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Growing Mahara at the University of Warwick

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Presentation by Jim Judges (Warwick University) at Mahara Hui UK in Southampton, UK, on 9 November 2015.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nigrS0tYBVo

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Growing Mahara at the University of Warwick

  1. 1. Growing  Mahara
 at  the  University  of  Warwick 
 Jim  Judges  @JimJUK     Senior  Academic  Technologist  (ITS)
 &  eLearning  Manager  (CLL)   j.judges@Warwick.ac.uk
  2. 2. • Background   • Sowing  seeds  &  Propagation   • Growth   • Surviving  the  Mahara-­‐eating  Deadlock  bug   • Monitoring  the  crops   • Green  shoots  &  next  year’s  harvest
 Growing  Mahara

  3. 3. • Externally  hosted  Moodle  &  Mahara   • Central  Moodle  launched  October  2012 *   • Open  Mahara  training  since  early  2013   • Central  Mahara  “open  to  all”  Sept.  2013   • Y1  Early  adopters  mainly  Education  (CPE)  &  interest  from  SCS   • Y2  CPE,  WMS,  CLL,  SCS,  History  &  others
 Background
  4. 4. Secondary & Primary PGCE programme introduced a Mahara template to record evidence from teaching practice. 
 - Collection Template originally developed and piloted (13/14).
 - Developed further & made mandatory 14/15
  5. 5. 13-­‐14
 
 -­‐  SCS  interest
 -­‐  Student  development  group -­‐  Use  by  WUIP  (summer  2014) -­‐  CLL  increasing  use -­‐  Changed  name -­‐ Improved  Help  guides* -­‐ MahUG  or  MyPUG
  6. 6. July  2nd   2014 September   30th   2013 September   30th   2014
  7. 7. September   30th   2014 September   16th   2015
  8. 8. 
 ~  1000+  Unique  logins/month ~  600+  Unique  logins/week ~  Max  login/  day  =  315

  9. 9. History   TAP   WMG  Moodle  assignment   Deadlock
  10. 10. Making  History 14/15  280  Yr1  Undergraduates  used   the  Moodle-­‐Mahara  assignment  plugin   to  submit  research  project  responses
 
 This  is  being  repeated  15/16
  11. 11. WMG  3rd  Year  Advanced   Engineering  Programme  (JLR)
  12. 12. More  to   come  in   Jan.  2016
  13. 13. Deadlock Link • MySQL  related  (multiple  transactions  –   locking  index  on  view  table) • Different  default  transaction  isolation   levels  in  Postgres  &  MySQL • Affecting  1.9  -­‐1.10-­‐15.04
  14. 14. Deadlock Link • Largest  group  users  -­‐  First  time  use • Confidence  of  staff  and  students  affected • Comms  &  information  updates  helped • Applied  patch  –  didn’t  resolve  our  issues • Host  &  Catalyst  investigating • A  solution  will  be  found… • …or  move  to  Postgres
  15. 15. Deadlock Link • Largest  group  users  -­‐  First  time  use • Confidence  of  staff  and  students  affected • Comms  &  information  updates  helped • Applied  patch  –  didn’t  resolve  our  issues • Host  &  Catalyst  investigating • A  solution  will  be  found… • …or  move  to  Postgres
  16. 16. Future Alternative  Assignment  submissions  –  “student  as  producer”   Mahara  could  support  personal  tutor  meetings   Increased  Careers  &  Skills  initiatives  using  Mahara  in  departments
  17. 17. 
 Jim  Judges  @JimJUK     Senior  Academic  Technologist  (ITS)
 &  eLearning  Manager  (CLL)   j.judges@Warwick.ac.uk

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