First presentations accepted for Mahara Hui

The presentations review committee is happy to announce the first round of accepted presentations for the inaugural Mahara Hui in Wellington, 19-21 March 2014.

We received proposals from schools, tertiaries, nursing organisations and software developers from New Zealand, Australia and also France, covering a wide range of topics around Mahara. The presentation abstracts are now posted on our website.

There is still time to submit a presentation proposal until Friday, 7 February 2014. Registration for the event is open until 3 March 2014.

School and tertiary students are especially invited to present their ePortfolio journey. All students who submit a presentation proposal and are accepted will be able to win one of two $500 grants towards their participation in Mahara Hui.

Catalyst IT is the organiser and primary sponsor of Mahara Hui, the first Kiwi conference dedicated to the open source ePortfolio system Mahara.

Accepted presentations (alphabetical order of presenters)

  • Alan Sorensen (New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington, NZ): Online Moderation
  • Allison Miller (Vanguard Visions Consulting, Adelaide, AU): What should you consider when introducing educators to Mahara?
  • Christophe Declercq (Université de Nantes, Nantes, FR): "Booklet": a meta-artefact to implement resume-like artefacts
  • David Bell (Trinity Methodist Theological College, Auckland, NZ): Mahara gives Theology a WOW Factor!
  • Heidi Humphrey (AU): Using Mahara to enhance teaching and learning
  • Helen Eddy (Principals Australia Institute, Adelaide, AU): A community of practice for Australian education leaders
  • Liz Manning, Sonia Rapana, Maureen Kelly (Ngā Manukura ō Āpōpō, Auckland, NZ): ePortfolio, a tailored system for nursing professional development and regulatory recertification
  • Louise Botha (Canberra, AU): Using Mahara as an electronic portfolio system for recording of continuous professional development (CPD) and competency for nurses
  • Matthieu Aubry (Piwik, Wellington, NZ): Analytics for Mahara
  • Melanie Taylor (Knox Grammar School, Sydney, AU): Reflection, Evaluation and Action Planning
  • Misty Kirby (University of Canberra, Canberra, AU): ECARx: Early Career Academic Researchers’ Experience using ePortfolios
  • Pascale Hyboud-Peron (ThinkAgency, Tauranga, NZ): Building a Personal Learning Environment with Mahara
  • Yuliya Bozhko (Tōtara Learning Solutions, Wellington, NZ): Bringing social networking features to Mahara