The Art of Instant Moodles

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This presentation covers the basics of Moodle, and how to build on Moodle's social constructivism pedagogical backgorund.

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The Art of Instant Moodles

  1. 1. The Art of Instant Moodles Bethany Smith College of Education http://www.flickr.com/photos/21897443@N06/2445622127
  2. 2. How is Moodle different? http://www.flickr.com/photos/47658930@N00/476481053
  3. 3. Flexible http://www.flickr.com/photos/12912012@N08/2596854044
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/84362437@N00/1331179114
  5. 5. How Moodle tries to support a Social Constructionist view http://docs.moodle.org/en/Pedagogy http://www.flickr.com/photos/22339026@N00/119961396
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124425616@N01/962315433
  7. 7. We learn particularly well from the act of creating or expressing something for others to see http://www.flickr.com/photos/86891211@N00/70158224
  8. 8. Sharing <ul><li>Forums provide spaces for discussion and sharing of media and documents </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are collaboratively-built pages useful for group work and other negotiations. </li></ul><ul><li>Glossaries are collaboratively-built lists of definitions that can then appear throughout the course. </li></ul><ul><li>Databases are an extension of this idea allowing participants to enter structured media of any type </li></ul>
  9. 9. We learn a lot by just observing the activity of our peers http://www.flickr.com/photos/8070463@N03/2525932730
  10. 10. Students as individuals <ul><li>Participants page </li></ul><ul><li>Online Users Block </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Activity Block </li></ul>
  11. 11. By understanding the contexts of others, we can teach in a more transformational way (constructivism) http://www.flickr.com/photos/17983499@N00/42208498
  12. 12. There are many different ways to find out about people <ul><li>User Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Activity & log reports </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Module </li></ul>
  13. 13. A learning environment needs to be flexible and adaptable, so that it can quickly respond to the needs of the participants within it
  14. 14. Basic Course <ul><li>Resources (Documents) </li></ul><ul><li>Passive Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul>
  15. 15. Taking a course to the next level http://www.flickr.com/photos/25722359@N00/2052675171
  16. 16. Forums <ul><li>Creating a Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Best of Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Splitting Forums </li></ul>
  17. 17. Glossary <ul><li>Student Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz Question Bank </li></ul><ul><li>List of References </li></ul>
  18. 18. Groups <ul><li>Choice activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students sign-up for group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Separate Forums for group projects </li></ul>
  19. 19. Bethany Smith [email_address] http://transparentlearning.blogspot.com

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