Published on December 12, 2009
Slide 1: CAE 2008, Integration, Learning Community: Pedagogy, Technology & Course redesign VIII Creating Engaging F2F and Virtual Learning and Teaching with Moodle. Ludmilla Smirnova, Ph.D Mount Saint Mary College NY, USA Quick Poll : Quick Poll Rate your Moodle experience level: A. I haven’t worked with Moodle at all as an instructor B. I have set up a page and have experimented a little bit with Moodle C. I have my own Moodle course that I use on a regular basis D. I am a “Moodle Master” Slide 3: Warm UP: Web 2.0 & Moodle Slide 4: Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, USA Learning Management Systems Many Learning Management Systems (LMS) share Web 2.0 features: ELGG, Sikai, Haiku, Joomla, and Moodle, etc. Why Moodle? What makes MOODLE different? How Have I Used Moodle? : How Have I Used Moodle? Over the past 3 years I teach f2f and online classes at Mount Saint Mary College I have used it to teach graduate level online classes Teaching with Technology, Literacy & Technology, Nature of Schools and Society, and blended courses: Curricular Planning, Methods of Teaching. Also used for a Sigma Tau Chapter web site, and ATAC committee, meetings, and PD Day Why is it called Moodle ? : Why is it called Moodle ? Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment What is the purpose of Moodle? : What is the purpose of Moodle? Moodle is designed to help educators create online courses with opportunities for rich interaction. Educators have the ability to tailor each course to his/her style and needs. Its open source license and modular design mean that people can develop additional functionality. Slide 8: Five Assumptions of Learning We are all potential teachers as well as learners. We learn a lot by watching others. We learn well by creating and expressing for others. Understanding others transforms us. We learn well when the learning environment is flexible and adaptable to suit our needs. These are 5 fundamental Principles of Learning with Moodle Slide 9: CAE 2008, Integration, Learning Community: What is Learning & Teaching in the context of the new Educational Landscape? What is Learning? The process of acquiring, exploring, inquiring and applying new content, concepts through testing, playing, sharing the info with different audiences; it brings the learner on a different level of operating – global, participatory, motivated, meaningful and rewarding. What is Teaching in the Information Age? The process of constant learning of how to create conditions for students’ learning & surviving in contemporary world of free flowing information. Slide 10: 10 Producing Designing Re-mixing Mashing Sharing Uploading Commenting Annotating Blogging Tagging =Categorizing Organizing Bookmarking Validating Searching/ Googling A. Churches, 2008 J. Bruner, 1960 B. Bloom, 1956 Collaborating, Learning Together Slide 11: MODELS Behavioral Information- Processing Social Interactive Personal Direct/Deductive Indirect/Inductive Indirect/Interactive Indirect/ Independent Study METHODS, ICT Strategies How? Lectures, Presentations, Tutorials, Drill & Practice Inquiry, WebQuests, WIPs, WebBits Jigsaw, Role Play, Collaborative Internet Projects, PBL Derived from : Joyce & Weil, 1986 http://www.sasklearning.gov.sk.ca/docs/policy/approach/instrapp03.html Slide 12: What Makes Moodle a good Platform for the for Engaged Learning? User-friendly interface Short Learning Curve Constructivist nature and premise Design structure and functionality Availability of Tools: Forum Blogs Wiki Choices/Polls Compatibility with lots of other programs and tools A Supportive Team behind the program Using Moodle to Engage Learners : Using Moodle to Engage Learners Use Multiple Themes and Dynamic Nature to Create a Useful Teaching/Learning Environment Post Different Types of Resources Create Different Activities Design/Utilize/Activate Multiple Forms of Traditional & Authentic Assessment Gather, Store, and Share Data Download and Upload Single/Advanced Assignments Download Freeware Conduct Applied Surveys Using Moodle to Engage Learners cont. : Using Moodle to Engage Learners cont. Issue Reminders/Checklists/Rubrics Link to numerous Websites Hold Different Types of Forums Post Pictures, Badges, Avatars Archive PowerPoints for later viewing Post Podcasts Create and download Quizzes (Hot Potatoes) Embed Videos Create Wikis Engage Learners in Collaborative Projects Collaboration via: : 12/12/2009 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, USA Collaboration via: DF Forum Wiki Blog Compatible sites (blogs, slideshare, slideboom, ning, WiZiQ, etc.) Productive summer and Networking Projects Sabbatical : 12/12/2009 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, USA Productive summer and Networking Projects Sabbatical Spain IATED09, WikiEducator IT M4T, WiZiQ, Ning Groups LearningCentral, Classroom2.0, Tapped IN, etc.) Collaboration Grant work: : 12/12/2009 17 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, USA Collaboration Grant work: Fulbright Grant Proposal “Bridging Hearts, Minds, Cultures” Russia Conferences Ortlando, FL Czech Rep, Ostrava Resources : Resources http://moodle.org/ http://playpen.moodle.com.au/moodle/index.php http://www.buddyproject.org/resources/moodle/default.asp http://moodle.buddylearning.org/moodle/ Additional Questions? : Additional Questions? Please feel free to ask Use my http://curriculum02.pbworks.com Welcome to comment and ask questions. Slide 20: Workshop: Moodle http://curriculum02.pbworks.com/What-is-Moodle http://wikieducator.org/Moodle/Workshop/Introductions 12/12/2009 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College , USA [email protected] Dekuji vam a pozornost!