Using Moodle-IDEA for Research,
                   Social and Learning Communities
CHALLENGES




                        ...
Where we
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University of Guadalajara
                                                                  Council
             - 13,800 ...
Centro Universitario de la Costa

   Full time professors          92
   Part time professors        287
   Students      ...
Context
             • 2001-2002 Comparative                                   Studies   in
             Learning Platform...
MOODLE-IDEA
                                                                                            IDEA:
            ...
KNOW

                 Knowledge area
   •   Academic group for Learning Technologies
   •   Weekly on-line and virtual se...
TRAIN

                 Training professors
   • Academic group for Learning Technologies
         – Training another Acad...
SOCIAL

                         SOCIAL area
   • Social area for students
         – CLUB for high school students from d...
META
   Learning Technologies Master Programs
                PROFESSORS
                                                 ...
META
    Learning Technologies Master Program
       3 Semesters, Full Time, On-line Program:

           1st.            ...
FORTIN
     FORTIN, Information Technologies
              for high school
                        Senior High School     ...
FORTIN

              Computing & Programming Workshop

             Characteristics                               Descrip...
FORTIN

                          Process
             1. Goal
             2. IT Competences Definition
             3. C...
FORTIN

                      Goal

    Develop IT competences in the
    Senior High School Students of
     the Universi...
FORTIN

                         Process
             1. Goal
             2. IT Competences Definition
             3. Co...
FORTIN

             IT Competences Definition
      •      UdeG - Dr. Geoff Potter (University of Victoria).
      •     ...
FORTIN

                          Process
             1. Goal
             2. IT Competences Definition
             3. C...
FORTIN

              Competitions Diagnostics
             292/300 Teachers                                              ...
FORTIN

                         Process
             1. Goal
             2. IT Competences Definition
             3. Co...
FORTIN

             Contents Development
             Course                Modules                              Units

 ...
FORTIN
             Contents Development
      Course 1
      Module                                  Chapters
           ...
FORTIN

                         Process
             1. Goal
             2. IT Competences Definition
             3. Co...
FORTIN

             Instructional Design

                Learning Platform


                5 modules (1 per month)
   ...
FORTIN

                 Instructional Design
                                               CHALLENGES
       RESOURCES
 ...
FORTIN

                         Process
             1. Goal
             2. IT Competences Definition
             3. Co...
FORTIN

             Moodle Course FORTIN 1




30/03/2009                                                               2...
FORTIN

                            Process
             1. Goal
             2. IT Competences Definition
             3....
FORTIN

                             Teacher Training
Phase 1:
                                                Developed f...
FORTIN
    Teacher Training
                                                             Learning Studies Institute (IDEA)...
FORTIN

                         Process
             1. Goal
             2. IT Competences Definition
             3. Co...
FORTIN

                Hardware y Software
   1st Stage:
        SunFire 15k (4 CPU UltraSparc III, 1.2
        GHz, 8GB ...
FORTIN

                     Hardware y Software                                      FRONT END
                          ...
FORTIN

                Hardware y Software
   3rd Stage:                                         FRONT END
              ...
FORTIN

                         Process
             1. Goal
             2. IT Competences Definition
             3. Co...
FORTIN

                              Results
                           Students            (on-line survey)

           ...
FORTIN

                                          Results
                                     Course delivery
           ...
FORTIN

                                        Results
                                       Course delivery
           ...
FORTIN

                              Results
     Teachers survey:
             – 98% think using technologies is a good ...
FORTIN

              New Challenges
 • Increase the number of students from 25,000 to
   125,000
 • Increase the number o...
Thanks for your comments

              vmgonzalezromero@gmail.com
                  mmorfin@gmail.com



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Maria Morfin, Using Moodle Idea For Research, Social And Learning Comunities

