Today we released the first beta of Edorble, a 3D virtual world where teachers and students can come together to talk, browse the web, and explore. We couldn’t be more excited. Go ahead and claim a world at www.edorble.com
Quiz is one of the most popular – and powerful activities in Moodle. Alongside its many standard features, there are over 80 Quiz plugins allowing you to customise it to your needs. 1. Word your questions wisely: The challenge from … Continue reading →
Moodle being an online learning platform can be used for teaching different streams and subjects. However, teaching the computer programming will remain an important aspect of online learning.
If you have ever thought of teaching programming in Moodle, then you might have heard about VPL activity plugin which stands for Virtual Programming Lab whose salient features are:
* Enable to edit the programs source code in the browser * Students can run interactively programs in the browser * You can run tests to review the programs. * Allows searching for similarity between files. * Allows setting editing restrictions and avoiding external text pasting.
Aldo Von Wangenheim, the Associate Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC has written a book Titled “Developing Programming Courses With Moodle And VPL“ for people who teach programming based on their experience with Moodle/VPL in Computer Sciences and Engineering courses at UFSC. The book is a step by step guide for novice teachers wanting to start using VPL in their course along with a detailed report, describing experiences that anyone can reproduce, showing all the possibilities that VPL can offer in conjunction with Moodle.
To grab your copy of the book, please check out this link.
When it comes to creating a course in Moodle, we often focus on the outcomes we need to cover and the assessments we want students to complete. And while these two aspects are important, there is another missing factor: the design of the course.
The Financial Times famously commented on the design of big online courses
"Ready to shake things up and give your learners a performance boost? Check out the Mix & Match Your Assessment Techniques to Boost Performance Infographic for ideas on how to mix and match assessment techniques for your next training program."
October 30, 2014 Below is an excellent visual that features some handy ideas on how to carry on formative assessments in your class. Squareheadteachers took this original chart and remade it into a more reader friendly format which is also available for free download from this link.
Would you be interested to know how to write multiple-choice questions based on the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy? At the following article you will find 5 Tips to Write a Multiple-Choice Test Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy.
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