On-Demand Learning with Moodle Ana João Neena Thota University of Saint Joseph Formerly IIUM Macau e-CASE 2010, Macau
Nowadays, universities receive a wide range of students in terms of: Motivation Ambitions Background Skills Level Learning Styles
Information technology is changing the way students learn Teachers move to a students-centered process
Our main goal, with this approach, is to create a course that suits all student’s needs
Computer Applications is a blended learning module. 24/7 How? 13 face-to-face sessions What?
This module is structured to achieve theoretical computing and effective practical skills. Resources (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases) Assignments, Quizzes and Exams Project Work Reflective Journals How? When?
We provide for a variety of resources to cater to the diversity of: Learning Styles Skills’ Levels When? How? What? When?
Students are free to choose their working group and the order of the learning contents from the proposed syllabus The teacher behaves as an instructor, monitor and discussion moderator When? How? What? When?
Students use the Moodle journal activity to create their personal learning plan and reflect on their goals, strengths and weaknesses. At the beginning of the semester, using a questionnaire, we are able to know our student’s background. When? How? What? When?
Moodle weekly quizzes, in adaptive mode, reinforce important concepts, prepare and guide students for a final online exam. When? How? What? When?
All assignments have clearly specified grading criteria Design documents, team feedback and work progress reports are collected through Moodle wikis. When? How? What? When?
How do students react? “ Forced me to prepare my weekly schedule in advance” “ I do not learn more knowledge from lecturer, I learn from myself” “ Group work really helps us to develop our coherence with team mates, as well as leadership and time management as a team.” “ The web tutorials and quizzes help us to revise and learn more about the lesson.”
Thank you! Ana Joao [email_address] Neena Thota [email_address]
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