Virtual Learning Platforms Thread, Maharah 1.0 released in Technical; Marhara 1.0 has been released.
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3rd April 2008, 10:19 PM #1
Maharah 1.0 released
Marhara 1.0 has been released.
I've been looking into using this as a moodle enhancement (it has moodle integration). Very good from a collaborative PoV, students create their own pages ala myspace, but supervised in school.
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3rd April 2008, 10:48 PM #2
Looks interesting. It has a lot of good features. Let us know how successful the integration is if you go ahead and do it.
3rd April 2008, 11:00 PM #3
I already have the beta set up, but not integrated. AFAIK the integration is single sign on - a link in moodle that links to mahara and vice versa, so no auth is required between the two, also users details are setup automatically.
My biggest disappointment is that I have not found a theme that crosses moodle/mahara yet - and pretty pictures are a bit out of my league.
Mahara adds a lot of functionality to moodle, I find moodle very 'top down' from a learning point of view, whereas mahara is much more student-centric.
It also has the benefit that it capitalises on learning by using the methods that kids learn when they are not in school.
4th April 2008, 10:37 AM #4
I am struggling with some SSO bugs atm. But talking to the devs, so should be all fixed soon.
When I get it working correctly, I shall let you know.
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