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Moodle – making lifeeasier for teachers and more fun for learners     Expolingua Berlin       October 2012       Jeff Stan...
Jeff Stanford                Clients include:                University of Leicester                Pearson Education     ...
What makes moodle fun forlearners? Exampleshttp://teachereducation.org.uk/moodle/Expolingua 2012 courseUsername: guest777P...
What makes moodle boring?Using it only as a repository for documents
What makes moodle boring?         Lack of challenge?Only ?  Based on Bloom’s 1956 Taxonomy of Cognitive Difficulty
What makes moodle fun forlearners?Stimulation through:MultimediaInteractivityCollaborationEasy navigationFlexibility
What makes moodle fun for    learners? MultimediaAudio    embed audio file, voki, nanogong,         PoodllVideo    embed v...
What makes moodle fun forlearners? InteractivityCompetition – grading, voting, ratingin glossaryRace – timer function in q...
What makes moodle fun for learners?Creativity and CollaborationTeacher Messaging and ChatTeam-building exercises  Workshop...
What makes moodle fun forlearners? Easy navigation
What makes moodle fun forlearners? Easy navigation
What makes moodle fun forlearners? FlexibilityCatch-up… If students miss a lesson,they can find it on moodleHomework remin...
What makes moodle easier forteachers?
What makes moodle easier forteachers?    Easy communication with learners    Easy grading    Easy tracking    Easy to uplo...
What makes moodle easier forteachers? grading
What makes moodle easier forteachers? tracking
What makes moodle easier forteachers? Drag and drop files
Challenges for teachersHaving time to respond to learnersHaving time to keep up to date with new pluginsChecking copyright...
Some tools I use in conjunction withMoodle - Sound• Audacity – free sound mixer and recorder• Audio Hijack Pro – record an...
Some tools I use in conjunction withMoodle - Image• Skitch – screen grabbing• Camtasia – screen capture (commercial)• Jing...
Some tools I use in conjunction withMoodle - Other• Delicious – to bookmark sites (then embed  in moodle as an RSS feed)• ...
Moodle linkswww.jswebdesign.co.uk to rent moodle spacehttp://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/moodle1/index.html   how-to vid...
ContactContact me if…… you have questions about moodle or elearning… you want hostingjeff@teachereducation.org.uk
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  1. 1. Moodle – making lifeeasier for teachers and more fun for learners Expolingua Berlin October 2012 Jeff Stanford
  2. 2. Jeff Stanford Clients include: University of Leicester Pearson Education Communicaid NILE Berlin School of English Bell School British Council
  3. 3. What makes moodle fun forlearners? Exampleshttp://teachereducation.org.uk/moodle/Expolingua 2012 courseUsername: guest777Password: Guest777@
  4. 4. What makes moodle boring?Using it only as a repository for documents
  5. 5. What makes moodle boring? Lack of challenge?Only ? Based on Bloom’s 1956 Taxonomy of Cognitive Difficulty
  6. 6. What makes moodle fun forlearners?Stimulation through:MultimediaInteractivityCollaborationEasy navigationFlexibility
  7. 7. What makes moodle fun for learners? MultimediaAudio embed audio file, voki, nanogong, PoodllVideo embed video, media capture, embed skype, webconferencing (e.g. adobe connect)Images embed images, use instead of/as well as text, slide galleriesReposi Flickr, youtube, dropbox,tories google docs and more!
  8. 8. What makes moodle fun forlearners? InteractivityCompetition – grading, voting, ratingin glossaryRace – timer function in quiz moduleExploring – widget for RSS links,dictionariesCreativity – Portfolio Exabis/MaharaReward schemes - certificates
  9. 9. What makes moodle fun for learners?Creativity and CollaborationTeacher Messaging and ChatTeam-building exercises Workshop for peer review Wiki for joint editingReflective learning Blog, Online Assignment
  10. 10. What makes moodle fun forlearners? Easy navigation
  11. 11. What makes moodle fun forlearners? Easy navigation
  12. 12. What makes moodle fun forlearners? FlexibilityCatch-up… If students miss a lesson,they can find it on moodleHomework remindersPersonalised spaceGoogle search, wikipedia search
  13. 13. What makes moodle easier forteachers?
  14. 14. What makes moodle easier forteachers? Easy communication with learners Easy grading Easy tracking Easy to upload material Easy to copy and curate materials Easy evaluation tools Frees up time and makes students more independent A home for most of your activities…
  15. 15. What makes moodle easier forteachers? grading
  16. 16. What makes moodle easier forteachers? tracking
  17. 17. What makes moodle easier forteachers? Drag and drop files
  18. 18. Challenges for teachersHaving time to respond to learnersHaving time to keep up to date with new pluginsChecking copyright issuesNurturing collaboration with other teachersHaving a sense of ownership
  19. 19. Some tools I use in conjunction withMoodle - Sound• Audacity – free sound mixer and recorder• Audio Hijack Pro – record any sound stream• Skype call recorder – record skype calls
  20. 20. Some tools I use in conjunction withMoodle - Image• Skitch – screen grabbing• Camtasia – screen capture (commercial)• Jing – free screen capture
  21. 21. Some tools I use in conjunction withMoodle - Other• Delicious – to bookmark sites (then embed in moodle as an RSS feed)• Exe – to create SCORM packages
  22. 22. Moodle linkswww.jswebdesign.co.uk to rent moodle spacehttp://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/moodle1/index.html how-to videos for using moodlehttp://moodleflair.com to try out moodlehttp://tinyurl.com/moodle4lgtg for forums on language teaching with moodlehttp://tinyurl.com/Moodlegd guide for teachers
  23. 23. ContactContact me if…… you have questions about moodle or elearning… you want hostingjeff@teachereducation.org.uk
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