Enriching the learning experience through        interactive course content               Kyle Goslin             Markus H...
Overview What we do Course content filter using metadata Visual map tool for Moodle Deaf studies lecture presentation ...
What we do Over the last number of years we have been  developing Moodle plugins for a wide variety of tasks. Main aim o...
Course content filter using              metadataAim: Allow educator to tag learning objects that can bedynamically filter...
Course content filter using              metadata Some learners do not want to see all of the learning  objects at the sa...
Course content filter using       metadata
Course content filter using              metadata Things do not always work out as we would have  wished. Although a ver...
Visual Map Tool for MoodleAim: We wanted to find a way to visualize the learningobjects on a Moodle course page.Solution: ...
Visual Map Tool for Moodle Learners, especially those with learning difficulties find  visualization to be very useful. ...
Visual Map Tool for Moodle All available resources on the course page become  blocks in visual map tool. Simple grouping...
Deaf studies lecture presentation               plugin Aim: Create a presentation tool that allowed the  educator to disp...
Deaf studies lecture presentation               plugin Collaboration between the Institute of Technology  Blanchardstown ...
Questions Comments?All our projects are available for demo at:• If you are interested in the source to any project, we can...
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Enriching the learning experience through interactive course content
Kyle Goslin
Markus Hofmann
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

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Enriching the learning experience through interactive course content

  1. 1. Enriching the learning experience through interactive course content Kyle Goslin Markus Hofmann
  2. 2. Overview What we do Course content filter using metadata Visual map tool for Moodle Deaf studies lecture presentation tool
  3. 3. What we do Over the last number of years we have been developing Moodle plugins for a wide variety of tasks. Main aim of our research is to enrich the learning experience of users Moodle related research and development has been on going for a number of years at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. Today you can see 3 of the plugins we developed!
  4. 4. Course content filter using metadataAim: Allow educator to tag learning objects that can bedynamically filtered by the learnerSolution: Add a filter to the top of the course page
  5. 5. Course content filter using metadata Some learners do not want to see all of the learning objects at the same time. The scroll of death causing problems - (we’ve seen some nice solutions yesterday!)
  6. 6. Course content filter using metadata
  7. 7. Course content filter using metadata Things do not always work out as we would have wished. Although a very nice tool, one main draw back is that additional fields need to be added into the editing process to allow the learning objects to be tagged. Works really well with a defined set of resource that you know will be added. E.g. HTML Page / Files / text page
  8. 8. Visual Map Tool for MoodleAim: We wanted to find a way to visualize the learningobjects on a Moodle course page.Solution: Create a flash based visual map tool forMoodle.
  9. 9. Visual Map Tool for Moodle Learners, especially those with learning difficulties find visualization to be very useful. Visual mapping tool have exist, but none that allow for resources to be easily mapped. Two Modes:  Simple Viewer mode for students  Editing mode for educators
  10. 10. Visual Map Tool for Moodle All available resources on the course page become blocks in visual map tool. Simple grouping of blocks. Simple XML based structure created and then parsed to generate the visual map. Allows for customization of colours. Custom text for groupings.
  11. 11. Deaf studies lecture presentation plugin Aim: Create a presentation tool that allowed the educator to display signed video content and marked up lecture content at the same time. Solution: Simple Moodle plugin with embedded Jwplayer in a lecture based format
  12. 12. Deaf studies lecture presentation plugin Collaboration between the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the Trinity College school for the Deaf. Simple tool was need to allow signed video content to be displayed along with course notes A simple lecture based format where each lecture contains a number of individual pages.
  13. 13. Questions Comments?All our projects are available for demo at:• If you are interested in the source to any project, we can make that available! (GNU License)• White papers also online

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