Moodle + Self-Contained
Instructional Units + Web 2.0 Tools =
 Affordable, Sustainable Instruction

            Rhonda Fic...
Designing Instruction:
Increasing Demands                    My
                                 Instructional
           ...
My
           Instructional
                Unit

             Objectives

           Communication
How Can     Collaborat...
Web
    2.0



                   Portable,
Instructional    Interactive,
    Units       Self-Contained
                 ...
Web 2.0 Applications
                              My
  Radio James
  Objectives Builder     Instructional
               ...
Web 2.0 Applications

Supporting Online Communication


Supporting Collaboration


Supporting Assessment
Web 2.0:
Supporting Online Communication

      Voice-Based Discussion

     • VoiceThread
       (http://www.voicethread....
VoiceThread: Example
Subscribing to Podcasts using iTunes
Looking at your Podcasts in iTunes
Web 2.0:
Supporting Online Communication

      Scheduling Meetings

      • Doodle(free web-based scheduling
        at h...
Web 2.0: Supporting Collaboration


   Wikis – WetPaint
   http://www.wetpaint.com

   Mind-Mapping Applications
   http:/...
Supporting Collaboration with Wikis
Supporting Collaboration
  with Mind Mapping
Supporting Assessment
Rubistar for Creating Rubrics
Deploy my content anywhere
                             IMS (CMS)
                             Moodle, eCollege, Blackboar...
Self-Contained Instructional Units:
            Rationale
Prepare Yourself for Changing Environments


Mobile content – de...
SCORM

                                    What is it?
   Sharable Content            Set of standards and
   Object Refer...
Versions of SCORM
• SCORM 1.1 (first one – not used long)

• SCORM 1.2 (still used; most LMS support this)

• SCORM 2004 (...
Self-Contained Instructional Units:
          3 applications
                1. EXELearning

                 2. SoftChalk...
EXELearning.org
XHTML editor


Open Source authoring application


Publish web-based content easily


Export your content
EXELearning.org
Authoring     • Easily create
                web-based content
Application
Export your   • Self-contained...
EXELearning
Examples: EXELearning
SoftChalk LessonBuilder
                    www.softchalk.com
Create interactive web-based lessons


Free 30-day trial of ...
SoftChalk
                  LessonBuilder
    Authoring           • Easily create web-based content
                      ...
SoftChalk Example
SoftChalk
Why Moodle? ? Implicit Design:
  Learning is a Social Activity

                      Content-Driven
                     ...
Why Moodle? ?
        Meaning of the Word Moodle


• Meandering        Insight
• Doing things as
  they occur to
  you
   ...
Participants List with Pictures
Discussions with Pictures
Moodle’s Choice Tool (Polling)
Database Activity


View
List
Database Activity


View
Single
Database Activity: Search




          Searching:
          Knowledge-Centered Wikis
Database Activity: Search Results

Search
Results:
Knowledge-
Centered
Wikis
Database Activity: Sharing

Export
all
Results
Database Activity: Sharing




             Exported to Excel
Moodle: Display a Directory
Display a Directory to Students
Why Moodle ? ?
Opportunities for Innovation
                                        Personalized
                         ...
Why??

                 Active      Secure Enrollment
 Affordable   User-Support       & Learner
               Community ...
Open Source Principles
            from the Open Source Initiative Website


1   • Free Redistribution

2   • Source Code ...
Interoperability

          LAMS



  Wimba

            Assessment
             Vendors
Moodle: Collaboration
                      Wikis



      Forums                         Blogs




           Display    ...
Conclusion
       Prepare for change :

   Create content that is mobile
     between various delivery
             option...
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Moodle + Self Contained Instructional Units + Web 2

