01 Understanding Moodle

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01 Understanding Moodle

  1. 1. Understanding Moodle What is it? What can it do? <ul><li>9:15 - 9:45 Context </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Centric Site (collaboration) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AISI Hub </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PD Center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Centric Site (eCommunity) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Courses – PAVE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F2F Course Enhancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared activities </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. What’s all Going On?
  3. 3. What does it take to run Moodle? <ul><li>Hardware </li></ul>Software People
  4. 4. <ul><li>Can be started with little, but should have a plan to scale with wide spread adoption. </li></ul><ul><li>We keep our servers in VM environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OS: moved to Windows for CO Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We had the expertise to support Windows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Still use Apache and MySQL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware: Lots of RAM and good drives in RAID </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be run on basic servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( oodle recommends 50MBs per user) </li></ul></ul></ul>Hardware is light
  5. 5. Software is Open Source <ul><li>OS: anything </li></ul><ul><li>Web server: Apache </li></ul><ul><li>Scripting: PHP </li></ul><ul><li>Database: MySQL or PostgreSQL </li></ul><ul><li>LMS: Moodle! </li></ul>But must integrate <ul><li>Authenticates against our Active Directory Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Protected by our Tivoli System Manager </li></ul>
  6. 6. People are key <ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Server Setup and Support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site monitoring, navigation and consistency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education Coordinators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning community builders, people trainers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All the people … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide the content, make the connections, create the buzz. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. We support two hubs Teacher centered and Student centered
  8. 8. Teacher Centered <ul><li>AISI Support </li></ul><ul><li>PD Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File sharing – Drop Boxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion areas – Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative documents – Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting scheduling – Calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal connection – Blog/Chat </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Student Centered <ul><li>Full Course – PAVE </li></ul><ul><li>F2F Enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Learning - TML </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary – Glossary/games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Experience – Bookmarking/Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative documents – Wikis / database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment collection – Drop Box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review and Assess – Self Check / Quiz </li></ul></ul>

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