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Glossary activities can be a very rich, student centred and collaborative knowledge building activity. This presentation will introduce a framework for implementing the use of the Glossary Activity module into any course subject. Learn how to incorporate video, sound, images, text and ratings into glossary entries and extend their use into a myriad of other activities. 

Promoting Active Learning through Moodle Tools

Activity: Collaboration

Description of the presentation: I will demonstrate options for creating student engagement using Moodle Tools. When they complete these activities, the students will learn skills that will be very useful for them since they use Internet sources a lot.
Practicing correct techniques will help their educational and professional
careers. It is imperative that all students learn critical thinking skills and demonstrate the correct use of resources even as they start their undergraduate studies. 

This presentation expects audience to have access to Moodle LMS.

Moodle is already a powerful course management system. You can extend its functionality in multiple ways. This presentation explores the possibilities of using Moodle in conjunction with the ePortfolio and collaboration system Mahara that connects to your Moodle easily.

By using Mahara, your learners can create their own personal learning environments and also create portfolios that you can assess directly in Moodle.

Join this session to find out more about the power of Mahara and how to use it in conjunction with Moodle.

This session is facilitated by Kristina Hoeppner (Catalyst IT, New Zealand).

The presentation will cover some of the key issues in Online course facilitation with emphasis on Gilly Salmon's 5 step model. How to motivate and engage learners: what to be doing at each stage of the course, writing a course and communication plan, working in forums and managing group work.  We will give some hints and tips on how to reduce facilitator workload.

Mainly for fully online courses but also has application in blended environments.

This is aimed at teachers and others who are beginning to intermediate Moodle users. 

 Yes, indeed ... Everyone Matters ... That's what I believe and would like to talk about . People are different and so are their learning preferences . Accordingly , they require different kinds of teaching and instructions to learn best. There are lots of students who are actually being ignored in classrooms and different educational environments just because of their learning preferences being different from what is offered there. It often happens because of the lack of educators or the content designers' knowledge regarding these differences. Type Psychology and Personality Types would definitely be an aid to resolve this and help us reach educational goals in a more effective and accurate manner. The idea is interestingly applicable to Moodle as an elearning environment to favor the widest possible range of learners. Let's call it another way to state that "Everyone Matters€ !


In the presentation, first, I will have a quick introduction to the theory of Personality Types and preferences and then briefly on how it can help teachers/course designers to enrich the Moodle website, applying the knowledge of Types .


In my opinion, It can affect the output of the elearning process in a variety of ways like developing new course designs favoring different learners, enabling users to opt between different time management approaches , establish and maintaining proper communication and relationships with learners and all in all , motivation as a means to educational success. 

This interactive presentation and discussion will draw on the presenters experience as a Lecturer, Consultant and more recently as a Senior Academic Technologist in Higher Education to share ideas for engaging new Moodle users face-to-face and online.

In addition participants will be encouraged to share their own ideas, thoughts and experiences as we explore "How to" ensure a positive experience when helping trainees to get started navigating, editing and creating their own courses in Moodle.


 

Online instructors first need to be engaged if they want their students engaged. Learn how "human touch"€ serves to get everyone engaged.


Human touch is really all about creating and maintaining relationships. When students sense a trusting, caring relationship on the part of their instructor, students begin to perceive that their online experience is as much about them, or even more so, than the curriculum, projects, and test results. Students feel that their instructor is trying to establish a warm, supportive relationship, their sense of belonging and engagement increases. That's just human nature.

The presentation will highlight examples of "human touch" in online courses, including those used by the presenter who has taught over 100 undergraduate and graduate online college courses since 2000.


Presentation goals:
1. Clarify what students are looking for in their online courses and instructors.
2. Explain use of "human touch" in online learning.
3. Discuss some of the best practices of human touch in online instruction.
4. Show how instructors can increase their human touch by using their presence and technology tools to enhance student interaction and engagement by.



In my experience, the choice module is one of the most underused MOODLE modules. Even though it does not have grading, it can become a very useful and easy to set up part a MOODLE course. This presentation will go over the basics of setting up the choice module in courses and then some interesting uses collected from other Moodle users over the years.

Moodle is effective as a Help Desk for teachers, parents, clients, employees - think of the population you serve. By building answers to most frequently asked questions, you can use Moodle to deliver the quick answer as well as more indepth training. And better yet, mesh together visual, infographic, and print versions of the answer so that the learning style of the participant is fully engaged.

This presentation will cover:
* features of the Moodle structure
* suggestions for organizing categories of information
* templates for standardization
* guidelines for content
* searchability of content

Linking Moodle to your business or school website enhances the communication you provide to your public - and in certain instances, to your staff. By the end of this presentation, you will be prepared to consider use of Moodle in place of other forms of content management as a tool for improving your processes.

The Open University has been using online computer-marked assessment since at least 2006. Online quizzes are now used in 146 courses each year, one quarter of the total. In one sixth of all courses they form part of the assessment that determines whether students pass. In total, more than 650,000 quiz attempts are submitted each year.

