Artículo en la portada de Europortfolio

Europortfolio – The European Network of ePortfolio Experts and Practitioners published in the blog section of its portal my article titled “Don’t forget the e of ePortfolios” that I had sent to the Mahara Newsletter July 2015 (Vol. 5 / Issue 2). That post reflects my experience as an ePortfolio practitioner with students of grades …

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Don’t forget the e of ePortfolios

For some years now, the Colegio Apóstol Santiago of Vigo (Spain) has had a Mahara ePortfolio available to students and teachers of the secondary school. Our Mahara is linked to Moodle for single sign-on. I started to use Mahara to introduce my students (and myself) to the concept of ePortfolios. The goal was to create …

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CAS_ICT: Using ICT tools for teaching Sciences

ICT for Chemistry and Physics Grade 9th To teach Chemistry and Physics we use Moodle as our LMS. With Moodle we went beyond a repository and we set up many and different learning activities as for example: A choice activity to choose an independent variable for a scientific project One assignment to submit final reports …

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Evaluación de un alumno a través de la defensa de su Portfolio

Buscando información sobre nuevos modelos de evaluación llegué a dos vídeos que recogen una experiencia de evaluación de alumnos a través de la defensa de su portfolio. Creo que es un ejemplo muy ilustrativo del valor que tiene el portfolio como herramienta educativa y, cómo podemos evaluar a un alumno a través de el. El …

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Why digital profiles matter

A question that some of my students ask me very often is, why should they start creating an ePortfolio? Grade 9th students are introduced in my School to collect evidences of their achievements and competencies and grab them in a personal account in the School ePortfolio. After filling up the usual profile fields they are …

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Hacking Mahara to display last updates in pages

Tomorrow night will be the due date for my students to submit a Lab Report created in Mahara. I told them that I was not going to accept reports modified after the due date but I hadn’t realized that Mahara pages don’t show last update information so I had to hack the code to get …

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Mahara: troubleshooting a nonrecoverable error when migrating and upgrading to another server

Some days ago we moved our Mahara 1.7.2  database (MySQL)  to a new machine to separte both web and database servers. Some days later we performed and upgrade to 1.8.1 and, after sorting out some issues related to collation, everything seemed to run as it was expected but, as I tried to clean my inbox …

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Mahara: How to solve collation issue when upgrading

Today I upgraded our Mahara site from version 1.7.2 to 1.8.1 (current version). What it was expected to be an easy procedure turned out to a trouble due to a database (MySQL) collation issue. Below are the details: After doing all backups as it’s required I downloaded and unzip the new version to perform the …

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