Moodlemoot 2009 Nova Scotia

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  • Moodlemoot 2009 Nova Scotia

    1. 1. Moodle & Distributed Learning <ul><li>In Nova Scotia </li></ul><ul><li>MoodleMoot 2009 </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Provincial Perspective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Jeffrey, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nova Scotia Department of Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Transition of a Virtual School to Moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guy Aucoin, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chignecto Central Virtual School </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle for Non-Classroom Purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sue Taylor-Foley, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>South Shore Regional School Board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Agend a </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle in Nova Scotia </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>To make available in English and French increased course options and/or course components online to meet the needs of learners in the public schools in Nova Scotia, especially those students in small high schools, and to provide a medium to support online Professional Learning for teachers . </li></ul><ul><li>Vision for the Nova Scotia Virtual School </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>7 Regional School Boards </li></ul><ul><li>1 Pan-provincial School Board </li></ul><ul><li>133,100 public school students </li></ul><ul><li>9,900 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>93-year history in distributed learning </li></ul><ul><li>Nova Scotia Context </li></ul>Learning Resources and Technology Services
    5. 5. Current Status: 2008-09 <ul><li>Common platform for online learning </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://nsvs.ednet.ns.ca </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7222 Users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>700 students in 35 Online courses </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Moodle v. 1.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Commercialized Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Self Enrolment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LDAP to province-wide e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shared Management </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul>Learning Resources and Technology Services
    7. 7. Governance <ul><li>NSVS Online Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One representative per school board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Education (Chair) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Education (ITS & LRTS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Board Hosts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Tech & Associates Learning Designers </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Applications of NSVS <ul><li>Formal courses </li></ul><ul><li>Online Extensions of classroom courses </li></ul><ul><li>Online tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Non-credit courses </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Working groups & committees </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Teachers Provincial Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Perceived threat to small schools </li></ul><ul><li>Success for all learners </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling synchronous components </li></ul><ul><li>Advance registration + critical mass </li></ul><ul><li>Digital rights </li></ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul>
    10. 10. Learning Resources and Technology Services
    11. 11. MoodleMoot 2009 Presentation Guy Aucoin, Consultant Chignecto Central Virtual School
    12. 12. <ul><li>Established in September 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 100 students each semester </li></ul>Chignecto Central Virtual School
    13. 13. <ul><li>Offer 16 courses </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Arts Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Science & Math Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Others (Entrepreneurship, Africa Canadian Studies) </li></ul>Chignecto Central Virtual School
    14. 14. <ul><li>Why an online school? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Area- Approx. PEIx2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small high schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Adult High School Campus </li></ul></ul>Chignecto Central Virtual School
    15. 15. Chignecto Central Virtual School There are two components to our Online System: Asynchronous Component Ex. Moodle Synchronous Component: Ex. Marratech
    16. 16. <ul><li>Synchronous Component </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly eChats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large and small eChats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote Access to student computers </li></ul></ul>Chignecto Central Virtual School
    17. 17. <ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Component </li></ul>Chignecto Central Virtual School GradeKeeper aTutor Drop In/Out Box
    18. 18. <ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Component </li></ul>Chignecto Central Virtual School Grades Content Activity Submission Activity Moodle
    19. 19. <ul><li>Other Uses of Moodle in CCRSB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iSchools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher access to Moodle to use as a classroom tool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCRSBonline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online courses for teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use for Principals to interact with each other </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Learning Communities </li></ul></ul></ul>Chignecto Central Virtual School
    20. 20. <ul><li>Comments from students about what they liked from CCVS: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I got to meet people from other schools and I got to take courses that were not typically available at my school.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Work. I felt it gave me a better understanding of the material I need to know for university.” </li></ul>Chignecto Central Virtual School
    21. 21. <ul><li>Comments from students about what they liked from CCVS: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I liked meeting new people through CCVS and seeing where I stand mathematically against other schools.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The idea of being able to wok ahead on a course inside and outside the school area.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was very rewarding to be able to do this. It was fun and different at the same time.” </li></ul>Chignecto Central Virtual School
    22. 22. Learning Resources and Technology Services
    23. 23. More Moodling Moments- Moodle for Non-Classroom Purposes Sue Taylor-Foley Coordinator of Assessment & Technology South Shore Regional School Board Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
    24. 24. Non-Traditional Uses <ul><li>Communication within school setting </li></ul><ul><li>Communication amongst users in different settings </li></ul><ul><li>Document depot </li></ul><ul><li>Support for specific user groups </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of traditional PD experiences </li></ul>
    25. 25. Communication within school setting <ul><li>Professional Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>Program Support/Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation/ School Improvement Planning </li></ul>
    26. 26. Communication & Support for Users in Different Settings <ul><li>Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Science 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Services </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy/Technology Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Math Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>International Students and Home Stay Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance Counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Student Services Staff </li></ul><ul><li>P.E. teachers </li></ul>
    27. 29. Document Depot
    28. 30. Document Depot <ul><li>Provincial assessment data </li></ul><ul><li>Board assessment data </li></ul><ul><li>School assessment data </li></ul><ul><li>Students needing additional support </li></ul>
    29. 31. Extension of traditional PD experiences <ul><li>Opportunities for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>continued growth and support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>continued interaction with others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P.D. and interaction as the user wants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to have participants shape what P.D. and interactions look like to meet their needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supports a hybrid model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>when, where and how you want it </li></ul></ul>
    30. 32. More Moodling Moments- Using Moodle to Support Learning & Communication
    31. 33. From one small site… <ul><li>Number of sites have grown </li></ul><ul><li>Technical expertise has grown </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to use sites have developed </li></ul><ul><li>Great things are happening that engage and challenge users </li></ul><ul><li>New ways to use Moodle are being discovered everyday </li></ul>
    32. 34. Learning Resources and Technology Services

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