What’s in the future of Mahara
This is the final part of our mini series on Mahara history, that looks at the future of Mahara.
In 2006, a new software project was created that put learners into the centre of attention. Mahara was developed not to replace learning management systems (LMS) but to complement them and to provide learners with the opportunity to collect what was important to them of all the learning they did. Now, 15 years later, this is still true. Working with portfolios and personal learning environments has changed over the years, and Mahara has evolved and continues to be relevant. Some of these evolutions include easier mapping of learning evidence to a competency framework, better integration with LMS, improved management of large groups of learners, and scaffolding their use of portfolios.