in particular Emaan, Ruby, and SamanthaAudio editing support: Sofia KokorevaSubscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
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2022-09-1302:46

'Create. Share. Engage.' is a podcast about portfolios for learning and more for educators, learning designers, and managers keen on integrating portfolios with their education and professional development practices. This new podcast is all about sharing portfolio stories from around the world. The first episode will air on Wednesday, 28 September 2022. You'll hear from Lisa Donaldson about her portfolio journey and quickly to 6,000 students using portfolios at Dublin City University within  six weeks. Subscribe in your favourite podcast app so you don't miss it.'Create. Share. Engage.' is produced by Catalyst IT, the main development company for Mahara. We offer the full range of services to support you implement portfolios at your organisation using Mahara and also offer support packages for shorter engagements. Click through to the episode page for the transcript.Subscribe to the monthly newsletter about Mahara and portfolios.Production informationProduction: Catalyst ITHost: Kristina HoeppnerMusic: The Mahara tune by Josh Woodward
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