The Australian National University (ANU) recently launched Mahara ePortfolio as a new tool for academic and professional development. To coincide with its launch, the team at ANU Online ran a 'Coffee Course' introducing portfolio learning and ePortfolio. Their Coffee Courses are short, online, and open access courses (requiring up to 15 minutes a day) covering topics in educational technology, teaching online, digital tools, pedagogy, or trends in technology.
In the ePortfolio Coffee Course, you are introduced to pedagogical benefits of portfolio learning, provided with examples of ePortfolios used in higher education, and will discuss risk factors and affordances of the technology.
This very short course would be of value to anyone thinking of using Mahara with their class but is not quite sure how to start.