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EMPOWERING MOODLE AT YOUR INSTITUTION Wissam Nahas - eLearning Manager Moodle Team American University of Beirut - AUB

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Empowering moodle at your institution

  1. 1. EMPOWERING MOODLE AT YOUR INSTITUTION Wissam Nahas - eLearning Manager Moodle TeamAmerican University of Beirut -AUB
  2. 2. Outline LMS at AUB Reasons behind flourishing Moodle at AUB  Application side  Dedicated team for support and consultation  Well defined material and guidelines  Offering different types of course delivery Blended program Tips for encouraging faculty to teach using LMS Outcome LMS Growth @ AUB What’s next? Q&A
  3. 3. American University of Beirut - AUB Founded in 1866 Top university in the ME Middle States accreditation 64 buildings over an area of 61- acre More than 100 programs Around 8000 students Faculty to students ration 1/13
  4. 4. LMS@ AUB WebCT - Fall 2001 Moodle - Summer 2005 74% of AUB course-sections uses Moodle (Using Moodle is optional by faculty) Web-enhanced and Blended course delivery A couple of online courses Moodle 2  Piloting Moodle 2 – Summer 2012  Official move to Moodle 2 – Fall 2012
  5. 5. Reasons behind flourishing Moodle at AUB (1) - Application side  User friendly  Customizable application  Flexibility and easy integration with existing applications  Simple scripts that can trigger the database for reports
  6. 6. Reasons behind flourishing Moodle at AUB (2) - Dedicated team for support and consultation Who we are  eLearning Team  eLearning Manager, Application Support Analyst, System Administrator, Instructional Designer & Student Work Program  Participation in MoodleMoot UK since 2007  Up-to-date with the online community  Moodle.org, Moodle docs, Moodle news…  Membership in  SLOANC (Sloan Consortium)  MVCR (Illinois online Network)  Latest Moodle versions & plug-ins
  7. 7. Reasons behind flourishing Moodle at AUB (2) - Dedicated team What we do  Phone and email support  Workshops and one-on-one custom sessions  Enhanced support for quizzes  Faculty to faculty  Faculty Seminars, Round table, Brown bags & international conferences  Effective use of LMS Workshops  Web enhanced – continuous consultation – assessing courses
  8. 8. Reasons behind flourishing Moodle at AUB (3) - Well defined material and guidelines  Well defined tutorials, FAQs and quick guides  Selected as one of the top five sites by Moodle news  Different forms to suit faculty and students’ requests  Detailed steps for successful online quizzes  Documentation  Moodle admin settings  Code edits  Beginning and ending of semester procedure  Backup course/activity with user data
  9. 9. Reasons behind flourishing Moodle at AUB Offering different types of course delivery:  Web enhanced  Blended program  Online courses – few cases Blended programs – blended workshops for 8 weeks
  10. 10. Tips to encourage faculty  Promote the use of Moodle without forcing faculty to use it  Conduct surveys for faculty & students  Academic events  Brown bags, round tables, faculty seminars, international conferences  Create learning objects
  11. 11. Outcome Significant progress of using LMS @ AUB Leadership in region International conference Non-academic and off campus projects
  12. 12. LMS Growth @ AUB
  13. 13. What’s next? Moodle 2 summer 2012 Increase the use to 80% Effective use Moodle Mobile Integration Social media Advance Integration with Banner: grades
  14. 14. Questions? Thank you! Contact information: Wissam Nahas wissamn@aub.edu.lb Academic Core Processes & Systems www.aub.edu.lb/it/acps Moodle @ AUB http://moodle.aub.edu.lb

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