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Teaching & Learning Onlinewith Moodle 2Howard RamsayUniversity of Strathclyde
Teaching & Learning Online• An online course in how to teach online – How do you Teach (and Learn) Online? – What difference does it make it’s in Moodle 2?
Teaching & Learning Online - TALON• 6 Weeks• 4 Hours a week• 12 Participants per cohort• 2 Tutors per cohort• The Talon class – student role• Their own class – teacher role• 99.73% online
Course Aims• To experience online course activities from a student’s perspective• To experience a wide range of Moodle 2 tools and activities• To experience and develop methods to encourage online engagement and collaboration• To develop understanding of and critically evaluate effective learning design for online courses and activities
W Content & Activities1 Introductions. Socialisation and Scene Setting, ‘rules of engagement’, setting up own class2 Groups, forums and common tools, setting up your class Live Session3 Online Collaboration, quizzes4 Assessing contribution and constructive engagement Live Session5 Presenting content. What’s the use of lectures?6 Open Educational Resources, Putting it all together Live Session
W Content & Activities Moodle Tools & Features1 Introductions. Socialisation and Scene Pages, Feedback, Glossary, Forum, Lesson, Setting, ‘rules of engagement’, setting up Database, blocks, Roles, Blogs own class2 Groups, forums and common tools, setting Groups, forums and common tools, setting up your up your class class Live Session Adobe Connect3 Online Collaboration, quizzes Quizzes, Forums, Blogs4 Assessing contribution and constructive Forums, Peer Assessment, Blogs engagement Live Session Adobe Connect5 Presenting content. What’s the use of Lessons, Pages, Wikis, Blogs lectures?6 Open Educational Resources, Putting it all All of the above… together Live Session Flesh & Blood
Where it came from• “I’m only scratching the surface”• And…
Salmon’s Five Stage Modelhttp://www.atimod.com/e-moderating/5stage.shtml
The Collaborative Task• Select a topic in your own class for a formative quiz exercise.• Create a quiz with eight questions using the question types from task 3.2. – 2 x Multiple Choice Questions with one correct answer – 2 x Multiple Choice Questions with multiple correct answers – 2 x Essay Question – 2 x Short Answer Question Matching Question• Once you have your basic quiz working: – Give it a time limit (you choose one appropriate for your quiz) – Randomise the order in which the questions are presented – Randomise the order in which multiple-choice question present their options
StrathclydePA• Peer Assessment Activity for Moodle 2• Available from today under GPL• http://bit.ly/StrathclydePA
Slaying the Moodle 2 Monster?• Upgrading in June 2012• c24,000 students• By September 2012, 70-100 participants
What we’ve learned about Moodle 2.x• Student issues no different from 1.9 – generally.• Staff still see Moodle as: – “Clunky”. “CLUNKY”. “CLUNKY” – overwhelmingly.• File management surprises but doesn’t defeat – mostly.• Access Restriction is valuable – probably.
What we’ve learned about Teaching & Learning Online• There is huge demand for training like this• Participants appreciate discombobulating• Staff have greater confidence• Staff appreciate student perspective