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MOODLE

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Suzanne Larochelle

on 18 March 2014

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What is this Technology talking about?
provides multiple methods, adaptable;
practical as engages different learning styles;
offers communication tools;
may provide assessment tools (formattive and summative);
is accessible to anyone who has internet;
management of course content (also by distance)- upload files, links, video, documents;
available to any class size;
user friendly to teachers and learners;
free of charge.
Tutorial
How to Create an Assignment in Moodle.
Own your class content!
Attach files for students to download;
link to resources on internet, like video;
upload pictures and graphics;
manage your course from year to year;
can be easily organized on a weekly basis;
engage students in discussions, including the ''quiet students'';
promote collaboration with peers and teacher.
What is Moodle?
''Moodle is an open source , online, interactive, teaching and learning environment enabling educators worldwide to use technology in their classrooms.''

Moodle represents: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.

It allows educators to create online courses personalized and adaptable to different learning styles.
What is it used for?
create, deliver and manage web-based content for courses
give assignments, offers communication via private and open discussion forums,
encourage collaboration amongst peers
give a quiz, tests (preset with your specifications)
can be simply to augment your current course content or make a hybrid course
Prepared by Suzanne Larochelle
Agenda
Recommended reading
Definition
Presentation
Pedagogical foundation
How is it applied
Various functions
Societal impact
Activity
Resources
Visit www.Moodle.org for more information and resources.
Moodle for Distance Education

This article gives a descriptive explanation of what Moodle can offer. This course management system (CMS) or learning management system (LMS) offers multiple activities (described in a table) and numerous benefits. It is dynamic as it allows users to interact on its platform with activities, with the teacher and with their peers. It has a social view, as it promotes collaboration among learners and communication. This interactive tool promotes delivering instructions by distance and reinforces the learning process by different manners.

(Aranda, 2011)
Recommended Reading
Benefits of Using Moodle in educational setting
Societal Impact
Provides a tool for the digital natives-mobile learning
Virtual classroom accessible via the internet
Is being used around the world
Free of charge, flexible and adaptable
Student Centered
Learner friendly environment.
Pedagogy
emphasize knowledge through active and interactive learning;
easily constructed
environmental tools such as: journals, private discussion board, chat rooms, assignments, games, quiz, mail, grading, reports, integration with other systems etc.
As per Bloom's Taxonomy, students
understand
(quiz module),
apply

(glossary),
analyze
(participates in forum),
evaluate
(blog) and
create

(wiki).
References
Aranda, A. (2011). Moodle for Distance Education. Distance Learning, 8(2), 25-28.

Despotović-Zrakić, M., Marković, A., Bogdanović, Z., Barać, D., & Krčo, S. (2012). Providing Adaptivity in Moodle LMS Courses. Journal Of Educational Despotović-Zrakić, M., Marković, A., Bogdanović, Z., Barać, D., & Krčo, S. (2012). Providing Adaptivity in Moodle LMS Courses. Journal Of Educational Technology & Society, 15(1), 326-338.

Kaminski, J., 2005. Moodle: a user friendly, open source course management
system. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics 9 (1) (online). Available from:
<http://ojni.org/9_1/talktech.htm>.

Lu, J., & Law, N. (2012). Understanding collaborative learning behavior from Moodle log data. Interactive Learning Environments, 20(5), 451-466. doi:10.1080/10494820.2010.529817

Moodle (1999). Moodle Software Documentation and Community. http://moodle.org

Novo-Corti, I., Varela-Candamio, L., & Ramil-Díaz, M. (2013). E-learning and face to face mixed methodology: Evaluating effectiveness of e-learning and perceived satisfaction for a microeconomic course using the Moodle platform. Computers In Human Behavior, 29(2), 410-415. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2012.06.006





Activity
Go to Moodle.org
Click on Demo
Log in as teacher
Password is sandbox
Choose the course CF-101
Turn Editing On (Top right hand corner)
Add an assignment.
If there's time you may add a Wiki or a Quiz.

Have a good learning experience!
Pedagogy
Supported by three learning theories:
constructionism
(learning form constructing something for others to experience),
constructivism
(learning is actively constructed in their environment) and
social-constructivism
(construct knowledge in social settings-groups)
co-construct knowledge via peer assessment and feedback;
motivates and engages the student;
provides students with environments for collaborative knowledge construction.
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