Moodlemoot Australia 2013 Masterclass Presentation
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 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
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 Slideshare presentation53,000 hitsAround 1000 per week in 2013
What This Session IsAn attempt to reshape a‘dump and pump’ courseinto something wherestudents can engage,construct and self-direct.
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)• 11,000 assignments• 38,000 labels• and…
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?)
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
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.