Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ will take place on October 2013. The MOOC will focus on Transpersonal Active Learning (TAL) via Moodle and other personal and professional learning environments (PLEs). There will be two learning areas: WizIQ course area and Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Moodle website. The live online sessions and recordings will be available on the WizIQ course area. The MOOC offers a free Moodle for Teachers Learning Experience (M4TLE) courses for beginners and advanced Moodlers on M4T Moodle site.
Unlike the traditional MOOCs that stress content and course delivery, Moodle MOOC will focus on active learning, reflection, sharing, and collaboration. The aim of the course is for the participants to learn through meaningful connections and social interactions. Participants who wish to receive a certificate of participation will be required to document their learning experiences by keeping a blog, wiki, website, or any other artifact that will include a description and reflection of the live sessions or recordings.
Moodle for Teachers Learning Experience (M4TLE)
M4TLE is a self-paced component of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on WizIQ for teachers and anyone interested in teaching online using Moodle, WizIQ, and other web technologies. The course will take place in the month of February 2014. The MOOC is in the spirit of open education and is completely free.
Participants will become acquainted with Moodle as a course and learning management system. They will learn how Moodle can be used in fully online, blended learning, and the flipped class. The course will only include asynchronous (not dependent on time) element on a Moodle site called Moodle for Teachers. The course is self-paced with ongoing discussions (facilitator and technical support available), live online classes (recordings), videos, and other relevant content.
You will get ongoing support from the organizer of the MOOC, from the course feed on the course area on WizIQ.
The workload for the MOOC includes participating or viewing the recordings of the live session and developing a reflective artifact in the form of a blog, wiki, google drive doc, website, web page on a website and so on to sustain the information relevant to your needs and your learning experiences. In addition, participants will be able to learn to manage a Moodle website as a teacher or manager.
Certificates of Completion
Participants, who are active on the coursefeed (discussions), attend all and/or view the recordings of all the sessions, reflect and write about the live sessions and share the link of their activities (blog, wiki, Moodle, facebook and other social networks) will be eligible for a certificate of completion. This aspect of the MOOC is ongoing, but time-based. The due date for the reflective practice is February 28, 20143. Please enroll in Moodle for Beginners February 2014 (M4B) or Moodle for Non-Beginners February 2014 (M4NB) to get your certificate of completion for Moodle MOOC 3 and practice in the Moodle Practice Area (MPA).
There are 2 learning environments for the Moodle MOOC: