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Gillian McCalden & Jacqui Hall

  1. 1. Learning Moodle in Moodle<br />Gillian McCalden & Jacqui HallBlue Box Learning<br />
  2. 2. The challenge<br />If you’ve never seen Moodle before how do you know when to use a forum, a label, a web page, a glossary, a quiz? How do you know what will work for your learners and what won’t?<br />
  3. 3. More important than the box ticking<br />The experience of being a participant in an online course<br />Thinking about course design for real<br />Facilitation and other forms of support for online learners<br />The pedagogic theory<br />
  4. 4. The mechanics<br />Clear sign posting<br />Reflection<br />
  5. 5. Looking at the structure<br />
  6. 6. Kolb’s cycle of experiential learning<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li> Build a sense of community
  8. 8. Provide facilitator support
  9. 9. Model good practice in both course design and facilitation
  10. 10. Active learning</li></ul>Main Course Area<br />Content and direction<br />Activities<br />Interaction<br />
  11. 11. Course front page showing first unit<br />
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  13. 13. <ul><li> See what activities and resources look like before you start to create them
  14. 14. Learn by doing
  15. 15. Work with other course participants</li></ul>Example Course Space<br />Example content, activities & resources in context<br />
  16. 16. History of London Course<br />
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  18. 18. <ul><li> Understanding when to use resources/activities
  19. 19. Making the content engaging
  20. 20. What works for your subject/topic
  21. 21. What will work for your learners</li></ul>Own Course Space<br />Using resources<br />Using activities<br />Adding design elements<br />
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  23. 23. <ul><li>Experiential learning
  24. 24. What works as a designer
  25. 25. What works as a participant</li></ul>Sharing course spaces<br />Peer support<br />Sharing ideas<br />
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  27. 27. <ul><li> Regular input
  28. 28. Records change
  29. 29. Helps build confidence
  30. 30. Recognition of process</li></ul>Reflective Journal<br />Reflection on process<br />One-to-one participant/tutor space<br />
  31. 31. In conclusion<br />Learning in Moodle rather than about Moodle allows course creators to<br />Learn by doing<br />Experience being an online learner<br />Develop a relevant course in a safe place<br />Learn how to give and receive peer support<br />Experience exemplary facilitation<br />

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