  1. 1. Using Moodle-IDEA for Research, Social and Learning Communities CHALLENGES Víctor Manuel González Romero María Morfín Otero Verónica Peña Guzmán Universidad de Guadalajara, Campus Puerto Vallarta México 30/03/2009 1 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  2. 2. Where we Edmonton are? México Jalisco 30/03/2009 2 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  3. 3. University of Guadalajara Council - 13,800 Full time professors - 9,800 Administrative & staff President Higher Education Secondary Education 77,000 students 117,000 students Senior High Schools: 6 Thematic 8 Regional Campuses 1 Virtual Campus - 14 Urban Campuses - 100 rural 30/03/2009 3 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  4. 4. Centro Universitario de la Costa Full time professors 92 Part time professors 287 Students 4,634 Bachelor Programs 14 Master Programs 6 Phd Programs 2 Administrative and Staff 160 30/03/2009 4 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  5. 5. Context • 2001-2002 Comparative Studies in Learning Platforms • 1998, UdeG was using WebCT. • 2001, using Moodle at Health Campus. • 2002, using Moodle at CUC, Puerto Vallarta. • 2003-2004, using Moodle for Learning Technologies Master Program. • 2005, spread Moodle in 5 campus. • 2006-2007, spread Moodle in Regional High Schools. 30/03/2009 5 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  6. 6. MOODLE-IDEA IDEA: INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING STUDIES META SOCIAL- FORTIN AREAS Moodle- IDEA KNOW- TRAINING LEDGE 30/03/2009 6 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  7. 7. KNOW Knowledge area • Academic group for Learning Technologies • Weekly on-line and virtual seminars • Projects • Campus moodle courses • Other campus and school moodle courses. 30/03/2009 7 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  8. 8. TRAIN Training professors • Academic group for Learning Technologies – Training another Academics Groups – Training other Campi (University Centers) – Training primary, secondary and high school professors – Hosting courses from different Schools and Universities. 30/03/2009 8 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  9. 9. SOCIAL SOCIAL area • Social area for students – CLUB for high school students from different regions. • Social area for professors – CLUB for different level education: • High school • Undergraduate • Postgraduate 30/03/2009 9 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  10. 10. META Learning Technologies Master Programs PROFESSORS Since 2004 to 2008: • 24 professors (21 Phd META SEMINARS STUDENTS and 3 Master), from 8 different cities in México and 2 in Canada. CONFERENCES • 253 students (97 graduated, students) from 13 different states. • 1 Student conference per semester • 1 Virtual seminar per week 30/03/2009 10 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  11. 11. META Learning Technologies Master Program 3 Semesters, Full Time, On-line Program: 1st. 2nd. 3rd. Semester Semester Semester 15 On-line Courses (80hrs. each one): P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 r h Blended Mode F2F On-line F2F On-line F2F On-line F2F week week week week On-line seminar 30/03/2009 11 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  12. 12. FORTIN FORTIN, Information Technologies for high school Senior High School (49 courses) 10th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 11th Grade 11th Grade 11th Grade 1st sem 2nd sem 1st sem 2nd sem 1st sem 2nd sem 7 courses 9 courses 9 courses 8 courses 8 courses 8 courses 1. Math (5 hrs/week) 2. Logic (4 hrs/week) 3. Computing & programming workshop (4 hrs/week) 4. Learning seminar(4 hrs/week) 5. Spanish I (5 hrs/week) 6. Foreign language I (3 hrs/week) 7. Art fundamentals (3 hrs/week) 30/03/2009 12 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  13. 13. FORTIN Computing & Programming Workshop Characteristics Description Duration 1 semester Workload 4 hrs/week Model Teacher-centered, contents and context Learning Information accumulation 4,455 Computers (25 students per Equipment computer) in Labs 30/03/2009 13 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  14. 