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  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Moodle @ University of BathNitin ParmarLearning Technologist[ Tuesday 13 July 2010 ]
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Aims & Objectives
    To provide an overview of Moodle, its use at the University of Bath and how it is managed and supported.
    To give an insight into the Moodle-related work undertaken during the 2009/10 academic year
    To discuss an outline of the work to be potentially undertaken during the 2010/11 academic year
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    About me
    Been working with Moodle since mid-2005 across within both the Further and Higher Education sectors
    Joining the e-Learning team in October 2006, Acting Moodle Operations Manager for the majority of the 2009/10 academic year
    Interested in the management of change within education with respect to the implementation of applications to support technology enhanced learning
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    What we’re doing
    e-Learning services, pilots and projects
    Moodle
    Classroom Technologies
    Online Unit Evaluation
    e-Portfolios
    QR Codes/Mobile Learning
    Moodle
    Open Educational Resources
    e-Learning Authoring Tools
    Desktop Conferencing
    ARS
    SMS
    Lecture Capture
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    A brief history
    Moodle introduced as the institutional VLE at the beginning of the 2006/2007 academic year
    Users authenticated via SSO
    - 13,000+ active users
    - 4,000+ Moodle courses
    Integrations
    - Moodle-SAMIS - Panopto
    - Edutxt - Second Life on development server- Turnitin
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Moodle
    A free, open source Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
    First released in 2002, it is used at nearly 45,000 [registered] sites in 75 languages in 207 countries
    Offers a range of tools to support learning and facilitate collaborative activities online
    Currently, version Moodle 1.9.9+ - version 2.0 in due to be released within the next couple of months
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Moodle activities
    Assignments
    - For online submission of work; includes ability to give feedback on submitted work
    Chat
    - for real-time synchronous discussion
    Choice
    - Quick poll or voting activity
    Database
    - Build, display and search a bank of record entries about a topic
    Forums
    - For asynchronous online discussion
    Glossary
    - Allows participants to create and maintain a list of terms and definitions
    Lesson
    - Allows creation of conditional pathways through material
    Journal
    - A person reflective tools; students contributions are private and can only be seen by the teacher, who can offer feedback and grade entries as required.
    Quiz
    - Allows for design and setting of quiz tests, and includes a range of question types and reporting options.
    Wiki
    - Enables documents to be authored collectively.
    Workshop
    - Peer assessment activity, allowing participants to assess each other’s projects, as well as exemplar projects in a number of ways.
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Integrations
    }
    Moodle-SAMIS
    • Integration with the SITS based student records system
    - maintained and supported by the e-Learning team
    Functionality
    Moodle courses automatically created and populated from/with SAMIS data
    Unit/programme mappings can be added to any Moodle course
    Students within any mappings created, can be added to a Moodle group
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Integrations
    }
    EduTxt
    - Contact students within a Moodle course. Facilitates feedback, student reflection.
    Turnitin
    - For plagiarism detection; integrated within Assignment activity
    Panopto
    - Lecture capture solution
    - maintained by the e-Learning team
    - supported by internal units
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Moodle Operational Team
    Andy Ramsden
    Head of e-Learning
    Moodle Operations Manager
    Learning Technologist (0.5 FTE Moodle)
    Learning Technologist (0.4 FTE Moodle)
    Educational Software & Systems Developer
    (0.5 FTE Moodle)
    Educational Software & Systems Developer
    (0.5 FTE Moodle)
    BUCS Unix Team
    e-Learning Development & Support Officers
    Internal units
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    [new] Team approach
    More structured through the inception of the Moodle Development Plan
    More agile, more responsive to user needs - but within a given framework
    Inception of a Moodle Advisory Group
    Increased level of trust and openness within team, between the team and our users, and with other internal units
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Hardware
    lego and duplo [Production]
    Machine: Sun Fire X4150
    CPU: 2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5440 @ 2.83GHz (quad core)
    RAM: 8 GB
    4x 146 GB hard drives (each pair of hard drives is mirrored and the second set is used for the MySQL binary replication logs)
    [OS: Solaris 10, PHP 5.2.11, Apache 2.2.8, MySQL 5.0.51b]
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Hardware
    soba [Test]
    Machine: Sun Fire X4200
    CPU: 2x 2.8 GHz AMD Opteron processors
    RAM: 8 GB
    2x 68 GB hard drives (mirrored by Solaris)
    [OS: Solaris 10, PHP 5.2.11, Apache 2.2.8, MySQL 5.0.51b]
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    The Hardware
    Production
    Test
    Development
    web server
    lego
    multimedia
    soba
    database server
    prototype
    duplo
    lteo1
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Tracking development & support
    Moodle Technical meetings: weekly :
    Moodle Operational meetings: fortnightly :
    Trac: bug tracker :
    Request Tracker: helpdesk :
    Email
    Phone
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Staff Development
    Moodle related seminars and workshops
    • Introduction to Moodle
    • Further Moodle Skills
    • Moodle for Administrators
    One to one sessions
    Moodle FAQs based on phpMyFAQ
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    What we’ve been doing [2009/10]
    Improving service performance
    Improving communication with users
    Moodle Development Plan 2010
    Other initiatives and projects
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    1. Service Performance
    Moodle database server
    • Query overload
    • Sluggish response
    • Unreliable uploads
    Credit:This graph was first presented by James Barrett at Moodle Day 2010 at the University of Bath.
