Moodle A Course Management System Elizabeth Rogus EDUC 6715
How Does Technology Assist In the Classroom?
Keeps students engaged
Helps students to be creative
Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS). It is a piece of technology that can be beneficial in the classroom.
How Is Moodle Used?
Students can log in and view information about a class.
Teachers can organize all documents for a course.
Students can communicate and collaborate with each other.
Teachers can assess students and keep track of grades.
Teachers can add documents or worksheets to the website for students to see and use.
Teachers can add schedules for parents and students to see timeframes for the class and assignments.
Parents can log in to check for assignments and grades.
Possible Teacher Concerns for Implementing Moodle:
Not enough time to keep it up and running
Too much work
Not knowing enough about technology and how to use it
Moodle in the Classroom
The Benefits Are Large:
Students stay engaged.
It keeps all of the course work organized and in one place.
Students stay updated if they are gone or sick.
Helps students to feel comfortable in sharing and collaborating with others.
It gives choice and options within the program. Student work can be more individualized.
“Your job as a teacher can change from being ‘the source of knowledge’ to being a role model and influencer of class culture, connecting with students in a personal way that addresses their own learning needs, and moderating discussions & activities in a way that collectively leads students toward the learning goals of the class.”