Centre for International ePortfolio Development, Information Services, University of Nottingham NG7 2NR
Mahara is an open source ePortfolio and community web application that allows users to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning. It also has social networking/community features which enable interaction with other users. Mahara includes blogs, a resume builder, a file manager and a ‘page’ creator which helps users arrange their content to share with others, e.g. tutors, peers and employers.
Mahara is being used at the University of Nottigham to support activities such as reflection, journal creation, feedback, personal and professional development planning and collaboration in key strategic contexts including placements, tutoring, professional and employability learning.