Moodle In Quebec 09


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Moodle In Quebec 09

  1. 1. Showcasing Quebec Roger Kenner Moodle Consultant & Trainer RK-Id ées, Montreal
  2. 2. A Brief LMS Overview of Québec 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Only a few, representative institutions are listed above 2009 2010 2011 2010 WebCT Université Concordia UQAM Collège DeMaisonneuve Moodle Université Concordia UQAM Collège DeMaisonneuve Université de Sherbrooke Collège Ahuntsic Dawson College
  3. 3. <ul><li>Concordia University </li></ul><ul><li>UQAM </li></ul><ul><li>Université de Sherbrooke </li></ul><ul><li>Bishop’s University </li></ul><ul><li>École Polytechnique de Montréal </li></ul><ul><li>UQ Chicoutimi </li></ul><ul><li>UQ Outaouais </li></ul><ul><li>Champlain College </li></ul><ul><li>Collège de Maisonneuve </li></ul><ul><li>Collège Ahuntsic </li></ul><ul><li>Collège Gérald-Godin </li></ul><ul><li>Collège de Jonquière </li></ul><ul><li>Collège de Valleyfield </li></ul><ul><li>Collège de Rosemont </li></ul><ul><li>Cégep de l'Outaouais </li></ul><ul><li>Dawson College </li></ul><ul><li>Vanier College </li></ul>Among these...
  4. 4. WebCT -> Moodle Transfer The primary task
  5. 5. (Coming Soon: Public site not yet on line)
  6. 6. Best Practices in Quebec <ul><li>Two Case Studies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concordia University: A math professor points the way to engaging the students in the on-line part of the course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concordia University: A political science professor uses forums to run an on-line simulation </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Math 212: Winter 2008 The Fascinating World of Numbers
  8. 8. Math 212 <ul><li>Co-taught by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Fred Szabo, Mathematics & Statistics, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kate Bligh, English </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mathematical concepts for journalists </li></ul>
  9. 9. Math 212: A typical math course But...
  10. 10. A typical math course, but
  11. 11. Extending the class Keeping students engaged and connected One week...
  12. 12. Keeping the students engaged Spontaneous & interesting supplementary materials
  13. 13. Keeping the students engaged Spontaneous & interesting supplementary tasks
  14. 14. Keeping the students engaged Reprise each lecture
  15. 15. Keeping the students engaged Real choices (Display somewhat altered, to simplify the point.)
  16. 16. Keeping the students engaged Real value for participation
  17. 17. Keeping the students engaged Clear Guidelines
  18. 18. Giving the students support Lots of formative quizzes in adaptive mode
  19. 19. Poli 298H: Summer 2007 The Balance of Power
  20. 20. Poli 298H <ul><li>Taught by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Julian Schofield, Political Science, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Familiarize students with the balance of power, an ancient concept associated with the realpolitik practices of national diplomacy that date back thousands of years. This course seeks to create a dynamic environment within which students can unpack these concepts. The course consist of two parallel activities – a discussion board, within which students read a selected reading and respond to a critical question, and a dynamic simulation. (adapted from syllabus) </li></ul><ul><li>Using Moodle Forum as part of a dynamic simulation . </li></ul>
  21. 21. Keeping the students engaged A common theme: Real value for participation
  22. 22. Keeping the students engaged Lots of Discussion Group Practice
  23. 23. The Simulation <ul><li>Overview : </li></ul><ul><li>Students play one of fourteen states in a simulation of inter-state competition </li></ul><ul><li>They may attack one another, seek neutrality or domination, make and break alliances, and provide economic assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>States share borders with some states and not others, and may only attack and be attacked by states with which they share a common border. No state may be eliminated during the simulation, but states may be weakened to the point of irrelevance. </li></ul><ul><li>The key resource in the simulation is the power point, which is used to attack neighboring states (as well as defend against attacks) and is used to provide economic assistance to other states. </li></ul><ul><li>States lose power points while they are attacking and defending, and receive additional power points every turn that represent production in their economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually the larger states have more power points and receive more power points every turn. Players don’t know the results until they are played out by the TA, and the results are then posted. </li></ul>
  24. 24. The Simulation The World at Time 1
  25. 25. The Simulation Diplomacy: Alliances, made and broken (Display somewhat altered, to simplify the point.)
  26. 26. The Simulation Diplomacy: Posturing, bluffing
  27. 27. The Simulation The Order Paper...
  28. 28. The Simulation The World at Time 2: Another Iteration (Since this was not live, it is not possible to show true changes.)
  29. 29. Showcasing Quebec Roger Kenner April, 2009