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Part of the Panel presentations at MoodleMoot US-West Coast 2011 Session:
"Creating Vibrant Communities of Practice
and Informal Learning Communities" 

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  • 1. Building Communities in Canada with Moodle
    "Creating Vibrant Communities of Practice
    and Informal Learning Communities" 
    Panel MoodleMootUS-West Coast 2011
    Joan Coy
    Frances Long
  • 2. Lots of space for 34 million people!
  • 3. "We must educate the whole family wherever the work is, wherever they earn their living.”
    Canada's first adult education institution! Frontier College: 1899
  • 4. Chautauquas 1926 - 1935.
    A network of tent circuits across Canada with 5 days of music, lectures, dramas, magic & puppet shows.
    Farm Radio Forum 1941-65
    National rural listening/discussion group project sponsored by the CAAE, the CFA and CBC.
    Education at a distance is getting easier
  • 5. The BIG Question
    How do you build communities with people at a distance?
  • 6. Talk & Share
    Space
    People
    Your Online Community has 3 Parts
  • 7. Collaboration
    Beyond
    The
    Classroom
    Communities 2011
    Professional
    Learning
    Community
    E- learning
    World
    Wide
    Course
    Sharing
    With
    Moodle
    Hub
  • 8. Keys To Success
  • 9.
    • Moderator is the Activator not the expert
    • 10. Promote distributed Leadership
    • 11. Everyone contributes to the health of the activity
    • 12. Work together as a team
    Relationships 1st/ Information 2nd
  • 13. Effective Learning Communities Trust
  • 14. Effective Learning Communities Respect
  • 15. Effective Learning Communities Ownership – do what you can
  • 16. Effective Learning Communities - Open/Accepting
  • 17. Effective Learning Communities“Check Ego at the door.”
  • 18. Community members control and are responsible for their learning using;
    • Moderated Forums
    • 19. Wikis to create a product together
    • 20. Choice for quick group opinions
    • 21. Database for sharing
    • 22. Self checks
    • 23. Lesson
    • 24. Reflection using questionnaire
    • 25. Common Glossary
    Moodle tools for community
  • 26. First, be clear on the focus of the community
    Then nurture for growth
    • Be there! Check in to the course/community 3-4 times on weekdays – a couple of times on weekends
    • 27. Ask for help from your students/members/clients
  • It is working when:
    • Members ask questions & get answers
    • 28. Members feel valued and their input is important
    • 29. Absences are noticed
    When participants are actively engaged, retention rates are high!
  • 30. And above all, keep your sense of humour!
    Joan Coy
    joancoy@pwsd76.ab.ca
    @joancoy
  • 31. Credits
    Slide #1 Open2know and Moodle.org
    Slide #2-3,6 Open2Know http://www.google.ca/images
    Slide #7 Creative Commons & PWSD
    Slide #8,18 Creative Commons clipart
    Slide #9 From the collection of Shelagh Coy
    Slide #10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/divemasterking2000/2156349505/
    Slide #11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/3677605158
    Slide #12 www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep/4626873569
    Slide #13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/calvinfornia/4740637825
    Slide #14 http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlo-arioli/1657433876
    Slide # 16-17 http://www.flickr.com/photos/joancoy
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/divemasterking2000/2156349505/