A presentation from Meredith Henson, Business Development Manager of Catalyst IT, brought us details of the latest on Mahara, as Bath have updated to Version 1.10.2.
The new capacity to integrate social networking and digital badges is very welcome, as is the ability to create Collections: groupings of Pages, so enabling the user to form multiple page presentations.
It looks like and feels like Moodle, which is natural given Mahara’s roots. So if you are happy with Moodle and comfortable with its use, Mahara would make a natural companion, especially as they can be integrated allowing data to flow between them.
Examples of Mahara in use can be found at:
- Southampton Solent
- University College London, (e.g. Engineering’s Intentional Learning Plan)
- University of Warwick (e.g. language learning)
- Coventry University (e.g. pre-sessional English classes)