Moodle for Teachers Newsletter
General Description of the MOOC
Moodle MOOC 10 (MM10) is scheduled to take place from May 1 - June 4, 2017 on Moodle for Teachers. The purpose of the MOOC is to connect with educators for instruction and learning, reflective practice, social and collaborative learning, cultural exchange and peace, personal and professional development, community building, best practices and challenges involved in teaching and learning with technology, student engagement with the content, peers, and the facilitator, and learning to teach online with Moodle course and learning management system.
MM10 will take place on two Moodle 3.2.2 (latest version) websites called Moodle for Teachers (M4T) and Moodle for Teaching. Participants will be able to participate in live online classes and view the recordings from the Moodle session area. The aim of the M4T workshop is to provide participants, who have never used Moodle or who would like to enrich their previous Moodle experiences, with the knowledge and skills to navigate a Moodle course, access resources, activities, and blocks from a student perspective and practice the same Moodle features in practice areas as teachers and managers of a Moodle course. The participants will develop a lesson in teams in a Moodle course of their own.
Participants will need to devote at least 10 hours a week on theoretical and practical aspects of online learning (individually and in teams). Participants will learn about resources, activities, and blocks as students and practice the role of a teacher in setting up resources and activities and in the role of a manager to set up blocks in a Moodle course. In addition, teacher will have access to the admin settings for courses and user enrollments as managers of a Moodle course and Moodle site. Participants will learn to create tutorials and collaborate with students using Jing, Screencast-o-matic and/or SlideSpeech and authoring tools (Youtube, Vimeo).
In week 1, you will be grouped into teams of 10 or more depending on the number of participants, so you can practice as managers of your own course and create a lesson in the course. Access the collaborative group discussion forum below to view your group and get your password to access your Moodle MOOC 10 Moodle Course Practice Area (MM10CPA). You may collaborate with your group and start planning the collaborative course from week 2.
Certificates of Completion
Participants, who wish to get a certificate, will need to enrol in the Moodle MOOC 10 (MM10): Reflecting on the Webinars in order to reflect on 5 of the live presentations (webinars) on Moodle MOOC 10. They are required to write a text and add Multimedia to each post. They can create a PowerPoint presentation and add voice to it using SlideSpeech or if they don't wish to use their own voice or they do not have a mic, they can use Slide Speech or Plotagon. Participants are required to adhere to the following reflection template.
Participants only need to add the link to their blog post for each of the reflections. After they submit they link, they will be able to retrieve their certificate of completion for MM10. The due date for the reflective practice is June 15, 2017.
Badges on Moodle 3.2.2
Participants will be awarded a badge for each week of MM10 Moodle training. Participants need to follow and do the tasks required on Moodle for Teachers Moodle MOOC 10 teacher training course area. Participants, who get a badge for each week of the Moodle training, will qualify for a certificate of completion. Due date is June 10, 2017.
Dr. Nellie Deutsch, an experienced education technology practitioner, will help set up and support your online teaching business on Integrating Technology Moodle site. You will be able to teach one or more courses and charge at $100 for tuition. Marketing will be included. Click to start your first online course: http://www.integrating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=477
Learning Environments for Moodle MOOC
Live online classes or webinars using WizIQ and Moodle training on Moodle for Teachers (M4T) website.
Moodle for Teachers
Participants will be able to practice as students, teachers and managers of a course on Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Moodle teacher training website: http://moodle4teachers.org
There are 4 courses on the Moodle MOOC 10 with an advanced “work at your own pace” course for Moodle administrators:
Moodle for Teachers Moodle MOOC 10 (open for enrollment)
Moodle for Teacher Practice Area (TPA) automatically enrolled
Moodle for Teacher Manager Practice Area (MPA) automatically enrolled
Moodle Course Practice Areas (teamwork)
Moodle for Teaching as managers of a Moodle 3.2.2 site at http://moodle4teaching.org
Learn to be admin of a Moodle site at http://moodle4teaching.com (not free).
The MOOC and the live online classes will be coordinated by Dr. Nellie Deutsch. Participants will be able to ask questions in advance and throughout the course on Moodle for Teachers Moodle site: https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=87
About the Presenters
Live Online Classes
The live online classes will be recorded for future reference, so don't worry if you cannot attend or if you'd like to review the content of the live online classes a few times.
The powerPoint presentations will be available on Slideshare under the following account: http://www.slideshare.net/nelliemuller
The recordings of the live online classes will be available on the following YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxnlpTbLDcFavjk_-QJ060Iy