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Moodle in E learning


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A presentation I did regarding capabilities of Moodle as a learning management system that is very adaptable in an enterprise environment

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Moodle in E learning

  1. 1. Art Serna Using MOODLE in e-learning
  2. 2. What is Moodle? <ul><li>An acronym for M odular O bject O riented D evelopmental L earning E nvironment </li></ul><ul><li>An Open-Source e-learning software </li></ul><ul><li>A Course Management System (CMS) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Moodle? <ul><li>Moodle runs without modification on Unix, Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Netware and any other system that supports PHP </li></ul><ul><li>Data is stored in a single database: MySQL is best supported, but Oracle and Access can be supported </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a CMS? <ul><li>Web application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Runs on a server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessed by using a web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offer a wide variety of tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload and share material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums and chats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes and surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather and review assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording grades </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why use a CMS? <ul><li>Allows “Hybrid” courses </li></ul><ul><li>Meet student demand </li></ul><ul><li>Meet student schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver better courses </li></ul>CMS software is easy to use Online Learning Face-to-face CMS
  6. 6. What makes Moodle special? <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Open-source </li></ul><ul><li>Simple intuitive user interface </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is on sharing ideas and engaging in the construction of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Built around a “Social Constructionism” educational philosophy </li></ul>
  7. 7. Moodle’s Design Philosophy Social Constructionist Pedagogy 1. Constructivism 3. Social Constructivism 4. Connected And Separate 2. Constructionism
  8. 8. Feature Comparison Gmail integration    Discussion Board “ Q & A” feature    Second Life Integration    Embedded Glossary   
  9. 9. Moodle Basics <ul><li>Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive help system </li></ul><ul><li>Course Formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Format – for courses with a fixed schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics Format – for concept oriented courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Format – for less formal courses, or non-course uses like departmental sites </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Components of a Moodle Course <ul><li>Moodle has a modular architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Resources : tools for adding static content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activities : tools for adding dynamic content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glossaries </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Calendar <ul><li>A calendar event allows a user to post significant events, relative to their account permissions </li></ul>
  12. 12. Chat <ul><li>The chat module allows participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion via the web </li></ul>
  13. 13. Forum <ul><li>A Forum is basically a posting area where participants can create or contribute to a theme with their own comments </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lesson <ul><li>A lesson module delivers content in an interesting and flexible way </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of a number of pages </li></ul><ul><li>Each page normally ends with a question and a number of possible answers </li></ul><ul><li>Student progresses onto next page depending on choice of answer </li></ul>
  15. 15. Workshop <ul><li>A Workshop is a peer assessment activity that allows participants to assess each other’s projects </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the lecturer to both manage and grade material </li></ul>
  16. 16. Journal <ul><li>A Journal feature allows every student to have a personal journal that only they and their lecturer will be able to access. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Quiz <ul><li>A quiz module consists of multiple choice, true-false, short answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Questions are kept in a categorized database, and can be reused within and between courses </li></ul><ul><li>Can allow multiple attempts </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher can provide feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Includes grading facility </li></ul>
  18. 18. Glossary <ul><li>The Glossary feature in Moodle acts as a definition resource </li></ul><ul><li>Can be presented in a number of formats </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary entries can be linked to key phrases throughout system </li></ul>
  19. 19. Assignments <ul><li>Assignments can be delivered to students through Moodle, their responses posted back with online feedback </li></ul>
  20. 20. Logs <ul><li>Logs show the activity in a class for different days or times </li></ul><ul><li>Check the time students spend on activities </li></ul>
  21. 21. Managing your class <ul><li>Ensure that only students officially enrolled in your course have access to your Moodle site  Enrolment key </li></ul><ul><li>Manage student workgroups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visible Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle provides a backup tool to create archives of a course </li></ul><ul><li>A backup course can be restored in case of server failures </li></ul>