Main Issues How to upgrade: – fresh install and move courses across manually – upgrade existing installation – existing plug-ins Staff development: – Looks similar, works slightly differently – The filing system New features – Conditional paths, cohorts, repositories, better themes, more secure, improved activities June 29, 2012 | slide 3
ScenariosLearning providers have adopted a number of strategies June 29, 2012 | slide 5
The Early Adopters Web team with expertise in running their own server, moodle etc. Planned approach – Curriculum teams on board – Pilot site – Identify issues & resolve them – Training sessions – Roll out • Big bang • Phased introduction June 29, 2012 | slide 6
Mainstream Adopters (Early and Late Majority) Smaller sites, smaller teams of IT support or using externally hosted servers. – Taking more time to get to know M2 – Experimenting with installations – Waiting until Moodle gets better – Moving to Moodle for the first time Still needs a planned approach – Curriculum buy-in – Staff training strategy – Exploring possibilities of M 2 June 29, 2012 | slide 7
Late Adopters A mixed bunch: – Organisations coming to Moodle late as new users or moving across from Blackboard – Organisations with little technical help whose Moodle is large and the change-over implications can be intimidating June 29, 2012 | slide 8
Benefits Spring cleaning of existing Moodle – Get rid of old and badly put together courses – Get rid of unwanted plug-ins – Clean up user database Bring in new Moodle with new criteria for a good course It’s a chance to get in some more staff development on the use of Moodle It’s a chance to involve senior management June 29, 2012 | slide 10
The Big Bang Set up new instance and move everything across or Upgrade your existing site – Advantages • Complete Moodle available • Students only need to go to one site – Drawbacks • Needs careful planning & preparation • Contingencies need allowing for • Mock site needed for staff training before BB June 29, 2012 | slide 11
Phased introduction Set up new instance – Transfer keen curriculum areas – Build up a skill set which can be cascaded – Move courses across gradually – Requires two instances of Moodle and could be confusing for students June 29, 2012 | slide 12
Moodle User Group Meetings once a term Exchange of information Support from colleagues Keep up with national/Moodle developments email@example.com June 29, 2012 | slide 13
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