Workbook: Extending Active Learning in the Book Andrew James

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Workbook: Extending Active Learning in the Book Andrew James
Presented at Moodlemoot Edinburgh 2014
www.moodlemoot.ie

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Workbook: Extending Active Learning in the Book Andrew James

  1. 1. Workbook: Extending Active Learning in the Book
  2. 2. Where did it come from? Moodle Book is a skeuomorph of a book  Hierarchy of chapters (and subchapters), possibly expressed as a table of contents  Sequential navigation  Text and images With the addition of  Elements of active learning (videos, links to relevant content) So the Moodle Workbook is a skeuomorph of …  A giraffe (ok, a workbook / book of exercises)
  3. 3. Example of a workbook
  4. 4. Properties of a workbook  It’s a book (chapters, sequential nav etc)  Plus questions – Space for reflection – Judge own comprehension and guide learning – Can be submitted for grading or feedback – Can be self marked for immediate feedback – Answers can be reviewed / form record of progress  Questions are within the context of the relevant learning material
  5. 5. What about the Lesson?  Incredibly powerful (Adaptive)  Breaks out of skeuomorphism to utilise full power of Moodle  Can involve a steep learning curve  Only one question per page / chapter  Can only grade essays  Not integrated with Question API (import of questions etc)  Not easy for students to review answers
  6. 6. Methodology A) Brand new module using question API  Can be released as standalone plugin  Efficient use of resources / easy to understand B) Create a linked quiz available to teachers only, handling attempts, reviews, grading etc  Faster development?  Moodle does not know about dependent modules (for backup etc)  May break if quiz implementation changes
  7. 7. Example workbook
  8. 8. Produces record of learning with answers in context
  9. 9. Adding questions to a chapter
  10. 10. Teachers view questions in the Question Bank And view attempts in the linked quiz  Import  Edit  Delete  Preview  Review  Grade  Feedback  Delete
  11. 11. Any questions?  Should we try to replicate a workbook in Moodle, or should we take advantage of enhanced active learning opportunities elsewhere in Moodle?

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