Would you like to learn more about Mahara, an open source web-based electronic portfolio system for students?
Would you like to learn more about how students can customize their portfolio and feature their course work, display their resume or CV, write journals, embed social media or even collaborate in user groups?
Would you like to learn more about how students can export course work directly from Moodle into their portfolio to share with potential employers even after they’ve left NMC?
That’s why I am facilitating the e-Portfolio Learning Community. Mahara is a tool that is already available on campus for all faculty and students to use. I’ve been wanting to learn more about it for awhile now, and the Learning Community presented a great opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded faculty and staff members.
Learning communities are groups of individuals within an organization that get together to foster collaboration and explore new ideas. You are formally invited to join the e-Portfolio Learning Community! There are five of us currently in the LC and all comers are welcome. If you’re interested, email, call or reply to this blog post and I’ll get you more information.
What will the Learning Community Accomplish?
Our first meeting will take place at some point in the near future (perhaps later this month) and we’ll collectively establish a few goals based on group member interests. We’ll look to meet once a month after that through the spring term.
Are there other Learning Communities?
With the help of CIE, learning communities were introduced at NMC last January. See the Learning Communities page on teaching.nmc.edu site to see the current Learning Communities available this academic year. If you like the idea of the Learning Community, but nothing catches your eye, why don’t you think about starting your own LC@NMC?