NOTDoBe AfraidLessons!ofby Anna Krassa – MCCC Mentor Assessor23-26 May 2013This work is licensed under aCreative Commons A...
NOTDoBe AfraidLessons!ofby Anna Krassa – MCCC Mentor Assessor23-26 May 2013This work is licensed under aCreative Commons A...
Page 1Page 2Page 4Page 3Lesson inLesson inplain english...plain english...
Page 1Page 2Page 4Page 3Lesson inLesson inplain english...plain english...ContentQuestionQuestionContent
Jumps orJumps orlesson s jigsawlesson s jigsawContent 1Question 1Question 2Content 2Content XQuestion AQuestion B
Prepare your content1Setup a draft lesson2Fill the draft lesson3Lesson inLesson inthree stepsthree steps
Prepare your content1Setup a draft lesson2Fill the draft lesson3
TipOften people is confused because lessonscan follow different paths. No matter thepaths youll eventuall choose your stuf...
Content BContent CContent DSplit the content into pages1.1Content A
Split the content into pages1.2Content AContent BContent CContent D
Content B Q2Content CContent DDecide where to add questions1.3Content A Q1Q3Q4Self - studyingInteractivity• Add some inter...
Decide where to add questions1.4Formal assessment• Provide content in a sequence and provide questionsin the end in a sequ...
Add your questions in text1.5
TipWhen adding questions in the text usemeaningful titles for your pages (contentand questions).Specially a sequential num...
TipWhen preparing your questions, do it well!Although questions can be pretty simple, it worthmaking them complete:●Consid...
Add your questions in text1.6Content AContent BQ1Q2
Prepare your content1Setup a draft lesson2Fill the draft lesson3
Add a lesson2.1
Add a lesson2.2
TipWhen setting up the draft lesson all you got to becarefull with is to use the “real” page names. Forexample:Flame robin...
TipWhen setting up the draft lesson dont worry aboutthe jumps, leave the default jumps as they are.Next pageThis page etc
TipIf you decide to use many lessons in your course, thenperhaps it worths to make the draft lesson (step 2)dublicated as ...
Prepare your content1Setup a draft lesson2Fill the draft lesson3
Fill the draft lesson3.1
Fill the draft lesson3.2http://www.moodlebites.com
TipWhen filling up the lesson, make sure that firstanswer is always the correct answer. Specially inMultiple choice questi...
TipIn order to have a real student example do checkit as a real student. The "change role" in this casewont cover your exp...
PrepareContentPrepareDraftFill Draft
Questions? Thank you!
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Do not be afraid of lessons

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Lesson module is one of the oldest and most complicated tools that Moodle provides. Thus many teachers avoid it. Yet, it is an extremely valuable tool that can strengthen your course and help students learn.
From a pedagogical perspective is one of the most powerful tool that Moodle provides. It can be used with so many ways: from content delivering, as a simple resource, until personalised training.
Lesson activity can support scaffolding, self-directed learning, self-assessment and formal assessment, role playing, decision making exercises, scenario's based learning, different learning styles, reflection.
In this presentation we'll try to organise the steps on how to build a lesson and several ideas on how to utilise it.

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  • Hello, I am Anna Krassa and I am an MCCC Mentor Assessor, working with HRDNZ Moodle Partner since 2007. Today I am going to show you “how to” on Lesson module. From a pedagogical perspective lesson is one of the most powerful tools that Moodle provides. It can be used with many ways: from content delivering, as a simple resource, until personalised training. Lesson activity can support scaffolding, self-directed learning, self-assessment and formal assessment, role playing, decision making exercises, scenario's based learning, different learning styles, reflection activities and more that I probably can't think off. In this presentation we are going to show the "how to" for lessons, organising the whole setup in just three steps.
  • Hello, I am Anna Krassa and I am an MCCC Mentor Assessor, working with HRDNZ Moodle Partner since 2007. Today I am going to show you “how to” on Lesson module. From a pedagogical perspective lesson is one of the most powerful tools that Moodle provides. It can be used with many ways: from content delivering, as a simple resource, until personalised training. Lesson activity can support scaffolding, self-directed learning, self-assessment and formal assessment, role playing, decision making exercises, scenario's based learning, different learning styles, reflection activities and more that I probably can't think off. In this presentation we are going to show the "how to" for lessons, organising the whole setup in just three steps.
  • Before describing those three steps, let's see what lesson really is. Lesson is a sequence of pages. Pages may be context pages or questions. This sounds pretty simple, eh? Well, let's see how a simple thing may become complicated. Fist of all, note that lesson supports six types of questions: multichoice essay mathcing numerical short answer true/false
  • Before describing those three steps, let's see what lesson really is. Lesson is a sequence of pages. Pages may be context pages or questions. This sounds pretty simple, eh? Well, let's see how a simple thing may become complicated. Fist of all, note that lesson supports six types of questions: multichoice essay mathcing numerical short answer true/false
  • Secondly each Content and Question page has a Jumps menu. "Jumps" take a student from one page to another. Jumps define the learning path that someone will follow. For example someone can follow the sequential order: C1 → Q1 → C2 → Q2 C1 → C2 allow student skip the questions (for those who like reading) C1 → Q1 → Q2 take them directly to questions (for those who think they already know everything) C1 → Q1 → WA → C1 take them back to the content page só they can re-read C1 → Q1 → CX specific answer student can take some more content (eg. Additional information about the subject), with even more questions, which can also be linked in several ways with any other page.
  • The easiest way to check a lesson's path is from the collapsed view.
  • The easiest way to implement the quite common rule of "correct answer leads you to the next page, wrong answer will keep you where you are" is to use the "next page" in correct answer and "this page" in wrong asnwer.
  • Having the structure just in front of me, it's easy now to fill the pages wth real content and define the jumps. If you hadn't the structure ready, you couldn't work with the jumps now. I found working like this helpful and more “clear”. Because I avoid editing multiple times the same page, which can be extremely confusing and time consuming. Having all the pages in the jump dropdown menu, you can now build more complicated jumps.
  • Do not be afraid of lessons

