MoodleMoot AU 2013 - Workshop Presentation

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MoodleMoot AU 2013 - Workshop Presentation

  1. 1. Moodle Course Design –moving beyond dump and pumpMark BailyeSenior Consultant, NetSpotMoodleMoot , Melbourne 2013
  2. 2. OverviewKey points■ More than just ‘dump and pump’■ Focus must be on□ Pedagogy□ Generating ‘active learners’■ Pointers – what works
  3. 3. Take time to reflect!Things to consider■ Why did I use Moodle?■ Was I ready for Moodle?■ Was Moodle ready for me?■ Was my pedagogy sound?Support, enhance or extend learning?
  4. 4. Common problem!■ Teachers are□ time poor□ not confident□ lack Moodle experience – don’t know which tools touse whenWhat can I do to get the most out of Moodle?Where to …
  5. 5. Things to note …What can I do that is better?■ Appearance■ Layout and navigation■ Building resources into your course■ More interactivity & activity sequencing
  6. 6. Things to note …What can I do that is better?■ AppearanceQuestions■ What will a student see when they first land into thetopic?■ Am I making good use of ‘Module Zero’?■ Is my design clear and consistent?■ Is the appearance consistent with other topics studentsmay be undertaking?
  7. 7. Things to note …What can I do that is better?■ NavigationQuestions■ Does my course layout take on the ‘toilet roll’ effect?■ Will a student find everything easily?■ Am I making good use of module headings andmodules?■ Have I made good use of icons, colour or white space?
  8. 8. Things to note …What can I do that is better?■ Building resources into your courseQuestions■ Am I just uploading files into your course?■ Are the files I am adding too big?■ How much text does a student see?■ Have I just embedded links?■ Am I making good use of ‘Add a resource’?
  9. 9. Things to note …What can I do that is better?■ More interactivity & activity sequencingQuestions■ What am I getting a student to do in my topic?■ Am I getting students to engage, collaborate,communicate or reflect in my topic?■ Am I making good use of ‘Add an activity’?■ Have I sequenced any activities?
  10. 10. Example …Boats for beginnersDoes it■ Support, enhance or extend learning?■ Contain good pedagogy?■ Encourage active learning?■ Engage students?If so, how?
  11. 11. To take home …What can I do that is better?■ Appearance■ Layout and navigation■ Building resources into your course■ More interactivity & activity sequencingKey Question!■ What am I using Moodle for?Pedagogy? To support, enhance or extend learning?

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