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Kiwi Connexion – growing together no matter where we are – using Mahara


Mahara_SupporterLogo_2017.pngHere you can learn how to use your Mahara eportfolio. Kiwi Connexion is your personal learning space. It is open to wisdom seekers, and lifelong learners of theology and spirituality. You can use our extensive resources, and are encouraged to create new ones, browse micro-moocs and social learning projects including open badges and awards. Key collections include  Art and Craft of Telling the Christian Story | Creativity and Imagination for Christian Ministry | Creative SpacesGenesis and Science | Leadership+Design | Live-on-Air | Micro-moocsPreaching TodayThrough the Year with John Wesley | Zines and Podcasts

Latest edition of Ardet Newsletter

Zines and your ePortfolio

Kiwiconnexion on YouTube

kiwiconnexion.nz Open Badges


What are Open Badges?
The Open Badges platform is a global standard which recognises skills and achievements on the world wide web. Open Badges connect individuals, community groups, employers and institutions via simple visual icons that convey information about the earner, the issuer, the criteria for the award, and the evidence.

What is the Church’s Vision for its Open Badges?
Our badges tell the story of vibrant church commitment and engagement, and promotion of our Christian values within the secular community including virtual contexts. When a badge is correctly displayed, click it to see all the information, which tells part of our story.

Who issues Open Badges?
Badges are authorized by the Alumni Association issuing committee of kiwiconnexion.nz

Who can award Open Badges?
Any congregation or officially recognised leadership group which wishes to award a badge emails admin.badges@kiwiconnexion.nz  with details of the reasons for the award. Our badges are community awards, not academic awards. The issuing committee can initiate awards.

What does the award of an Open Badge signify?
The award of an Open Badge demonstrates the recipient’s willingness and response to

  1. engage with local and/or virtual church communities, the secular workplace and other volunteer group settings through
  2. commitment to lifelong learning and sharing faith, theological insight and wisdom 
  3. promoting and valuing gospel-generated inclusiveness and diversity

How is an Open Badge displayed?
The badges are stored  permanently in your Open Badge Factory Passport and can be displayed in kiwiconnexion.nz and can be shown elsewhere in social media such as Facebook.

Next steps? How can this work for you?
Yes, the system has been in operation for some time and the following badges can be awarded.

  • Book Club Reader/Writers - awarded from kiwconnexion.nz
  • Bookclub guided reading - as above
  • Ambassador - awarded from recognized leadership groups or kiwconnexion.nz
  • Community Theologian - as above
  • Volunteer Leader -as above
  • Muso Badge - as above
  • Micro-mooc badges - specific

Pizazz Plus for You

Let your light shine!

Learn a little, increase your presence ten or even a hundred-fold. Your kiwiconnexion ePortfolio, powered by the very latest Mahara 17.04, can work wonders for your ministry. Watch these videos and learn how to do the basics. First video is the new overview of the navigation change in the recent update, then there is a sequence of 10 how-to video tutorials.  

Latest navigation changes with Mahara 17.04

Fun with your ePortfolio

PDF Manual | how to use your portfolio

 

Mahara 17.04 User Manual

This helpful manual can also be downloaded as an epub from mahara.org