Moodle at the Institute of Social Studies

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Moodle at the Institute of Social Studies

  1. 1. Moodle @ ISS Hans de Zwart Blended Learning Adviser
  2. 2. I like to talk about: ● The Internet Revolution ● Popular science writing ● (E-)Learning and its future ● Philosophy ● Open technology (e.g. Linux) ● Nintendo (DS/Wii) ● Juggling ● Civil rights in a digital sociecty ● Thoughtful design
  3. 3. My expertise is in technology enhanced learning
  4. 4. A couple of warnings...
  5. 5. I am extremely biased when it comes to Moodle That is why I was hired by ISS to do this talk!
  6. 6. I can't be bothered with political correctness
  7. 7. I might go too fast and lose you
  8. 8. Also some promises...
  9. 9. Slides and audio will be available online
  10. 10. You will be inspired and enthused to try out something new
  11. 11. I try to only offend at the beginning of a presentation
  12. 12. A quick Moodle intro
  13. 13. 10 things to like about Moodle
  14. 14. 0. Philosophy 1. Leadership 2. License 3. Community 4. Adaptability 5. Accessibility and diversity 6. Support 7. Transparency 8. Modularity 9. Future
  15. 15. 0. Philosophy 1. Leadership 2. License 3. Community 4. Adaptability 5. Accessibility and diversity 6. Support 7. Transparency 8. Modularity 9. Future
  16. 16. Constructivism, Constructionism and Social Constructivism
  17. 17. The teaching paradox
  18. 18. Forums, forums, forums & the humane interface
  19. 19. CC-licensed photo by furryscaly
  20. 20. Yochai Benkler: „Technology creates feasibility spaces for social practice. Some things become easier and cheaper, others become harder and more expensive to do or prevent under different technological conditions.“ Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:YochaiBenklerJI6.jpg
  21. 21. Course Facilitator: This is by far the best online discussion we've had, in terms of participants responding to eachother. I think the most likely explanation is the overall appearance of the Moodle system (the Teletop facility wasn't that different, but somehow it didn't seem to encourage responses).
  22. 22. 0. Philosophy 1. Leadership 2. License 3. Community 4. Adaptability 5. Accessibility and diversity 6. Support 7. Transparency 8. Modularity 9. Future
  23. 23. GNU General Public License Version 2
  24. 24. Richard Stallman Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrys/5592200
  25. 25. Accessibility is a measure of civilisation
  26. 26. How do people who cannot see „view“ a web page?
  27. 27. Malaria, perfect skin & proprietary software – a story about languages
  28. 28. http://www.nasaimages.org
  29. 29. Internet users per country: Worldmapper http://www.worldmapper.org
  30. 30. 0. Philosophy 1. Leadership 2. License 3. Community 4. Adaptability 5. Accessibility and diversity 6. Support 7. Transparency 8. Modularity 9. Future
  31. 31. We'll get to that...
  32. 32. On to the practical
  33. 33. Please fill in a little questionnaire
  34. 34. What should you do with Moodle?
  35. 35. First of all: a service to your students
  36. 36. Notice board
  37. 37. Missed a lecture?
  38. 38. Course outline/syllabus
  39. 39. Capturing as you go along
  40. 40. First steps on the pedagogical ladder
  41. 41. Death to forums for „general use“ they should be called „forums for general non-use“
  42. 42. Forums are the most powerful functionality from a pedagogical perspective
  43. 43. They require design
  44. 44. About 10-15 minutes of activity...
  45. 45. Don't forget: It can be a classroom teaching tool
  46. 46. Forums can enlarge the classroom, by pulling the outside in
  47. 47. Get an expert (don't forget her profile picture) and let her participate in the online discussion: independent of time and place.
  48. 48. Quick way to get to know your students
  49. 49. Back to our questionnaire
  50. 50. The results...
  51. 51. Wouldn't it have been nice?
  52. 52. A Free classroom voting machine/response system
  53. 53. Let's talk about assignments
  54. 54. Hands up: who lets students hand in work using email?
  55. 55. Not allowed anymore! Notice that I am not even talking about handing it in on paper...
  56. 56. A couple of problems:
  57. 57. Who is lover14_XXX@hotmail.com?
  58. 58. What assignment is being handed in exactly?
  59. 59. You: „You haven't handed in your assignment“ They: „Yes I did, I sent it to your email address!“ You: „I didn't get it“ They: „I did sent it“
  60. 60. Who hasn't submitted their assignment?
  61. 61. Keeping track of multiple submissions and grades
  62. 62. The age of the embed
  63. 63. Youtube – videos Slideshare – slides (with audio) Scribd – documents/texts Teachertube – educational videos TED – worldchanging videos?
  64. 64. The magic word is: embed A demo...
  65. 65. Open Educational Resources (OER)
  66. 66. Collaborative data gathering
  67. 67. The magic of RSS
  68. 68. RSS?
  69. 69. Email newsletter 2.0 (no unsubscribe)
  70. 70. Two parts to it: server / client creation / reading
  71. 71. Websites create RSS feeds: items in reverse chronological order
  72. 72. Feedreaders (there are many) pick up the feeds and display them
  73. 73. Moodle does both...
  74. 74. Forums and other modules can create feeds
  75. 75. Fresh course content with the remote RSS block again enlarging the classroom
  76. 76. Creative use of Delicious a social bookmarking site
  77. 77. Create a tag for your course e.g. iss_4329_0899
  78. 78. Students use the tag to tag pages that they find interesting
  79. 79. Moodle shows these pages in the external RSS block
  80. 80. Demo?
  81. 81. Other collaborative data gathering...
  82. 82. Glossary Wiki Database module (I have so much more to say)
  83. 83. Please experiment with letting students blog
  84. 84. Why limit the reflective writing to the student-teacher interaction?
  85. 85. Let students find a public voice
  86. 86. The technology is there
  87. 87. ISS is doing a good job...
  88. 88. But you should push for more!
  89. 89. 1. Every student a laptop (a requirement like a book)
  90. 90. 2. Wifi throughout the building (and don't forget the power outlets!)
  91. 91. Invitation: please be in touch! Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/hansdezwart Twitter: hansdezwart LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/hansdezwart Blog: http://blog.hansdezwart.info

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