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This poster presentation explores a range of pedagogic and professional functions in the use of Mahara at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance; and poses a series of administrative/legal questions which arise as e-portfolios become more firmly embedded in teaching and learning at the College. This extends to the use of e-portfolios by distance learners carrying out primary, practical research and the way in which Mahara can be used to pool personalised situated learning in a shared online space (and therefore addresses the Learning Spaces conference theme). As such, the e-portfolio “promotes self-revision through participation in assessment of other students’ learning” (Barbera 2008). This poster also explores the use of Mahara for archiving/sharing/curating work at a professional standard for students many of whom are, in effect, early-career practitioners, e.g. as a first professional website for employability purposes (Fitch, Peet, Reed, and Toman, 2008). It discusses the use of Mahara as a site for peer to peer learning and support. For new students arriving at the College, induction and training in the use of the e-portfolio has the added function of raising awareness of IP/copyright issues, together with digital responsibility and the beginnings of online self-marketing. Finally, although Mahara broadens the palette of assessment opportunities, the question of how to lock/export and archive portfolios as a long-term legal requirement represents a question and a challenge to the ALT community and further afield.
Barbera, E. (2008) ‘Mutual feedback in e-portfolio assessment: an approach to the netfolio system.’ BJET, 40, 342-357.
Fitch, D., Peet, M., Reed, B.G., & Tolman, R. (2008). ‘The use of ePortfolios in evaluating the curriculum and student learning.’ Journal of Social Work Education, 44, 37—53.
david matthews posted an update in the session Pedagogic, professional and legal opportunities and challenges with Mahara in performing arts teachi 5 years, 6 months ago
Link to digital poster – https://vle.bruford.ac.uk/mod/resource/view.php?id=54480