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This was a presentation given at the Moodle Majilis in Oman in 2008. It was a description of an attempt to use Moodle in a blended mode to speed up the MTC process.

This was a presentation given at the Moodle Majilis in Oman in 2008. It was a description of an attempt to use Moodle in a blended mode to speed up the MTC process.

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    MTC Blended Majilis Oman MTC Blended Majilis Oman Presentation Transcript

    • MTC blended an experience John Allan
    • overview
      • MTC?
      • proposition
      • Institution
      • blended method process
      • sample group – selection
      • evidence
      • results
      • thanks
    • What is the MTC?
      • Moodle Teacher Certification
      • a means of bench-marking staff skills
      • basics of teaching using Moodle
    • What is the MTC?
      • three parts
        • practical course
        • narrative (reflective statements)‏
        • on line test
      • Stuart Mealor's MTC Presentation Sunday at 2:15 p.m.
    • Proposition
      • The MTC is suited to a blended delivery mode at a large institution embarking on Moodle LMS venture with novice Moodle users.
    • Institution
      • North American College in the Arabic Gulf
      • international students – majority local
      • 350+ instructors
      • 5 th year of start up
      • state-of-the-art facilities
      • state-of-the-art-technology
      • planned abandonment of WebCT
      • LMS field open
    • Process
      • Moodle partner selection
      • general Moodle awareness sessions
      • call for candidates
      • candidate selection
      • orientation session (MTC Guide, ...)‏
      • scheduling 10 - 2 hour sessions
      • certification completion
      • roles defined for MTC holders
    • Partner Selection
      • Haidee Foxwell & Stuart Mealor expertise
    • Awareness sessions
      • college wide VLC team sponsored
      • open sessions for all disciplines
      • flexible scheduling
      • at both campuses
      • academic managers and coordinators
      • Virtual Learning Committee
    • Candidate selection
      • Open call for competition via email
      • Rubric based on
        • Professional development given
        • On line courses taken
        • On line courses developed
        • Educational technology experience
    • Candidate selection
    • Candidate selection
      • 8 selected from 18
    • Orientation
      • Modes
        • face-to-face (2 hour session)‏
        • binder (all resources in print)‏
        • emails (as required)‏
      • Resources
        • moodle.org
        • MTC guide
        • on line resources
        • Spreadsheet with evidence column
        • MTC course (register)‏
    • MTC Guide
    • Ensure candidates understand Appendix 1
      • explain that they are not ideal candidates
    • Guide Skills Sets for Project
    • On line resources
      • moodle.org courses (Moodle Features)‏
      • Moodle Docs
      • Moodle-a-Day (local course)
      • MTC practice quiz
      • Moodle PDF book:
      • Moodle-A-daY
    • Spreadsheet w/ evidence column
    • MTC course at Moodle.org
    • scheduling
      • two groups of four
      • diverse workloads
      • two hours per week for 10 weeks
      • office hours for in house mentor
    • Project
      • parameters established
      • topic of each course defined
      • email to candidates – applicable resources
      • preparation for candidates
      • weekly face-to-face sessions, consolidate skills
      • weekly monitoring of courses
      • weekly grading of skills sets
      • weekly demonstration of relevant skills
      • ongoing discussion related to narrative
    • narrative
      • questions discussed as a group in two hour sessions
      • faster narrative
    • Final quiz
    • Evidence - documents
      • Candidate rubric
      • MTC certificates
      • Spreadsheets
      • Marked grade sheets
      • Comment emails
    • Evidence - interviews
      • informal interviews during and after the MTC
      • recent request pending
    • Evidence - Direct observation
      • face-to-face meetings office hours
      • weekly workshops
    • Evidence – Participant feedback
      • survey
      • recent request pending
    • LO file naming standards discussion
    • Establishment of Moodle settings for our college
    • Moodle 3 stage training
    • Room for Improvement
      • “ Get members of the group to visit the Moodle site before each class to visit the key areas for each lesson so that time spent in class is a review rather than an introduction – sent out the basic information and an overview beforehand.”
    • Room for Improvement
      • “ Tell students to write questions they have as they work through each section.”
    • Room for Improvement
      • “ Pair class members so that each pair has at least one computer-savvy partner or provide class list and contact info.”
    • Room for Improvement
      • “ Ensure people touch base with their mentor early to establish a connection to ensure good understanding of mentor’s needs before submitting work”
    • Room for Improvement
      • “ Provide clear written instructions for people to follow, rather than just providing verbal information.”
    • Room for Improvement
      • “ The politics made this experience more difficult than it had to be...”
    • Comments on Room for Improvement
      • weaker candidates became too reliant on the facilitator and the team
      • be clearer that the candidate is responsible for their progress
      • some release time for candidates
      • additional training and team duties assigned during the training
    • Accomodations
      • Moodle-a-daY
      • revised spreadsheets (evidence column)‏
      • user binder (MTC course materials)‏
      • weekly discussion on the narrative topics
      • discussion on college (LOS)‏
      • weekly practical session 2 hours in lab
    • Results
      • six passed of eight
              • D Rieb
              • Stephen Roney
              • R Hatherley
              • S Larivire
              • C MacLeod
              • V Stack
    • Pleasant surprises
      • Internal 3 stage training model
      • Departmental adoption (120 teachers)‏
      • Moodle workshop series at 2 campuses
      • Informal educational technology group
      • Independent courses (off site servers)‏
      • Awareness of LMS throughout college staff
      • Instructional clips
      • Moodle-a-daY....
    • Proposition - conclusion
      • Blended approach works but can work better if.......
      • candidates have some Moodle experience as recommended by MTC guide
      • candidates do not have a full teaching load or additional commitments
      • MTC is conducted within the institution's training framework - politics
    • Where are they now?
      • 4 on the LMS D2L implementation team
      • CALL team chair
      • LOS standards chair
      • Maths materials developer
      • Educational Tech trainer
      • LMS D2L coordinator
      • SharePoint coordinator
    • thanks
      • Haidee Foxwell
      • Stuart Mealor
      • Learning AC New Zealand