Moodle 2: Best Practices for Course Creators - Ireland and UK Moodlemoot 2012

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An updated variation on my Best Practices in Moodle Course Design presentation for a workshop at the Ireland and UK Moodlemoot 2012.

An updated variation on my Best Practices in Moodle Course Design presentation for a workshop at the Ireland and UK Moodlemoot 2012.

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  • 1. MOODLE 2:BEST PRACTICES FORCOURSE CREATORSMichelle MooreChief Evangelist
  • 2. THE PLAN Introductions Inspiration Do’s and Don’ts Course Reviews Put it to the Test
  • 3. DISCLAIMER Best practices are still evolving Know and consider your audience Do what you can
  • 4. Overall, document management and broadcast-oriented communication tools . . . comprise 95% of all [LMS] user actions. - Charles Severance and Stephanie D. Teasley http://misc.si.umich.edu/media/papers/p758-severance.pdf DON’T think “bulletin board.”www.flickr.com/photos/andrewmalone/2355592191
  • 5. COURSE PRESENTATIONAND WEB DESIGN
  • 6. DON’T use more than 3 font styles per page.
  • 7. DO maintain consistency.Screen capture from http://coolcourses.moodle.org/course/view.php?id=43
  • 8. DO use topic summaries and labels.
  • 9. DON’T use the course page for content.
  • 10. DO use the course page as a launchpad.
  • 11. DO beware the bling!
  • 12. DON’T be afraid of white space.
  • 13. DO use images to enhance your course.
  • 14. DON’T force users to scroll and scroll and scroll.
  • 15. DON’T overdo the activity names.
  • 16. DO keep the activity names short and sweet.
  • 17. DO simplify delivery!
  • 18. ABOUT YOUR ACTIVITIES
  • 19. DON’T be the one doing all the work!Screen capture from http://coolcourses.moodle.org/course/view.php?id=4
  • 20. DO let students participate and collaborate.
  • 21. DO be flexible.www.flickr.com/photos/lindseykone/5362310959/
  • 22. DON’T be too flexible!
  • 23. DON’T forget about the logs.
  • 24. Course settings > Show activity reports > Yes DO let students see their logs.
  • 25. DO give your learners completion tracking.
  • 26. DON’T overdo the conditional activities.
  • 27. DO think about how to keep ‘em coming back.
  • 28. DON’T be afraid to branch out!
  • 29. DO work together.
  • 30. QUESTIONS? Michelle Moore  michelle@remote-learner.net  Twitter: @michelledmoore  http://slideshare.net/michelledmoore Remote-Learner  http://remote-learner.net