Mahara is a fully featured web application to build your electronic portfolio. You can create journals, upload files, embed social media resources from the web and collaborate with other users in groups.
Mahara is customisable and flexible. It is the perfect personal learning environment mixed with social networking, allowing you to collect, reflect on and share your achievements and development online in a space you control.
Mahara is built on open source and open principles. It interoperates out of the box with the learning management system Moodle. It is free and is being improved by enthusiastic people around the world.
The Mahara community is vibrant and its users meet up at user events and conferences, give presentations, write articles and also publish books. Feel free to browse the presentations to get a feel for how Mahara is used in different educational contexts or meet other users at one or more of the events organised throughout the year.Learn about Mahara from this video or visit a demo site.
Title: Mahara 1.4 Cookbook
Author: Ellen Marie Murphy
English | 2011 | 308 Pages | ISBN: 1849515069
Mahara is an e-portfolio system that allows you to build dynamic and engaging portfolios in no time. Use Mahara when applying for jobs, creating portfolios for certification and accreditation, for classroom projects, book reviews, to create your own social network and much more. This book will show you the many different ways in which you can use Mahara, and how to exploit the various components of Mahara.
The Mahara 1.4 Cookbook will introduce you to features you probably have not explored, and show you how to use them in ways you probably had not considered. The book also provides guidance in the use of Gimp, Picasa, Audacity, Word and other programs that can be used to create artifacts. It will provide you with techniques for creating everything from dynamic and engaging web pages to complete projects, interactive groups, educational templates, and professional resume packages.
By exploring the recipes in this book, you will learn how to use each of the various blocks and content areas including the resume sections, Journals, and plans. You will learn how to archive a portfolio, and set access levels. We will build an art gallery, a newspaper, use groups for collaboration and assessment, and use the Collections feature to build complex layered portfolios. You will also find recipes for building templates for standards-based report cards and teacher certification. The book is packed with ideas from the simple to the extremely advanced, but each idea is supported with step-by-step instructions that will make all of them seem easy.
Title: Mahara 1.2 E-Portfolios: Beginner’s Guide
Authors: Derrin Michael Kent, Glenys Gillian Bradbury
2010 | 264 Pages | ISBN: 1847199062
Mahara is a user-centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. These views helps you display your artefacts – text files, spreadsheets, images, and videos – in a way you choose and to the people you want. You can also create online communities and social networks through groups, blogs, and forums. Being a novice, you will need a quick and easy implementation guide to set up your feature-rich digital portfolio.
This book is your step-by-step guide to building an impressive professional e-portfolio using Mahara. It covers the key features of Mahara that will help you set up your customized digital portfolio and display the artefacts in your preferred way allowing contribution from selected users only. This book will introduce to the exciting features of Mahara framework and help you develop a feature-rich e-portfolio for yourself. You will see how easily you can create folders, upload multiple files like journals, project documents, pictures, and videos and share them with your friends. You will learn to set up views of these files, making these visible to your chosen friends only. And then, you will allow people to give their inputs. You will learn to create blogs and forums and get connected to the rest of the world. Customization and administration of your Mahara site will become easy after you have gone through this book. Imagine how good you will feel when you will see your knowledge, success, and ideas going live and available to your chosen audiences for their inputs.