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  • 1. Summer Retreat 2011
    Numan Sheikh
    Asher Imtiaz
    Dept. of Computer Science
    FC College (A Chartered University)
    Course Management The Web 2.0 Way
  • 2. What is web 2.0 ?
  • 3. Active Learning & Constructivism
  • 4. Active Learning Paradigm
    Based on social constructionist pedagogy
    Active learning in a social context taking place in a learning environment with smart and interactive tools
    Graphic from: (Terry Wassall)
  • 5. Constructivism vs. Constructionism
    From a constructivist point of view, people actively construct new knowledge as they interact with their environment.
    Constructionism asserts that learning is particularly effective when constructing something for others to experience. This can be anything from a spoken sentence or an internet posting, to more complex artifacts like a painting, a house or a software package.
  • 6. Constructionism
    For example
    you might read this page several times and still forget it by tomorrow
    but if you were to try and explain these ideas to someone else in your own words, or produce a slideshow that explained these concepts,
    then it's very likely you'd have a better understanding that is more integrated into your own ideas.
    This is why people take notes during lectures (even if they never read the notes again).
  • 7. Social Constructivism
     … extends constructivism into social settings, wherein groups construct knowledge for one another, collaboratively creating a small culture of shared artifacts with shared meanings.
    When one is immersed within a culture like this, one is learning all the time about how to be a part of that culture, on many levels.
  • 8. Course Management System
  • 9. Moodle
    Moodle is a web based Course Management System that allows the classroom to extend onto the web.
    Free and open source software
    Designed using sound pedagogical principles to help educators create effective online learning communities.
    Already used widely in the schools and universities around the world. (Available in over 70 languages)
  • 10. Usage
    Registered sites 54,927
    Countries 212
    Courses 4,850,039
    Users 45,854,983
    Teachers 1,112,368
    Enrolments 19,496,102
    Forum posts 79,653,821
    Resources 42,926,174
    Quiz questions 81,226,450
  • 11. Philosophy
    Focus on the experiences that would be best for learning from the learner's point of view
    Helps you realize how each participant in a course can be a teacher as well as a learner.
    Your job as a 'teacher' can change from being 'the source of knowledge' to being an influencer and role model of class culture.
    Moodle doesn't FORCE this style of behavior, but this is what the designers believe that it is best at supporting.
  • 12. Features
  • 13. Resources & Activities
    Resources are things to see, read, view, explore…
    Activities are things to do (and there are a lot!)
    All the ways these are used in a Moodle course are up to your imagination!
  • 14. Resources
    Links to other websites
    Internal Moodle WebPages
    Documents (Word, Excel, Power-Points, pdf…)
    Copyright violation rules do not apply, like course material on library reserve.
    Pictures and Videos
    Online File Directories
    RSS Feeds
    The resources you post and the way you use them are limited only by your imagination.
  • 15. Activities
    Instrument Scores and Grading
    Bulk email
    Discussions – live and forum
    Document sharing
    Web page creator/editor
    Assignment submission
    Shared, community-created glossaries
    Embed multimedia
    Online classrooms
    Create a shared calendar
  • 16. Activities
  • 17. Activities
  • 18. Course Management Features Assignments
    Assignments enable teachers to grade and give comments on uploaded files and assignments created on and off line.
  • 19. Course Management Features Quizzes
    Create all the familiar forms of assessment
    multiple choice
    short answer
    matching question
    random questions
    numerical questions
    embedded answer questions with descriptive text and graphics.
    Shuffle questions and choices
  • 20. Course Management Features Quiz/Exam - Item Error Analysis
    source CSCS 100: Spring 2011
  • 21. Course Management Features Forums
    Threaded discussion boards for asynchronous group exchange on shared subject matter.
    • Participation in forums can be an integral part of the learning experience, helping students define and evolve their understanding of subject matter.
  • Get Social
  • 22. College ProfessorsSocial Media
    www.schools.comMay 2011
  • 23. Popular Social Networks among Teachers
    www.schools.comMay 2011
  • 24. Social Network Usage on Campuses
    www.schools.comMay 2011
  • 25. SMS as an Information Dissemination Tool
    Services like Chopal are available where we can register students so that the instructor can send a short message to all the students at the same time.
  • 26. So …
    If you do not use Moodle:
    Use Social Media
    If you do not use Moodle and do not use Social Media
    Use sites builders like Wordpress, Wiki, Google Sites, etc…
    If you do not use Moodle and do not use Social Media and do not use site-builders
    Use EMAIL at least
    Other wise