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    1. Service Performance
    A discussion related to this issue appears in the Moodle.org forums at: http://go.bath.ac.uk/pati
    Credit:This graph was first presented by James Barrett at Moodle Day 2010 at the University of Bath.
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    2. Improving communication with users
    @eatbath
    updated via Twitterfeed
    Moodle Service blog
    http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/moodle
    Moodle
    http://moodle.bath.ac.uk
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Key dissemination & information points
    Moodle Advisory Group
    Moodle Operational team
    Directors of Studies fora
    Learning & Teaching Committee
    Other UK HEIs
    online
    JISCMail lists
    Moodle.org
    conferences
    MoodleMoot UK
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    3. Moodle Development Plan 2010
    Why?An outcome of the e-Learning Operational Plan 2009-2011
    Prior to this, few coordinated specific or measurable targets for Moodle related development - pedagogical or technical
    Continue the process of giving the university community an opportunity to be consulted about developments
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    How?
    Moodle Operational team: identification :
    The widere-Learning team
    : identification :
    Users
    Institution
    Moodle Advisory Group: discussion & prioritisation :
    ∑MoSCoW x Impact x Priority x Time Taken
    Moodle Development Plan 2010: outcome :
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    What? When?
    Category Key
    ESP Enhancing Service PerformanceFE Functionality enhancementMAP Moodle Advice and PlanningSD Staff Development
    [ http://go.bath.ac.uk/moodledevplan2010 ]
    • Integrating changes to Moodle in light of Academic Restructuring
    • Preparing to deliver a high quality service for the 2010/11 academic year
    • Development of Archiving & Backup policy
    • Moodle community merge(s)
    Essential Projects
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Monitoring, Reporting & Evaluation
    Responsibility for implementation lies with the Moodle Operations Manager
    Key Milestones
    - Interim report on Moodle Development Plan 2010 – due September 2010
    - Moodle Evaluation Report 2010 – due December 2010
    - Moodle Development Plan 2011 – due January 2011
    Dissemination
    • Moodle Service blog
    • Directors of Studies Taught Programmes forum
    • Moodle Advisory Group
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    4. Other initiatives and projects
    Moodle Assignment Activity
    Moodle4iPhone evaluation
    Moodle Day 2010
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    1. Moodle Assignment Activity
    • Early adopters
    • Local challenges and good practice
    • Understanding of stakeholder needs
    • Varying processes
    Credit: This information was first presented by Vic Jenkins at Moodle Day 2010 at the University of Bath.
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    The figures!
    The full blog post related to this item can be found at: http://go.bath.ac.uk/vlmo
    Credit: This information was first presented by Vic Jenkins at Moodle Day 2010 at the University of Bath.
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Outcomes
    1. FAQs, Case Studies and How To Guides
    2. Working Papers
    • Factors to consider for the effective use of the Moodle assignment activity in online submission of work [http://opus.bath.ac.uk/18370/]
    • Future functionality required from an online submission system for student work [http://opus.bath.ac.uk/19610/]
    Credit: This information was first presented by Vic Jenkins at Moodle Day 2010 at the University of Bath.
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    2. Moodle4iPhone evaluation
    • A community effort led to the development of Moodle4iPhone, in effect, a CSS stylesheet (termed a "web app")
    • This was intended to be a short evaluation project consisting of:
    • The Moodle Service blog to initiate interest and disseminate the results of each stage,
    • Google Forms and a focus group to gather data
    • A mailing list to contact interested colleagues and students
    A test bed for the approach to Moodle 2.0 implementation
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    3. Moodle Day 2010
    http://go.bath.ac.uk/eatbathmd10
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    What’s next?
    2.0
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • [ slide presented at MoodleMoot UK 2010 ]
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Other Projects (so far)
    • Moodle-PebblePad integration
    • Evaluation of Moodle-Turnitin integration
    • ARS Data Visualisation project
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar
  • e-Learning team
    Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office
    Nitin Parmar
    Learning Technologist
    N.R.Parmar@bath.ac.uk | +44 (0)1225 384 392
    http://www.slideshare.net/tag/eatbath
    go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar