Building a Moodle front-end for Greek language learning

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Marigianna Skouradaki, Christos Nikolaou, Mary Kambouraki, Themistocles Kutsuras, George Koutras, Michael Damanakis, Aspasia Chatzidaki, John Spantidakis, Antony Hourdakis, Anna Chatzipanagiotidou and Vasileia Kourtis-Kazoullis.

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Building a Moodle front-end for Greek language learning

  1. 1. Building a Moodle front-endfor Greek language learning Marigianna Skouradaki, Christos Nikolaou, Mary Kampouraki, Themistocles Kutsuras, George Koutras, Michael Damanakis, Aspasia Chatzidaki, John Spantidakis, Antony Hourdakis, Anna Chatzipanagiotidou and Vasileia Kourtis-Kazoullis 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  2. 2. Problems in mainstreameducation 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  3. 3. Characteristics for web-basedlanguage learning environments Interactive Adaptive Principles of pedagogical usability End-user experience ◦ User feedback ◦ Suitably linked resources with learning support tools Website evaluation 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  4. 4. Failing to do so… 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  5. 5. In this case study (1/2) Guided by the principles mentioned above our team is building an e- learning platform for Greek language learning as second language. It is based on Moodle. 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  6. 6. In this case study (2/2) Content generation teams ◦ Language teams for different knowledge levels ◦ History and civilization team Pedagogical design team Graphics design team Technological design team 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  7. 7. Web-based environment forGreek Language learning 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  8. 8. Engaging tasks Notebook Glossary Library of good practices Portfolio User tracking Help Resources Activities Question bank – Questions 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  9. 9. Adaptivity Language knowledge ◦ In conformance to the EU defined levels of language knowledge User’s age ◦ It is assumed that language knowledge advances accordingly to age. So context is adapted accordingly to that assumption. 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  10. 10. Navigation System Navigation System – Choosing knowledge level 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  11. 11. Interactivity (1/2) Text sections are rich interactive features: ◦ flash animations ◦ real audio files ◦ grammar explanations ◦ dictionaries ◦ video ◦ photo galleries ◦ help 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  12. 12. Interactivity (2/2) Exercises tailored to the specific needs of the Greek language learners: ◦ Embedded Moodle question types ◦ Question type plug-ins installed later on Moodle Functionalities: ◦ Navigation to different knowledge level exercises ◦ Feedback to the user ◦ Statistics on the attempt 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  13. 13. Enriched resources Learning via hypermedia and multimedia enriched text 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  14. 14. Quiz Learning via hypermedia and multimedia enriched text 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  15. 15. Technical Issues Maintain functionality on Moodle upgrades Administrative issues ◦ User roles and enrolments ◦ Different classes need different Moodle copies ◦ Redirection to different Moodle installations (communities) Customized editing teachers: Prevent teachers from changing our content, without preventing them from adding theirs Accessing teacher’s new material 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. New interactive features 2012
  16. 16. A glance to future work plans Extra content, and new features, or adapting the existing features to the project’s needs. Integration of an interactive teacher – student environment The creation of learning-communities Evaluation of the future beta edition by teachers and students Solving technical issues 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  17. 17. Conclusions Interdisciplinary effort to develop an e-learning environment for Greek language learning as second language Moodle LMS is the system’s base Moodle does not cover 100% of the needed functionalities ◦ Core is being changed according to the project’s needs Project respects current research highlights ◦ Adaptivity (with respect to age and knowledge level) ◦ Interactivity ◦ Specialized content  Courses  Quizzes  User Tracking  User Feedback  Animations, and multimedia elements that are being categorized accordingly to the user’s language knowledge level ◦ User friendly navigation system 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  18. 18. Access us!http://elearning.edc.uoc.gr/moodle/Username: demo1 - demo5Password : demodemo100 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  19. 19. Architecture of the additionalfront-end components 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  20. 20. User friendly navigation 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  21. 21. E-learning system activitydiagram 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012
  22. 22. Activity diagram of thedevelopment process 1st Moodle Conference, Crete, Sept. 2012

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