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      • How do you use Moodle at the moment? Short discussion Opinions on Moodle
      • Short Community Video
      • Moodle is really useful:
          • Virtual Classroom Assistant
          • Distance Learning Classroom
      • Moodle is really important:
          • Rapidly changing work environment
          • Teacher/trainer responsibility
      • Moodle is really easy:
          • Let's look back a few years...
      • What are you going to do now?
    • A short 2 minute video:
      • Click me for a ~3 mins video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4mmMeMDMic
      • Important Note: Community resources, like the video, are made voluntarily.
    • So, what is
      • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Online learning/teaching
      • Learning Management System (LMS) Controlled/managed/reported learning
      • ..or..
      • Course Management System (CMS) Carefully guided/systematic courses
      ?
    • Moodle is really useful
        Virtual Classroom Assistant
        Distance Learning Classroom
    • Virtual Classroom Assistant
        “ Cloud” toolkit to help aide and enhance classroom activities
    • Centralised & Incremental Learning
    • Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Centralised & Incremental Learning
    • The “Martini Principle”
      • Anytime, anyplace, anywhere
        • 24/7
        • Online (up in the cloud)
    • Moodle Gradebook
      • Self-marking tests – Moodle Quiz
      • Focus your tutor time with students who seem to be struggling
      • Custom Scales (not just 0-100%)
      • Online & Offline Assignments graded
      • Storage and reporting grades
    • Formative Testing
      • Moodle Lesson :
        • Learning
        • Checking and reviewing understanding
        • Revisiting misunderstood materials
        • Tailored to the student, tailored to learning styles
    • Distance Learning Classroom
    • What is the difference?
        When learners are asked to say something in class?
        When learners are asked to answer a question online?
    • Social Constructivism
      • Social interaction online
      • Teacher-led tasks
      • Intervening to help direct & provoke discussion
      • Summarise discussion
        • Moodle Forums
        • Moodle WIKIs
        • Moodle Chat
        • Moodle Messages
    • Dr. Gilly Salmon 5 Stage eLearning Model
    • Shift Happens
        21 st Century information is constantly and rapidly changing
        • “ The amount of technical information is doubling every 2 years”
        • “ The U.S. Department of labor estimates today's learner will have 10-14 jobs … by age 38”
        • “ The top 10 jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn't exist in 2004”
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q
      • You are responsible...
        1) ...for sending your learners into the world with a expanding digital literacy
          • a basis from which to learn constantly and rapidly
        2) ...for meeting digital expectations of your learners
          • forums/collaborative tools/video,audio etc.
        3) … for providing and promoting eSafety
          • walled garden, moderating tools
      • How Moodle can support it
        1) ...for sending your learners into the world with a expanding digital literacy
          • Moodle has a wide and always expanding range of activities.
          • Provides social functionalities which are embedded in online social life (Facebook etc)
      • How Moodle can support it
        2) ...for meeting digital expectations of your learners
          • Moodle is constantly evolving
          • Learner knowledge is always building
          • Everyday social tools and technologies are improving VERY rapidly. (Take mobile phones for example)
      • How Moodle can support it
        3) … for providing and promoting eSafety
          • Walled garden aspect
          • Monitoring and controlling
    • Moodle is really easy!
      • Finally, a brief overview of 10 social courses we have created
      • http://wbl-online.org.uk/moodle