Using Moodle 2.2: Tutorial videos

e-Moderation Station

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. Video 2 – Adding Courses in Moodle.

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?

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.’ Tags: moodle online platforms

VSO’s experiences in setting up Moodle

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

Moodle Distance modules and e-courses are part of a repertoire of blended learning methods designed to let volunteers access information at their own pace, and to maximize the distribution of shared learning. VSO has selected Moodle as our online learning environment.

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’. Moodle provides participants a place to meet each other, collaborate, give feedback, have a dialogue on common topics, and share experiences. Some participants prefer f2f contact above using Moodle. ‘In

#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?’ There are some resources on this in Week 1 of the Moodle site – [link]. The MOOC is off to a really good start. And there are likely quite a few more following the course without registering.

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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.

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#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?’ There are some resources on this in Week 1 of the Moodle site – [link]. The MOOC is off to a really good start. And there are likely quite a few more following the course without registering.

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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.

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#fslt Week 4 with Dave White

Jenny Connected

Discussion about the ideas raised by this video are being discussed in the Week 4 Moodle forum. Many, but by no means all of the reflective writing examples have been on people’s blogs and the collaborative bibliography activity took place in the Week 2 Moodle wiki .

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#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

Some aspects of the course are only accessible through registration, e.g. the Moodle discussion forums. The three activities we have designed, which you can find details of on the Moodle site, are for everyone – not only those who choose to be assessed. Details of the activities can be found on the Moodle site.

#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. We have set up an Arrivals Lounge where people can introduce themselves.

#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

Some aspects of the course are only accessible through registration, e.g. the Moodle discussion forums. The three activities we have designed, which you can find details of on the Moodle site, are for everyone – not only those who choose to be assessed. Details of the activities can be found on the Moodle site.

(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

For instance, using a newsletter by mail and Moodle. Microlearning is a trend in online learning, so the tool of the month is a microlearning tool: Guidiance. Microlearning originated from the idea of learning on the fly, via your mobile.

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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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#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. We have set up an Arrivals Lounge where people can introduce themselves.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

An example: when I work with Moodle the technology invites me to prepare the course with all sections in advance.

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#FSLT12 Week 3 with Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner

Jenny Connected

Apostolos Koutropoulos has initiated a discussion about this in the #fslt12 Week 3 Moodle Forum. We have had what feels like a bit of a pause over the weekend – many UK participants were maybe taking a break for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

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Choosing to blog

Jenny Connected

…and I can see that these spectra might apply to the choice between blogging and an Elluminate session, or blogging and joining a Second Life group, but I find it much harder to apply these spectra to the choice between blogging and the Moodle discussion forums, which is a choice that I made myself on the CCK08 course.

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#fslt12 Week 0 – starts tomorrow – Monday 14 May

Jenny Connected

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. The run up to the First Steps in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Mooc is well under way.

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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.

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Housing communities “outside”

Learning Alliances

It’s interesting to me that to accomplish the learning objectives for the University’s own staff, they needed to bring along so many “outsiders&# on the original Moodle platform. Anyway, at one point they added a Ning site and a Facebook group to their original Moodle space.

Almost ready for ALT-C 2013

Jenny Connected

We also have an open Moodle discussion forum on the SCoPE community’s site, courtesy of Sylvia Currie and BCcampus. ALT-C 2013 is now less than a week away and I think we (Roy Williams and I) are almost ready for our workshop on Tuesday 10 th Sept at 3.00 pm – Learning in the Open.

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What can you learn from a chatbot?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Or "MOODLE chatbot". I have my office on the first floor of our house and therefore I use a Wifi homeplug to strengthen the WiFi signal from the groundfloor. A week ago, suddenly the signal dropped. The homeplug didn't work anymore.

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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?’

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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. This is a new MOOC due to run from 21 st May to 22 nd June 2012. It is aimed at new lecturers, people entering higher education teaching from other sectors, postgraduate students who teach and experienced lecturers who would like to update and share their knowledge and expertise.

