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  • Discovery Learning Using Moodle & Web 2.0 Travel Guide Nanette Stillwell Pitt Community College Greenville, N C MAEd., Instructional Technology - ECU Certificate in Distance Learning – University of Wisconsin – Madison Curriculum Coordinator/Instructor – Web Technologies
  • Treasure Map
  • Our Journey • Brief Overview of Moodle • Web 2.0 “built-ins” in Moodle • Moodle Web 2.0 Demonstration • Best Practices • Resources
  • The Treasure We Seek • Tools to foster the construction of knowledge by students • Methods to engage students with course content • Methods to encourage interaction among students • Ways to teach using technology the students use
  • Moodle • Why Moodle – Open Source – Student Centered – Collaboration Tools – Promotes Constructivist Teaching and Learning Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. from:
  • Moodle In Action Posting on Moodle Buzz Let’s Look at the WEB 110 Course
  • Web 2.0 Audience Survey • Blog • Skype • Wiki • Twitter • Facebook • Jott • MySpace • IM • RSS • Chat • Podcast • Orkut • Vodcast • Hi5 • Ning
  • Web 2.0 Student Survey • 76 students, 1 course (WEB 110), 3 sections, ages 16-52 [96% 18-25] • 93% have a computer at home with Internet access • 92% Social Networking – Facebook/MySpace • 36% Posted to a blog • 0% Used a Wiki • 5% Used RSS
  • Moodle’s Web 2.0 • Blog • Wiki • RSS • Student Profile • Other Applications available – Sloodle – WiZiQ – iTunes University – The List –LOTS
  • Moodle Bl0g Blog Defined • Personal Diaries • Editorials on specific topics • Community of authors • Ongoing discussion • Any topic • Accessible anyplace with an Internet connection Blog entries may include text, hyperlinks, video, and images!
  • Moodle Bl0g Blogs for Learning • Knowledge sharing • Reflection of learning • Debate • Visit established blogs and comment • Student created knowledge • Creates community locally or globally One of THE BEST education blogs: David Warlick
  • Moodle Bl0g Blog Activities • Reflection of learning – May be individual or group posting – Assign topic (such as literature themes, programming scripts, etc.) – Have students post the information as described by the instructor – Instructors should monitor the blog: correct mistakes, facilitate more thorough reflection, prompt discussion if warranted – Encourage or REQUIRE RSS feeds for the topic Have students visit blogs at PBS, CNN, and MSNBC; Then report on what they learned from the blog
  • Moodle Bl0g Blog Activities • Knowledge Sharing – Divide students into teams or small groups – Assign roles (or topics) – Have students post the information as described by the instructor – Students will learn their “topic” in depth, other students will learn from the posting ?How does this differ from students learning independently? – Instructors should monitor the blo: correct mistakes, facilitate more thorough reflection, prompt discussion if warranted – Encourage or REQUIRE RSS feeds for the topic For examples of awarding winning educational blogs visit
  • Moodle Bl0g Blog Activities • Debate – Divide students into teams or small groups – Assign roles (or topics); usually a PRO and CON team/group for each topic – 1 group of students may be assigned the role of “commenters” to facilitate fact checking and rate the debate – Instructions for posting must be very specific – Allow comments ?How does this foster community among the students? – Instructors should monitor the blog – REQUIRE RSS feeds for the topic – Instructors should close the debate with a summary Model the debate blog after a lively news debate blog
  • Moodle Bl0g Blog Activities • Personal Project Journal – Project assessment • Provide strict due dates • Provide outline or checklist of expected entries • Tell students how much of the final project grade will be determined by the blog – Internship journal – Service learning journal A Project Grading Rubric is a good idea when the project begins.
  • Moodle Wiki Wiki Defined • A wiki is a web page • Wikis may be viewed and edited by anyone with access to the wiki • Anyone may edit another person’s posting • Wikis accept hyperlinks, multimedia, and images • Unlike a blog where the users are authors or commenters; Wikis allow users to be both editors and authors • A wiki is a live, evolving Web 2.0 tool A Project Grading Rubric is a good idea when the project begins.
  • Moodle Wiki Wikis for Learning • Impressive collaboration tool • Collection of information • E-portfolio • Student composition and editing using group collaboration • Progress meter • Student engagement outside of the classroom • Presentation tool • Data collection Check out for lots of useful information!
