Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (LEA) at            University of Parma:              3 case histories          to gai...
What will we talk about?•   Moodle VLE•   CONTEXT and EXPERIENCE:    Moodle at University of Parma    3 case histories    ...
Moodle                 Moodle... what?              Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment•   software packa...
Moodle                  Moodle...what?              Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment     global projec...
MoodleSites: 56.577Countries: 212Courses 4.886.235Users 46.086.701         Moodle sites             Stats at 25th Septembe...
Moodle...there MUST be a REASON...  Sites: 56.577  Countries: 212  Courses 4.886.235  Users 46.086.701           Moodle si...
Moodle                    Moodle...why?      STRONG and ACTIVE COMMUNITY      MODULARITY and FLEXIBILITY : modules and plu...
Moodle - Parma                        Moodle = Lea•   Professors used Dokeos online learning platform•   2008: Moodle inst...
Moodle - Parma•     12 Faculties•     41 degree courses•     27 master programs•     30.689 total students (end 2009)•    ...
Moodle - Parma12 Faculties3 Faculties with 0 courses (Law, Agriculture, Political Science)42 courses: Faculty of Engineeri...
Moodle - Parma       Moodle = Lea Support• Platform administration• “Moodle A,B,C Guide” for professors on Moodle: videotu...
Digital                                             Co-Lab   Co-LaboratoryWHO? it was born spontaneously amongprofessors a...
Digital Co-Laboratory                            Co-Lab   it’s not about tools✓ tools and applications✓ video and/or text ...
Digital Co-Laboratory                         Co-Lab          basic principles: 3C1. COLLABORAZIONE = Collaboration and Co...
Case History 1                         DILL Master✓WHAT: two-year international master✓WHO: for elite information professi...
Case History 1DILL MasterDILL-4:19 studentsfrom 18 different countriesIt is offered in cooperation between➡Oslo University C...
DILL Master                                                  Case History 1•   Faculty of Humanities•   Presence + online ...
DILL Master                                                  Case History 1•   Faculty of Humanities•   Presence + online ...
DILL Master                                                  Case History 1•   Faculty of Humanities•   Presence + online ...
Experience                    DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer SchoolUn...
Experience                    DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer SchoolUn...
Experience                    DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer School  ...
Experience                    DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer School
Experience                    DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer School  ...
Experience                    DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer School  ...
Experience                    DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer School  ...
Experience                      DILL MasterMoodle Platform as:
Experience                  DILL MasterMoodle Platformas:                                     PLE
Experience                               Dill Master CoordinatorStats at 25th September 2011                              ...
Experience...in process...                   DILL Master Best Practices?➡ Welcome and helpdesk forum for students➡ Helpdes...
Case History 2          MTAV Master✓WHAT: International Master degree in audio-visual media  translation (Faculty of Human...
Case History 2MTAV MasterEDITION 1 (2010-2011)6 studentsfrom Italy, Greece Spain12 professorsIt is offered in cooperation b...
METAV Master   Experience                        Best Practices                            Control Panel                  ...
METAV Master                  Experience                              Best Practices        SCORM    learning objects     ...
METAV Master               Experience                                Best PracticesTechnical coordinationHelpdesk onlinePr...
METAV Master                 Experience                                   Best PracticesProfessor feedback:qualitative int...
Case History 3       Lab for Students✓WHAT: practical laboratory on information literacy✓WHO: students (Faculty of Humanit...
Case History 1      Lab for Students150 students per year1 tutorIt is compulsory for Faculty StudentsStudents can decide d...
Lab for Students              Experience                                     Best Practices                               ...
Lab for Students   Experience                     Best Practices      Generalintroductory part:  advices, news,    informa...
Lab for Students   Experience                     Best Practices      Generalintroductory part:  advices, news,    informa...
Lab for Students                Experience                                  Best Practices      Generalintroductory part: ...
Lab for Students                Experience                                  Best Practices      Generalintroductory part: ...
Lab for Students        Experience                              Best Practices                          No of attempts    ...
