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MOODLE 2:BEST PRACTICES FORCOURSE CREATORSMichelle MooreChief Evangelist
THE PLAN Introductions Inspiration Do’s and Don’ts Course Reviews Put it to the Test
DISCLAIMER Best practices are still evolving Know and consider your audience Do what you can
Overall, document management and            broadcast-oriented communication tools            . . . comprise 95% of all [L...
COURSE PRESENTATIONAND WEB DESIGN
DON’T use more than 3 font styles per page.
DO maintain consistency.Screen capture from http://coolcourses.moodle.org/course/view.php?id=43
DO use topic summaries and labels.
DON’T use the course page for content.
DO use the course page as a launchpad.
DO beware the bling!
DON’T be afraid of white space.
DO use images to enhance your course.
DON’T force users to scroll and scroll and scroll.
DON’T overdo the activity names.
DO keep the activity names short and sweet.
DO simplify delivery!
ABOUT YOUR ACTIVITIES
DON’T be the one doing all the work!Screen capture from http://coolcourses.moodle.org/course/view.php?id=4
DO let students participate and collaborate.
DO be flexible.www.flickr.com/photos/lindseykone/5362310959/
DON’T be too flexible!
DON’T forget about the logs.
Course settings > Show activity reports > Yes         DO let students see their logs.
DO give your learners completion tracking.
DON’T overdo the conditional activities.
DO think about how to keep ‘em coming back.
DON’T be afraid to branch out!
DO work together.
QUESTIONS?   Michelle Moore     michelle@remote-learner.net     Twitter: @michelledmoore     http://slideshare.net/mic...
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Moodle 2: Best Practices for Course Creators - Ireland and UK Moodlemoot 2012

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An updated variation on my Best Practices in Moodle Course Design presentation for a workshop at the Ireland and UK Moodlemoot 2012.

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Moodle 2: Best Practices for Course Creators - Ireland and UK Moodlemoot 2012

  1. 1. MOODLE 2:BEST PRACTICES FORCOURSE CREATORSMichelle MooreChief Evangelist
  2. 2. THE PLAN Introductions Inspiration Do’s and Don’ts Course Reviews Put it to the Test
  3. 3. DISCLAIMER Best practices are still evolving Know and consider your audience Do what you can
  4. 4. Overall, document management and broadcast-oriented communication tools . . . comprise 95% of all [LMS] user actions. - Charles Severance and Stephanie D. Teasley http://misc.si.umich.edu/media/papers/p758-severance.pdf DON’T think “bulletin board.”www.flickr.com/photos/andrewmalone/2355592191
  5. 5. COURSE PRESENTATIONAND WEB DESIGN
  6. 6. DON’T use more than 3 font styles per page.
  7. 7. DO maintain consistency.Screen capture from http://coolcourses.moodle.org/course/view.php?id=43
  8. 8. DO use topic summaries and labels.
  9. 9. DON’T use the course page for content.
  10. 10. DO use the course page as a launchpad.
  11. 11. DO beware the bling!
  12. 12. DON’T be afraid of white space.
  13. 13. DO use images to enhance your course.
  14. 14. DON’T force users to scroll and scroll and scroll.
  15. 15. DON’T overdo the activity names.
  16. 16. DO keep the activity names short and sweet.
  17. 17. DO simplify delivery!
  18. 18. ABOUT YOUR ACTIVITIES
  19. 19. DON’T be the one doing all the work!Screen capture from http://coolcourses.moodle.org/course/view.php?id=4
  20. 20. DO let students participate and collaborate.
  21. 21. DO be flexible.www.flickr.com/photos/lindseykone/5362310959/
  22. 22. DON’T be too flexible!
  23. 23. DON’T forget about the logs.
  24. 24. Course settings > Show activity reports > Yes DO let students see their logs.
  25. 25. DO give your learners completion tracking.
  26. 26. DON’T overdo the conditional activities.
  27. 27. DO think about how to keep ‘em coming back.
  28. 28. DON’T be afraid to branch out!
  29. 29. DO work together.
  30. 30. QUESTIONS? Michelle Moore  michelle@remote-learner.net  Twitter: @michelledmoore  http://slideshare.net/michelledmoore Remote-Learner  http://remote-learner.net

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