If the answer to this question is ‘I can’t remember when we installed it’ or ‘it’s always been there’ then it may be time for an update. You may be happy with your current system, you’ve probably grown accustomed to it’s interface and it’s quirks and flaws. It’s probably comfortable and you can’t even begin to think of the upheaval … Read More

[vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Mahara 16.10 has been released! The new version includes some exciting major new features which makes it one of the most exciting releases to date.   So what’s new…?   #1 SmartEvidence This is the biggest and most interesting feature of 16.10 to date. SmartEvidence marries up a personal learning environment focused on students and meeting competency … Read More

[vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Having recently just celebrated their 10th birthday, Mahara is now set to release the new 16.10 version at the end of the month. The new version promises to include some major new features which makes it a very exciting release.   So what’s the features creating the buzz? If you’re a frequent user of … Read More

[vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] With Mahara 16.04 just released, we’ve put together some of the great features from the last two releases to give you an overview of what’s new in Mahara.   What is Mahara? For those of you that don’t know, Mahara is the sister application to Moodle. Moodle is course centric whereas Mahara is an e-portfolio … Read More

New Mahara Business Partner Programme Synergy Learning is pleased to continue our relationship and support with the new Mahara Business Partner programme. The open source ePortfolio system, formally re-launched in September this year, aims to build upon the existing programme and attract  partners to the existing community. Holding Mahara business partner status will enable Synergy Learning to continue to provide … Read More

Straight from the horses mouth, Moodle.com defines Moodle as: “A Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.” Totara was built upon the Moodle platform, but is designed specifically to meet the needs of the corporate sector … Read More

[vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Mahara are looking for some insight in to your vision of what Mahara will look like in the future.  What improvements or functionality would you like to see?  Doubleclick on the blue sky, to post your thoughts! [/vc_column_text] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Created with Padlet [/vc_column_text]

My first jaunt out of the office will be to St Helen’s Rugby Club next Wednesday 26th June, to exhibit at the North West JISC RSC annual event called; The Learning Journey: The Impact of Technology. There will be a load of great speakers and workshops discussing a range of e-learning topics, from iPads in Education, using video in learning, … Read More

Yesterday, I attended my first event with Synergy Learning along with one of our Business Development Consultant’s Peter Potter at the Annual JISC event, The Learning Journey: The Impact on Technology. Being new to the elearning industry it was a very useful day for me, to talk to users of Moodle and Mahara, finding out what they liked, didn’t like … Read More

[vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] E-learning, as a concept, (although it’s been around for a long time), I’m sure is quite new to many of you out there. My experience with it goes way back to university when we used Blackboard for downloading course materials and reserving library books online. Now, nearing my 1st month of working in Synergy … Read More