Introduction to ePortfolios and Mahara

ePorfolios have been around for several years now, but it’s not safe to assume educators and students who have been asked to use them in past understand what they can do for them. I created a video based on workshops I conducted with UniSA students and have been told by colleagues that it is useful – so I’ll share it here.  The first 02:32 of the video discusses ePortfolios in general. Mahara – introduction and basics…

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Student Experience Surveys

I recently read an interesting Op Ed piece on why university student experience surveys are inherently flawed. A few sentences about designing learning stood out for me as I grapple with the balance between spoon feeding students and reducing their cognitive load. “It is patently counterproductive for students to struggle with understanding the curriculum, with the requirements of learning and assessment tasks, or with the reasons why they are being asked to do what they…

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