Julian Ridden, aka @moodleman, flew in today for MootAu12, and boy did he fly in. For those who have not sen Julian present you are missing out, he is funny, engaging, charismatic and very informative. However, and he did warn us….
Warned about fast pace of @moodleman presentation now on migrating offline pedagogy into online classroom using Moodle #mootau12
His second presentation was on Mahara and Moodle together – Mahoodle as he put it. I’ve seen Mahara in development and a little in actin within a great professional development project just being initiated with NSW educators, in completely online courses and teach meets. Watch out for PLANE, they are going to be leading the way in online professional development soon.
Here are some notes from Julian’s second presentation…
Integrating Mahara portfolio with Moodle @moodleman #moodleau12
I like what Julian had to show in the way the single sign on works and helps seamlessly combine both Mahara and Moodle with each other. They talk to each other and in so doing allow students are richer experience in portfolio management and the aggregate their own learning products into one single area. Another great benefit of Mahara and Moodle and the marriage of them to each other is that grading a Mahara item is as easy as grading a normal Moodle assignment (from what I was able to understand), which is fantastic! I am certainly going to look into this more and my institute may use it in the future, which would be exciting.
Here’s what others thought….
@moodleman > what a salesman > I’m hooked on Mahara already #mootau12