2011 newfac-orientation-moodle2


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Presentation on teaching online for UVic Learning Systems at the New Faculty/Librarian Orientation August 2011

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2011 newfac-orientation-moodle2

  1. 1. Why Moodle? What’s in it for me?Dr. Valerie Irvinevirvine@uvic.ca<br />
  2. 2. What is in it for me?<br />Happy Learners<br />(if I do it right…) <br />
  3. 3. Moodle is… a launching point<br />For face-to-face classes<br /><ul><li>A “home” for the course
  4. 4. No further requests for lost outlines…
  5. 5. A way for learners to catch-up on missed work
  6. 6. A place for instructors to use for unit/lesson plan storage
  7. 7. Instead of powerpoint, I open up moodle…</li></li></ul><li>Moodle is… a home base<br />For online classes classes<br /><ul><li>A “home” for the course
  8. 8. A place for learners to have a community
  9. 9. Your place for all teaching and learning activities</li></li></ul><li>Topics<br /><ul><li>Using multimedia in your course
  10. 10. To enhance content
  11. 11. To go global
  12. 12. As a back-up if you are sick
  13. 13. Create a class community
  14. 14. Understanding access</li></li></ul><li>Using multimedia<br />DON’T BE ANOTHER TEXT-BASED COURSE!<br />It’s a medium, not an instructional method<br />
  15. 15. Using multimedia<br /><ul><li>Kick-start your term with a video introduction
  16. 16. Use your webcam
  17. 17. A high-end video cam
  18. 18. Go interactive and capture along with a SMARTboard (MacLaurin D211)</li></li></ul><li>Using multimedia<br /><ul><li>Draw on an endless supply of amazing audio and videos online and embed them into your course.
  19. 19. E.g., Youtube, TED Talks, etc.</li></li></ul><li>Using multimedia<br /><ul><li>Bring in and record a distance speaker.
  20. 20. Using UVic or TIE Lab video conferencing systems
  21. 21. Using skype (using group feature and recording)
  22. 22. Synchronous tools are being piloted</li></li></ul><li>Using multimedia<br /><ul><li>Capture some of your instructional sessions (or be prepared to do back-up lectures if sick)
  23. 23. Use Camtasia screen capture
  24. 24. Free for 30 days or $200ish
  25. 25. Record yourself using a video camera & edit
  26. 26. Get advice on set-up
  27. 27. Partner with Systems or TIE Lab to do video capture with synched slides</li></li></ul><li>HD Video Conferencing<br />
  28. 28. Research & Development<br />
  29. 29. Using multimedia<br /><ul><li>Recent research showing higher exam results with podcast learning (McKinney, Dyck, & Luber, 2009)
  30. 30. Empowering to some special needs students
  31. 31. Connect with Accordent Media Management System
  32. 32. pilot video distribution or allow student video upload</li></li></ul><li>
  33. 33.
  34. 34. Creating a Community<br /><ul><li>Using blogging and twitter
  35. 35. for students to connect their learning
  36. 36. Study on professor credibility and twitter
  37. 37. Use Moodle’s blog or external hosted at UVic</li></li></ul><li>Creating a Community<br /><ul><li>Wiki page for students to volunteer their contact information
  38. 38. Name, program, etc.
  39. 39. Blog URL
  40. 40. Twitter address
  41. 41. Email
  42. 42. Skype
  43. 43. etc.</li></li></ul><li>Understanding Access<br /><ul><li>Emergence of Choice
  44. 44. Expanding “anytime, anywhere”
  45. 45. Collaborative software, social media/personalized learning networks expanded this to “with anyone”
  46. 46. I would like to expand this to “in any way”</li></li></ul><li>Criteria for evaluating online courses<br />http://tie.uvic.ca/criteria.pdf<br />
  47. 47. search hashtag: #tielabhttp://tie.uvic.ca@TIElab@_valeriei<br />
  48. 48. DL Student Comments<br />I like the introduction to the course as it is very different from the other online courses I have taken. I am very excited about the assignments because I have been requesting these types of interactions, assignments, and activities in the UVic distance [name] program. <br />I think to have a video of an instructor to go over the outline and welcome students to the class is great!<br />
  49. 49. DL Student Comments<br />I am just finishing up 2 online courses at [major online university] right now and I hope that they will start to implement this technology into some of their courses.<br />
  50. 50. DL Student Comments<br />Past experiences sitting for 3 hours in a lecture …everyone knows that sitting still for three hours  is not an ideal learning situation, have left me salty. Which brings me to why I’m really about this class- I’m tired of expecting and being expected to expect learners to fit the magic classroom mould (that, in my opinion, not very many people actually fit in) and I’m excited to learn about the new technologies that will allow for flexible learning situations.<br />
  51. 51. DL Student Comments<br />I also just want to share how weird and awesome I think it is that I can watch my professor in Victoria, guest lecturer Booth in Alberta, the slides for his talk, and take notes, and email my roommate a Depeche Mode video from YouTube, all from my kitchen in Montreal.<br />