EAC2011 – is the ePortfolio dead?

Ok, pardon me for the dramatic opening line, but this thought has been rattling around in my head after Day 1 of the Australian ePortfolio Conference at Curtin University in Perth.

Perhaps dead is the wrong term too – “being faced with a potential life threatening illness” is maybe a better way of putting it. Here’s why I ask this.

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Mahara – as a content repository?

As you may know, I’ve been a bit like a dog with a bone about two topics in particular over the past year or so.

The first has been Moodle’s new file management system since the introduction of Moodle 2. The second has been the use of Mahara in partnership with Moodle, and in particular the integration points (like I showed in my last post) that will make the combination more of a winner.

My focus with Mahara has usually (and predictably) been on using it as an ePortfolio tool – until now.

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