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Presentation at Australian Moodle Moot in Sydney. July 2011....

Presentation at Australian Moodle Moot in Sydney. July 2011.

Though designed initially as a tool to facilitate online or elearning, one of Moodle’s greatest strengths is that it mirrors actual classroom practice. It allows teachers to easily build course content as they go, and tailor it to the specific needs of a group of learners. And it is simple to add and edit content. There has been a downside to this – the now legendary toilet paper scroll appearance of many Moodle courses. Enter the Book module. It is not the only way of combating the endless scroll that a Moodle course can become, but it provides the opportunity of creating impressive looking content with built-in navigation. Often a teacher will get a web or instructional designer to design the Book module for them. Great – except that this runs the risk of negating another of Moodle’s strengths – that teachers are easily able to edit content on the fly. Editing the Book module adds a layer of complexity that may result in a teacher not being able to do this alone, and once again becoming dependent on others to manage their content. And does the endless scroll actually matter? Is it more important that teachers maintain their independence in maintaining their content and have slightly less impressive looking courses?

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Getting lost in the book module Getting lost in the book module Presentation Transcript

  • GETTING LOST IN THE BOOK MODULE
    Moodle Moot
    Sydney,
    July, 2011
  • MOODLE STRENGTHS
    mirrors actual classroom practice
    (Blended Learning)
    allows teachers to
    easily build course content as they go
    tailor it to the specific needs of a group of learners
    simple to add and edit content
    Downside: the now legendary toilet paper scroll appearance of
    many Moodle courses.
    Enter the Book Module
    impressive looking content with built-in navigation.
  • THE PROBLEM:
    Often a teacher will get a graphic or instructional
    designer to design the Book module for them
    this runs the risk of negating one of Moodle’s
    strengths – that teachers are easily able to edit
    content on the fly on their own
    Editing the Book module adds a layer of complexity that may result in a teacher not being able to do this alone, and (once again) being dependent on others to manage their content
    And does the endless scroll actually matter?
    Is it more important that teachers maintain their independence in maintaining their content and have slightly less impressive looking courses?
  • DOES THE SCROLL MATTER?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ
  • DOES THE SCROLL MATTER?
    Creative Commons Licensed image by Steel Wool
  • DOES THE SCROLL MATTER?
    Teacher v Student Attitudes
  • WHEN TO ‘SCROLL’ AND WHEN TO USE THE BOOK MODULE?
  • WHEN TO USE THE BOOK MODULE?
  • What’s this?
  • What’s this?
  • What’s this?
  • What’s this?
  • THE INFLUENCE OF STRUCTURE
    The structure of how knowledge/information is presented influences:
    Our perception of that knowledge/information
    Its purposes
    How it is to be processed
  • THE SCROLL
    THE BOOK
  • THANK YOU
    mikecogh@gmail.com