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Presentation by Mark Drechsler at the Masterclass session of the 2012 Australian Moodlemoot.

Presentation by Mark Drechsler at the Masterclass session of the 2012 Australian Moodlemoot.



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  • Do the ‘maturity’ question after this.
  • Individual construction: Blog (OUBlog), individual wiki pages, glossary entries, databases
  • Including database & glossary collaboration activities (i.e. including comments, reviews), workshops, forums, chats, group wikis
  • Contribute a database entry -> pick an entry and discuss in a forum -> reach consensus and document in a wiki.

Moodle Masterclass 2012 Moodle Masterclass 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • Collaborate, construct, critique – going beyond dump& pumpMark DrechslerStrictly FTW – Moodle Games LabSarah Thorneycroft
  • Thank you to our Sponsors…..Diamond Sponsor Joint Organiser& OrganiserGold SponsorsSilver SponsorsBronze SponsorsMedia Sponsors
  • Today’s goal: To help you move beyondthe dump and pump course
  • What is dump and pump?Absorb Recall Apply
  • A typical scenario• Workshops: 30• Databases: 330• Wikis: 470• Quizzes: 4000• Assignments: 8500• URLs: 23 500
  • A typical scenario• Workshops: 30• Databases: 330•• Wikis: 470 Quizzes: 4000 Files: 75 000• Assignments: 8500• URLs: 23 500
  • What does it all mean?A typical course in this site with 50 contentitems would comprise… – 33 files – 10 links to external websites – 2 quizzes – 4 assignments
  • What is a ‘good’ Moodle course?
  • The Moodle Design Pyramid “Moodlecraft” Good website designPurpose alignment
  • The Moodle Design Pyramid “Moodlecraft”Today we’ll focus on improving these two Good website designPurpose alignment
  • Want more on purpose alignment?
  • Martin’s pedagogical progression
  • Today’s focus
  • Three ‘stretch’ goals for design Construct Collaborate Chain
  • Beware!Not all of these methods are suitable forall courses – there are times when dump and pump is still a valid model – but theaim of today is to shift your thinking to include the three c’s.
  • ConstructProvide opportunities for student to construct their ownindividual knowledge which can be used as part of the course
  • CollaborateProvide opportunities for student to collaborate on knowledgeconstruction which can be used as part of the course
  • Chain Build on the constructed knowledge within the course by creatingsequences of activities which build on the constructed knowledge
  • Your review course:Welcome to the Gold Coast!
  • Course aimed at visitors to the Gold Coast, with the desired learning outcome being aknowledge of all that’s good on the Goldie!
  • Your task:• Critique the course, thinking about: – The criteria for a ‘good’ Moodle course (Moodlecraft, website design principles, purpose alignment); and – Ways that you could redesign the course to introduce the three c’s• Map out a plan of attack for the changes you would make (if we had more time!)