e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Moodle @ University of BathNitin ParmarLearning Technolog...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Aims & Objectives<br />To provide an overview of Moodle, ...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />About me<br />Been working with Moodle since mid-2005 acr...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />What we’re doing<br />e-Learning services, pilots and pro...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />A brief history<br />Moodle introduced as the institution...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Moodle<br />A free, open source Virtual Learning Environm...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Moodle activities<br />Assignments<br />- For online subm...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Integrations<br />}<br />Moodle-SAMIS<br /><ul><li> Integ...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Integrations<br />}<br />EduTxt<br />- Contact students w...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Moodle Operational Team<br />Andy Ramsden<br />Head of e-...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />[new] Team approach<br />More structured through the ince...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Hardware<br />lego and duplo [Production]<br />Machine: S...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Hardware<br />soba [Test]<br />Machine: Sun Fire X4200<br...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />The Hardware<br />Production<br />Test<br />Development<b...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Tracking development & support<br />Moodle Technical meet...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Staff Development<br />Moodle related seminars and worksh...
 Further Moodle Skills
 Moodle for Administrators</li></ul>One to one sessions<br />Moodle FAQs based on phpMyFAQ<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin |     ...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />What we’ve been doing [2009/10]<br />Improving service pe...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />1. Service Performance<br />Moodle database server<br /><...
 Sluggish response
 Unreliable uploads</li></ul>Credit:This graph was first presented by James Barrett at Moodle Day 2010 at the University o...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />1. Service Performance<br />A discussion related to this ...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />2. Improving communication with users<br />@eatbath<br />...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Key dissemination & information points<br />Moodle Adviso...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />3. Moodle Development Plan 2010<br />Why?An outcome of th...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />How?<br />Moodle Operational team: identification : <br /...
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />What? When?<br />Category Key<br />ESP	Enhancing Service ...
Preparing to deliver a high quality service for the 2010/11 academic year
Development of Archiving & Backup policy
Moodle community merge(s)</li></ul>Essential Projects<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin |        @nrparmar<br />
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Monitoring, Reporting & Evaluation<br />Responsibility fo...
 Directors of Studies Taught Programmes forum
 Moodle Advisory Group </li></ul>go.bath.ac.uk/nitin |        @nrparmar<br />
e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />4. Other initiatives and projects<br />Moodle Assignment ...
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  1. 1. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Moodle @ University of BathNitin ParmarLearning Technologist[ Tuesday 13 July 2010 ]<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  2. 2. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Aims & Objectives<br />To provide an overview of Moodle, its use at the University of Bath and how it is managed and supported.<br />To give an insight into the Moodle-related work undertaken during the 2009/10 academic year<br />To discuss an outline of the work to be potentially undertaken during the 2010/11 academic year<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  3. 3. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />About me<br />Been working with Moodle since mid-2005 across within both the Further and Higher Education sectors<br />Joining the e-Learning team in October 2006, Acting Moodle Operations Manager for the majority of the 2009/10 academic year<br />Interested in the management of change within education with respect to the implementation of applications to support technology enhanced learning<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  4. 4. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />What we’re doing<br />e-Learning services, pilots and projects<br />Moodle<br />Classroom Technologies<br />Online Unit Evaluation<br />e-Portfolios<br />QR Codes/Mobile Learning<br />Moodle<br />Open Educational Resources<br />e-Learning Authoring Tools<br />Desktop Conferencing<br />ARS<br />SMS<br />Lecture Capture<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  5. 5. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />A brief history<br />Moodle introduced as the institutional VLE at the beginning of the 2006/2007 academic year<br />Users authenticated via SSO<br />- 13,000+ active users<br />- 4,000+ Moodle courses<br />Integrations<br />- Moodle-SAMIS - Panopto<br />- Edutxt - Second Life on development server- Turnitin<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  6. 6. