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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