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Iowa Communities of Practice - Points for Common Understanding

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Presentation given to IA Community of Practice workshop 4/27/11. Gives a mental model for common understanding to 4 questions: 1) What is Moodle, 2) What is Blended Learning, 3) How will I use my course, and 4) How do I continue my personal learning? Uses content from Tomaz Lasic (att-nc-by)

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Iowa Communities of Practice - Points for Common Understanding

  1. 1. Communities of Practice<br />Points for Common Understanding<br />
  2. 2. What is <br />
  3. 3. Lesson<br />Gradebook<br />Wiki<br />Blog<br />Forum<br />Glossary<br />Quiz<br />Database<br />RSS Feed<br />Calendar<br />Announcement<br />
  4. 4. ?<br />played<br />with<br />or<br />Ever<br />seen<br />as a platform<br />Imagine<br />that comes with a great set of bricks.<br />
  5. 5. On this platform, we can have different foundations (called courses). <br />This is where we put our bricks on (activities, resources, modules, plugins, blocks, filters).<br />
  6. 6. Communicate<br />Store<br />Evaluate<br />Collaborate<br />Let’s imagine we can do four basic things <br />with four basic colour bricks<br />
  7. 7. Folders<br />Webpage<br />Links<br />Database<br />Portfolio*<br />Labels<br />LMS package<br />Files<br />We can store…<br />
  8. 8. Forums<br />Messaging<br />Chatroom<br />Calendar<br />Dialogue<br />RSS<br />We can communicate through…<br />
  9. 9. Wiki<br />Blog<br />Glossary<br />Forum<br />Social network*<br />Workshop<br />Database<br />Lesson<br />We can collaborate through…<br />
  10. 10. Quiz<br />Choice<br />Grade<br />Scales<br />Assignment<br />Gradebook<br />Survey<br />Ratings<br />We can evaluate with…<br />
  11. 11. We can have as many basic bricks as we want.<br />
  12. 12. But we can get many other, compatible bricks too.<br />OpenMeetings<br />Calculators<br />Google Apps<br />Mahara<br />Certificate<br />Podcast<br />Games<br />HotPotatoes<br />Translate<br />Individual Learning Plan<br />ELGG<br />Polls<br />LAMS<br />Timers<br />Widgets<br />these plus nearly 400 other compatible modules, plugins, blocks, filters, activities…<br />
  13. 13. We can arrange the bricks that fit in any way that <br />suits our educational and/or business purpose. <br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Provides common interface for sharing
  16. 16. Uses the full variety of tools
  17. 17. Has flexible plugins
  18. 18. Is supported by the AEAs</li></li></ul><li>What is <br />Blended Learning?<br />
  19. 19. Blended Learning: Spectrum of Definitions<br />Constructivist Model<br />“Traditional” Model<br />Self-Guided Lessons<br />Place to Access Files & Links<br />Enrichment<br />Face-To-Face<br />Online<br />Flip Thinking<br />Model<br />Connectivist<br />Model<br />Digital Dropbox<br />Practice Exercises<br />Classroom<br />Discussion<br />Board<br />
  20. 20. (Pause)<br />Discuss: What makes sense to your group now? What questions do you still have?<br />
  21. 21. How are we supposed to use<br />our courses?<br />
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  24. 24.
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  26. 26.
  27. 27.
  28. 28. What are our next steps<br />for personal learning?<br />
  29. 29.
  30. 30. Community of Practice<br />Mentoring<br />Foundational Courses<br />
  31. 31. • Intro to the Online Learner<br />• Technology for Online Instruction<br />• Instructional Design<br />• Facilitation<br />• Assessment, Feedback & Evaluation<br />

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