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Moodle for Langauge Learning

Moodle for Langauge Learning



Presentation made at the Moodle Pilot Conference 11/4/09 at Eastern new Mexico University

Presentation made at the Moodle Pilot Conference 11/4/09 at Eastern new Mexico University



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    • Nancy A. McKeand Moodle Pilot Conference Eastern New Mexico University November 4, 2009 Using Moodle to Facilitate Language Learning
    • Why do I use Moodle? I use Moodle because it is easy to use.
          • I can customize it to meet the needs of each particular class.
          • Students can learn their way around quickly.
    • Customizing the set up Courses can be set up with different formats. I use weekly formats in two courses and topic formats in two others.
    • Weekly Format
    • Topic Format
    • Messaging I wanted to use Moodle messaging so my students could contact me easily and their messages wouldn't clutter my email inbox. * Contacts * Search * Settings □ Automatically show Message window when I get new messages (your browser needs to be set so that it doesn't block popups on this site) □ Block all new messages from people who are not on my contact list □ Beep when a new message comes in (may require browser plugin that can play sounds, such as Quicktime) □ Use HTML editor (some browsers only) □ Version without frames and JavaScript □ Email messages when I am offline For more than ___ mins Email address __________________ Format ______________
    • Assignment Options Assignments can be any of the following:
      • Online text
      • Offline activity
      • Upload a single file
      • Advance uploading of files
      I primarily use offline activity and advanced uploading of files.
    • Offline Activity This is useful for grading oral presentations and group work. It is also useful for work students do someplace else online, like on a blog or wiki.
    • Upload a single file I use this assignment type for work that they are graded on for having done – like grammar activities and vocabulary work.
    • Advance uploading of files This is the assignment type I use most. It is especially appropriate for writing assignments with multiple drafts.
    • Challenges for students This assignment type presented the only real difficulty my students have had with Moodle.
    • Using Moodle allows me to use different course set-ups, stay in touch with my students, use different assignment types, concentrate on teaching rather than on the technology.