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Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Why do so many Moodle courses suck? | dkingbros | Scoop.it

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction.


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Donna Farren's curator insight, August 1, 2014 8:16 AM

Nik makes some great points about Moodle - or really putting any content online - there has to be instructional design training, online teaching training or blended teaching training and how to select content for online delivery.  technical training alone is not enough.

irene's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:51 PM

Interesting observation - echoes my own experience

Mikko Hakala's curator insight, August 7, 2014 5:40 PM

Problems and possibilities of Moodle (and other similar platforms) outlined by Nik Peachey:

 

* Why Moodle courses often suck?

Not so intuitive platform to work with, lack of teacher training and skills to create online learning material (I agree with these points), excess security issues.

 

* What to do to improve.

 

* Comment about ready-made courses.

There are various problems, for example these often contain little student-teacher or peer interaction. I agree that the ready-made digital material, in my experience, is not very personalisable (and therefore difficult to teach in an inspired way).

 

* How to develop your Moodle skills?

The post gives 9 links to practical video tutorials (how to create a quiz, add a youtube, etc.). There are also free Moodle platforms to practice.

 

Read more: http://nikpeachey.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/why-do-so-many-moodle-courses-suck.html

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Scoop.it Pros: Laura Brown on curation and the display of information

Scoop.it Pros: Laura Brown on curation and the display of information | dkingbros | Scoop.it
Being a content curator is all about displaying information. We don't create the content, we display it. We share it - and people read it. But, first you have to display it. There are several skills involved in displaying content.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:09 PM

Curation is all about finding reliable sources of information.  Laura Browns tips on the process of curation will help us all step up our game. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, May 17, 2013 8:10 AM

Great points made by Laura Brown on the topic of curation, and excellent tips on how to make the content more attractive.

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If you take pictures with a DSLR, you need this page!

If you take pictures with a DSLR, you need this page! | dkingbros | Scoop.it
We love cheatsheets as one can refer to them and make quick amendments to better our skills. Since many loved our last compilation of cheatsheet for designers, we’ve decided to compile another set of cheatsheets, this time for photographers.

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Gareth Capon's curator insight, May 30, 2013 2:34 AM

Very useful for a total novice like me...

Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:45 PM

lerning the rope

 

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Sir Ken Robinson | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Sir Ken Robinson | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | dkingbros | Scoop.it

New Ken Robinson video from Discovery Education Network, posted May 6, 2013. Runs for about an hour. Always a great pleasure to listen to him.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:08 AM

He certainly is passionate about education.

Anake Goodall's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:00 PM

Ken Robinson also has a couple fo great TED talks; provocative, inspiring and encouraging ...

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