  • Moodle Wiki Wiki Activities or Wiki-tivities • Study Guides – Assign individuals, teams, or groups specific content to post on the wiki for a study guide. Other students may edit content to make it more clear or correct mistakes. – The instructor should monitor and grade the wiki – An example: • Student Collaboration – Assign a writing project to a small group. The group will then collaborate by using the wiki to complete the project. Require a bibliography and/or webliography with the project. – An example: Study the History of Wikipedia
  • Moodle Wiki Wiki Activities or Wiki-tivities • Presentation Tool – Research An example: +Student+Work – Project journal – Multimedia (Powerpoint, GoogleDocs Presentation, SlideShare) – Bibliography/Webliography – Assessment • E-portfolio – Professional – Student Mahara An open source e-portfolio application – FREE & Moodle Friendly!! Should be hosted on a Linux server. /
  • Moodle Wiki Wiki Activities or Wiki-tivities • Peer Tutoring and Mentoring • Project Management • Peer Review • Course Icebreaker • Pre-test for content • Mind Mapping
  • Moodle RSS Subscription Options • Instructor may FORCE students to subscribe to a forum, blog, or wiki • Students may make the subscription choices themselves • Instructor may choose NO subscription for anyone RSS Primer from W3Schools
  • A Closer Look at Moodle & Web 2.0 More on
  • Best Practices Using Web 2.0 in Moodle • Initiate students to the technology – Tutorials – Practice exercises • Task-driven – Within context of course – Within context of students’ experience • Assessment Rubric – Provide before students begin assignment – Allow student to assist with developing the rubric (in a wiki)
  • Best Practices continued • Guidelines must be explicit – Provide an example – Step-by-Step for a big project – Chunk the tasks into smaller assignments • Establish Rules – Rules for comments as well as authorship in blogs – Rules for editing in Wikis • Coach students to be specific and include media elements – Don’t judge the authors, rather guide the authors to better writing through questioning More on – Media might include web sites, images, videos, etc.
  • Best Practices continued • Create a community experience – Encourage participation – Allow discussion to flow from multiple directions • Discuss topics/tasks in f2f meetings as well as using Web 2.0 tools • Remind students of due dates often – Moodle Calendar – Emails – Chat – Moodle News More on
  • No Moodle Yet? Other Options - FREE • Wikis – PBWiki – Wikispaces – Wetpaint (a little different) • Blogs – Blogger [a Google application, requires a Google account to login] – Edublogs More on
  • More Moodle 2.0 • Choice – Poll • Chat – Moodle block show students onine • Workshop – Peer assessment tool • Glossary – Instructor and students may add terms to a glossary – Searchable – Instructors may link to glossary terms within the course
  • More Moodle 2.0 • Moodle Add-ins – Sloodle – Moogle (Google block for Moodle) – Visoconference – All Moodle plug-ins/add-ins =13&advanced=0&paging=&page=2 • Searchable by type, version, name, and more…
  • What We’ve Discovered About Moodle Web 2.0 + Collaboration • Supports Web 2.0 • Blogs technologies – Knowledge Construction – Blogs – Knowldege Sharing – Wikis – Debate – RSS – Reflection of Learning – Conferencing Tools – Personal Project Journal – Virtual Environment • Wikis Tools – Student Constructed – Multimedia Tools Study Guides • Podcasts – Presentation Tool • Video – Group Collaboration – e-Portfolio
  • What We’ve Discovered Web 2.0 To You LOTS of Web 2.0 Plug-ins • RSS • Visit for – Subscribes students to complete list blogs, wikis, forum • Know whom you need to activities contact at your institution – Subscribes instructors to to have plug-ins installed blogs, wikis, forum activities on your Moodle server • Test plug-in before instructional use
  • What We’ve Discovered • Best Practices Using Web 2.0 + Moodle – INITIATE students to the technology (without a grade) – Activities should be TASK-DRIVEN – Provide the ASSESSMENT RUBRIC early in the activity – Provide explicit GUIDELINES for the activity – Establish RULES for the activity – COACH student throughout the activity – Create a COMMUNITY experience – Offer FACE TO FACE contact if possible – REMIND students of due dates often
  • Useful Resources Web 2.0 Resources • ePortfolios • Wikinomics om • Educause • ISTE Web 2.0 Resources ourLearningJourney/Web20/Web_2_0_Resource_Links.htm
  • Useful Resources • Nanette’s Soapbox – visit and comment!! • The CIT Presentation – freely available – e-presentation • Nanette’s Wiki on PBWiki – use it to experiment