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Moodling at LVC 2008


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A presentation given to Kings Templar School in Hertfordshire by Mandy Honeyman

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Moodling at LVC 2008

  1. 1. Welcome <ul><li>Link to Andy Field’s movie </li></ul>06/02/09 To find links to our videos, please visit
  2. 2. USING MOODLE AT LINTON VILLAGE COLLEGE Mandy Honeyman 02/06/09
  3. 3. Presented by <ul><li>Mandy Honeyman </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher – ICT/Media Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>& </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Support Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>at Linton Village College, South Cambridgeshire </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specialist Business & Enterprise School </li></ul></ul></ul>Working with and developing Moodle in school 23/10/2007
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Why Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>What next </li></ul><ul><li>Success Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Sky </li></ul>Working with and developing Moodle in school 23/10/2007
  5. 5. Evaluated <ul><li>Learning platforms from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Netmedia Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pearson Education Ltd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RM Education plc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UniServity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Viglen Ltd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and Moodle </li></ul></ul>Working with and developing Moodle in school 06/02/09
  6. 6. Did not evaluate <ul><li>Learning platforms from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Projects and Technologies (UK) Ltd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etech Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fronter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramesys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serco Learning Solutions (Serco Ltd) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Why Moodle <ul><li>Simple – collection of useful tools </li></ul><ul><li>Created by helpful teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of teachers all using the same application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers can also be students and students can also be teachers (social constructivism) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher as facilitator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of thousands of students using the same application </li></ul>
  8. 8. Development at LVC <ul><li>Set up </li></ul><ul><li>after-school workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified – school website </li></ul><ul><li>Taught specifics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot potatoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uploading resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Included in performance management targets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used as a central location for all their resources </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Students <ul><li>WebCrew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderate student forums </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate site for students to use to showcase work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>House home pages </li></ul>
  10. 10. My development <ul><li>Started teaching and used moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>created quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used hot potatoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glossaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For planning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop “courses” as I go along </li></ul>
  11. 11. Further Development <ul><li>Complete blocks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12-15 lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formative assessments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 summative assessments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>These will be shared on </li></ul><ul><li>Roll out ContentGenerator across site </li></ul><ul><li>Roll out criteria reference block across KS4 </li></ul><ul><li>Gets SIMs and Moodle to share nicely </li></ul>
  12. 12. Broader Development <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools sharing resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools share courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers sharing resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers sharing courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students sharing courses with students at other schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schools host insets </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why Cambridgeshire Working with and developing Moodle in school 23/10/2007
  14. 14. Background <ul><li>Desire versus problems </li></ul><ul><li>LEA technical issues </li></ul><ul><li>ICT subject leaders meetings </li></ul><ul><li>DfES learning platform road show –2006 </li></ul>Working with and developing Moodle in school 06/02/09
  15. 15. Improvements <ul><li>Need a better forum </li></ul><ul><li>Need a better blog </li></ul><ul><li>Need simplified access to build confidence amongst teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Need to overcome resistance to e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Need to simplify the technical connectivity issues </li></ul><ul><li>Needs high bandwidth </li></ul>Working with and developing Moodle in school 06/02/09
  16. 16. Success Criteria for 2010 <ul><li>a working collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>all curriculum areas resourced </li></ul><ul><li>a set of standards  </li></ul><ul><li>development of the teacher as facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>supporting specialised diploma delivery </li></ul><ul><li>e-learning champions  </li></ul><ul><li>able to demonstrate and share good e-learning practice to a wider audience. </li></ul>Working with and developing Moodle in school 23/10/2007
  17. 17. Blue Sky <ul><li>Blurring of roles – all learners </li></ul><ul><li>Andragogy rather than pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with web technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single sign-on to, records of access and assessment data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full integration with school systems </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of electronic movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stakeholders utilise any educational resources from the hub </li></ul></ul>Working with and developing Moodle in school 23/10/2007
  18. 18. Homework Check out “ The Good Teacher ” - just one teacher’s experience Just a few of the 330,000 moodle users - mostly teachers!
  19. 19. Thank you <ul><li>? </li></ul>23/10/2007 Working with and developing Moodle in school Contact me: Mandy Honeyman Join the discussion at