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Moodle<br />A free, open source Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)<br />First released in 2002, it is used at nearly 45,000 [registered] sites in 75 languages in 207 countries<br />Offers a range of tools to support learning and facilitate collaborative activities online<br />Currently, version Moodle 1.9.9+ - version 2.0 in due to be released within the next couple of months<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  7. 7. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Moodle activities<br />Assignments<br />- For online submission of work; includes ability to give feedback on submitted work<br />Chat<br />- for real-time synchronous discussion<br />Choice<br />- Quick poll or voting activity<br />Database<br />- Build, display and search a bank of record entries about a topic<br />Forums<br />- For asynchronous online discussion<br />Glossary<br />- Allows participants to create and maintain a list of terms and definitions <br />Lesson<br />- Allows creation of conditional pathways through material<br />Journal<br />- 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.<br />Quiz<br />- Allows for design and setting of quiz tests, and includes a range of question types and reporting options.<br />Wiki<br />- Enables documents to be authored collectively.<br />Workshop<br />- Peer assessment activity, allowing participants to assess each other’s projects, as well as exemplar projects in a number of ways.<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  8. 8. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Integrations<br />}<br />Moodle-SAMIS<br /><ul><li> Integration with the SITS based student records system</li></ul>- maintained and supported by the e-Learning team<br />Functionality<br />Moodle courses automatically created and populated from/with SAMIS data<br />Unit/programme mappings can be added to any Moodle course<br />Students within any mappings created, can be added to a Moodle group<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  9. 9. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Integrations<br />}<br />EduTxt<br />- Contact students within a Moodle course. Facilitates feedback, student reflection.<br />Turnitin<br />- For plagiarism detection; integrated within Assignment activity<br /> Panopto<br /> - Lecture capture solution<br />- maintained by the e-Learning team<br />- supported by internal units<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  10. 10. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Moodle Operational Team<br />Andy Ramsden<br />Head of e-Learning<br />Moodle Operations Manager<br />Learning Technologist (0.5 FTE Moodle)<br />Learning Technologist (0.4 FTE Moodle)<br />Educational Software & Systems Developer <br />(0.5 FTE Moodle)<br />Educational Software & Systems Developer <br />(0.5 FTE Moodle)<br />BUCS Unix Team<br />e-Learning Development & Support Officers<br />Internal units<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  11. 11. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />[new] Team approach<br />More structured through the inception of the Moodle Development Plan<br />More agile, more responsive to user needs - but within a given framework<br />Inception of a Moodle Advisory Group<br />Increased level of trust and openness within team, between the team and our users, and with other internal units<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  12. 12. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Hardware<br />lego and duplo [Production]<br />Machine: Sun Fire X4150<br />CPU: 2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5440 @ 2.83GHz (quad core)<br />RAM: 8 GB<br />4x 146 GB hard drives (each pair of hard drives is mirrored and the second set is used for the MySQL binary replication logs)<br />[OS: Solaris 10, PHP 5.2.11, Apache 2.2.8, MySQL 5.0.51b]<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  13. 13. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Hardware<br />soba [Test]<br />Machine: Sun Fire X4200<br />CPU: 2x 2.8 GHz AMD Opteron processors<br />RAM: 8 GB<br />2x 68 GB hard drives (mirrored by Solaris)<br />[OS: Solaris 10, PHP 5.2.11, Apache 2.2.8, MySQL 5.0.51b]<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  14. 14. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />The Hardware<br />Production<br />Test<br />Development<br />web server<br />lego<br />multimedia<br />soba<br />database server<br />prototype<br />duplo<br />lteo1<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  15. 15. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Tracking development & support<br />Moodle Technical meetings: weekly : <br />Moodle Operational meetings: fortnightly : <br />Trac: bug tracker : <br />Request Tracker: helpdesk : <br />Email<br />Phone<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  16. 16. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Staff Development<br />Moodle related seminars and workshops<br /><ul><li> Introduction to Moodle
  17. 17. Further Moodle Skills
  18. 18. Moodle for Administrators</li></ul>One to one sessions<br />Moodle FAQs based on phpMyFAQ<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />What we’ve been doing [2009/10]<br />Improving service performance<br />Improving communication with users<br />Moodle Development Plan 2010<br />Other initiatives and projects<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  21. 21. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />1. Service Performance<br />Moodle database server<br /><ul><li> Query overload
  22. 22. Sluggish response
