Why Moodle? Open Source Many users (teachers) Learning resources and learning activities can be arranged for effective learning scenario. Learning design can be applied. New functionalities can be added easily.
Pedagogy Publishing content (Resouce, SCORM) Provide a passive Forum Use interactive Quizzes and Assignments Wikis, Glossaries, Databases (collaboration) Facilitate discussions in the Forum. Questions! Combine the activities into sequences Introduce external activities and games Use Survey tools and logs to study/reflect Give students more power (structure/grades) Active research, communities of practice!
Martin Dougiamas “With internet-based learning, educators tend to replicate techniques from their experience, which may not lead to the best possible outcomes in this medium.” “All of us are responsible for improving the quality of internet-based education, and bravely promoting the best of what we know from educational research.”
Moodle for OCW Moodle courses can be produced as byproducts of regular teaching process. Open Univ. demonstrates a model of OCW based on Moodle. Moodle is an open source. Adding new functionalities are possible. Moodle course viewer OCW converter between LMS OCW harvester from Moodle sites
Reuse/Remix Estimates of OCW Retrieved from http://flexknowlogy.learningfield.org/2009/02/05/7oer/ Rating: 1- extremely difficult or low value 5- extremely easy or high value
What we propose? Moodle as an OCW development platform Courseware development in Moodle Share of courseware by providing conversion tool between different LMS or standard content packages. Each LMS should provide conversion tools. (import & export)
Moodle 2.0 look much better break most things allow you to search for Flickr images and will add the license to the image itself have the concept of a finished course allow for conditional activities import external blogs
Moodle 2.0 allow comments on everything will have a built-in feedback/survey module have a completely new way of navigating be a reinvention of itself as a platform change the world of education (if nothing else) Moodle Hub
Summary OU (Open University) already uses Moodle as a sustainable delivery platform for OCW. OU already developed transformation tools. Courseware can be developed in Moodle. Remix and Reuse of OCW can be important for sustainability of OCW. Development of conversion tools between LMS may be necessary.