The five most fabulous Moodle 2.0 features

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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. Video 2 – Adding Courses in Moodle.

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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.’ Tags: moodle online platforms

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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.

#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.

#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.

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

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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 .

#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 – 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.

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.

#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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#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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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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#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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Open Educational Resources and Pedagogy

Jenny Connected

Hopefully discussion about how OERs affect pedagogy will continue in the FSLT12 Week 4 Moodle discussion forum There is still lots to talk about. Dave White’s presentation to FSLT12 yesterday included a number of thought-provoking ideas.

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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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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 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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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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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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March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Our iPhone for Moodle web application aks for your feedback - Ignatia Webs , March 19, 2010 The Back-Channel Effect: Are Educators Ready for Real-Time Feedback? - YES , March 22, 2010 Moodle and iPhone update: the movie , March 8, 2010.

Finding the perfect learning platform in 5 steps

Joitske Hulsebosch

The shortlist that I currently have for tools that are relatively easy to implement are Elgg, Moodle, Ning, Drupal, Bloom Fire, Buddy Press for wordpress, and Social Engine.

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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.

Learning While Building eLearning: Part 3 – Facilitating Online

Full Circle Associates

We were prepared to send a message out to the people who had signed up for the course, expecting them to register on the actual Moodle site, and begin surfing the site and get fully on board on the first Monday of the course.

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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

Hybrid learning trajectory : You work for a long time with a group of project managers and have an online learning platform (Ning, Moodle, Elgg) designed to promote learning in between the face-to-face sessions.

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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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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.

The Benefits and Risks of Academic Openness

Jenny Connected

As Frances has said in the Moodle discussion forum. Yesterday Frances Bell made a presentation to FSLT12 MOOC on. The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices. This was a thought provoking session. Frances didn’t throw content at us, tell us what to think or how to think, but challenged our thinking with the questions. How can openness benefit my practice? What risks are presented by open academic?

Technology Stewardship in Action

Digital Habitats

Joyce Seitzinger (aka @catspyjamasnz) created an amazing piece of reified technolgy stewardship knowledge with her Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers – Cat’s Pyjamas. Joyce has matched activities a teacher might want to support with the various tools and features of Moodle.

Technology Stewardship in Action

Nancy White

Joyce Seitzinger (aka @catspyjamasnz) created an amazing piece of reified technolgy stewardship knowledge with her Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers – Cat’s Pyjamas. Joyce has matched activities a teacher might want to support with the various tools and features of Moodle.

Igloo Offers Comprehensive Platform for Social Business

Portals and KM

There is also an open API that can connect to tools like Microsoft Dynamics; Moodle, an open source learning management system; and other enterprise applications. Igloo provides a full featured SaaS solution for social business that bridges internal and external collaboration and networking.

Reflective Learning and the Glass Half Empty

Jenny Connected

There are many ways of ‘marking’ learning, especially these days with multimedia at our fingertips, but my blog serves this purpose as I explain in this video, which is also posted on the #fslt Moodle site.

Reflective Learning and the Glass Half Empty

Jenny Connected

There are many ways of ‘marking’ learning, especially these days with multimedia at our fingertips, but my blog serves this purpose as I explain in this video, which is also posted on the #fslt Moodle site.

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!

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? These are the questions asked in the first week of the FSLT13 course (not yet a MOOC.

The Benefits and Risks of Academic Openness

Jenny Connected

As Frances has said in the Moodle discussion forum. Yesterday Frances Bell made a presentation to FSLT12 MOOC on. The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices. This was a thought provoking session. Frances didn’t throw content at us, tell us what to think or how to think, but challenged our thinking with the questions. How can openness benefit my practice? What risks are presented by open academic?

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

e-Moderation Station

We had a participant from the Maldives, who completed one of our online training courses in Moodle, completely from his Nokia phone. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader. Email this to a friend? [Or:

Learning While Building eLearning: Part 2 – Learning Objectives & Assessment

Full Circle Associates

One learner failed to pass the 70% required benchmark, but going deep into it, Terri (one of our consultants) discovered the way Moodle was correcting the answers on the multiple choice was not programmed precisely. This is the second (slow!)

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