We have not just used the quiz during that time. Academics from several faculties have undertaken scholarship to understand how students engage with our quizzes. Do the quizzes help students? What is the best way to set up quizzes to help students most effectively? Should quizzes be formative or summative? Do students read and act on the feedback? Does it matter if the quiz has a deadline? Are students who leave quizzes to the last minute more likely to get a bad grade?

I will present the highlights of how we use the quiz and what we have learned about how that can help students.

Hangouts on Air (HOA) are a great tool that many are beginning to utilize for group meetings and mass presentations. Your HOA may be public or private, but either way, it is processed and delivered over the distributed, YouTube Cloud. Video is transcoded for delivery to any device and pushed across Google's world of servers for delivery to your students from the nearest server.

Put simply. Google does all the heavy lifting, for free, allowing us to focus on our subject matter and presentation.

But, like much in the Googleverse, Hangouts can be confusing to say the least. But once the steps are outlined, most will see amazing possibilities for implementing Hangouts On Air in their instructional toolbox.

This Session will:

  • Look at the Google+ membership requirements and setup
    • HOA is a G+ <> YouTube coordinated service
  • Demonstrate the steps to starting/scheduling an HOA
  • Discuss and demonstrate various Moodle course embed methods
  • The difference between participants and viewers
  • Optional Live Q&A methods
  • A brief look at republishing your audio as a podcast

This presentation will outline the use of Moodle for instruction and assessment as implemented at a Petroleum Industry technical training institute in their English Foundation section It will illustrate some different types of activities / tests that rwere created and used. In addition, other benefits of using Moodle such as security features, surveys, and analysis of test results are discussed.

Germany is the country for regulations.

  • Do you know that copyright is defined differently in Germany and US or Switzerland?
  • Do you know what data protection means in Germany?
  • Do you know that some types of eLearning have to be registered by a governmental agency?
  • Do you know that eLearning could be vroadecast in some cases?

Sounds curious.

I will give  a short overview about legal aspects if you plan to offer eLearning in Germany.

Note: I'm not a lawyer, but a long time practioner in eLearning.

As the Head of English Development at a multi-campus further education college in England, we have faced continued challenges engaging students in independent study that is standardised to curriculum objectives, whilst remaining engaging and relevant to students' needs.

In this presentation I will be discussing the ways in which we are engaging students in independent study through Moodle quizzes and developing flipped classroom techniques to enhance their use.

My presentation will be guided by my experience of using Moodle quizzes and focus on the following:

  • What is a flipped classroom?
  • How can this benefit my students?
  • Basic introduction to simple, self-assessing quizzes eg. multiple choice, matching and embedded answers (cloze)
  • Improving engagement in independent study through Moodle quizzes.
  • Improving engagement in classroom based lessons through Moodle quizzes.
  • Giving students ownership of learning through Moodle quiz development.



An overview of a Gamified Moodle Course in Computer Skills which I ran with my grade 9 students. The course used the Badges Module and the conditional features of Moodle to release clues to solve a universe-saving puzzle as students completed tasks to help advance and assess their skills in different computer applications.

The careful design and implementation of
educational technology use in language teaching has great potential since it
moves language learning towards an authentic and valuable academic literacy. As
a collaborative and interactive online provider, Moodle can offer ample
opportunities to construct knowledge from and across relevant sources and enable
learners to showcase the learning outcome in written or oral form (podcasts and
videos).  Moodle may engage students to
produce language realistically in order to interpret, synthesize and convey
information that they have read or heard. Instead of static tasks the ones designed
on Moodle can offer dynamic, collaborative, interactive, cognitively
challenging and authentic tasks that encourage students to analyse ideas
critically and communicate authentically which in return bolster creativity,
idea generation, opportunities for integrated reading, listening, speaking and writing
abilities, leading to advance of general language proficiency. T
his workshop aims to
discuss the educational benefits and potential of such discourse synthesis
tasks on Moodle and models the application and class use of these in a
university setting for ELT in Turkey.  At the end there will be discussion
regarding potential of these integrated tasks, how to adapt them and overcome
challenges that may be encountered in class.

In this presentation I will be looking at ways an LMS can be more than an internal tool for a workplace. I will take real examples from projects I've worked on to show how you can use your LMS to drive higher sales and customer engagement.

I'll also be drawing parallels to educational environments and how you can use an LMS external to promote engagement, much in the same way you would to promote sales as a company.

Moodle is a powerfull LMS. Yes it is. After years of working I find that there is no scenario you can't realize with Moodle.

The consequence of this situation is atht there are a lot of settings for teachers that may be overwhelming. The question is: can we simplify a Moodle system? The answeer: yes we can.

During this presentation I will show you how to simplify a Moodle system by configuration.

I will show you how to create a calculate-able database activity which will work like a spreadsheet. I will create a ‘Time Tracking’ database from scratch, then add JavaScript and CSS to its templates. Even if you’ve never created a Database activity before, by the end of this session, you will be a pro smile
It's very easy when starting out with Moodle to simply put up a few PDFs and then maybe a quiz or assignment at the end. So here are a few quick tips and ideas for moving beyond having a long list of PDFs appear on your course page.

And if you're not new to moodle, come along and share your ideas and tips!
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