Pedagogy #1


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This is an introductory piece created for a basic foundation of pedagogical understanding as my students begin to create a Moodle site.

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Pedagogy #1

  1. 1. Are You Ready to Noodle with Moodle?Presentation #1<br />Developing an Effective Online Course<br />Debby Caven<br />
  2. 2. What Is Moodle?<br />Here is a brief introduction to the world of Moodle using the Web 2.0 presentation tool, Prezi<br />Debby Caven<br />
  3. 3. How Have Other Teachers Used Moodle within their Classrooms?<br />
  4. 4. Developing an EffectiveOnline Course:<br /><ul><li>Moodle is a CMS or Course Management System for producing web-based courses.
  5. 5. It is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) which means you are free to use, modify and redistribute it</li></ul>Debby Caven<br />
  6. 6. The Moodle Advantage<br /><ul><li>Features support a philosophy of learning called “social constructionist pedagogy”</li></ul> • Students acquire new knowledge as they interact with their environment, your course activities and other students.<br />• Students learn more when they construct learning experiences for others. The “Learning Pyramid” states that students retain 90% of what they teach others.<br />Debby Caven<br />
  7. 7. The Moodle Advantage (cont.)<br />Features support a philosophy of learning called “social constructionist pedagogy”<br />• When students become part of a culture, they are constantly learning<br />• Some students try to remain objective and factual, some try to accept more subjective views and others try to integrate both approaches. Constructed behavior is when a student can choose whichever approach is most appropriate<br />Your Goal: When interaction becomes easier, the student can focus more on learning, and less on the software.<br />Debby Caven<br />
  8. 8. How Does Learning Take Place in an Online Course?<br />• All the things that you love about learning, connectivity, social networking and Web 2.0 applications can be found in a well-designed course that uses Moodle as its learning management system.<br />• Encourage learners to engage with material on many different levels.<br />• In Moodle there is a built-in flexibility that allows the learner to approach the material in ways that work for him or her<br />Debby Caven<br />
  9. 9. How Does Learning Take Place in an Online Course?<br />• Best learning programs accommodate learning styles and preferences.<br />• These MUST be taken into consideration and the instructional activities as well as the assessments should reflect those possibilities.<br />• Once the decision is made to employ an instructional strategy that accommodates multiple learning styles and preferences, then one can move forward to the next steps.<br />Debby Caven<br />
  10. 10. Social Learning<br />• Knowledge is transmitted or created by the culture and the group (Vygotsky)<br />• An example is a wiki<br />• A group will establish what is knowledge and what is considered not to be knowledge<br />• People who fail to accept the process quickly find themselves outside the group.<br />Debby Caven<br />
  11. 11. Emulatory Learning<br />• We learn from each other and our leaders.<br />• We watch and we copy what we observe.<br />We See, We Imitate, We Hear, We Echo<br />• Be careful about the behavior that you are unconsciously modeling. Someone will learn from you!<br />Model positive behavior which will then be imitated!<br />• Make sure that your course includes a good guide and model to follow.<br />Debby Caven<br />
  12. 12. Social Practice<br />• Apply the concepts of your unit by doing activities; this is one way to keep the learning experience from becoming passive.<br />•Application of concepts would occur often<br />• Big chunks are broken down into small chunks<br />• These are followed by exercises and activities<br />Debby Caven<br />
  13. 13. Conditions of Learning<br />• Several ways to create conditions of learning:<br />• Engage learner by making them feel curious, puzzled or emotionally connected to course content<br />• Relate content to their own lives, current controversies or contemporary issues<br />• Use sound, color, design and animations to keep the course lively (without being too distracting)<br />• You are using a strategy that Aristotle called “pathos”, whereby you are gaining and keeping other’s attention.<br />Debby Caven<br />
  14. 14. Course Building Components in Moodle<br />• Start by identifying course outcomes and learning objectives.<br />• Then you will develop a plan to build your course with Moodle components<br />Debby Caven<br />
  15. 15. Questions? <br />Are You Ready to<br />Noodle with Moodle?<br />
  16. 16. Debby Caven<br />