Lab for Students     Experience                                 Assessment                                   Graphic      ...
Lab for Students                 Experience                                 Best Practices                                ...
Lab for Students   Experience                           Best Practices use of video  embedding                videotutoria...
Instructional design   Best PracticesFormat, structure,specific contents,activity design
Best development?                Experience    Approach?                    Best Practices           Teacher area:        ...
Reference for resources and                          Experienceactivities choice                                    Best P...
Social Network: integration?• Facebook                          Co-Lab and Moodle• TwitterIf you only need a reference to ...
Moodle Mobile: My Moodle App • Official App                          Co-Lab and Moodle • Free • Requires Moodle 2.11. Settin...
Moodle Mobile: My Moodle AppApp does not replace Moodle interface.It just provides you with some tools:                   ...
Moodle Mobile: mTouch • cost: 2,99 € • no installation required on Moodle Server"mTouch" can also access through CAS /LDAP...
Future?                                      Co-Lab and Moodle• Integration with portfolios (Mahara + Moodle = Mahoodle)• ...
What did we talk about?•   Moodle VLE at University of Parma•   3 examples of good projects to experiment    methods, meth...
Digital Co-Laboratory                      Co-Labcontacts and channels➡ E-mail: colab@unipr.it➡ Twitter: CoLab_UniPR➡ Face...
Thanks to•   Prof. Anna Maria Tammaro    - Delegate of the Rector for Distance Learning (University of Parma)    - Interna...
Thanks for Yr. attention!        Questions?Thanks to the staff of SDU (Science Dissemination Unit)               of ICTP fo...
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Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (LEA) at University of Parma: 3 case histories to gain experience and discover best practices for administration, management and teaching
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The birth of the Digital Co-Laboratory

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  • Moodle VLE at University of Parma. Co-Lab experience - ICTP Worskhop Lecture

    1. 1. Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (LEA) at University of Parma: 3 case histories to gain experience and discover best practices foradministration, management and teaching of on-line courses. The birth of the Digital Co-Laboratory Sara VallaWorkshop “New Trends for Science Dissemination” ICTP - Trieste - Italy - 26 to 28 September 2011
    2. 2. What will we talk about?• Moodle VLE• CONTEXT and EXPERIENCE: Moodle at University of Parma 3 case histories Co-Laboratory• LESSONS LEARNED and (maybe) BEST PRACTICES (administration, management, teaching)
    3. 3. Moodle Moodle... what? Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment• software package for producing Internet-based courses;• provided freely as Open Source software (under the GNU Public License)• you can use it to conduct fully online courses, or to augment face-to-face courses (blended learning)➡It is a VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTRef: http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/About_Moodle
    4. 4. Moodle Moodle...what? Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment global project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education: . people actively construct knowledge interacting with their environments; . groups construct knowledge for one another; you can use the ACTIVITY modules to build richly collaborative communities of learning around subject matter, or use Moodle as a way to DELIVER CONTENT to students (such as standard SCORM packages) and ASSESS learning using assignments or quizzes.Ref: http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/About_Moodle
    5. 5. MoodleSites: 56.577Countries: 212Courses 4.886.235Users 46.086.701 Moodle sites Stats at 25th September 2011
    6. 6. Moodle...there MUST be a REASON... Sites: 56.577 Countries: 212 Courses 4.886.235 Users 46.086.701 Moodle sites Stats at 25th September 2011
    7. 7. Moodle Moodle...why? STRONG and ACTIVE COMMUNITY MODULARITY and FLEXIBILITY : modules and plugins to meet different needs ONLINE assignments and evaluations Communication, evaluation, self-assessment, collaboration online are possible.Ref: http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/About_Moodle
    8. 8. Moodle - Parma Moodle = Lea• Professors used Dokeos online learning platform• 2008: Moodle installation and testing start Service presentation: some professors start using Moodle• Starting from 2011/2012 Moodle will be the only training platform at University of Parma.
