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Session 6 Moodle


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Session 6 Moodle

  1. 1. ACFE e-mentors network presents Making the most of Moodle with Sarah Phillips
  2. 2. While we are waiting… <ul><li>Check that your speakers and mic work OK </li></ul>
  3. 3. While we are waiting…
  4. 4. Tools you need to know about
  5. 5. Moodle: (noun) Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment To moodle: (verb) the activity of tinkering with things as they come to you, which causes creativity and development. Ideally the way that Moodle is used and was originally created.
  6. 6. <ul><li>A – Nothing </li></ul><ul><li>B – Heard of it but haven’t used it </li></ul><ul><li>C – Used it as a learner or participant </li></ul><ul><li>D – Used it as a teacher </li></ul><ul><li>E - Used it as an developer/administrator </li></ul>What do you know about Moodle?
  7. 7. <ul><li>Code is made freely available for modification and improvement for educational purposes </li></ul><ul><li>This benefits both users and developers as improvements are made for all to access and ideally increases the quality of the product </li></ul><ul><li>In comparison to commercial platforms, there is no financial gain in development or intellectual property, so a wide audience is welcome and happy to contribute to it’s growth without holding onto IP </li></ul>Free and open source software
  8. 8. Origins <ul><li>Created by Martin Dougiamas, originally a developer for WebCT at Curtin University </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by a thesis he wrote on the use of open source software to support a social constructionist philosophy to teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Moderated by the Moodle company in Perth Western Australia </li></ul>
  9. 9. Features of Moodle <ul><li>It is highly compatible and interoperable with other content management systems, web 2.0 tools, RSS and Atom feeds, supports Flash content, webpages, video and most other widgets and interacts with many student management systems eg. CAS </li></ul><ul><li>Has wysiwyg and html editing so offers both easy and flexible editing </li></ul><ul><li>Is SCORM compatible and compliant to the Australian eStandards </li></ul>
  10. 10. Features of Moodle <ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Resource types </li></ul><ul><li>Question types </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting functions </li></ul><ul><li>Graphical themes – editable and tailored </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication methods </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment methods </li></ul><ul><li>Permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Blocks </li></ul>
  11. 11. Features of Moodle Activities, resources and questions <ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Chat rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Glossaries </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Potato </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Web links </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>File uploads </li></ul><ul><li>SCORM </li></ul><ul><li>Text Pages </li></ul>
  12. 12. Extras <ul><li>Moodle has a huge range of plugins and modules that can be used to enhance and tailor you Learning Management System for the benefits of your learners and staff </li></ul><ul><li>These may include: </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment methods </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Google search bars </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Bookings </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>And many, many more. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Support for Moodle <ul><li>Moodle is generally used by the internet savvy but information is available and reasonably easy to understand. </li></ul><ul><li>Forums are available for members to search and post questions </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face training is available from </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Moodle owners are listed on the Moodle website and are easily contactable for implementation advice </li></ul><ul><li>Free instructional Moodle compatible training programs can be found by searching the Moodle website or Google </li></ul><ul><li>Many publications available </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional videos – YouTube etc. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How do you use it? <ul><li>There is a range of ways that Moodle can be introduced into elearning. </li></ul><ul><li>Structured courses by topic </li></ul><ul><li>Structured courses by date </li></ul><ul><li>Non structured learning resource environments </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative spaces for project management </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lets show you around <ul><li>Moodle website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modules and Plugins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CEB Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Behind the Moodle – the files you can edit </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you <ul><li>Sarah Phillips </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Education Bendigo Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(03) 5430 2100 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Poll As a result of the session I will : A: start to explore Moodle and its possibilities. B: need more information and PD. C: do nothing. Not convinced yet.
  18. 18. Let’s continue the conversation!
  19. 19. Part of a bigger picture: Ementor network
  20. 21. Next session: Moving your face to face course online: some tips and tricks with Mary Schooneveldt
  21. 22. Thank you!