Seeding organic agriculture
courses on Moodle:
the agriMoodle case
Vassilis Protonotarios (Agro-Know), Andreas Drakos (Agr...
Agricultural education & learning
Agricultural Education
• Agricultural Education: teaching of agriculture, natural
resources, and land management through h...
Distance learning
• Moving from classroom-based teaching &
learning to web-based, distance one
Distance learning vs Classroom learning
• Eliminate location barriers;
• Minimize time restrictions;
• Makes use of online...
About Moodle
• Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic
Learning Environment
• Software for producing Internet-based courses
• Serving >71 milli...
Moodle stats
Moodle features
About agriMoodle
• Extends moodle
– with ready-to-use functionality, services, tools
– targeted towards agricultural uses
• Links moodle
– ...
• provides great green/agri- templates and
themes
• is linked to interesting sources of green/agri-
educational material
•...
The agriMoodle components
1. (Organic.Edunet) IEEE LOM editor
2. Automatic metadata translation functionality
3. OAI-PMH c...
1. LOM Editor
2. Automatic metadata translation
3. OAI-PMH compliance
• OAI-PMH: Open Archives Initiative Protocol
for Metadata Harvesting
4. OER Finder widget
• A work in progress
– Development by UAH with AK contributions in the
context of the Organic.Lingua ICT-PSP project
 Alr...
agrimoodle instances
Next steps
The agriMoodle Hub
Thank you!
vprot@agroknow.gr
www.agro-know.gr
http://blog.agro-know.com
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Presentation on agriMoodle delivered at the "Life for Agriculture - Agriculture for Life" international Conference.

6/6/2014, USAMVB, Bucharest, Romania. More info at http://agricultureforlife.usamv.ro/index.php/en/

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  • Seeding organic agriculture courses on Moodle: the agriMoodle Case

    1. 1. Seeding organic agriculture courses on Moodle: the agriMoodle case Vassilis Protonotarios (Agro-Know), Andreas Drakos (Agro-Know), Maria Toader (USAMVB-FA) & Anastasios Koutoumanos (CTI)
    2. 2. Agricultural education & learning
    3. 3. Agricultural Education • Agricultural Education: teaching of agriculture, natural resources, and land management through hands on experience and guidance to – prepare students for entry level jobs or – to further education to prepare them for advanced agricultural jobs. • Agricultural education can be taught at – elementary level, – middle school level, – secondary, – post secondary and – adult levels.
    4. 4. Distance learning • Moving from classroom-based teaching & learning to web-based, distance one
    5. 5. Distance learning vs Classroom learning • Eliminate location barriers; • Minimize time restrictions; • Makes use of online resources; • Fully-featured online course management platforms; • Use of online collaboration tools; • Based on digital formats; • Personal contact with tutor; • No internet connection needed; • Hands-on collaboration with other classmates; • Based on traditional formats;
    6. 6. About Moodle
    7. 7. • Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment • Software for producing Internet-based courses • Serving >71 million users in >7.4 million courses • Released on 20 August 2002, now in 2.3 version • Open Source Software (GNU General Public v.3) About Moodle
    8. 8. Moodle stats
    9. 9. Moodle features
    10. 10. About agriMoodle
    11. 11. • Extends moodle – with ready-to-use functionality, services, tools – targeted towards agricultural uses • Links moodle – to existing agricultural information sources & data • Creates a network of agri-moodle installations – Facilitating location of educational resources – Based on TEL standards agriMoodle
    12. 12. • provides great green/agri- templates and themes • is linked to interesting sources of green/agri- educational material • trainers can use tools to import resources from relevant agricultural repositories • trainers can easily create and export metadata for their courses and resources • learners can benefit from (automatic) references to useful material The agriMoodle concept
    13. 13. The agriMoodle components 1. (Organic.Edunet) IEEE LOM editor 2. Automatic metadata translation functionality 3. OAI-PMH compliance, – exporting Organic.Edunet IEEE LOM metadata 4. OER Finder Widget
    14. 14. 1. LOM Editor
    15. 15. 2. Automatic metadata translation
    16. 16. 3. OAI-PMH compliance • OAI-PMH: Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
    17. 17. 4. OER Finder widget
    18. 18. • A work in progress – Development by UAH with AK contributions in the context of the Organic.Lingua ICT-PSP project  Already used in other projects – Herbal.Mednet (http://www.ieru.org/projects/herbalmednet) – V3DAS (http://www.v3das.com) • Open Source / Available at Github: – http://agrimoodle.org agrimoodle development
    19. 19. agrimoodle instances
    20. 20. Next steps
    21. 21. The agriMoodle Hub
    22. 22. Thank you! vprot@agroknow.gr www.agro-know.gr http://blog.agro-know.com
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