    9. 9. Moodle - Parma• 12 Faculties• 41 degree courses• 27 master programs• 30.689 total students (end 2009)• 984 professors• 3273 courses (activities) + • 98 courses (2,9%) • 6210 users (120/130 teachers = about 12%) • 2 master programs (separate platforms): 7,4%Sources: 2011 Performance Plan (University of Parma)- April 2011 - LEA.unipr.it stats July 2011
    10. 10. Moodle - Parma12 Faculties3 Faculties with 0 courses (Law, Agriculture, Political Science)42 courses: Faculty of Engineering: 42,8 %25 courses: Faculty of Humanities: 35,71% Sources: LEA.unipr.it stats 27th July 2011
    11. 11. Moodle - Parma Moodle = Lea Support• Platform administration• “Moodle A,B,C Guide” for professors on Moodle: videotutorials and written guides• Video and text guides for speci c needs (projects)
    12. 12. Digital Co-Lab Co-LaboratoryWHO? it was born spontaneously amongprofessors and different disciplines experts(invisible bridge between disciplines)WHO? it is OPEN to ALL PEOPLE who wantto join us, from other FACULTIES andSTRUCTURESWHY? to meet internal and external needsconcerning knowledge and learning Co-Laboratory doesnt need a special “physical”development, to support collaboration structure... it is everywhere
    13. 13. Digital Co-Laboratory Co-Lab it’s not about tools✓ tools and applications✓ video and/or text guides✓ information technology tools are not enough it’s a mindset➡ change in methods and methodology➡ tutoring and coaching➡ professors and students must be involved (point of view)➡ support and tutoring through co-operation in real projects
    14. 14. Digital Co-Laboratory Co-Lab basic principles: 3C1. COLLABORAZIONE = Collaboration and Cooperation2. CONDIVISIONE = Sharing • contents (Open Access) • tecniques and methods • environments • software and applications3. CREATIVITA’ e CREAZIONE = Creativity and creation ...multimedia and crossmedia
    15. 15. Case History 1 DILL Master✓WHAT: two-year international master✓WHO: for elite information professionals✓WHY: provide students with the skills and competencies to navigate the rapidly evolving world of digital libraries. DILL is a Master Programme under the European Unions Erasmus Mundus Programme.
    16. 16. Case History 1DILL MasterDILL-4:19 studentsfrom 18 different countriesIt is offered in cooperation between➡Oslo University College (Norway),➡Tallinn University (Estonia),➡University of Parma (Italy).Students spend at least one semester ateach institution.Master official language: english
    17. 17. DILL Master Case History 1• Faculty of Humanities• Presence + online = blended• currently in session in Parma: DILL-4 edition Student standard activities for the Master are: ‣ lecture attending ‣ attending conferences and seminars ‣ group work ‣ attending in tutorials with practical activities
    18. 18. DILL Master Case History 1• Faculty of Humanities• Presence + online = blended• currently in session in Parma: DILL-4 edition Student standard activities for the Master are: DILL-3: Moodle as ‣ lecture attending Document ‣ attending conferences and seminars Repository ‣ group work ‣ attending in tutorials with practical activities
    19. 19. DILL Master Case History 1• Faculty of Humanities• Presence + online = blended• currently in session in Parma: DILL-4 edition Student standard activities for the Master are: DILL-3: Moodle as ‣ lecture attending Document ‣ attending conferences and seminars Repository ‣ group work ‣ attending in tutorials with practical activities CHALLENGE: create action and interactions inside the VLE
    20. 20. Experience DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer SchoolUnderpinning the modules in Parma are:‣ the need to put the user at the centre of professional activities;‣ the effective use of technology to meet the needs of users;‣ the need to base decisions and activities with evidence
    21. 21. Experience DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer SchoolUnderpinning the modules in Parma are:‣ the need to put the user at the centre of professional activities;‣ the effective use of technology to meet the needs of users;‣ the need to base decisions and activities with evidence
    22. 22. Experience DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer School !"#$%&"()*% $"+&+%,+,)+% -./% #0  +&123(4&"%$"+%56+% 70  *+&8647+%$+8249(+&%2+8+&&#6:%$% +&123(4&"%#%56+%%
    23. 23. Experience DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer School
    24. 24. Experience DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer School LEA / Moodle IS NOT • a mere document repository • or information transfer tool
    25. 25. Experience DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer School LEA / Moodle IS NOT • a mere document repository • or information transfer tool LEA / Moodle IS a place where ACTIONS TAKE PLACE and THINGS happen
    26. 26. Experience DILL MasterPresentation of Moodle Virtual Learning Environment during Master Summer School LEA / Moodle IS NOT • a mere document repository • or information transfer tool LEA / Moodle IS a place where ACTIONS TAKE PLACE and THINGS happen Ok, this is your PROMISE. And how will you keep it?
