Earlier this year, I was fortunate to work on a project using Mahara. For those that don’t know, Mahara is an E-Portfolio system. E-Portfolio systems are a place to store institutional and personal learning articles or ‘artefacts’. Students can use these artefacts to demonstrate their development over time to various audiences including prospective universities and future employers.
Mahara also provides a comprehensive blogging tool, social networking and a CV builder. Users have their own personalised profiles which they can use to add employment and education history, accreditations, achievements and goals. Its really quite cool for an open source project.
Mahara is also designed to compliment the open source LMS, Moodle. In fact from what I read, many of the Mahara development team have also been involved in major Moodle development, which for me says top quality open source work.