LCA 2010 - Edu Miniconf Workshop  http://lcamoodleworkshop.catalystdemo.net.nz
what is Moodle?
why the funny name?
Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment
Authentication User management Enrolment Filters Activities Blocks Portfolios (Moodle 2.0) Repository (Moodle 2.0)
moodle verb  ( moodl, ing ) <ul><li>To dawdle aimlessly, to idle time away.
The process of lazily meandering through something, doing  things as it occurs.
An enjoyable tinkering that may lead to insight and
creativity. </li></ul>Source:  AllWords.com
how did it begin?
 
Social constructivism
learn by doing
who is using it?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
what's in it?
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This presentation was given by Jonathan Newman of Catalyst at LCA2010, Wellington, New Zealand on 19 January 2010.

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  • An open source course management system used by thousands of educational institutions around the world to provide an organised interface for e-learning, or learning over the Internet. Moodle allows educators to create online courses, which students can access as a virtual classroom.
  • It began with this man, Martin Dougiamus, who started out as computer science graduate student. He started work in 1986 on early internet and web applications at Curtin University in Australia. Part of his role involved supporting a popular proporietary course delivery software known as WebCT. Like a lot of developers and systems administrators, he was frustrated with the software and his inabilty to hack/extend blackbox. So he decided to pursue a PhD in education, and the title of his thesis was “The use of Open Source software to support a social constructionist epistemology of teaching and learning within Internet-based communities of reflective inquiry.” Developing Moodle was at the heart of his thesis.
  • Constructivism is a theory of knowledge which argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from their experiences. Constructivism is not a specific pedagogy. Constructivism is often associated with pedagogic approaches that promote active learning, or learning by doing. Social constructivism encourages the learner to arrive at his or her version of the truth, influenced by his or her background, culture or embedded worldview. Distance learning
  • So how does Moodle support this model of learning by doing?
  • Louisiana State University with 21,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students in 17 schools and colleges.
  • Albany Senior High School—credit to Mark Osborne
  • Elearning Guild 360degree report on learning managements systems from 1,250 members of the eLearning Guild (a member-driven online information center and Community of Practice).
  • VetLearn Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organisation providing continuing education services to the NZ veterinary profession and related animal health and welfare groups. It was launched in February 2006, and close to 1000 students (vets and vet nurses) have participated.
  • Moodle Presentation LCA2010

    1. 1. LCA 2010 - Edu Miniconf Workshop http://lcamoodleworkshop.catalystdemo.net.nz
    2. 2. what is Moodle?
    3. 3. why the funny name?
    4. 4. Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment
    5. 5. Authentication User management Enrolment Filters Activities Blocks Portfolios (Moodle 2.0) Repository (Moodle 2.0)
    6. 6. moodle verb ( moodl, ing ) <ul><li>To dawdle aimlessly, to idle time away.
    7. 7. The process of lazily meandering through something, doing things as it occurs.
    8. 8. An enjoyable tinkering that may lead to insight and
    9. 9. creativity. </li></ul>Source: AllWords.com
    10. 10. how did it begin?
    11. 12. Social constructivism
    12. 13. learn by doing
    13. 14. who is using it?
    14. 32. what's in it?
    15. 33. activity modules <ul><li>Assignment
    16. 34. Chat
    17. 35. Choice
    18. 36. Forum
    19. 37. Lesson
    20. 38. Quiz
    21. 39. SCORM
    22. 40. Survey
    23. 41. Wiki
    24. 42. Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Database
    25. 43. Glossary
    26. 44. Hotpot
    27. 45. Resource
    28. 46. + 100's of contrib modules </li></ul>
    29. 47. blocks <ul><li>Activities
    30. 48. Admin
    31. 49. Admin bookmarks
    32. 50. Calendar
    33. 51. Messages
    34. 52. News
    35. 53. Participants
    36. 54. Recent activity
    37. 55. Search
    38. 56. Tags </li></ul><ul><li>+ 100's of contrib blocks </li></ul>
    39. 57. Questions
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