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First NZ Mahara conference

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Started by Kristina Hoeppner 13 Dec 2013 10:16pm () Replies (2)

Hello ePortfolio enthusiasts and Mahara / MyPortfolio users,

In New Zealand, close to 1,400 schools use MyPortfolio, others have their own Mahara instance, Mahara is used in tertiary education as well as beyond. Thus, it is time for the first NZ Mahara conference. Our aim with Mahara Hui, the conference that will take place in Wellington on 19 and 20 March 2014, followed by a 1-day Hackfest, is to bring all these different user groups together and share experiences, ideas for using Mahara as ePortfolio system in many different ways and start or continue discussions amongst users.

We invite all Mahara users from New Zealand but also from beyond its coastline to submit presentation proposals and join us for the event at Te Papa in Wellington.

Please find more information about the call for proposals that is now open until 24 January 2014 in the conference and proposal announcement. We welcome submissions from teachers and students, from experienced presenters to novices, from academics to practitioners and those wanting to showcase their work.

We look forward to seeing you at Mahara Hui.

Cheers

Kristina

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  • Kristina Hoeppner (View all users posts) 27 Jan 2014 5:00pm ()

    Hello,

    We've extended the call for presentations deadline for Mahara Hui to 7 February 2014. Mahara Hui is the first Kiwi conference dedicated to Mahara and will take place at Te Papa in Wellington on 19-20 March 2014. Please consider submitting a proposal, and you will be among other great presenters talking about their experience with the software and esp. how they are using it to accomplish their goals. Registration is now open as well.

    One special note for students wanting to participate

    We are in the fortunate position to offer two students the chance of a $500 grant towards their registration, accommodation and travel expenses thanks to the sponsorship from ThinkAgency. This is a great opportunity for students to share their ePortfolio experience on MyPortfolio with an audience of New Zealand and international users of Mahara and engage with them in conversations.

    We would like to invite you to discuss this opportunity with your students and encourage them to submit a presentation proposal. You can find more information about the proposals at https://maharahui.org.nz/mod/page/view.php?id=8

    The papers committee will review all student proposals and then offer two students a grant of $500. When a student accepts, they commit themselves to attend both conference days, 19-20 March 2014, and are also welcome to attend the hackfest on 21 March 2014. ThinkAgency will arrange payment with the students directly.

    We look forward to seeing you at Mahara Hui.

    Cheers

    Kristina

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