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Part of the Panel presentations at MoodleMoot US-West Coast 2011 Session:

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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    • Building Communities in Canada with Moodle
      "Creating Vibrant Communities of Practice
      and Informal Learning Communities" 
      Panel MoodleMootUS-West Coast 2011
      Joan Coy
      Frances Long
    • Lots of space for 34 million people!
    • "We must educate the whole family wherever the work is, wherever they earn their living.”
      Canada's first adult education institution! Frontier College: 1899
    • 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
    • The BIG Question
      How do you build communities with people at a distance?
    • Talk & Share
      Space
      People
      Your Online Community has 3 Parts
    • Collaboration
      Beyond
      The
      Classroom
      Communities 2011
      Professional
      Learning
      Community
      E- learning
      World
      Wide
      Course
      Sharing
      With
      Moodle
      Hub
    • Keys To Success
      • Moderator is the Activator not the expert
      • Promote distributed Leadership
      • Everyone contributes to the health of the activity
      • Work together as a team
      Relationships 1st/ Information 2nd
    • Effective Learning Communities Trust
    • Effective Learning Communities Respect
    • Effective Learning Communities Ownership – do what you can
    • Effective Learning Communities - Open/Accepting
    • Effective Learning Communities“Check Ego at the door.”
    • Community members control and are responsible for their learning using;
      • Moderated Forums
      • Wikis to create a product together
      • Choice for quick group opinions
      • Database for sharing
      • Self checks
      • Lesson
      • Reflection using questionnaire
      • Common Glossary
      Moodle tools for community
    • 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
      • Ask for help from your students/members/clients
    • It is working when:
      • Members ask questions & get answers
      • Members feel valued and their input is important
      • Absences are noticed
      When participants are actively engaged, retention rates are high!
    • And above all, keep your sense of humour!
      Joan Coy
      joancoy@pwsd76.ab.ca
      @joancoy
    • 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/