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Presentation on Creative glossaries and database activities in Moodle for the iMoot international online conference 2001

Presentation on Creative glossaries and database activities in Moodle for the iMoot international online conference 2001

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  • Introduce myself, Unitec, HRDNZ, olpc
  • This presentation looks at the glossary and database activity modules. Lets start with glossaries. What are these glossaries all about then?    Am I talking about giving our students the new terminology they need for the course they are in?    If we have given them the definitions, they should understand all the new words in the course, right?  
  • If I give the students a course "word list" I think I have been unfair on them. They have not been given the opportunity to construct meaning for themselves, in fact I don't even think they will read the glossary to be honest unless they are involved in its construction.  
  • I am going to ask you to step back for a minute and see if your students can figure out the meanings of the words they are learning themselves
  • So in this scenario our roles as teachers becomes to guide them and point them in the right direction  
  • Get the students constructing meaning together in their class, writing their own quality and course context relevant definitions of the words they need to succeed in their chosen field
  • it might take a while for the students to break out if they are not used to this style
  • It might initially be a bit of a stretch   creating their own definitions, the words are theirs, as defined by them, in the context that is relevant to them   it will be rewarding for them in the end
  • who knows, maybe the students will be giving me a hand to help me understand!
  • so enough talking about it, lets give glossaries ago. Let's identify some jargon words in the iMoot programme Now we want to write a definition together, ensuring that our writing helps the readers understand the words use in the context of this conference. Lets give each other feedback by writing on each others definition. We can now edit our definition based on the feedback. We could rate the definition, for example giving up to 5 marks depending on criteria set by us as a whole – e.g. is the definition accurate, does it match the context of iMoot, and is the spelling and grammar correct. You could use the same word, this means allowing duplicate entries of the same word in your Moodle glossary.
  • Let's see what this would look like in Moodle 1.9.
  • Let's see what this would look like in Moodle 2.
  • Let's see what this would look like in Moodle 2.
  • The glossary activity is a nice entry point for teachers, before they try out the database activity, which offers more features, including creating more fields and creating custom views. This is my absolute favourite activity module. Has anyone tried out using the database activity?
  • Lets look at the database activity module on Moodle 1.9
  • Lets look at the database activity module on Moodle 2
  • Lets look at some examples
  • Moodle Course Creator Certificate database
  • Moodle Course Creator Certificate database
  • Moodle Module and plugins database
  • Moodle Module and plugins database
  • thank you
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    • 1. The Glossary & Database Activity Modules iMoot 2011: Tabitha Roder
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    • 17. Tips
      • make glossaries more than just word lists
      • learners creating, sharing and refining their definitions together create deeper understanding
      • use the random glossary block to show off your students entries
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    • 19. Databases
    • 20. glossaries on steroids
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    • 33. Tips
      • plan on paper or whiteboard before you build
      • choose the right fields to get the right results
      • tailor your templates to be fit for purpose
      • empower your students to create and share their own learning material
    • 34. Where to from here
      • further info on docs.moodle.org
      • get innovating and start creating
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