  23. 23. Unreliable uploads</li></ul>Credit:This graph was first presented by James Barrett at Moodle Day 2010 at the University of Bath.<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  24. 24. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />1. Service Performance<br />A discussion related to this issue appears in the Moodle.org forums at: http://go.bath.ac.uk/pati<br />Credit:This graph was first presented by James Barrett at Moodle Day 2010 at the University of Bath.<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  25. 25. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />2. Improving communication with users<br />@eatbath<br />updated via Twitterfeed<br />Moodle Service blog<br />http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/moodle<br />Moodle<br />http://moodle.bath.ac.uk<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  26. 26. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Key dissemination & information points<br />Moodle Advisory Group<br />Moodle Operational team<br />Directors of Studies fora<br />Learning & Teaching Committee<br />Other UK HEIs<br />online<br />JISCMail lists<br />Moodle.org<br />conferences<br />MoodleMoot UK<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  27. 27. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />3. Moodle Development Plan 2010<br />Why?An outcome of the e-Learning Operational Plan 2009-2011<br />Prior to this, few coordinated specific or measurable targets for Moodle related development - pedagogical or technical<br />Continue the process of giving the university community an opportunity to be consulted about developments<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  28. 28. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />How?<br />Moodle Operational team: identification : <br />The widere-Learning team<br />: identification : <br />Users<br />Institution<br />Moodle Advisory Group: discussion & prioritisation : <br />∑MoSCoW x Impact x Priority x Time Taken<br />Moodle Development Plan 2010: outcome : <br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  29. 29. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />What? When?<br />Category Key<br />ESP Enhancing Service PerformanceFE Functionality enhancementMAP Moodle Advice and PlanningSD Staff Development<br />[ http://go.bath.ac.uk/moodledevplan2010 ]<br /><ul><li>Integrating changes to Moodle in light of Academic Restructuring
  30. 30. Preparing to deliver a high quality service for the 2010/11 academic year
  31. 31. Development of Archiving & Backup policy
  32. 32. Moodle community merge(s)</li></ul>Essential Projects<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  33. 33. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Monitoring, Reporting & Evaluation<br />Responsibility for implementation lies with the Moodle Operations Manager<br />Key Milestones<br />- Interim report on Moodle Development Plan 2010 – due September 2010<br />- Moodle Evaluation Report 2010 – due December 2010<br />- Moodle Development Plan 2011 – due January 2011<br />Dissemination<br /><ul><li> Moodle Service blog
  34. 34. Directors of Studies Taught Programmes forum
  35. 35. Moodle Advisory Group </li></ul>go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  36. 36. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />4. Other initiatives and projects<br />Moodle Assignment Activity<br />Moodle4iPhone evaluation<br />Moodle Day 2010<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  37. 37. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />1. Moodle Assignment Activity<br /><ul><li>Early adopters
  38. 38. Local challenges and good practice
  39. 39. Understanding of stakeholder needs
  40. 40. Varying processes</li></ul>Credit: This information was first presented by Vic Jenkins at Moodle Day 2010 at the University of Bath.<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  41. 41. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />The figures!<br />The full blog post related to this item can be found at: http://go.bath.ac.uk/vlmo<br />Credit: This information was first presented by Vic Jenkins at Moodle Day 2010 at the University of Bath.<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  42. 42. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Outcomes<br />1. FAQs, Case Studies and How To Guides<br />2. Working Papers <br /><ul><li>Factors to consider for the effective use of the Moodle assignment activity in online submission of work [http://opus.bath.ac.uk/18370/]
  43. 43. Future functionality required from an online submission system for student work [http://opus.bath.ac.uk/19610/]</li></ul>Credit: This information was first presented by Vic Jenkins at Moodle Day 2010 at the University of Bath.<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  44. 44. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />2. Moodle4iPhone evaluation<br /><ul><li>A community effort led to the development of Moodle4iPhone, in effect, a CSS stylesheet (termed a "web app")
  45. 45. This was intended to be a short evaluation project consisting of:
  46. 46. The Moodle Service blog to initiate interest and disseminate the results of each stage,
  47. 47. Google Forms and a focus group to gather data
  48. 48. A mailing list to contact interested colleagues and students</li></ul>A test bed for the approach to Moodle 2.0 implementation<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  49. 49. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />3. Moodle Day 2010<br />http://go.bath.ac.uk/eatbathmd10<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  50. 50. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />What’s next?<br />2.0<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  51. 51. [ slide presented at MoodleMoot UK 2010 ]<br />
  52. 52. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Other Projects (so far)<br /><ul><li>Moodle-PebblePad integration
  53. 53. Evaluation of Moodle-Turnitin integration
  54. 54. ARS Data Visualisation project</li></ul>go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />
  55. 55. e-Learning team<br />Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office<br />Nitin Parmar<br />Learning Technologist<br />N.R.Parmar@bath.ac.uk | +44 (0)1225 384 392 <br />http://www.slideshare.net/tag/eatbath<br />go.bath.ac.uk/nitin | @nrparmar<br />

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