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13.1. Open Badges — Mahara 1.7 user manual

13.1. Open Badges — Mahara 1.7 user manual | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
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An excellent work around to display open badges in Mahara eportfolios, just until Mahara becomes a backpack :)

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gideonwilliams's curator insight, June 8, 2013 12:43 PM

This is a great work around!

Sigi Jakob's curator insight, October 23, 2013 6:34 AM

worked fine for me!

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All things wonderful about the open source software Mahara. I'm determined to show all of Scotland all the fantastic things that can be done :)
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Provision of an Inclusive Mobile Responsive Learner Development Support Toolkit at Forth Valley College : JISC RSC-Scotland Showcase

Provision of an Inclusive Mobile Responsive Learner Development Support Toolkit at Forth Valley College : JISC RSC-Scotland Showcase | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
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Delighted to have won an itech award from the JISC RSC Scotlands annual conference last week to bring back to @fvcollege with @liammentor #itech14.

 

Our toolkit was developed using Mahara pages and collections, come to #MaharaUK14 in Brighton and join me at my workshop to find out more and share ideas on using #Mahara pages in an inclusive, Mobile responsive way.

 

http://maharauk.org/mod/page/view.php?id=10

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Developers - Open Badges plugin - Mahara ePortfolio System

Developers - Open Badges plugin - Mahara ePortfolio System | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
Mahara is an open source ePortfolio and social networking web application.
It provides users with tools to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning and social networking features to allow users to interact with each other.
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Great news that a plugin to make it possible for Open Badge Factory's users to issue their badges in groups in Mahara.

 

Be part of the pilot of this exciting new plugin, download the code and register to particpate.

 

If you are interested in issuing your badges in Moodle also, notice that there is also a plugin for Moodle (same github).

 

This is great news from Mahara Project and will be well received with the huge interest in #openbadges.

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MaharaUK 2014

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Maharauk.org is now officially accepting submissions for their UK conference to be held in July 2014. This year looks set to be jam packed with all the fantastic work happening within the UK using Mahara and must not be missed for all Mahara users.
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Online iFrame Generator - iFrames Generator

Our free iFrame generator helps you to instantly create customized iFrames for your web site. Simply provide a few frame details and our tool does the rest.
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Use this easy free online tool to create the iframe code needed to configure the em.bedly blocks in Mahara to display web based content.

 

Click here for list of allowed iframe sources which is always being updated by the community http://goo.gl/2efSNX

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Sigi Jakob's curator insight, March 3, 3:53 AM

this is what I need for Mahara!

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ePortfolio Examples - Savvyfolio.net

ePortfolio Examples - Savvyfolio.net | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
Mahara is an open source ePortfolio and social networking web application.
It provides users with tools to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning and social networking features to allow users to interact with each other.
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Some great examples of eportfolio with particular good use of media, and multiview among others.

Savvyfolio.net also has guidance to take  a learner through the steps to building a rich eportfolio while understanding the benefits.

Could be used to help with support materials to encourage good use of Mahara in your institution.

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Tim Hopper's curator insight, January 28, 12:31 PM

Worth exploring.

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Mahara now Displays Open Badges | Europortfolio

Mahara now Displays Open Badges | Europortfolio | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
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This plugin is now available to allow Mozilla backpack users to display their open badges in their Mahara eportfolio. Thank you to Discendum Oy

 

Work on the plugin that will also allow Mahara to 'Issue' Open Badges is currently in the mix.

 

With these new additions to an already powerful eportfolio system, Mahara is a complete solution for managing and presenting the assessing of evidence and recording of skills for the lifelong learner.

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Tim Hopper's curator insight, January 1, 10:28 AM

Very promising development

Sigi Jakob's curator insight, March 3, 3:56 AM

After Kristina's presentation on Open Badges this is interesting for 'Mahara users!

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, March 16, 3:59 AM

Mahara is maturing...

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Mahara accessibility features | Catalyst IT - New Zealand's leading open source company

Mahara accessibility features | Catalyst IT - New Zealand's leading open source company | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
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The next release of Mahara will be released with accessibility, especially for the visually impaired, in mind.

This will help me include Mahara within inclusive learner inductions in my institutions.  :)

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Mahara - Guide to building an eportfolio

CityU ePortfolio HOW - This site will guide you through technically developing and using your ePortfolios!
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Nice little website to guide teachers and learners through the process of the use, the developments and the 'why's of using eportfolio (including Mahara) and some great examples of reflection using digital storytelling.
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mahara-theme_essential

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mahara-theme_essential - A Mahara theme to match the Moodle Essential theme
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A great offering for Mahoodle users I think: uniform your Moodle and Mahara site with the widely used 'Essential theme'.

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Using Moodle: Assignment assignsubmission_mahara plugin

Using Moodle: Assignment assignsubmission_mahara plugin | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
The University of Portland has just finished development of a completely updated Mahara Assignment type that works with 2.3+.
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This will be well received in my organisation. Looking forward to evaluating it.
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Tim Hopper's curator insight, September 26, 2013 10:47 AM
Nice to see.
Jasmin Hodge's comment, March 5, 8:43 AM
thanks for sharing, some great comments about pages locking using the plugin, which is the feedback raised in all discussions in the use of the plugin. I look forward to reading comments from users who ha
Pauline Farrell's curator insight, March 16, 3:56 AM

any finally... nirvana...

