MUM: Mahara Users Midlands
A new group founded through a collaboration between Warwick and Birmingham City University aims to establish a Maraha user network for those based in the Midlands, whatever their sector of activity. The network will help to share user good practice for this open source e-portfolio tool, offers a mechanism for queries and questions and connects directly to the software developers Catalyst. The meetings will largely be online through the Language centre's Blackboard Collaborate platform and anyone can register their interest on this form.
An intial face to face meeting will be held on February 11th 2016 in the Humanities building (Language Centre) at 10am. All Mahara users welcome.
Two big changes have been completed over the summer to our moodle based platform:
Users of Languages@Warwick no longer have to remember different user account details, you can sign in using your ITS account details. If you are new to working with us, your account will be linked to your course during the next week or so, as enrolment is completed.
Our site also has a fresh new look, in line with Warwick's new branding. You will be able to access your course materials and interact with your group and tutor from your laptop, tablet or smartphone too. We hope you like it.
Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This year we are implementing Open Badging in the EWC course.
You can read more about the Open Badges project here:
The EWC course is part of a project known as Clavier. The course area connects about 900 students who are learning English or French and also includes teacher trainees within Languages@Warwick. The project is now in its 4th year and you can find out more about it through the unicollaboration website. It merges boundaries between the formal classroom and informal learning, prioritising lifelong learning. Hashtags are used to share community interaction through informal networks (eg. #clavier #clerwar, #warcler).