Designers, managers and other professionals are fond of Open Source, digital portfolio solution Mahara. Even students are incorporating their progress on specific competency frameworks, to show learning evidence. Mahara and Moodle have a long and durable relationship spanning years, ―so much so that the internet has nicknamed the super couple as “Mahoodle“―. A recent post on Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine documents the fruitful partnership as it adds value to New Zealander Catalyst IT’s offerings.
Catalyst, a Moodle Partner as well as a seminal Mahara supporter, helps organizations with creating accessible repositories of evidence about learning, be it the one they sponsor or the one they foster. Mahara users can curate their learning outcomes and “engage in social learning practices“. While Mahara can work independently from Moodle or Moodlerooms, a backbone for learning that is an LMS is more often brought along a Mahara solution than not.
The social learning has taken a special place in “Mahoodle” users, as it has given Moodle a public outlet where key niche groups or local communities can play an active role in the online learning of students, through means such as feedback or socialization.
Blackboard, the house of Moodlerooms, recently became a Mahara business partner last April. This way it will provide support for both Open Source technologies and ensure a continuing stable “Mahoodle” partnership.