The benefits of moodle how to engage teaching staff
How to engageteaching staff
Moodle is already used by 1.3 million teachers across the globe. it is a specificallydesigned technology aimed at teaching staff to enhance teaching and learning.Today’s students feel at home within the digital world, being able to randomlyaccess information and partake in engaging interactive activities. Moodle offers allthis and more, targeting students in a teacher controlled atmosphere.Not only is it controlled by teachers, but it makes teaching staff lives’ easier,having one central location accessible anywhere; with a massive array of tools foraiding the delivery, marking and providing feedback for all courses.
Here is a brief video depicting some of the benefits of using Moodle for teaching.(Teacher of Health & Social Care at NewVIC College)
Now you may ask what is the difference between Moodle and othertechnologies that can be used, such as Microsoft SharePoint.Moodle is: Highly interactive Easily accessible across all major devices Easy to integrate with other systems Allows teachers the freedom to develop engaging courses how they want. Makes marking more manageable and provides students with a visual incentive. Can remind students of deadlines, where they are most active (mobile devices/social networks) Students love it. Easy to use.
It is imperative that Moodle is well publicised within the college, clearly outlaying thebenefits, and urging staff to try it out.This means Presenting and communicating to a large audience and also to individual departments. Providing first rate support, and easy to follow resources. Demonstrate its use, and how other (less IT literate) teachers are using it and, howengaging it can be for students.
Displaying the success of MoodleAn incentive to use Moodle, everybody loves a bit of friendly competition!Constant development & Support- moving with the times, offering newfeatures.