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

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