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#fslt12 Week 0 – starts tomorrow – Monday 14 May

Jenny Connected

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. The run up to the First Steps in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Mooc is well under way.

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CCK08 Research Papers

Jenny Connected

So we have posted them (having first asked George and Stephen if that would be OK) in a variety of places including: CCK09 Moodle site in Week 4 and General Discussion forums. We – Sui Fai John Mak, Roy Williams and I - have finally completed work on 2 research papers following our participation in CCK08. Blogs and Forums as Communication and Learning Tools in a MOOC. The ideals and Reality of Participating in a MOOC.

#fslt12 Final Week – Microteaching

Jenny Connected

Have a look in the Moodle wiki and on people’s blogs. This week the focus is teaching and the evaluation of teaching. This #fslt12 course is based on a course which runs face-to-face at Oxford Brookes University. The First Steps course is an element of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development’s ( OCSLD ) HEA accredited Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE).

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#fslt12 MOOC – first reflections

Jenny Connected

Fortunately for us we had three wonderful technologists – Joe Rosa, who sorted out the Moodle site for us, Sylvia Currie who not only ‘lent us’ her Blackboard Collaborate site, but also managed it all for us and Liz Lovegrove, who uploaded presentations, videos and resources to our Moodle site.

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? I have been thinking about this question since my last post.

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Cognition

Jenny Connected

In the course materials on Moodle, cognition is described as: The capacity to infer, or detect faulty inferences, to use communicative elements in order to describe, argue, explain or define. The discussion in Moodle about the evolving definition of ’expert’ generated quite a bit of interest. This is the subject of Week 1 (which has already whizzed by) of the Critical Literacies online open course.

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Managing courses or projects

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

What is Moodle? According to their website: "Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. Moodle “At HIVOS we use D-groups very intensively, as well as Skype. I also use Moodle in the workshops I provide. Can you tell me something about Moodle first? “I Then I ran into Moodle and found it worked very well.

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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. This is a new MOOC due to run from 21 st May to 22 nd June 2012. It is aimed at new lecturers, people entering higher education teaching from other sectors, postgraduate students who teach and experienced lecturers who would like to update and share their knowledge and expertise.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Moodle I often monitor the participants who have not logged on for 5 days. I read the book '' Big learning data ''. I do like playing with data and always liked mathematics. Learning data is a new topic - quite big and still evolving.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Ning is a social network, but it can also be a LMS (Learning Management System) such as Moodle. (photo by Kitty Terwolbeck ) There are lots of online tools that you can use for free or for very little money. Every week I try some new tools (like this week vialogues ) and honestly? Occasionally the high number of tools and possibilities make me restless.

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Getting used to online interfaces | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Maria Jorge – Friday, 5 September 2008, 03:57 AM Hi all, I think this second time (I participated already in the first KS) I am more excited about interacting with people and benefit from their experiences… I also want to browse through the moodle and learn a few extra tools.

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‘blind space’ when learning in distributed spaces

Taming the spaces

case 3 course moodle. I have been busy writing the descriptions of three iCamp cases and looking back of what was actually important, what we can bring at the more general level. Previously i have not been thinking enough of the phenomenon what i would name ‘blind space’ If we start working together and integrating PLEs, the group space is somewhat inconsistent.

Pragmatics as a Critical Literacy

Jenny Connected

Week 3 of the Critical Literacies course bears the title Pragmatics which is described in Moodle as follows: The capacity to use communicative elements in actions, or to take actions using communication, to express, commit, interrogate, and engage in interactions.

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First Steps to Planning a MOOC

Jenny Connected

We think we will use Brookes’ Moodle site. We started planning for this MOOC last week – I blogged about it here – [link]. There has already been a lot written about planning and running a MOOC. Stephen Downes has written a lot of blog posts about this and done many presentations. (See See for example, [link] ; [link] and [link] ). There is also the MOOC Guide Wiki – initiated by Inge de Waard. …. but there’s nothing quite like having to do it yourself for learning!

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