Supporting Mahara ePortfolio at Carleton University

July 25, 2014

Learning Agents has begun a professional services consulting contract with Carleton University centred on the Learning ePortfolio.

Carleton’s Educational Development Centre (EDC) has developed an educational technology capability for university stakeholders built on the Moodle Learning Management System. EDC staff are currently piloting the Mahara ePortfolio as a "sister technology" and are developing strategies to raise awareness and build support for portfolio learning in the university.

EDC want to extract the maximum value from their technology choices by making informed decisions as they test, demonstrate, implement and scale solutions for their stakeholders.EDC has also expressed interest in exploring the potential for micro-credentialing using the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI), integrated with Moodle and Mahara.

Learning Agents will work with EDC staff and others they designate to develop educational strategies based on these technologies to engage and meet the teaching and learning needs of different courses, programs and departments at the university.

Services provided by Learning Agents may include:

  • Discovery and contextual research
  • System technology consulting and administrative configuration
  • Guidance on exploiting the various learning affordances of the systems
  • Documentation and exemplary content development
  • Training and professional development, in person or at a distance
  • Technical support
  • System customization

Learning Agents offers low cost shared subscription to the popular Mahara ePortfolio in a service called savvyfolio.net, soon to be enhanced by Open Badge issuing capability.

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