Gahoodle – the whole package – integrating Moodle Mahara and Google Apps for Eduction
Gahoodle!Integrating Moodle, Mahara &Google Apps for EducationPrepared by Trudy StoddardOnline Learning Manager, Tabor Adelaide
Today’s sessionOverview of our contextOur online environmentTeaching Teachers for the Future
Tabor AdelaideDual sector (VET & Higher Education)1100 students,60 academic staff members40 general staffPrograms are offered in four disciplineareas at levels ranging from Certificate 3(VET) to research doctorates.
Tabor AdelaideStarted using Mahara in 2009 with a cohortof Diploma in Youth Work students.Was not connected to our Moodle.
Tabor Adelaide2012 upgraded to Moodle 2.0 – as well asthe complete Mahara, Google Apps forEducation, and Alfresco contentmanagement system integration – I like tocall it….‘Gahoodlesco’ …
Google Apps For EducationGmail - includes voice, text and video chat in addition to emailCalendar – shareable, multiple calendarsDrive – access files anywhere (like Dropbox) 5gb storage inaddition to Google filesDocs – real time collaboration, form creationSpreadsheets – Google’s version of Excel!Slides – Google’s version of Powerpoint!Sites – collaborative websites
Teaching Teachers for the Future 2012 involved in Teaching Teachers for the Future(TTF) project. “The Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF)project is aimed at enabling all pre-serviceteachers at early, middle and senior levels tobecome proficient in the use of ICT ineducation.” (TTF website) One of the resources coming out of the project –ICT Statements aligned to Teacher Standards forGraduate Teachers.
Great way to use Mahara – captureevidence for Teacher Standards
Limitations Not able to submit a collection as an assignment Student able to change Google Doc / Spreadsheetcontent after submission of assignment to Mahara.Way around this is to provide submission spot forMahara page and another one to upload theGoogle Doc / Spreadsheet.Would be good to have a solution for this –perhaps a snapshot?
Advantages Group eportfolio collaboration and submission Use Google Apps as storage for Mahara Single sign on access to content wherever situated– in Google Apps, Mahara, Moodle or Alfresco. Can access assignments anywhere if usingGoogle Docs/Drive Real time collaboration in Google Docs
Where to from here? Preparing for Mahara Community of Practice forSchool of Education Looking at use of data from Moodle, Mahara,Google Apps and Alfresco for a whole learninganalytics picture including creation of reports. Preparing for Semester 1, 2014 – whole of collegeuse of Mahara & Google Apps across the breadthand depth of qualifications Searching for apps and add-ons to make life evenmore interesting
Resources Google Apps for Education links: Using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slideshttp://learn.googleapps.com/docs Google Apps For Education Tips & Trickshttp://www.googleappsforedu.com Visibility of documents, spreadsheets, and presentationspublished to the webhttp://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=183965 Doug Clow’s bloghttp://dougclow.org/2010/02/03/google-apps-for-education/ Google Apps in Maharahttp://www.packtpub.com/article/using-plugins-and-add-ons-mahara
Resources Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Teacher Standards with ICT Statements for Graduateshttp://www.teacherstandards.aitsl.edu.au Teaching Teachers for the Future http://www.ttf.edu.au/
Time to relax!Source: Trudy Stoddard, Nice, 2012