    27. 27. Experience DILL MasterMoodle Platform as:
    28. 28. Experience DILL MasterMoodle Platformas: PLE
    29. 29. Experience Dill Master CoordinatorStats at 25th September 2011 accepts the challenge! Moodle 2.x version experimentation
    30. 30. Experience...in process... DILL Master Best Practices?➡ Welcome and helpdesk forum for students➡ Helpdesk forum for teachers➡ Professor + Tutors + Technical Coordination and coaching➡ Conferences: interview recording inside Moodle, proceedings sharing, and discussion in forums,➡ Collaborative document (wiki activity or external wiki integration) and subsequent creation of an e-book➡ Tutorials with on site practical activities and later discussion in the forum and upload of content
    31. 31. Case History 2 MTAV Master✓WHAT: International Master degree in audio-visual media translation (Faculty of Humanities)✓WHO: professionals from different parts of the world✓WHY: provide students with the skills and competencies relevant to audio and visual media translation, subtitle creation and management and audio description
    32. 32. Case History 2MTAV MasterEDITION 1 (2010-2011)6 studentsfrom Italy, Greece Spain12 professorsIt is offered in cooperation between➡Universidad de Barcelona (UAB)➡University of Parma (Italy).Completely online
    33. 33. METAV Master Experience Best Practices Control Panel BlockSocial format: with list of FORUM activities Student
    34. 34. METAV Master Experience Best Practices SCORM learning objects resources Video learning + ACTIVITIES material Regular Chat sessions Student Prof. Regular assignments
    35. 35. METAV Master Experience Best PracticesTechnical coordinationHelpdesk onlineProfessor training and guidesContent creation and support Prof
    36. 36. METAV Master Experience Best PracticesProfessor feedback:qualitative interviews (Co-Lab): Prof➡pros and cons➡course structure➡possible improvements?➡use of activities➡creative use of Moodle?
    37. 37. Case History 3 Lab for Students✓WHAT: practical laboratory on information literacy✓WHO: students (Faculty of Humanities)✓WHY: provide students with the skills and competencies to search for information on the internet in an effective way
    38. 38. Case History 1 Lab for Students150 students per year1 tutorIt is compulsory for Faculty StudentsStudents can decide different methods:online, blended (face-to-face + online)
    39. 39. Lab for Students Experience Best Practices HTML blocks use of editingalternation of labels, activities, resources structure: Student topics format
    40. 40. Lab for Students Experience Best Practices Generalintroductory part: advices, news, information
    41. 41. Lab for Students Experience Best Practices Generalintroductory part: advices, news, informationAs simpleand clear aspossible
    42. 42. Lab for Students Experience Best Practices Generalintroductory part: advices, news, informationAs simpleand clear aspossible step by step: future material is hidden (light grey)
    43. 43. Lab for Students Experience Best Practices Generalintroductory part: advices, news, informationAs simpleand clear aspossible step by step: future material Start small is hidden think big (light grey)
    44. 44. Lab for Students Experience Best Practices No of attempts Grading principles Opening/closing dates Assignmentexplanation and details Student Quiz
    45. 45. Lab for Students Experience Assessment Graphic (students and grades) Teacher Grading Tab: names, pictures,results, time, date Quiz
    46. 46. Lab for Students Experience Best Practices Student Assignment:explanation with reference and instructions
    47. 47. Lab for Students Experience Best Practices use of video embedding videotutorialfrom external recording repositores: Slideshare, Scribd Student Content design
