The five most fabulous Moodle 2.0 features

e-Moderation Station

Moodle is now well into its second generation, with Moodle 2.2 For anyone still hanging onto a first generation Moodle (version 1.9 seems popular), it is well worth considering an upgrade to Moodle 2. New themes in Moodle 2.0 What version of Moodle are you using?

Using Moodle 2.2: Tutorial videos

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If you use Moodle as your VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) of choice you’re not alone. The latest statistics from the Moodle community site are impressive: over 1 million teachers and over 68 million students in 232 countries use it. elearning Moodle tutorial VLE web 2.0

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FSLT13 – What is learning?

Jenny Connected

Whilst this is an orientation week, no time has been wasted in getting down to the nitty gritty, with George Roberts asking the question in the Week 0 Moodle Forum – ‘What is learning?’ It is very straight forward and emphasises the process of learning and teaching.

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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 3 – Facilitating Online

Full Circle Associates

I want to kick this off with a quote from the amazing Beck Tench talking about facilitating online learning : Learning and change are super complex. I love this quote because it reminds us that facilitating online learning is about the teacher’s expertise.

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First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC – Update

Jenny Connected

We will also be using a Moodle site for discussions and structuring the course, and a wiki for collaborative work. Tagged: #change11 , #fslt , davewhite , Higher Education , learning , MOOC , teaching , Wenger. EdDevMOOC #change11 #fslt davewhite Higher Education learning MOOC teaching WengerThis is a new MOOC due to run from 21 st May to 22 nd June 2012.

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Reflective Learning and the Glass Half Empty

Jenny Connected

I strongly believe in learning from mistakes and that as an educator/teacher/learner I have to try and ensure that I, and those I learn with, are not afraid of failure. I have been told twice, very recently, and quite often in the past – that I am a glass half empty person.

Reflective Learning and the Glass Half Empty

Jenny Connected

I strongly believe in learning from mistakes and that as an educator/teacher/learner I have to try and ensure that I, and those I learn with, are not afraid of failure. I have been told twice, very recently, and quite often in the past – that I am a glass half empty person.

January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2011 to January 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. makes improvements - Mobile Learning Edge , January 23, 2011 Apps: Web Apps or Native Apps? -

#fslt12 MOOC Week 1 starts today, 21-05-12

Jenny Connected

We have around 120 people registered on the WordPress and Moodle sites and about 16 interested in being assessed. Activity in the Moodle forums last week, particularly in response to the question ‘What is learning for you?’ indicates a real interest in the issues surrounding learning. There are some resources on this in Week 1 of the Moodle site – [link]. EdDevMOOC #fslt12 education Higher Education learning MOOC reflection reflective learning teaching

#fslt12 MOOC Week 1 starts today, 21-05-12

Jenny Connected

We have around 120 people registered on the WordPress and Moodle sites and about 16 interested in being assessed. Activity in the Moodle forums last week, particularly in response to the question ‘What is learning for you?’ indicates a real interest in the issues surrounding learning. There are some resources on this in Week 1 of the Moodle site – [link]. EdDevMOOC #fslt12 education Higher Education learning MOOC reflection reflective learning teaching

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

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Exploring Moodle

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

One of them was Moodle, introduced on their own website as: ‘a course management system (CMS) - a free, open source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities.’ Very interesting to learn about!

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eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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2 The language learning picture. The implications for education in general, and language learning in particular, are enormous. Increased connectivity via Internet enabled mobile devices means access to learning content cheaply and easily. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

Data is beautiful (but not many learning professionals believe this)

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read the book '' Big learning data ''. Learning data is a new topic - quite big and still evolving. In the book a referal is made to 1000 self-assessments by learning professionals rating their skill set. Most betas are not learning professionals. learning analytics

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#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

Although the development of the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC is still a work in progress, the course is now open for Registration – [link]. ‘First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ is a free online course, which will run from 21 May to 22 June 2012 , and will introduce new and aspiring lecturers to teaching and professional development in higher education.

#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

Although the development of the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC is still a work in progress, the course is now open for Registration – [link]. ‘First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ is a free online course, which will run from 21 May to 22 June 2012 , and will introduce new and aspiring lecturers to teaching and professional development in higher education.

VSO’s experiences in setting up Moodle

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

By Leonie Meijerink, VSO It can be challenging for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) volunteers to access adequate learning support once they are in their placements. The strategy is a combination of building an online learning environment and a face to face implementation strategy.

#fslt12 MOOC – Week zero – discussion has started

Jenny Connected

The discussions in the FSLT Moodle site are beginning to get going and quite a few people are already blogging or setting up their blogs. And much of my recent thinking about learning has been related to the work I have been doing on emergent learning and embodied learning.

#fslt12 MOOC – Week zero – discussion has started

Jenny Connected

The discussions in the FSLT Moodle site are beginning to get going and quite a few people are already blogging or setting up their blogs. And much of my recent thinking about learning has been related to the work I have been doing on emergent learning and embodied learning.

#fslt12 Week 0 – starts tomorrow – Monday 14 May

Jenny Connected

The run up to the First Steps in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Mooc is well under way. The course officially starts on 21 st May (and will run for 5 weeks until 22 nd June), so next week is a good time for anyone who is interested in following the course to have a look round our WordPress and Moodle sites and spend a bit of time setting yourself up and deciding where and how you want to participate.

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#fslt12 Week 0 – starts tomorrow – Monday 14 May

Jenny Connected

The run up to the First Steps in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Mooc is well under way. The course officially starts on 21 st May (and will run for 5 weeks until 22 nd June), so next week is a good time for anyone who is interested in following the course to have a look round our WordPress and Moodle sites and spend a bit of time setting yourself up and deciding where and how you want to participate.

