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  • CAE 2008, Integration, Learning Community: Pedagogy, Technology & Course redesign VIII Creating Engaging F2F and Virtual Learning and Teaching with Moodle. Ludmilla Smirnova, Ph.D Mount Saint Mary College NY, USA
  • Quick Poll
    • Rate your Moodle experience level:
      • A. I haven’t worked with Moodle at all as an instructor
      • B. I have set up a page and have experimented a little bit with Moodle
      • C. I have my own Moodle course that I use on a regular basis
      • D. I am a “Moodle Master”
  • Warm UP: Web 2.0 & Moodle
  • Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, USA Learning Management Systems
      • Many Learning Management Systems (LMS) share Web 2.0 features: ELGG, Sikai, Haiku, Joomla, and Moodle, etc.
    •  
      • Why Moodle? What makes MOODLE different?
  • How Have I Used Moodle?
    • Over the past 3 years I teach f2f and online classes at Mount Saint Mary College
    • I have used it to teach graduate level online classes Teaching with Technology, Literacy & Technology, Nature of Schools and Society, and blended courses : Curricular Planning, Methods of Teaching.
    • Also used for a Sigma Tau Chapter web site , and ATAC committee, meetings, and PD Day
  • Why is it called Moodle ?
    • M odular
    • O bject
    • O riented
    • D ynamic
    • L earning
    • E nvironment
  • What is the purpose of Moodle?
    • Moodle is designed to help educators create online courses with opportunities for rich interaction.
    • Educators have the ability to tailor each course to his/her style and needs.
    • Its open source license and modular design mean that people can develop additional functionality.
  • Five Assumptions of Learning We are all potential teachers as well as learners. We learn a lot by watching others. We learn well by creating and expressing for others. Understanding others transforms us. We learn well when the learning environment is flexible and adaptable to suit our needs. These are 5 fundamental Principles of Learning with Moodle
  • CAE 2008, Integration, Learning Community: What is Learning & Teaching in the context of the new Educational Landscape?
    • What is Learning?
    • The process of acquiring, exploring, inquiring and applying new content, concepts through testing, playing, sharing the info with different audiences; it brings the learner on a different level of operating – global, participatory, motivated, meaningful and rewarding.
    • What is Teaching in the Information Age?
    • The process of constant learning of how to create conditions for students’ learning & surviving in contemporary world of free flowing information.
  • J. Bruner, 1960 B. Bloom, 1956 Collaborating, Learning Together
  • MODELS Behavioral Information- Processing Social Interactive Personal Direct /Deductive Indirect /Inductive Indirect/ Interactive Indirect/ I ndependent Study METHODS, ICT Strategies How? Lectures, Presentations, Tutorials, Drill & Practice Inquiry, WebQuests, WIPs, WebBits Jigsaw, Role Play, Collaborative Internet Projects , PBL Derived from : Joyce & Weil, 1986 http://www.sasklearning.gov.sk.ca/docs/policy/approach/instrapp03.html
  • What Makes Moodle a good Platform for the for Engaged Learning?
    • User-friendly interface
    • Short Learning Curve
    • Constructivist nature and premise
    • Design structure and functionality
    • Availability of Tools:
    • Forum
    • Blogs
    • Wiki
    • Choices/Polls
    • Compatibility with lots of other programs and tools
    • A Supportive Team behind the program
  • Using Moodle to Engage Learners
    • Use Multiple Themes and Dynamic Nature to Create a Useful Teaching/Learning Environment
    • Post Different Types of Resources
    • Create Different Activities
    • Design/Utilize/Activate Multiple Forms of Traditional & Authentic Assessment
    • Gather, Store, and Share Data
    • Download and Upload Single/Advanced Assignments
    • Download Freeware
    • Conduct Applied Surveys
  • Using Moodle to Engage Learners cont.
    • Issue Reminders/Checklists/Rubrics
    • Link to numerous Websites
    • Hold Different Types of Forums
    • Post Pictures, Badges, Avatars
    • Archive PowerPoints for later viewing
    • Post Podcasts
    • Create and download Quizzes (Hot Potatoes)
    • Embed Videos
    • Create Wikis
    • Engage Learners in Collaborative Projects
  • Collaboration via : 12/14/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, USA
    • DF Forum
    • Wiki
    • Blog
    • Compatible sites (blogs, slideshare, slideboom, ning, WiZiQ, etc .)
  • Productive summer and Networking Projects Sabbatical 12/14/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, USA
    • Spain IATED09,
    • WikiEducator
    • IT M4T, WiZiQ,
    • Ning Groups
    • LearningCentral,
    • Classroom2.0,
    • Tapped IN,
    • etc .)
  • Collaboration Grant work : 12/14/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, USA
    • Fulbright Grant Proposal “Bridging Hearts, Minds, Cultures”
    • Russia Conferences
    • Ortlando, FL
    • Czech Rep, Ostrava
  • Resources
    • http://moodle.org/
    • http://playpen.moodle.com.au/moodle/index.php
    • http://www.buddyproject.org/resources/moodle/default.asp
    • http://moodle.buddylearning.org/moodle /
  • Additional Questions?
    • Please feel free to ask
    • Use my http://curriculum02.pbworks.com
    • Welcome to comment and ask questions.
  • Workshop: Moodle http://curriculum02.pbworks.com/What-is-Moodle http://wikieducator.org/Moodle/Workshop/Introductions 12/14/09 Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College , USA [email_address] Dekuji vam a pozornost !