Teaching & Learning       with Vienna International School 08.06.12
First just want to              say
US – Irish origins. Raised andeducated, Boston, MA, USA          Who is this guy                                     anywa...
Pre arrival enquiries…
Pre arrival enquiries…
US – Irish origins. Raised andeducated, Boston, MA, USA          Who is this guy                                     anywa...
Essential Questions:•What is Moodle?•Why are we having Moodle?•How will Moodle be advantageousfor the Vienna International...
What is Moodle?Moodle is anelectronic learningsystem, also knownas a CourseManagement System(CMS) orVirtual LearningEnviro...
What is Moodle?Moodle is an acronym. It standsfor:     Modular Object-Oriented  Dynamic Learning Environment.
What is Moodle?Moodle is an interactive system built on thesocial constructivistconcept thatlearningcommunities canacquire...
Why are we having Moodle at  VIS?To broaden our students educational experience and  offer them optimal opportunities for ...
Why are we having Moodle at VIS?     To enhance and augment existing best                  practices To empower learning a...
Why are we having Moodle at VIS? To further facilitate our ability to communicate, collaborate, and share as a Learning Co...
Why are we having Moodle at VIS?To synergize and leverage the use and application      of our various ICT systems and tools
How may Moodle be advantageous to our VIS             Community?• Can provide a “common ground” upon which all:educators, ...
Why are we having Moodle at VIS?
How may Moodle be advantageous to the VIS             Community?               And…
Students
Technology is used by people inmany different ways theemphasis is on Utility
How may Moodle be advantageous to the VIS             Community?             VIS Educators               VIS staff?       ...
What is Social Constructivism?                          Briefly...• People actively construct new knowledge as they intera...
http://moodle.org/sites/
Humboldt State Moodle has 12,288 courses                                   and 42,121 users.Moodle was designed to help fo...
Credits /Sources• Ken Ronkowitz• Shelia Norton
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  1. 1. Teaching & Learning with Vienna International School 08.06.12
  2. 2. First just want to say
  3. 3. US – Irish origins. Raised andeducated, Boston, MA, USA Who is this guy anyway?Educator, Student, Technologist with two decades of living,learning and teaching on fourcontinents.A new member of the Viennainternational School joining youin August, 2012.
  4. 4. Pre arrival enquiries…
  5. 5. Pre arrival enquiries…
  6. 6. US – Irish origins. Raised andeducated, Boston, MA, USA Who is this guy anyway?Educator, Student, Technologist with two decades of living,learning and teaching on fourcontinents.A new member of the Viennainternational School joining youin August, 2012.
  7. 7. Essential Questions:•What is Moodle?•Why are we having Moodle?•How will Moodle be advantageousfor the Vienna International SchoolCommunity?
  8. 8. What is Moodle?Moodle is anelectronic learningsystem, also knownas a CourseManagement System(CMS) orVirtual LearningEnvironment (VLE).
  9. 9. What is Moodle?Moodle is an acronym. It standsfor: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.
  10. 10. What is Moodle?Moodle is an interactive system built on thesocial constructivistconcept thatlearningcommunities canacquire knowledgethrough interacting,collaborating, andsharing.
  11. 11. Why are we having Moodle at VIS?To broaden our students educational experience and offer them optimal opportunities for learning
  12. 12. Why are we having Moodle at VIS? To enhance and augment existing best practices To empower learning and teaching in new and additional ways…
  13. 13. Why are we having Moodle at VIS? To further facilitate our ability to communicate, collaborate, and share as a Learning Community"None of us are smarter than all of us“ –Sir Ken Robinson
  14. 14. Why are we having Moodle at VIS?To synergize and leverage the use and application of our various ICT systems and tools
  15. 15. How may Moodle be advantageous to our VIS Community?• Can provide a “common ground” upon which all:educators, students, parents, support staff can meet,communicate and collaborate•Can be used to further build and expand classroomcommunity – “flattening or blending” models•Facilitate student, educator, and parent interactivityand teamwork• Support student development of independent and self-directed learning•Can build legacy within the community –a collectiveknowledge bank
  16. 16. Why are we having Moodle at VIS?
  17. 17. How may Moodle be advantageous to the VIS Community? And…
  18. 18. Students
  19. 19. Technology is used by people inmany different ways theemphasis is on Utility
  20. 20. How may Moodle be advantageous to the VIS Community? VIS Educators VIS staff? Parents? Students?
  21. 21. What is Social Constructivism? Briefly...• People actively construct new knowledge as they interact with their environment.• Everything you read, see, hear, feel, and touch is tested against your prior knowledge• Knowledge is strengthened if you can use it successfully in your wider environment.• You are not just a memory bank passively absorbing information, nor can knowledge be "transmitted" to you just by reading something or listening to someone.• Learning is particularly effective when constructing something for others to experience• Social Constructivism extends the above ideas into a social group constructing things for one another, collaboratively creating a small culture of shared artifacts with shared meanings.• More at http://docs.moodle.org/en/Philosophy
  22. 22. http://moodle.org/sites/
  23. 23. Humboldt State Moodle has 12,288 courses and 42,121 users.Moodle was designed to help fosteronline learning communities. It has an The Open University (OU) in theactive development and support UK has converted their coursesgroup (very important for open-source to MOODLE for their 250,000projects) and has users in over 150 students.countries.Moodle was built following socialconstructionist pedagogy as a virtual UCLA, UC-San Diego & Smith Collegelearning environment. are now using Moodle, and many are piloting it (Lafayette, Bennington...) SEE MY BLOG 150,000 registered users on moodle.org moodle.org/stats/
  24. 24. Credits /Sources• Ken Ronkowitz• Shelia Norton
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