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#fslt12 Week 2 is underway

Jenny Connected

There is loads of great discussion on the FSLT12 MOOC Moodle site and there have been a number of fascinating blog posts which have been aggregated on the FSLT12 MOOC WordPress site. These can be found in the Moodle site and on various blogs.

#fslt12 Week 2 is underway

Jenny Connected

There is loads of great discussion on the FSLT12 MOOC Moodle site and there have been a number of fascinating blog posts which have been aggregated on the FSLT12 MOOC WordPress site. These can be found in the Moodle site and on various blogs.

What can you learn from a chatbot?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why are chatbots interesting for learning professionals? Should I find an interest in chatbots as learning professional? The development of chat bots for learning purposes is still in its infancy stage. Just the fact that I learned about chatbots made me see chatbots everywhere!

Mobile learning #3: The apps

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or: An APPetite for learning - guest post by Neil Ballantyne]. By far the most engaging I have come across are the iPhone apps developed by Red River Press: Conversation English , English at Work and Learning English with the New York Times ($5.99 Moodle on iPhone.

How to get the Moodle motor started?

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

Our experiences with Moodle in a learning trajectory on Capacity Development In the past six months we (PSO) experimented with Moodle, an online learning- and working environment we used in an action learning trajectory on ‘The how and what of capacity development’. Mainly because we find it wasn’t very easy to integrate an online platform in the broader learning process. How to integrate an online environment in the design of a f2f learning trajectory?

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The Case for SmOOCs

Jenny Connected

We had 151 people register for FSLT12 and 168 register for the Moodle site. Canada, USA, South America, Africa, Europe, India, the Far East and Australia were all represented and at the time of writing 60 people have accessed the Moodle site within the last 3 weeks. We haven’t yet examined the data in any detail, so these are just rough estimates and we don’t know how many people accessed the Moodle site as a Guest.

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Almost ready for ALT-C 2013

Jenny Connected

pm – Learning in the Open. Since then we have published our paper ‘ Footprints of Emergence ’ and continued to work on improving the clarity around the drawing process and the learning factors that we consider when doing this.

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March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning March 1-31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. YES , March 22, 2010 Moodle and iPhone update: the movie , March 8, 2010.

FSLT13 Reflections on teaching

Jenny Connected

Focus on your own learning experiences, how do you learn best? How have your own learning experiences influenced how you teach? Ken Robinson in his talk says that ‘the role of a teacher is to facilitate learning – that’s it’.

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch

I therefore completely understand that facilitators of learning and change processes and trainers/teachers can''t see the wood for the trees. But Twitter is also very useful in a learning trajectory - search and follow your participants who are on Twitter. Google - and Google plus Everybody can google, but you can always learn new boolean tips to Google better (did you know that if you Google video site: Ennuonline.com Google search for content on the website ennuonline.com?).

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#FSLT12 Week 3 with Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner

Jenny Connected

Research has shown that despite teachers best efforts many students are only concerned with the grade and don’t even read the feedback we give them, i.e. they jump through the necessary hoops to get their qualification, but don’t appear to be interested in learning for its own sake.

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Open Educational Resources and Pedagogy

Jenny Connected

You can find out more about this on his TALL blog – Technology Assisted life-long learning – TALL for short (his joke – not mine ). What effect has access to OERs, above or below the water line, had on the way we teach and learn?

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The Benefits and Risks of Academic Openness

Jenny Connected

The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices. As Frances has said in the Moodle discussion forum. Tagged: #fslt12 , autonomy , downes , education , francesbell , georgeveletsianos , Higher Education , learning , MOOC , open education , openness. EdDevMOOC #fslt12 autonomy downes education francesbell georgeveletsianos Higher Education learning MOOC open education openness

February Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning February 1, 2010 to February 28, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Is lurking ever indefensible?

Jenny Connected

In this context, active participation includes contributions to discussion forums in the course Moodle, blogs, twitter, social networking sites, and in the production of artifacts …. I myself did not contribute to the Moodle discussion forums, Twitter, social networking site or the production of artefacts in PLENK2010, but I did blog – so does that make me an active participant? passive attention, silent participation, and/or self-directed learning.’.

New ways of learning about the new Africa- an online interactive learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

An interactive online learning trajectory for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs A blogpost written in collaboration with Charlotte Staats, Sibrenne Wagenaar and Robert Dijksterhuis When you think about Africa do you think about lions , hunger , poverty and war ? E-learning ?

The Benefits and Risks of Academic Openness

Jenny Connected

The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices. As Frances has said in the Moodle discussion forum. Tagged: #fslt12 , autonomy , downes , education , francesbell , georgeveletsianos , Higher Education , learning , MOOC , open education , openness. EdDevMOOC #fslt12 autonomy downes education francesbell georgeveletsianos Higher Education learning MOOC open education openness

First Steps to Planning a MOOC

Jenny Connected

but there’s nothing quite like having to do it yourself for learning! The full Title of this MOOC, which is being offered by Oxford Brookes University , is: First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Keywords associated with the MOOC are: open education development resources oer mooc higher learning teaching pcthe further academy pgcert hea . (We We think we will use Brookes’ Moodle site.

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#PLENK2010 The relevance of learning theories

Jenny Connected

I was interested to see what George would come up with re the relationship between learning theories and PLE/PLNs. The Moodle discussion forums have been much quieter – but perhaps this is because it is Week 4 of the course. Dave Cormier has posted somewhere – I think – that this is a hard week in a MOOC – probably made even harder by the subject of learning theories :-). For me, learning theories inform the way I teach.