14. FORTIN Process 1. Goal 2. IT Competences Definition 3. Competences Diagnostics 4. Contents Development 5. Instructional Design 6. Moodle Development 7. Teacher Training 8. Technological Solutions 9. Results 30/03/2009 14 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  15. 15. FORTIN Goal Develop IT competences in the Senior High School Students of the University of Guadalajara 30/03/2009 15 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  16. 16. FORTIN Process 1. Goal 2. IT Competences Definition 3. Competences Diagnostics 4. Contents Development 5. Instructional Design 6. Moodle Development 7. Teacher Training 8. Technological Solutions 9. Results 30/03/2009 16 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  17. 17. FORTIN IT Competences Definition • UdeG - Dr. Geoff Potter (University of Victoria). • Based on Chinese and Canadian experiences • To be developed in 6 semesters • Student-oriented (ages 15-18) 30/03/2009 17 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  18. 18. FORTIN Process 1. Goal 2. IT Competences Definition 3. Competences Diagnostics 4. Contents Development 5. Instructional Design 6. Moodle Development 7. Teacher Training 8. Technological Solutions 9. Results 30/03/2009 18 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  19. 19. FORTIN Competitions Diagnostics 292/300 Teachers 4200/9000 Students On paper On Line General concepts General concepts Hardware software Hardware software IT Skills IT Skills Attitudes Educational Models Demographic Teaching on-line skills Attitudes Demographic 30/03/2009 19 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  20. 20. FORTIN Process 1. Goal 2. IT Competences Definition 3. Competences Diagnostics 4. Contents Development 5. Instructional Design 6. Moodle Development 7. Teacher Training 8. Technological solutions 9. Results 30/03/2009 20 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  21. 21. FORTIN Contents Development Course Modules Units 1 5 19 2 5 21 3 5 15 4 5 23 5 6 28 6 6 23 30/03/2009 21 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  22. 22. FORTIN Contents Development Course 1 Module Chapters 1. What is technlogy? 2. People’s technological needs Exploring ITs 3. Problem-solving technologies 4. Information technologies 1. About computers Learning about computers 2. Computer parts 3. Computers languages 1. From Eniac to Quantum 2. Exploring the desktop 3. Using the desktop Exploring computers 4. Understanding software: proprietary and open source 5. The mathematics of computing: sorting, classifying and storing data 1. Ergonomics Keyboard 2. The keyboard 3. Typing techniques 1. Gathering information 2. Grouping similar types of information Working with information 3. Thinking logically 4. LOGO 30/03/2009 22 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  23. 23. FORTIN Process 1. Goal 2. IT Competences Definition 3. Competences Diagnostics 4. Contents Development 5. Instructional Design 6. Moodle Development 7. Teacher Training 8. Technological Solutions 9. Results 30/03/2009 23 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  24. 24. FORTIN Instructional Design Learning Platform 5 modules (1 per month) 21 units (5 days each) Skills development on 10th grade students Resources and Challenges 30/03/2009 24 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  25. 25. FORTIN Instructional Design CHALLENGES RESOURCES Forum Files Wikis Books Workshops Web Pages Assignments Links Evaluations Objects Projects Glossaries On-Line or Computer Assisted 30/03/2009 25 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  26. 26. FORTIN Process 1. Goal 2. IT Competences Definition 3. Competences Diagnostics 4. Contents Development 5. Instructional Design 6. Moodle Development 7. Teacher Training 8. Technological Solutions 9. Results 30/03/2009 26 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  27. 27. FORTIN Moodle Course FORTIN 1 30/03/2009 27 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  28. 28. FORTIN Process 1. Goal 2. IT Competences Definition 3. Competences Diagnostics 4. Contents Development 5. Instructional Design 6. Moodle Development 7. Teacher Training 8. Technological Solutions 9. Results 30/03/2009 28 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  29. 