Moodley submission

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NetSpot's submission to the 2011 Moodley awards - a brief overview of the NetSpot Moodle Certificate.

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Moodley submission

  1. 1. NetSpot Moodle Certificate<br />Moodley Award Submission - 2011<br />
  2. 2. The problem stated:How do we increase Moodle expertise within NetSpot – in particular for new staff?<br />
  3. 3. Constraint 1:Nigh-on impossible to get everyone into a room for ‘traditional’ training sessions. <br />
  4. 4. Constraint 2:People starting from different levels of competency – needs to be flexible. <br />
  5. 5. Constraint 3:No one set level of competency required – varies according to the role of the person. <br />
  6. 6. The solution:The NetSpot Moodle Certificate <br />
  7. 7. The principles:We are all teachers as well as learners. <br />
  8. 8. The principles:We learn well by creating something for others to see.<br />
  9. 9. The principles:A learning environment needs to be flexible and adaptable. <br />
  10. 10. Enough death by Powerpoint – show us what this thing looks like!<br />
  11. 11. The Course<br />Simple structure – really just a<br />‘launching pad’ for the real work.<br />
  12. 12. Setting expectations<br />Book module used to give an overview<br />of the goals of the course and other<br />relevant information for participants<br />
  13. 13. Taking registrations<br />Feedback activity used as the place<br />where potential participants can <br />sign up to do the certificate<br />
  14. 14. Flexible structure<br />Certificate split into an-ever growing and changing set of smaller components which focus on specific areas of Moodle – all participants encouraged to suggest new components as part of their study.<br />
  15. 15. Note that students can attempt as many or few components as they like – the certification structure isn’t rigid, the focus is on flexibility.<br />
  16. 16. This ‘launching pad’ course connects to other courses which focus on the components of the certificate, for example, navigation in Moodle:<br />
  17. 17. A typical course<br />Start off by viewing some existing resources – not hugely important where they are from.<br />Next step, demonstrate knowledge by creating (or building on) a course to show you know your stuff.<br />
  18. 18. A typical course<br />Next, prove your knowledge by demonstrating your knowledge to other students (or an assessor) in a workshop or screencast.<br />Finally – critically – contribute knowledge back to the community, either by adding to MoodleDocs or creating some internal documentation.<br />
  19. 19. Sharing knowledge<br />Use a Database activity to share any links to created content (regardless of where it has been created) back to the NetSpot Moodle Certificate group.<br />
  20. 20. So what’s different?<br />
  21. 21. Contribution to the community is more important than absorbing existing content.<br />
  22. 22. The Moodle courses are quite boring. Moodle is not the star of the show – the learning is.<br />
  23. 23. Thank you!<br />

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