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MAXOS - Overview. Engaging with Learners. Putting portability back into Portfolios. www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk/. RSCs Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning. Engaging with Learners. Thomas Rochford E:Learning Advisor, Infrastructure, RSC Eastern. Portable Learning : Rationale. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Go to View &gt; Header &amp; Footer to edit * | slide *Engaging with LearnersPutting portability back into Portfolioswww.rsc-eastern.ac.uk/RSCs Stimulating and supporting innovation in learningMAXOS - Overview</p><p>Go to View &gt; Header &amp; Footer to edit</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London 21st October 2009 | slide *Engaging with LearnersThomas RochfordE:Learning Advisor, Infrastructure, RSC Eastern</p><p>Go to View &gt; Header &amp; Footer to edit</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London21st October 2009 | slide *Portable Learning : RationaleThe rationaleThere are still some places without internet connectionsPrisonsAirplanesVillage HallsRural/Remote areasStables?Mobile Internet can be expensive/slowDemonstration purposesTestbed for development</p><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London21st October 2009 | slide *Portable Learning : ToolsThe toolsMoodle: Delivering the content</p><p>Maxos: Developing the content</p><p>Mahara: Organising the learners portfolio</p><p>MoMo: For mobile use</p><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London21st October 2009 | slide *Portable Learning : Case-Study 1What do these have in commonPaston College,North WalshamNorfolk700 FTE Students100 FTE Staff</p><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London21st October 2009 | slide *Portable Learning : Case-Study 1The ProblemSignificant minority of children had no access to computer or InternetThe SolutionWm. Pastons foundation grant used to buy ASUS netbooksStudents without Internet Access provided with Moodle on a stick</p><p>An IssueProblems synchronising Moodle on a Stick with Server</p><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London21st October 2009 | slide *Portable Learning: Mahara on a Stick ProblemsUntil version 1.1. released in the middle of 2009, it was not portable to Windows environmentsWindows Implementation IssuesDifficulties with mySQL (Collation UTF-8)Post-installation tweaking (Session cookie not working)</p><p>But .It can be done</p><p>However.Do users actually like Mahara?</p><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London21st October 2009 | slide *Portable Learning : Case-Study 2Students at Otley College talk about Mahara</p><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London21st October 2009 | slide *Portable Learning: Mahara FeaturesManageable FilestoreBlogging Tool. External blogs can be included via RSSProvides social networking in educational context.Shareable ResumsDocument academic, career and personal goalsUploaded resources (Artefacts) can be organised in shareable ViewsGroups enable users to build communities of practice and facilitate team workHighly customisable interfaceCan be linked to Moodle</p><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London21st October 2009 | slide *Portable Learning : MAXOSWhat is MAXOS?MAXOS enables you to run Moodle, Xerte and Mahara on a USB stick, without Internet accessHow do you get MAXOS?http://www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk/RSC_files/technical/maxos/MAXOS_150.zip Unzip into a new folder on your desktopCopy contents of this new folder onto the root of a USB Stick.Free at this event!</p><p>Instructionhttp://www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk/RSC_files/technical/maxos/index.htmlContact your local RSC or RSC-Eastern for details of XERTE training events </p><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London21st October 2009 | slide *Portable Learning : Group TasksHands OnHands-on Xerte Toolkits - Try itHands-on Mahara Try itMobile Moodle http://www.ilite.co.za/mlearn username mary; password passwordDiscussionIs there a future for Portable Learning; and if so where?What would you expect from a portable e:Portfolio</p><p>Questions/Feedback</p><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London</p></li><li><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London21st October 2009 | slide *Portable Learning : Starting MAXOSInsert the USB stick in a windows machineMake sure Skype is turned offClick on startup.batIMPORTANT Close the Command Shell window before removing the stick.Xerte usersClick on XerteSelect the Introduction or any other file to start trialling.</p><p>Mahara usersClick on MaharaLogin as admin/mahara. You should find some images in your folder. Add more from Internet, create a View, set some personal targets etc.</p><p>e-Portfolios: Effective Uses in Teaching and Learning, London</p></li><li><p>Accessibility and Inclusion Role Group, Belfast * | slide *Maxos: TrainingQuestions ??t.rochford@rsc-eastern.ac.uk</p><p>Accessibility and Inclusion Role Group, Belfast</p></li></ul>