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  • 1. Learning Moodle in Moodle
    Gillian McCalden & Jacqui HallBlue Box Learning
  • 2. The challenge
    If you’ve never seen Moodle before how do you know when to use a forum, a label, a web page, a glossary, a quiz? How do you know what will work for your learners and what won’t?
  • 3. More important than the box ticking
    The experience of being a participant in an online course
    Thinking about course design for real
    Facilitation and other forms of support for online learners
    The pedagogic theory
  • 4. The mechanics
    Clear sign posting
  • 5. Looking at the structure
  • 6. Kolb’s cycle of experiential learning
  • 7.
    • Build a sense of community
    • 8. Provide facilitator support
    • 9. Model good practice in both course design and facilitation
    • 10. Active learning
    Main Course Area
    Content and direction
  • 11. Course front page showing first unit
  • 12.
  • 13.
    • See what activities and resources look like before you start to create them
    • 14. Learn by doing
    • 15. Work with other course participants
    Example Course Space
    Example content, activities & resources in context
  • 16. History of London Course
  • 17.
  • 18.
    • Understanding when to use resources/activities
    • 19. Making the content engaging
    • 20. What works for your subject/topic
    • 21. What will work for your learners
    Own Course Space
    Using resources
    Using activities
    Adding design elements
  • 22.
  • 23.
    • Experiential learning
    • 24. What works as a designer
    • 25. What works as a participant
    Sharing course spaces
    Peer support
    Sharing ideas
  • 26.
  • 27.
    • Regular input
    • 28. Records change
    • 29. Helps build confidence
    • 30. Recognition of process
    Reflective Journal
    Reflection on process
    One-to-one participant/tutor space
  • 31. In conclusion
    Learning in Moodle rather than about Moodle allows course creators to
    Learn by doing
    Experience being an online learner
    Develop a relevant course in a safe place
    Learn how to give and receive peer support
    Experience exemplary facilitation