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MacHara Mug> Mahara Character Products> Mahara

MacHara Mug> Mahara Character Products> Mahara | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
MacHara Mug
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Show your support for Mahara open source eportfolio by purchasing some merchandise - I especially like the MacHara (Scottish Mahara User Group) products, but I'm biased :)

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FVC my e-portfolio help

FVC my e-portfolio help | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it

Create a multi platform app with templates, widgets for free!

 

http://www.ibuildapp.com

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First go at creating an app for our learners using ibuildapp.com for our Mahara help pages for users

A great way to build cross platform apps in no time at all with no coding experience required for a lot of templates.

I would love our own 'app store' at my institution with lots of apps for essential information, would be great for inclusion and accessibility.

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Install Mahara in an instant, with just one click | Installatron

Install Mahara in an instant, with just one click | Installatron | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
Installatron provides free, one click Mahara installations and upgrades. Add a free Mahara installation to your website instantly!
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I haven' tried this, but sounds great - if you have an existing website, the straightforward steps will install Mahara's latest version for you in an instant.  Also use Installatron for upgrades and updates too!  Would love to hear from anyone who has used it

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MaharaUK2014: Programme

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Programme for #maharauk14 The UK Mahara Conference is out! Honoured to be accepted to present alongside so much talent.
If you haven't booked, visit http://maharauk.org and come and join us in Brighton for what should be the best Mahara Fest yet! @catalyst_eu

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Mark Nichols: Mahara and the challenges of adulthood - YouTube

Keynote by Mark Nichols at Mahara Hui in Wellington, New Zealand, on 19 March 2014. The keynote was "Mahara and the challenges of adulthood". https://maharah...
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For the ones who weren't lucky enough to have spent a few days at Mahara Hui in Wellington, New Zealand - take a listen to this keynote from Mark Nichols.   His keynote was 'Mahara and the challenges of adulthood.  Enjoy :)

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How to set up cron job for Mahara

How to set up cron job for Mahara | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
Setting up cron job for Mahara is easy on EasyCron. Follow several simple steps to configure a cron job for Mahara. EasyCron will trigger Mahara's cron job script according to your settings.
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Thanks for sharing this guide it take you through the several steps to setting up the corn job.  Mahara admins use  a cron job to handle users in Mahara, usually only when no other authentication can used, Mahoodle for example.

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Europortfolio - Researching ePortfolios: The current state of play - YouTube

Researching ePortfolios: The current state of play led by Darren Cambridge, Babara Cambridge and Kathleen Blake Yancey This webinar was held on Friday 7th Fe...
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Thank you to @europortfolio for recording and sharing their well attended webinar on: " researching portfolios: The current state of play "
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40 illustrators to follow on Behance | Illustration | Creative Bloq

40 illustrators to follow on Behance | Illustration | Creative Bloq | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
With millions of views each month, online creative community Behance is quickly becoming the place to be for artists of all disciplines.
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A list of the top illustrated portfolios for ideas and inspiration. Solent university's graduate Nate came out tops! I'll add this our eportfolio forum for learners.
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Mahara UK 2014

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Save the date for the next Mahara eportfolio UK conference in 2014.

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Save the date for the next Mahara eportfolio UK conference being held on 17th and 18th July, 2014.

 

Kindly hosted by the University of Brighton, the conference will be located at the central city conference, a stones throw from the Brighton Pier, Pavillion and the Laines.

 

Last years conference was outstanding and would recommend attending to anyone who has an interest in Mahara.  Good practice and inspiring ideas were demonstrated by both Learning technologists and teachers.

 

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Using skins in Mahara 1.8 - YouTube

Using skins in Mahara 1.8 - YouTube | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
Thank you to @moodlechick for creating this video on how to create skins for Mahara 1.8
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A nice addition to my institutions training and help area for using Mahara - especially for learners. I may raise awareness by having our own skins competition recently won by fellow #machara peeps.
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News - Mahara 1.8.0 is here! - Mahara ePortfolio System

News - Mahara 1.8.0 is here! - Mahara ePortfolio System | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
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Mahara's latest release comes with a huge range of new features including flexible page layouts, new icon sets and templates, DRAG AND DROP!! and new admin features too :)  The Mahara developers have listened to the users and brought out this great version.

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What media are used in ePortfolios?

Presentation by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner of Catalyst IT at the AAEEBL Annual ePortfolio Conference in Boston on 30 July 2013. Audio available also at https://arch
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An overview of how media is used in Mahara eportfolios, good resource to share with users in communications, training and help areas that explains the range of media available.

 

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ePortfolios, Prior Learning and Emergent Learning

ePortfolios, Prior Learning and Emergent Learning | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it

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Some history about eportfolio's and how they support lifelong learning, even for teachers.

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PascaleHP's curator insight, September 21, 2013 2:30 AM

evaluating experential learning

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DudaMobile.com

DudaMobile.com | Mahara Portfolio | Scoop.it
The fastest, easiest way to build a great looking mobile website in minutes. Includes hosting, site analytics, click-to-call, mobile maps and more.
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Had a quick try at this, just enter your Mahara url and it produces you a mobile theme which you view instantly and can edit and publish.  Includes templates for building a mobile site with Dudamobile, and free hosting! - I love this.....

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