29. FORTIN Teacher Training Phase 1: Developed for training Design the TEACHERS FORTIN 1 trainers COURSE Phase 2: Course FORTIN 1 implementation: 1 on-line week Last day 1st. day 1 on-line week F2F F2F Final presentations Moodle Workshop Changing activities Using Moodle and resource (custom) 30/03/2009 29 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  30. 30. FORTIN Teacher Training Learning Studies Institute (IDEA) Coordinates process and Certifies the teachers Strategy: Master Course Training the trainers, distributing the course POLES Trainers Schools Teachers Courses (51) (107) (339) (512) (11) 1 5 17 46 46 2 6 16 26 50 3 4 16 41 49 4 4 8 14 29 Students trained: 5 4 13 23 42 more than 16k 6 5 6 34 68 7 6 4 26 63 8 10 8 45 69 9 6 7 57 67 10 1 6 14 19 11 0 6 13 10 30/03/2009 30 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  31. 31. FORTIN Process 1. Goal 2. IT Competences Definition 3. Competences Diagnostics 4. Contents Development 5. Instructional Design 6. Moodle Development 7. Teacher Training 8. Technological Solutions 9. Results 30/03/2009 31 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  32. 32. FORTIN Hardware y Software 1st Stage: SunFire 15k (4 CPU UltraSparc III, 1.2 GHz, 8GB RAM, SAN Disk (Storage 6920) • Solaris 8 • Students: 5,000 • MySQL • Apache • Moodle Problems: • Student population grows to 12,000 in one week. • Increase of a 30% to 40% on load-average • 4 cpu’s goes to 100% • Problems with MySQL 30/03/2009 32 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  33. 33. FORTIN Hardware y Software FRONT END 1 single processor V65 512 RAM 2nd Stage: 146GB HD Load Balancer, Open Source SW POUND ~45,000 users NFS Server for Data in DB (moodledata) ~3,500 courses MIDDLEWARE 5 dual processor V65 with HT technology Moodle application and DB (moodledata) data NFS mounting BACKEND T2000, 32 CPU DB Server on Solaris 10, 32 threads 2 Gb for DB 30/03/2009 33 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  34. 34. FORTIN Hardware y Software 3rd Stage: FRONT END 4 processors 2K Mhz cores Intel Xenon Dell Power Edge 1950 4 Gb RAM 160 GB HD Linux Debian, Forenet BACKEND 4 processor 2.7K Mhz Intel Xenon V65 Sun Microsystem 2 Gb RAM 146 Gb & 72 Gb HD Linux Red Hat NFS Server for Data in DB (moodledata) Moodle 1.9.2 Courses: 265 Users: 9,947 Professors: 96 30/03/2009 34 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  35. 35. FORTIN Process 1. Goal 2. IT Competences Definition 3. Competences Diagnostics 4. Contents Development 5. Instructional Design 6. Moodle Development 7. Teacher Training 8. Technological Solutions 9. Results 30/03/2009 35 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  36. 36. FORTIN Results Students (on-line survey) 30.00% Excellent 25.00% Very good 20.00% Good Satisfactory 15.00% Regular Deficient 10.00% Bad 5.00% Poor 0.00% Students say they learn (and work) more on-line 30/03/2009 36 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  37. 37. FORTIN Results Course delivery Students preferences Don´t care, 13% On-line, 53% F2F, 34% Note: Survey results for students that took an on-line course for the first time (15 years old) 30/03/2009 37 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  38. 38. FORTIN Results Course delivery Teachers preferences Don´t care, 13% F2F, 7% On-line, 80% Note: Survey results for teachers that delivered an on-line course for the first time 30/03/2009 38 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  39. 39. FORTIN Results Teachers survey: – 98% think using technologies is a good learning strategy – 100% consider these tools should be used in all courses – 96% would like to teach other courses on-line – 94% think that on-line courses are good options for Senior High School students 30/03/2009 39 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  40. 40. FORTIN New Challenges • Increase the number of students from 25,000 to 125,000 • Increase the number of courses from 1 to 49 • Team teaching (ITs– English) • Share the program with other institutions • Start a similar program in Junior High Schools (Target 400,000) • Establish a Teaching On-Line Training and Certification Center for the State of Jalisco 30/03/2009 40 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
  41. 41. Thanks for your comments vmgonzalezromero@gmail.com mmorfin@gmail.com 30/03/2009 41 APRIL 01 – 04, 2009 | EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
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