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Moodle Best Practices from EdTechMasters Students National University


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Moodle Best Practices from EdTechMasters Students National University

  1. 1. eLearn Las Vegas, 2013 Cynthia Sistek-Chandler, Ed D, National University Online Masters Program
  2. 2. Session Outcomes  Learn a little about Moodle and why we are using it  Projects Demonstration  Moodle Project, “Introduction to Astronomy” Middle School  Share Best Practices  Theoretical Underpinnings: Constructing Knowledge  Q & A and Sharing
  3. 3. Sample Projects
  4. 4. What is Moodle?  Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment  Content Management System  Learning Management System  Open Source  Server Upload and Download  Interoperability when extracted and uploaded
  5. 5. Why Moodle?  Global Use  Educators need a system that when they create their content they can easily move to another location  Many tools are built in  Have a Moodle Server  Have a Moodle Manager who maintains uploads, back-up etc.  All skills learned with Moodle are transferable to other systems such as Haiku, Blackboard, eCollege, and others
  6. 6. Resources Galore!
  7. 7. Tim Clifton, MS EIT, NBCT, HS Educator, W. VA
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  9. 9. Social Constructivist Model 1. 2. 3. 4. Design and Technology Pedagogy and Instruction Student Centered Learning Assessment and Evaluation
  10. 10. Role of Instructional Design
  11. 11. Pedagogy and Instruction
  12. 12. Student Centered Learning
  13. 13. Resources Clifton, T. (2013). Astronomy Course, National University Masters of EDT Capstone Project, La Jolla, CA. Dick, W., Carey, L., & Carey, J. O. (2005). The systematic design of instruction (6th ed.). New York: Allyn and Bacon. Horton, W. (2012).E learning By Design. Wiley and Sons, San Francisco, CA. Jonassen, D. H. (1999). Designing constructivist learning environments. In C. M. Reigeluth (Ed.), Instructional Design theories and models, Volume II: A new paradigm of instructional theory (pp. 215-239). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  14. 14. Resources Sistek-Chandler, C, Amber, Tolbert, D. (2009). Interactive Learning: Taxonomy for Application and Analysis in Online Environments. C_Research_Paper_Archives/NECC2009/SistekChandler_NECC0 9.pdf Sistek-Chandler, C., Amber, V.K., Tolbert, D. (2012). Online learning is not flat: an analysis of online learning that promotes interactivity, Distance Learning, Vol. 9,4. Williams, R. (2012). The Non-Designers Design Book (3rd Edition), Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA.