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Moodle Introduction presented in the Panevezys College under the Erasmus Program by José Manuel Suárez Jávega a member of Decroly staff

Moodle Introduction presented in the Panevezys College under the Erasmus Program by José Manuel Suárez Jávega a member of Decroly staff

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    • Moodle
      • Moodle characteristics
      • Using moodle
      • Moodle Pros
      • Moodle Cons
    • Moodle characteristics
      • moodle= modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment
      • Moodle is based on the ideas of pedagogical constructivism. “Knowledge is built in the student’s mind instead of being transmitted without changes from a book or a teacher”
      • The teacher “just” creates an environment focused on the student so the student can built his own knowledge.
    • Moodle characteristics
      • Moodle is a web application.
        • Runs under unix, GNU/linux, opensolaris, freebsd, windows, mac OS X, netWare and others.
      • Data is stored in a SQL database.
        • From 1.7 onwards it supports almost any database using total database abstration layer
        • Up to 1.6 version only mysql and postgreSQL were supported
      • It requires PHP
      • So you need: webserver+PHP+database
    • Moodle characteristics
      • It’s free. (GNU license)
      • It’s easy to install (ok, not so easy)
      • Community technical support=No technical support?
      • Customizable (open source, but you need to be a very good programmer)
      • Compatible with other formats: scorm, ims
    • Using moodle
      • Course administration:
        • The teacher has total control about the options of a course,
          • Lessons: how many, when, how to do them.
          • Students: how many  , when they connected, in which lessons is each student, passed/failed test
          • Activities: forums, chats, tests…..several statistics about them
      • Activities
    • Using moodle
      • Activities
        • Communication: forums, chats, internal messaging, calendar, surveys
        • Formative: lessons, tasks, external links, databases, forums…
        • Evaluation: questionnaires, tests…
        • Integratable contents: ANYTHING THAT CAN BE PUT ON A WEB SITE
    • Using moodle
      • What is moodle useful for?
        • Complete curricular subjects
        • Online formation (very debatable, not for moodle itself but for online formation)
        • Meeting point
        • Interactive information web page (wikipedia, although wikipedia is constructed with mediawiki not moodle)
    • Moodle advantages
      • Student participation: topics, Glossaries.
      • Teachers:
        • has total control over course (when and what)
        • Monitorizing students progress
        • Feedback to students
        • Create courses with other teachers
      • Students:
        • Motivating (debatable)
        • Timetable (24/7)
        • Inmediate feedback (predetermined feedback is very difficult to see in advance all possibilities)
        • Easy Teamwork: no need of physical or time coincidence
    • Moodle disadvantages
      • Some activities can be very mechanical and with very few options.
      • Moodle is online 24/7, teacher is not. (if the course is big enough could be several teachers to achieve the 24/7 teacher online as in online games.
      • Looks like PHP doesn´t mange very well a lot of users at the same time (slow)
      • Support: there is no place to call a “technician” to came to fix the problems, being an open source platform there is not free support.
    • Online formation
      • Is online formation feasible?
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