• Overview of M4T EVO21

    This is the 9th annual M4TEVO session. The first M4TEVO session started in 2012. The goal of the M4T EVO 2021 session is to introduce the participants to a learning management system called Moodle for face-to-face, blended, and fully online programs. 

    Moodle for Teachers EVO21 (M4TEVO21) session will take place on the latest Moodle 3.10 (latest version). Participants will learn how to teach online using resources, activities, and blocks available in a Moodle course as students and practice in the role of a teacher and manager of a course. They will learn to engage in team peer learning, to create video tutorials using Screencast-o-Matic, Vimeo, and ZOOM (screen recording) to document learning and to use in a flipped classroom, and to manage their own Moodle courses. In weeks 2 - 5, participants will work collaboratively to create a team policy and syllabus using Google docs and to develop their own Moodle courses. 

    Weekly digital badges and a final certificate will be available for participants who complete the tasks.  

    Target audience:

    • Teachers of any subject or age groups
    • Anyone interested in developing and teaching online courses for blended and/or fully online learning programs or the flipped classroom  


    Session objectives:

    By the end of the workshop learners should be able to:

    • Manage & edit course settings

    • Manage enrolment methods and enrol users

    • Create and edit basic activities, resources, and use blocks 

    • Create video tutorials

    • Collaborate and engage with peers

    • Create a course in a Moodle course area using the tools

    • Earn one badge each week (5 in all)


    Syllabus

    Week 1: January 11-17

    Introduction and Orientation

    Week 1 Introduction to M4TEVO21, Moodle layout and to the participants, Screencast-o-Matic and Vimeo for screen recording to create video tutorials, and team formation.

    • Moodle as a platform designed for team peer learning and learner autonomy  

    • Interactive discussions for information sharing and effective team building tools.

    • Introduction to Screencast-o-Matic and Vimeo to create video tutorials

    • Learn and Teach with Moodle

    • Learn to navigate a Moodle course, use the rich editor, and record audio and video using PoodLL and the recorder, navigate and update personal Moodle profile, and post to the online discussion forums.

    • Discuss the meaning of student engagement and brainstorm ideas for collaborative lessons and projects.

    • Team formation for team peer learning

    • Choose a course topic for the collaborative course.   

    Week 2:  January 18 - 24

    Moodle Resources and Activities

    In week 2, participants will receive teacher and manager rights, so you can try out the resources and activities available in a Moodle course in the Teacher Practice Area (TPA). They will receive team areas to practice adding resources and activities available on the Moodle. 

    • Compare the resources and activities in a Moodle course
    • Discuss the role of a teacher in the classroom and in a Moodle course 
    • Explore Moodle Tools in the Teacher Practice Area (TPA)
    • Document the resources available in the TPA by creating video tutorials using Screencast-o-Matic and publishing them on Youtube and/or Vimeo 
    • Document the activities available in the TPA by creating video tutorials using Screencast-o-Matic and publishing videos on Youtube and/or Vimeo. 

     

    Week 3: January 25 - 31

    Moodle Blocks and Planning a Collaborative Online Course

    In week 3, participants will receive rights as managers of a Moodle course and work on the blocks. They will practice in the Manager Practice Area (MPA). They will also start working on their collaborative courses. 

    • Discuss the role of a manager of a school and in a Moodle course
    • Explore Moodle Tools in the Manager Practice Area (MPA)
    • Document the blocks available on Moodle in the main course area as a student.
    • Document the blocks available in the Manager practice area (MPA) as a manager of the course by showing how to add blocks. 
    • Prepare a collaborative teamwork policy and a syllabus for their course. 

     

    Week 4: February 1 - 7

    Collaborative Course Design

    In weeks 3 - 5, participants will work in teams to design a collaborative course. They will document the process using Screencast-o-Matic and publish the recording as a team on Youtube or Vimeo. 

    Participants will learn to create and use digital badges and create certificates for their courses that relate to the activities of their Moodle courses. 

    Week 5: February 8 - 14

    Showcase and Reflections

    In week 5, participants will create videos to document their courses, reflect, and share them on Padlet and provide feedback using Flipgrid (video). 


    Media:

    • Moodle 
    • ZOOM (directly from Moodle)

    Other technology tools:

    1. Flipgrid https://flipgrid.com/d312bb5f
    2. Vimeo https://vimeo.com
    3. Screencast-o-matic https://screencast-o-matic.com
    4. Voki https://www.voki.com
    5. Canva  https://www.canva.com
    6. Wakelet https://wakelet.com
    7. Miro https://miro.com
    8. Padlet https://padlet.com 
    9. Google (docs, slides, forms) https://drive.google.com 
    10. ZOOM https://zoom.us
    11. Jitsi (in the course).  
    12. Microsoft Teams (in the course)