The partners from Cyprus were also able to show the first Mahara ePortfolio examples from their piloting schools. After an intensive training that was designed for the EUfolio project by Anastasia Economou and Antri Avraamidou from Cyprus, as well, teachers are backed up with continous support to ensure successful implementation. The work package around the implementation which is led by Cyprus contains a lot of further tasks in teacher CPD, support of teachers and evaluation of the pilot.
Lithuania is implementing ePortfolios in 10 schools. Teacher training and even part of the support is done via the EUfolio's Mahara platform. The Lithuanian partners furthermore created a Mahara tutorial video for the pilot participants.
Spain also uses Mahara as a communication platform for teachers and support staff. The teachers in Galicia were trained in ICT and key skills. The decision on which skills to focus can be taken by the teachers.
Partners from Ireland are training their piloting teachers in the use of Mahara or Microsoft's ePortfolio platform set up on Office 365. Apart from ICT training for teachers, the CPD focuses on assessment of 21st century skills as defined for their Junior Cycle. After a discourse on current assessment pratices, topics are formative feedback and encouraging of peer- and self-assessment in the classroom.