Making moodle more social and fun

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Learn 5 simple tips how to engage your students by using 5 Moodle modifications that wil ramp up the social and fun factor on your Moodle website.

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Making moodle more social and fun

  1. 1. Making oodlemore social and fun Moodle Sharing Seminar, UM 7th February 2012 Frankie Kam Graduate Lecturer, Coordinator Stamford College boonsengkam@gmail.com http://moodurian.blogspot.com
  2. 2. ContentsI. A bit about MeII. Five Moodle customisations 1. Hiding clutter with Autohide 2. Having fun with the Online Users block 3. Motivating students with Multistamps 4. Post content and comment with the Wall
  3. 3. A bit about me• Married with one wife and two children• Working in Stamford College since 1996• Teaching IT and programming, Ms Office By day, a Coordinator for the Computing School… ….a Moodle ‘code developer’ by night• Wrote Msc. Paper “How Moodle supports Self- Directed-Learning” (OUM, 2011)• I love to share code with others on my blog
  4. 4. Jom Facebook• Started the Facebook group “Moodle Malaysia Boleh” in May 2011 (a grand total of 34 members currently)
  5. 5. A bit about meBlogger on Moodurian.blogspot.com since 2011.So far, 134 posts, 55 Moodle hacks.
  6. 6. Making Moodle More Social and FunSocial (adjective) relating to activities in which you meet and spend time with other peopleFun (adjective) Amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable: "it was a fun evening".
  7. 7. 1. Autohide for Moodle 2.x themes – reducing clutter
  8. 8. 1. Autohide for Moodle 2.x themes
  9. 9. 1. Autohide for Moodle 2.x themes
  10. 10. 1. Autohide for Moodle 2.x themes
  11. 11. 1. Autohide for Moodle 2.x themes
  12. 12. 1. Autohide for Moodle 2.x themes
  13. 13. 1. Autohide for Moodle 2.x themes
  14. 14. 1. Autohide for Moodle 2.x themes
  15. 15. 2. Spicing up the Online Users block
  16. 16. 2. Spicing up the Online Users block
  17. 17. 2. Spicing up the Online Users block
  18. 18. 2. Spicing up the Online Users block
  19. 19. 2. Spicing up the Online Users block
  20. 20. 3. Motivating students with Multistamps
  21. 21. 3. Motivating students with Multistamps The Standard Stamp Collection module. From this…
  22. 22. 3. Motivating students with Multistamps …to this!
  23. 23. 3. Motivating students with Multistamps
  24. 24. 3. Motivating students with Multistamps
  25. 25. 3. Motivating students with Multistamps Integrated with the Logged in user block
  26. 26. 3. Motivating students with Multistamps An Email is sent once a stamp is awarded.“gld:First place in Electrical Engineering Test1... Keep up the good work!”
  27. 27. 4. The Wall
  28. 28. 4. The Wall Facebook’s got a Wall…
  29. 29. 4. The Wall Mahara’s got a Wall…
  30. 30. 4. The Wall Joomla’s (Jomsocial) got a Wall… WHAT ABOUT MOODLE?
  31. 31. 4. The Wall Benefits of a Wall for Moodle 1. Instant posting of information 2. Allows context feedback 3. Mimics Facebook 4. Encourages sharing 5. Encourages collaboration 6. Fun to use (user icons) 7. Multifunctional 8. Complements the Forum activity
  32. 32. 4. The Wall Origin = Srinivas Tamada’s Facebook-like Wall Version 3.0 http://www.9lessons.info/2011/05/facebook-wall-script-with-php-and.html
  33. 33. 4. The Wall Can be embeded inside a course page
  34. 34. 4. The Wall Allows Voice-To-Text Input (microphone)
  35. 35. 4. The Wall Allows various Web 2.0 embedded content Youtube Scribd Vimeo Image URLS, etc.
  36. 36. 4. The Wall Add a background.
  37. 37. 4. The WallAdd rich text (various font sizes, styles, colours)
  38. 38. 4. The WallAnd toggle between text and rich-text formats
  39. 39. 4. The Wall Mix image backgrounds and rich text
  40. 40. 4. The Wall More fonts
  41. 41. 4. The Wall Supports Unicode (Inter -nationallanguages)
  42. 42. 4. The Wall Allows gamification
  43. 43. 4. The Wall Allows gamification
  44. 44. 4. The Wall Allows copy- and- paste of Website content
  45. 45. 4. The Wall AllowsTeacher Toreceive E-mailOf Wall post
  46. 46. 4. The Wall Date stamping
  47. 47. 4. The Wall Private Journal Feature Mr Student is logged in, but cannot read James Dean’s posts On the wall.
  48. 48. 4. The Wall No scroll of death via Accordian Activity
  49. 49. 4. The Wall
  50. 50. 4. The Wall
  51. 51. Future work. Social-Related Moodle Stuff1. Look into Open Badges integration2. Look into Joomdle
  52. 52. SUMMARYELEMENT WHAT IT DOES BENEFITAutohide Gives a cleaner interface Removes clutter; for Course Administrators Course administration becomes less of a chore.Online User Allows users to express Better studentBlock themselves and be engagement invisible on demand. Better acceptability from new usersMultistamps Allows the Teacher to Motivation factor award various stamps Virtual Rewards for studentsWall All users can posts and Fun to use comments ala Facebook Promotes sharing of information Versatile usage
  53. 53. Thank you Frankie Kam Graduate Lecturer Stamford College PJ boonsengkam@gmail.comhttp://moodurian.blogspot.com

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