Improving the student experience Gavin Henrick

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Keynote presentation from MoodleMoot Spain 2015 - Palma, Mallorca - focusing on some of the ways that Moodle site could be customised to enhance that experience using various examples.

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Improving the student experience Gavin Henrick

  1. 1. Student experience Gavin Henrick @ghenrick MoodleMoot Spain 2015 #mootes15 the world’s open source learning platform
  2. 2. the world’s open source learning platform What is the student experience? ● Social ● Collaborative ● Organisation processes ● Organisation systems
  3. 3. the world’s open source learning platform Organisation systems - Moodle ● Recognition ● Access ● Navigation ● Consumption ● Extraction ● Communication ● Reporting
  4. 4. the world’s open source learning platform Recognition ● Knowing instantly where they are by looking at the site ● Application of brand to Moodle ● A theme? ● Process? ● Content?
  5. 5. the world’s open source learning platform Access ● Providing options for access ● Mobile friendly ● Mobile App ● Different devices ● Desktop ● Secure ● Single Sign on
  6. 6. the world’s open source learning platform Navigation ● Finding their way around the sites ● Finding what they want ● Finding it when they want, and need it ● Finding their way from one task to another ● Finding their way
  7. 7. the world’s open source learning platform Consistency When you browse through a website, like a news site, the one thing you will know is where things will be. ● Category pages are consistent ● Content pages are consistent ● Consistency is what keeps you from getting stressed by too much change as you go around the site. How do you apply this to Moodle sites and courses?
  8. 8. the world’s open source learning platform Information Architecture It is the structural design of shared information environments. "the art and science of organizing and labelling websites ... to support usability." - Information Architecture Institute. "consciously organising the content and flow of a website" - The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/help/insideguardian/2010/feb/02/what-is- information-architecture
  9. 9. the world’s open source learning platform How does this impact a course? Take the key components • Organising the content • Designing navigation • Improving flexibility • Labelling • Research
  10. 10. the world’s open source learning platform Consumption ● Using the content ● on devices of their choices ● At a place of their choice ● At a time of their choosing
  11. 11. the world’s open source learning platform Extraction ● What is their take-away? ● Printed handouts? ● Photographs? ● Recording lectures on phones ● Downloading lecture notes ● Editing and annotating notes ● Revising a section of the video of a lecture ● Sharing notes
  12. 12. the world’s open source learning platform Communication ● Receiving timely information from lecturers ● Being notified of organisational issues ● Providing feedback to appropriate contact ● Contacting other students to collaborate and assist
  13. 13. the world’s open source learning platform Reporting ● Where am I? ● What have I done? ● What have I still to do? ● How am I doing compared to others? ● How am I doing compared to what I should be doing?
  14. 14. the world’s open source learning platform Improving the student experience ● It is quantifiable ● It is tangible ● It is in your control ● What are you going to do first?
  15. 15. the world’s open source learning platform Example Credits ● Slide 5 - Dublin City University Moodle Login page - http://www.dcu.ie/ ● Slide 6 - RCSI School of Pharmacy Login - http://www.rcsi.ie/ ● Slide 8,17 - Moodle Mobile - https://docs.moodle.org/Moodle_Mobile ● Slide 10 - Dont Memorise project - http://dontmemorise.com/ ● Slide 14,15,20,21 - IT Sligo Lean Sigma Quality Mooc - http://www.itsligo.ie/ ● Slide 23 - Maynooth University Funded Dashboard plugins - https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/ ● Slide 24 - My Grades Report funded by Dublin City University - http://www.dcu.ie/ ● Slide 25 - Compass Competency Activity Visualisation funded by RCSI School of Pharmacy - http://www.rcsi.ie/
  16. 16. Thank you Gavin Henrick Community Projects Manager the world’s open source learning platform

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