  1. 1. Moodle + Self-Contained Instructional Units + Web 2.0 Tools = Affordable, Sustainable Instruction Rhonda Ficek, Ph.D. Director of Instructional Technology Services Minnesota State University Moorhead
  2. 2. Designing Instruction: Increasing Demands My Instructional Unit Standards-Compliant d Objectives Accessibility (Section 508) Communication Collaboration Differentiation Assessment Meet Program Standards
  3. 3. My Instructional Unit Objectives Communication How Can Collaboration I Do All Assessment of This?
  4. 4. Web 2.0 Portable, Instructional Interactive, Units Self-Contained Instruction Moodle
  5. 5. Web 2.0 Applications My Radio James Objectives Builder Instructional Unit VoiceThread Objectives Voki, Gabcast Communication WetPaint wiki, Collaboration SlideShare, Social Networking Assessment Hot Potatoes Quizzes, RubiStar Rubrics
  6. 6. Web 2.0 Applications Supporting Online Communication Supporting Collaboration Supporting Assessment
  7. 7. Web 2.0: Supporting Online Communication Voice-Based Discussion • VoiceThread (http://www.voicethread.com) Podcasts • Download iTunes, Subscribe & Listen • Make your own with your cellphone: GabCast (http:/www.gabcast.com)
  8. 8. VoiceThread: Example
  9. 9. Subscribing to Podcasts using iTunes
  10. 10. Looking at your Podcasts in iTunes
  11. 11. Web 2.0: Supporting Online Communication Scheduling Meetings • Doodle(free web-based scheduling at http://www.doodle.com) Online Meetings • Web Conferencing with VYEW http://vyew.com
  12. 12. Web 2.0: Supporting Collaboration Wikis – WetPaint http://www.wetpaint.com Mind-Mapping Applications http://www.mindomo.com/
  13. 13. Supporting Collaboration with Wikis
  14. 14. Supporting Collaboration with Mind Mapping
  15. 15. Supporting Assessment Rubistar for Creating Rubrics
  16. 16. Deploy my content anywhere IMS (CMS) Moodle, eCollege, Blackboard My WebSite Instructional Unit CD_Rom
  17. 17. Self-Contained Instructional Units: Rationale Prepare Yourself for Changing Environments Mobile content – deploy anywhere Authoring in easy-to-learn and use Standards (SCORM)
  18. 18. SCORM What is it? Sharable Content Set of standards and Object Reference specifications Model 1. Defines 2. Defines how to What does it communication package the content do? between your into a ZIP file that is content and an LMS transferable
  19. 19. Versions of SCORM • SCORM 1.1 (first one – not used long) • SCORM 1.2 (still used; most LMS support this) • SCORM 2004 (current version) – Provides for adaptive sequencing so that rules can be defined that control a learner’s access to areas of the content
  20. 20. Self-Contained Instructional Units: 3 applications 1. EXELearning 2. SoftChalk 3. uDuTu
  21. 21. EXELearning.org XHTML editor Open Source authoring application Publish web-based content easily Export your content
  22. 22. EXELearning.org Authoring • Easily create web-based content Application Export your • Self-contained web pages • SCORM 1.2 Content • IMS Content Package • Free download Open Source • Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
  23. 23. EXELearning
  24. 24. Examples: EXELearning
  25. 25. SoftChalk LessonBuilder www.softchalk.com Create interactive web-based lessons Free 30-day trial of full version; $500 per license Publish web-based content easily Export your content
  26. 26. SoftChalk LessonBuilder Authoring • Easily create web-based content • Standards: SCORM, Accessibility Application Export your • Self-contained web pages • SCORM Content • IMS Content Package •Windows Vista/ 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP Variety of Platforms • Mac OS X 10.3.4 or higher • Images (gif,jpg,png) Supported Media • Audio (wav, au, mp3, aiff, ram), Formats Video (avi, mov, mpg) • Other (PwrPt, Excel, Word, Flash
  27. 27. SoftChalk Example
  28. 28. SoftChalk
  29. 29. Why Moodle? ? Implicit Design: Learning is a Social Activity Content-Driven Approach Social Constructionist Approach
  30. 30. Why Moodle? ? Meaning of the Word Moodle • Meandering Insight • Doing things as they occur to you Enjoyable Tinkering Creativity Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment
  31. 31. Participants List with Pictures
  32. 32. Discussions with Pictures
  33. 33. Moodle’s Choice Tool (Polling)
  34. 34. Database Activity View List
  35. 35. Database Activity View Single
  36. 36. Database Activity: Search Searching: Knowledge-Centered Wikis
  37. 37. Database Activity: Search Results Search Results: Knowledge- Centered Wikis
  38. 38. Database Activity: Sharing Export all Results
  39. 39. Database Activity: Sharing Exported to Excel
  40. 40. Moodle: Display a Directory
  41. 41. Display a Directory to Students
  42. 42. Why Moodle ? ? Opportunities for Innovation Personalized Learning Environments Collaborative Tools Interoperability Open Source
  43. 43. Why?? Active Secure Enrollment Affordable User-Support & Learner Community Authentication Learner Teacher Re-Usable Management Management Content Features Features
  44. 44. Open Source Principles from the Open Source Initiative Website 1 • Free Redistribution 2 • Source Code Available 3 • Derived Works Allowed 4 • Source Code Integrity 5 • License Cannot Restrict Other Software 6 • Technology Neutral
  45. 45. Interoperability LAMS Wimba Assessment Vendors
  46. 46. Moodle: Collaboration Wikis Forums Blogs Display Instant Directory Messaging
  47. 47. Conclusion Prepare for change : Create content that is mobile between various delivery options (Web, CMS, CD, Mobile Devices) Contact: Rhonda Ficek 701 866-3937 ficek@mnstate.edu

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