Oodles of moodle_and_noodles


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  1. 1. Oodles ofand noodles By Frankie Kam 20th January 2010 Stamford College Malacca
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes. At the endof this session, you will know…1. what Moodle is2. where the SCM Moodle site is, and what it looks like3. what Moodle can be used for4. how to use the SCM Moodle site to -create a simple course -create a simple link to a website -create a simple forum
  3. 3. PART IOO means a collection ofobjects and the interactionsbetween them
  4. 4. Created by teachers for teachers
  5. 5. In Social Constructivism…• the learner is actively involved in a joint enterprise with the teacher of creating ("constructing") new meanings.• The role of the teacher is to enter into a dialogue with the learner, trying to understand the meaning to that learner of the material to be learned, and to help her or him to refine their understanding until it corresponds with that of the teacher.• Teacher: “I will actively interact with you to help you know what I know”
  6. 6. Social Constructivism – learning theorythat emphasizes that learning is anactive social process in which individualsmake meanings through the interactionswith each other and with the environmentthey live in.Knowledge is thus a product of humansand is socially and culturally constructed.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructivism_(learning_theory)Do you agree with the last statement?
  7. 7. 56,000 47,458 37,862 29,007 20,357 14,325 8,318 4,829 1,453 2,301 189 800Aug Feb 20092003
  8. 8. http://www.keytoschool.com
  9. 9. PART II http://scm.moodlehub.com
  10. 10. http://scm.moodlehub.com
  11. 11. An actual Forum
  12. 12. Posts inan actual Forum
  13. 13. Studentscollaboratingon a Wiki(sharedwebpage)
  14. 14. An actualquiz (MCQ)
  15. 15. Detailed Quiz results (MCQ)
  16. 16. SummaryQuiz results (MCQ)
  17. 17. Playing videos off Youtube or yourlocal PC (harddisk)
  18. 18. Playing MP3 files
  19. 19. PART III With Moodle, you can Create a course that is the online equivalent of a real-world course that you teach (with a weekly layout) Extend the class activity beyond the standard classroom hours (via homework) and supports asynchronous learning (useful for part-timers and those who missed class) Allow collaborative learning and knowledge sharing via wikis
  20. 20. With Moodle, you canCreate online, self-marking and passwordedQuizzes (activated on a specific date/time)Monitor students’ online activities(via activity logs)Get students to upload softcopy workor assignments, where the grade can begiven.Upload documents, PYQs, past testquestions for students to view or download.
  21. 21. With Moodle, you canInteract with students by replying to postsIn forums that you createHave students record their thoughts andmake notes in the Moodle blogs (built-in)Have online chat with logging of chatsessions (useful only in teacher-studentsschedule chats, otherwise is a waste of time)
  22. 22. With Moodle, you canLink to educational videos fromYoutube.com or TeacherTube.com.Use educational games to complement theLearning (built-in Millionaire quiz, Sudoku,Hangman, Crosswords, etc.)Allow students to leave voice recordings(Nanogong)
  23. 23. With Moodle, admin staff canCreate sections (courses) that arepassword-protected so that only those knowthe password can access (download) files. E.g.,Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.Store promotional or marketing material orwork files, again secured by passwordsStore training materials for future reference(e.g., all staff development powerpointpresentation files)
  24. 24. In Conclusion, with Moodle, MoodleAcademic staff can create a learning environmentfor students where self-directed learning activitycan be monitored – no programming needed;Administrative staff can create password protectedareas to store work-related files or training materialthat can be accessed by others in a teamDoes this sound like a lot of work? Yes it is. But once theinitial hurdle is cleared, it becomes easier as you slowly addmore resources and activities to your Moodle course.My advice is - start small. “Life’s a climb, but the view’s great!”
  25. 25. Questions? Okay, so how do you think you can useMoodle in your work at SCM?
  26. 26. PART IV How to use the SCM Moodle site: http://scm.moodlehub.com You can log in using your Stamford email address (minus the @stamford.edu.my part). Password is the same. E.g., zuraika.abu.bakar
  27. 27. Alternatively, you can create your own user name,but you have to inform me sothat I can set you as a course creator
  28. 28. This is what main page lookslike. You can see who haslogged in in the past 2 hours
  29. 29. All SCM staff are automaticallycourse creators. Click theCourses link to add a newcourse
  30. 30. Click here
  31. 31. Entercoursedetails
  32. 32. Set the startand end of thecourse
  33. 33. Passwordprotect thecourse with anenrolment key(password)
  34. 34. Click
  35. 35. Yourcoursepage.Notice theweeklylayout?
  36. 36. As a coursecreator, youmust turnediting on inorder to addobjects.Click the“Turn Editingon”button
  37. 37. Now you can addresources andactivities!
  38. 38. Select a resourcefrom the drop-down box
  39. 39. Choose “Link to afile or a website”
  40. 40. Type the name of your course Type a general descriptionType the webaddress
  41. 41. Click the Savebutton
  42. 42. There’s your link!
  43. 43. Clicking on theLink brings you tothe HistoryChannel website
  44. 44. You can also addan activity!Choose “Forum”
  45. 45. Type the name of the forum…..then a shortintroductorytext…
  46. 46. Click Save
  47. 47. Now that the forum isready, add your discussiontopics (also calleddiscussion threads)
  48. 48. Discussion topic titleDetail instructions on whatyou want students toanswer (post) in the forum
  49. 49. Click “Post to forum”to save
  50. 50. Topic confirmedsaved
  51. 51. You can also adda whole list ofactivities!