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Combining Moodle toolsfor best effect#mootau13 MasterclassMark Drechsler
How Moodle was designed to be used"The heart of Moodle is courses that containactivities and resources. There are about 20...
How Moodle is often usedImage Creative Commons licensed thx to http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_ellis/
What makes a good Moodle course?Full presentation @ http://www.slideshare.net/mark.drechsler/moodle-course-design2010 Slid...
What This Session IsAn attempt to reshape a‘dump and pump’ courseinto something wherestudents can engage,construct and sel...
What This Session Isn’t(Making things look pretty is sadly not my forte)
Question:What are the three mostcommonly used tools in Moodle?
Of 240,000 items across one site:• 80 workshops• 300 databases• 1000 glossaries• Around 7000 forums (excluding News forums...
…96, 451 files
One typical triad…Absorb• ‘Learning’• View files,links, booksReview• Self-assessment• CompletequizAssess• Formalassessment...
A lot of the time sequences are:• Strictly defined in terms of content• Instructor led• Driving towards a fixed assessment...
Welcome to Ukulele 101
Goal for today:Re-work this course to incorporatethree different kinds of activitysequencing
Task:Get a copy of the course for yourtable to work on.
Type 1One-to-many sequencing• One piece of content/learning concept• Multiple activities targeting different skills• Repla...
Type 1 ExamplesResource(Concept)Forum:Discuss…Choice:Select…Glossary:Define…Wiki:Construct…
Task:Re-work Topic 1 to use Type 1sequences.
Hint: Action words for Moodle tools• Choice: Select, Pick, Choose• Forum: Discuss, Review, Debate, Reflect• Glossary: Defi...
Type 2Linear sequencing – instructor led• Multiple pieces of content/learning concepts• Sequences of resources & activitie...
Type 2 ExamplesResource• IntroduceconceptGlossary:• Define…Resource• Extend conceptForum:• Discuss…Resource• Extend concep...
Task:Re-work Topic 2 to use Type 2sequences.
Type 3Linear sequencing – student led• One seed of content/learning concept• Sequences of activities only that build on ea...
Type 3 ExamplesResource• IntroduceconceptDatabase:• Contribute…Forum• Select &discuss…Workshop:• Select, critique &peer as...
Task:Re-work Topic 3 to use Type 3sequences.
Final words• There is no such thing as the ‘perfect’ Moodlecourse for all purposes.• The best courses are the ones that me...
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Moodlemoot Australia 2013 Masterclass Presentation

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Presentation and workshop activities done as part of the 2013 Moodle Masterclass, facilitated by Mark Drechsler.

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Moodlemoot Australia 2013 Masterclass Presentation

  1. 1. Combining Moodle toolsfor best effect#mootau13 MasterclassMark Drechsler
  2. 2. How Moodle was designed to be used"The heart of Moodle is courses that containactivities and resources. There are about 20different types of activities available. The mainpower of this activity-based model comes incombining the activities into sequences andgroups, which can help you guide participantsthrough learning paths. Thus, each activity canbuild on the outcomes of previous ones.”Source: http://docs.moodle.org/25/en/Pedagogy
  3. 3. How Moodle is often usedImage Creative Commons licensed thx to http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_ellis/
  4. 4. What makes a good Moodle course?Full presentation @ http://www.slideshare.net/mark.drechsler/moodle-course-design2010 Slideshare presentation53,000 hitsAround 1000 per week in 2013
  5. 5. What This Session IsAn attempt to reshape a‘dump and pump’ courseinto something wherestudents can engage,construct and self-direct.
  6. 6. What This Session Isn’t(Making things look pretty is sadly not my forte)
  7. 7. Question:What are the three mostcommonly used tools in Moodle?
  8. 8. Of 240,000 items across one site:• 80 workshops• 300 databases• 1000 glossaries• Around 7000 forums (excluding News forums)• 11,000 assignments• 38,000 labels• and…
  9. 9. …96, 451 files
  10. 10. One typical triad…Absorb• ‘Learning’• View files,links, booksReview• Self-assessment• CompletequizAssess• Formalassessment• Completeassignment
  11. 11. A lot of the time sequences are:• Strictly defined in terms of content• Instructor led• Driving towards a fixed assessment• Anyone done a MOOC lately? Bingo.• Enter our demo course: Ukulele 101
  12. 12. Welcome to Ukulele 101
  13. 13. Goal for today:Re-work this course to incorporatethree different kinds of activitysequencing
  14. 14. Task:Get a copy of the course for yourtable to work on.
  15. 15. Type 1One-to-many sequencing• One piece of content/learning concept• Multiple activities targeting different skills• Replace/augment quizzes & assignments• Not even really a sequence…
  16. 16. Type 1 ExamplesResource(Concept)Forum:Discuss…Choice:Select…Glossary:Define…Wiki:Construct…
  17. 17. Task:Re-work Topic 1 to use Type 1sequences.
  18. 18. Hint: Action words for Moodle tools• Choice: Select, Pick, Choose• Forum: Discuss, Review, Debate, Reflect• Glossary: Define, Describe, List• Wiki: Construct, Collaborate, Develop• Workshop: Review, Assess, Reflect• Database: Share, Upload, Complete, Review(This list isn’t exhaustive! Third party tools?)
  19. 19. Type 2Linear sequencing – instructor led• Multiple pieces of content/learning concepts• Sequences of resources & activities that buildon each other• Instructor defines content & sequences• Still ‘controlled’, but sequencing aims to buildon knowledge during sequence
  20. 20. Type 2 ExamplesResource• IntroduceconceptGlossary:• Define…Resource• Extend conceptForum:• Discuss…Resource• Extend conceptDatabase:• Review…
  21. 21. Task:Re-work Topic 2 to use Type 2sequences.
  22. 22. Type 3Linear sequencing – student led• One seed of content/learning concept• Sequences of activities only that build on eachother• Instructor defines sequences, students definecontent
  23. 23. Type 3 ExamplesResource• IntroduceconceptDatabase:• Contribute…Forum• Select &discuss…Workshop:• Select, critique &peer assess…Assignment• Reflect, analyse…
  24. 24. Task:Re-work Topic 3 to use Type 3sequences.
  25. 25. Final words• There is no such thing as the ‘perfect’ Moodlecourse for all purposes.• The best courses are the ones that meet theneeds of the learner, but….• …the most interesting ones I’ve seen makegood use of Type 3 sequencing.

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