    1. 1. NOTDoBe AfraidLessons!ofby Anna Krassa – MCCC Mentor Assessor23-26 May 2013This work is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
    2. 2. NOTDoBe AfraidLessons!ofby Anna Krassa – MCCC Mentor Assessor23-26 May 2013This work is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
    3. 3. Page 1Page 2Page 4Page 3Lesson inLesson inplain english...plain english...
    4. 4. Page 1Page 2Page 4Page 3Lesson inLesson inplain english...plain english...ContentQuestionQuestionContent
    5. 5. Jumps orJumps orlesson s jigsawlesson s jigsawContent 1Question 1Question 2Content 2Content XQuestion AQuestion B
    6. 6. Prepare your content1Setup a draft lesson2Fill the draft lesson3Lesson inLesson inthree stepsthree steps
    7. 7. Prepare your content1Setup a draft lesson2Fill the draft lesson3
    8. 8. TipOften people is confused because lessonscan follow different paths. No matter thepaths youll eventuall choose your stuffshould be organised in a sequential order,since this is the only order you can add yourstuff in system.Dont get confused by lessons icon.
    9. 9. Content BContent CContent DSplit the content into pages1.1Content A
    10. 10. Split the content into pages1.2Content AContent BContent CContent D
    11. 11. Content B Q2Content CContent DDecide where to add questions1.3Content A Q1Q3Q4Self - studyingInteractivity• Add some interaction in a dull reading stuff• Helps students test their knowledge as they goDecision making scenario• Provide a scenario where participantss decisions canlead to different solutions
    12. 12. Decide where to add questions1.4Formal assessment• Provide content in a sequence and provide questionsin the end in a sequencial or random orderContent BContent CContent DContent AQ2Q3Q4Q1Content review / sum up• Provide the content initially and then use somerandom questions to help students recall what theyhave learnt, summarizing up the main points.
    13. 13. Add your questions in text1.5
    14. 14. TipWhen adding questions in the text usemeaningful titles for your pages (contentand questions).Specially a sequential numbered order inquestions (Q1, Q2, Q3 etc) may beparticularly helpful later.
    15. 15. TipWhen preparing your questions, do it well!Although questions can be pretty simple, it worthmaking them complete:●Consider the type of question youll use●Mark the right question and●Note the feedback for correct and wrong answers
    16. 16. Add your questions in text1.6Content AContent BQ1Q2
    17. 17. Prepare your content1Setup a draft lesson2Fill the draft lesson3
    18. 18. Add a lesson2.1
    19. 19. Add a lesson2.2
    20. 20. TipWhen setting up the draft lesson all you got to becarefull with is to use the “real” page names. Forexample:Flame robin [C1]Question 1Taxonomy [C2]Question 2
    21. 21. TipWhen setting up the draft lesson dont worry aboutthe jumps, leave the default jumps as they are.Next pageThis page etc
    22. 22. TipIf you decide to use many lessons in your course, thenperhaps it worths to make the draft lesson (step 2)dublicated as many times need and fill them up.
    23. 23. Prepare your content1Setup a draft lesson2Fill the draft lesson3
    24. 24. Fill the draft lesson3.1
    25. 25. Fill the draft lesson3.2http://www.moodlebites.com
    26. 26. TipWhen filling up the lesson, make sure that firstanswer is always the correct answer. Specially inMultiple choice questions this will save you a lot oftime!
    27. 27. TipIn order to have a real student example do checkit as a real student. The "change role" in this casewont cover your experience.
    28. 28. PrepareContentPrepareDraftFill Draft
    29. 29. Questions? Thank you!

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