Create. Share. Engage.

Create. Share. Engage.

Portfolios for learning and more brought to you by the Mahara team at Catalyst IT. Host Kristina Hoeppner talks with portfolio practitioners, researchers, learning designers, students, and others about their portfolio story.


November 23, 2022 24 min

Sam Taylor (PGCert, FHEA, CMALT) has been supporting portfolio practice as learning designer since 2008 at higher education institutions in the UK and since 2018 as eLearning consultant at Catalyst IT Europe. She's worked with a diverse range of students, lecturers, and staff giving her insight into many different portfolio practices.

In this episode, Sam shares a number of her stories that illustrate how flexibly portfolios bui...

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Teresa MacKinnon, MA, has been a language educator for many years, incorporating portfolios into language learning at University of Warwick, and is a scholar working in the field of open educational resources, open access, and open recognition, amongst many other interests of her that she continues to follow in retirement.

In her interview Teresa talks about her work with portfolios, her own professional portfolio journey, and how s...

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Dr Misty Kirby is an academic and practitioner with university and school experience, creating portfolios herself and with her students. Misty shares her thoughts on how portfolios can support eProfessionalism in both academics and students. She explains what was behind the idea of SmartEvidence for her and why it's an important feature in Mahara.

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    Dr Orna Farrell is a researcher at Dublin City University whose portfolio history goes back to 2008. Since then she's taught courses using portfolios and conducted numerous studies involving portfolios. Her interests lie in supporting learners and lecturers alike, also using open education strategies.

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    Until recently, Lisa Donaldson, MSc, worked at Dublin City University in Ireland in the Teaching Enhancement Unit. There she was responsible for Loop Reflect, DCU's ePortfolio platform based on Mahara. In our conversation, Lisa shares how everything started at DCU, and what some of the important steps were that the University took to grow its portfolio initiative.

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    September 13, 2022 2 min

    'Create. Share. Engage.' is a podcast about portfolios for learning and more for educators, learning designers, and managers keen on integrating portfolios with their education and professional development practices.

    This new podcast is all about sharing portfolio stories from around the world. The first episode will air on Wednesday, 28 September 2022. You'll hear from Lisa Donaldson about her portfolio journey and qui...

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