    48. 48. Instructional design Best PracticesFormat, structure,specific contents,activity design
    49. 49. Best development? Experience Approach? Best Practices Teacher area: Student area: •technical helpdesk •technical helpdesk •testing area •welcome area •general helpdesk Just in time Step by step
    50. 50. Reference for resources and Experienceactivities choice Best Practices Choice of technology based upon what you want to achieveJoyce
Seitzinger
(www.cats‐pyjamas.net)
‐May
2010

    51. 51. Social Network: integration?• Facebook Co-Lab and Moodle• TwitterIf you only need a reference to aFacebook page and status and toprofessor or group tweets:Moodle HTML blocks• Facebook badge• Twitter widget
    52. 52. Moodle Mobile: My Moodle App • Official App Co-Lab and Moodle • Free • Requires Moodle 2.11. Settings Block2. Site Administration3. Plugins4. Web-Services5. External Services6. Enable mobile web service"My Moodle" app can only authenticate against themanual auth plugin: still no Support for CAS/LDAPSingle Sign-On
    53. 53. Moodle Mobile: My Moodle AppApp does not replace Moodle interface.It just provides you with some tools: Co-Lab and Moodle➡ upload pictures, video and audio les to your Private Files area in Moodle➡ view the participant list of your courses and information about them➡ send a private Moodle message➡ add a private note about someone➡ copy a Moodle user to your mobile address book➡ access the web version of your Moodle site➡ access Moodle documentation
    54. 54. Moodle Mobile: mTouch • cost: 2,99 € • no installation required on Moodle Server"mTouch" can also access through CAS /LDAP: web login and then replaces Moodleinterface
    55. 55. Future? Co-Lab and Moodle• Integration with portfolios (Mahara + Moodle = Mahoodle)• Integration with a dedicated social network (Elgg)• Moodle mobile further experimentation on Android smartphones, Android tablets and iPad• QR code and augmented reality; inside Moodle?Uncourse for teaching:learning by designing and working on real projectscooperation, collaboration, project designtools, methods and methodologies applied to speci ccontexts
    56. 56. What did we talk about?• Moodle VLE at University of Parma• 3 examples of good projects to experiment methods, methodologies and tools, co-operating and collaborating (students + tutors + professors) - Co-Laboratory• WORK IN PROGRESS ...future quantitative results on user satisfaction and learning results... now we have guidelines for BEST PRACTICES (administration, management, teaching)
    57. 57. Digital Co-Laboratory Co-Labcontacts and channels➡ E-mail: colab@unipr.it➡ Twitter: CoLab_UniPR➡ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ colabunipr➡ Moodle platform for experimentation: http://colab.cce.unipr.it/colab_leaUnder development:YouTube channel,Elgg social network,Mahara Portfolio
    58. 58. Thanks to• Prof. Anna Maria Tammaro - Delegate of the Rector for Distance Learning (University of Parma) - International DILL Master Local Coordinator• Prof. Maria Valero, Learning Activities Coordinator for METAV Master (University of Parma)• METAV Master interviewed Professors: Carlo Eugeni, Silvia Bruti, Vera Arma, Carlotta Sparvoli, Maria Valero, Anna Marzà• Dr. Federico Monaco, Tutor for DILL Master• Dr. Marina Usberti, Tutor for “Laboratory for Research of Information sur ng the Internet”• Digital Co-Lab Group of experts
    59. 59. Thanks for Yr. attention! Questions?Thanks to the staff of SDU (Science Dissemination Unit) of ICTP for the invitation To contact me: Sara Valla E-mail: sara.valla@unipr.it Twitter: thuridilla Skype: saraunipr

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