Jisc RSC Eastern VLE forum Oct 2007 'Moodle @ Worcester College of Technology'
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Jisc RSC Eastern VLE forum Oct 2007 'Moodle @ Worcester College of Technology'



Moodle@Worcester College of Technology

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Jisc RSC Eastern VLE forum Oct 2007 'Moodle @ Worcester College of Technology' Jisc RSC Eastern VLE forum Oct 2007 'Moodle @ Worcester College of Technology' Presentation Transcript

  • Moodling at WCT Peter Kilcoyne Director of ILT Worcester College of Technology
  • Moodling at Worcester College of Technology • • • • • • • • • A regional perspective History of Moodle at WCT The WCT approach to Moodle Moodle in Sharepoint An exemplar course Podcasting from Moodle Video Resourses in Moodle The Virtual Language Lab MR CUTE
  • The Moodlification of the West Midlands Number of Colleges VLE choice in FE in the West Midlands 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 2003 2007 Webct Moodle Learnw ise VLE Virtual Campus Blackboard other/none
  • History of Moodle at WCT • 2000 – 2006 WebCT – limited success but…. • Moodle pilot, 29 out of 30 preferred • Sharepoint • Launch of Moodle integrated with Sharepoint Sept 2006 • Over 100% increase in VLE usage after 3 months
  • The Worcester Approach to Moodle • The Team, Director of ILT, Content Developer and Technical Support • Moodle in Sharepoint • Single sign on • Study Centres • Open courses (policy not to use enrolment keys unless there is a good reason) • Lots of pedagogically based training • Encourage use of Forums, Glossaries, Podcasting and Video
  • The Worcester Approach to Moodle Building a great Moodle course • A place to do things not just a place to get things. (quizzes, forums, wikis, glossaries, journals, webquests etc) • A place that appeals to different learning styles. (video, podcasting, images, drag and drop as well as text based resources) • A place that supports differentiation. (differentiated resources, weblinks, extension activities)
  • Customisation • How far do you go? The Gloscat lesson • Moodle webparts in sharepoint • Gong, Feedback, Media Wiki
  • Moodle in Sharepoint • Access from inside and outside College • A Portal for Moodle, email, resources and college information • Moodle Webparts • My site (the start of a PLE?) • Video on demand
  • An exemplar course AS Psychology • Moodle and AS Psych • The Course • Wiki
  • Podcasting Promoting – a little bribery goes a long way Cool Jazz and Physics Drunk Mandarin A Murder Story
  • Video Resources • Beef Carbonnade • Video on demand system • Building Moodle activities around a video • Teacher tube, youtube, video jug etc
  • The Virtual Language Lab • Background • Building, moodle, audacity and gong • Mandarin • Gong 1 Gong 2 • Screenshot
  • MR CUTE • Moodle Repository Create Upload Tag Embed • JISC Repository Project • Add functionality to Moodle Repository
  • “Some conclusions” or “Why Moodle is THE e-learning killer app” • Management, teachers, techies, support staff and students all like it • It’s “Free” • Easy to use • Customising • Pedagogically sound
  • Any Questions?
  • Study Centres