Introduction to moodle

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Introduction to moodle

  1. 1. Introduction to Moodle<br />PASD Technology Training Professional Development<br />Melanie Wiscount, Instructor <br />
  2. 2. Learning to Change – Changing to Learn<br />Learning to Change-Changing to Learn by floyda007 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tahTKdEUAPk&feature=related<br />
  3. 3. Moodle is a Course Management System<br />A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a system designed to support teaching and learning in an educational setting<br />E-learning<br />Learning management system<br />Online education<br />Learning platform<br />Definition at Wikipedia – <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Course_management_system<br />
  4. 4. Cool Facts about Moodle<br />By January 9, 2010, Moodle had a user-base of:<br />46,624 registered sites, with <br />32,464,992 users, in <br />3,161,291 courses, in <br />209 countries, and in more than <br />75 languages.<br />It’s not just a fad.....<br />
  5. 5. CMS Connect to 21st Century Learning <br />Enables learning in a social, immersive, and interactiveway<br />"Learning is breaking out of the narrow boxes that it was trapped in during the 20th century...VLEs are helping to make sure that [student] learning is not confined to a particular building, or restricted to any single location or moment.“Professor Stephen Heppell<br />
  6. 6. What Does a CMS Offer?<br />Assessment<br />Communication<br />Uploading of content<br />Return of students' work<br />Peer assessment<br />Administration of <br />Student groups<br />Digital learning<br />Collecting and organizing student grades<br />Questionnaires<br />Tracking tools<br />Wikis<br />Blogs<br />RSS<br />3D virtual learning spaces<br />
  7. 7. How Does Moodle Connect with Best Practices in Instruction<br />Blended learning (school + home)<br />Student-centered<br />Interactive<br />Collaborative<br />Feedback<br />Learning is Meaningful & Authentic<br />
  8. 8. WIN for Student<br />On Demand – 24/7<br />All resources at one spot<br />Social & interactive<br />Grades plus feedback access<br />Personalized learning<br />Relearn opportunities<br />Perfect answer for absent students<br />Learning can take place anywhere<br />Resources in digital form<br />
  9. 9. WIN for Teacher<br />Online presence for course; 24/7<br />All resources at one place<br />Handout management<br />Less paper<br />Student tracking – time stamps <br />Grading<br />Timesaver<br />Parents’ easy access to course<br />An instructional design natural<br />
  10. 10. Eye-Appealing & Navigation<br />How to invite the learner, orient the learner, & avoid setting up a course that is as long at the Olympics ski trails? <br />Get graphic.<br />

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