Moodle In The Making P B E A


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Moodle In The Making P B E A

  1. 1. Moodle in the Making Jason Williams and Elisha Pospisil Forest Area School District PBEA 2007
  2. 2. What is Moodle? <ul><li>A course management system (CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source software package </li></ul><ul><li>Designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Do I get Moodle? <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Download Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Install it on a web server </li></ul><ul><li>Begin using this educational tool </li></ul>
  4. 4. Create a Course <ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  5. 5. Add Users <ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  6. 6. Activities - Chats <ul><li>Have a real-time synchronous discussion via the web </li></ul><ul><li>Get a different understanding of each other and the topic being discussed different from the asynchronous forums </li></ul><ul><li>Contains a number of features for managing and reviewing chat discussions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Activities - Assignments <ul><li>Specify a task that requires students to prepare digital content (any format) </li></ul><ul><li>Students submit it by uploading it to the server essays, projects, reports </li></ul><ul><li>This module includes grading facilities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Activities - Choices <ul><li>Ask a question and specifies a choice of multiple responses. </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate thinking about a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the class to vote on a direction for the course </li></ul><ul><li>Gather research consent. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activities - Surveys <ul><li>Provides a number of verified survey instruments that have been found useful in assessing and stimulating learning in online environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Use these to gather data from students that will help them learn </li></ul>
  10. 10. Activities - Glossary <ul><li>Create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary. </li></ul><ul><li>Search or browse in many different formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Export entries from one glossary to another (the main one) within the same course. </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically create links to these entries from throughout the course. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Activities - Database Activity <ul><li>Build, display and search a bank of record entries about any conceivable topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Format and structure of entries can be almost unlimited, including images, files, URLs, numbers and text etc </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to building Microsoft Access or Filemaker databases </li></ul>
  12. 12. Activities - Forums <ul><li>Where most discussion takes place. </li></ul><ul><li>Can include peer rating of each posting. </li></ul><ul><li>Postings can be viewed in a variety of formats, and can include attachments. </li></ul><ul><li>Receive copies of each new posting in email by subscribing to a forum, </li></ul>
  13. 13. Activities - Wikis <ul><li>Author collectively in a simple markup language using a web browser. </li></ul><ul><li>The Moodle Wiki module enables participants to work together on web pages to add, expand and change the content. </li></ul><ul><li>Old versions are never deleted and can be restored. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Activities - Quizzes <ul><li>Design and set quiz tests, consisting of multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions are kept in a categorized database, and can be re-used within courses and even between courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes grading facilities. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Resources <ul><li>Text Page </li></ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul><ul><li>URL </li></ul><ul><li>Text Document </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Files </li></ul><ul><li>Video Files </li></ul>
  16. 16. Blocks <ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  17. 17. Multi-Media <ul><li>Embed videos, pictures, audio, slideshows, and more </li></ul>
  18. 18. Grades <ul><li>Record and Calculate Scores </li></ul><ul><li>Average Scores </li></ul><ul><li>Score Moodle Quizzes Automatically </li></ul><ul><li>Weigh Scores </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize Assignments </li></ul>
  19. 19. Reports <ul><li>Monitor student activities, viewings, and posting </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive reports to review student participation, collaboration, and contribution </li></ul>
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