Published on May 13, 2009
Moodle : Moodle Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment "Moodle" Defined : "Moodle" Defined “process of lazily meandering through something; doing things as it occurs to you to do them; an enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity. Yes, but…WHAT is it? : Course Management System (CMS) Created by Martin Dougiamas (Mah-tin Doogy-ah-mas) Large community of users and developers “Open-Source” Yes, but…WHAT is it? Uses : Uses Online courses Supplement face-to-face courses Excellent way to enhance teaching Understanding Our Students : Understanding Our Students Our students, children born after the mid-80’s, are digital natives which means: Immersed in technology since the time they were born They process things at “twitch speed” They enjoy random access They use parallel processing They look at graphics first They are play-oriented They are always connected * Much of this information is courtesy of Lori Elliott. Understanding Us : Understanding Us We are digital immigrants, people who were born before the mid-80’s We work at conventional speeds We do things step-by-step We process in linear fashion We read text first We are work-oriented We are used to stand-alone problems or concepts * Much of this information is courtesy of Lori Elliott. So Why Care? : So Why Care? You can lead a horse to water… You catch a lot more flies… KVA's Moodle : KVA's Moodle Accessible from anywhere in the world Create a course website and limit access to your students. Upload and share materials Hold online discussions and chats Give quizzes, tests, and take surveys Disseminate, gather, and review assignments Record grades KVA Moodle, continued : KVA Moodle, continued Online File Cabinet Communicate outside of class Forums give students more time to generate their responses Privately respond to a shy student Moodle Possibilities : Moodle Possibilities The possibilities at KVA are as diverse as our imaginations and teaching styles.