Moodle is more than a course or learning management system. Moodle is a great way for teachers to connect with their students and colleagues and learn. Learning on Moodle provides both teachers and students with a learning/teaching enviornment. Moodle for Teachers (M4T) will guide you on how to use Moodle for instruction and learning.
WizIQ live virtual class is free for educators. It is great for e-learning, conducting meetings and webinars, streaming face-to-face conferences and campus-based classes, preparing videos for the flipped classroom and for blended learning, and as a course management system. The interface comes in 14 languages and it can be customized to suit your needs. I have been using it since 2007 and have never looked back.
Learning to share is a very important aspect of learning. Posting your reflections for everyone to learn from during a workshop is very important. Connecting with the facilitators to add your feedback limits the scope and lessons learned to 1 or 2 people. If you missed a few sessions of a class and wish to continue collaborating, which I encourage everyone to do, please add your thoughts on a blog and share it with the world. This way you don't limit your audience and everyone benefits. However, don't forget to share the link with the class participants so they can learn and respond.
Dariem Garces and Dr. Nellie Deutsch have a hosting company called Integrating Technology, hosting and consulating services (ITHCS). We install or help install for our Moodle for Teacher administrator workshop participants, support, and provide consultation services for any teacher for $120 a year.
ITHCS is the only organization that provides unlimited number of email notifications. Shared hosting and most hosting companies do not allow unlimited number of email notifications as they crash their servers. I was kicked out of a few hosting companies for having too many email notifications. It's a Moodle feature that causes problems. We provide consultation on Moodle to a few universities around the world and to teachers who want to use Moodle.
Don't be discouraged if you hosting company doesn't support your Moodle webstie. Similar things happened to me when I first started my Moodle in 2004. I was lucky to have met Dariem who helped me. Dariem and I worked on the WebQuest Module for Moodle. Dariem is the developer of the Module. I used to create WebQuests so we teamed up. He was doing his Masters in computer science and I had begun my doc program at the Univeristy of Phoenix.
Moodle for Teacher Administrators (M4TA) is a 6-week online workshop for teachers who wish to be administrators of a Moodle. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Nellie Deutsch, an experienced teacher admin of a few Moodles and facilitator of Moodle for Teachers (M4T) workshops and Dariem Garcias Urquiza, the tech support person of IT4ALL Moodles (1.9 and 2.0), virtual learning environments (Wordpress, Joomla, Sakai), Moodle Pluggins, IT4ALL servers, and the creator of the WebQuest module for Moodle Dariem Garcés Urquiza. Dariem has an MA in Moodle and is a Moodle developer under Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle.
Participants will be given the roles of administrators in two Moodle labs for 2.0 and 1.9 Moodles to practice. They will learn about plesk and filezilla and practice adding plugins/modules to the Moodle in the labs. The workshop is based on hands-on activities where participants learn by doing.
The tuition for the 6-week course is $150.
Learning Objectives for the 6 Weeks:
1. Manage the various parts of the administrators console: Course administration overview Managing course settings Managing user roles Managing groups Backing up your course Restoring data from a backup Importing content to another course Running reports Managing files and folders Customizing your profile page
2. Understand global settings, security, and privacy
3. Manage changes of appearance
4. Add themes
5. Manually create and manage accounts and assign roles
6. Provide support for teachers
Participants get admin rights in Moodle 2.0 + and Moodle 1.9 + to practice what they learn and free consultation and support for the Moodle for 12 months.
You are invited to join Teacher appreciation week on WizIQ for 5 days and throughout the year. Teacher appreciation days are important times for teachers, schools, students, parents, and communities around the globe.
Moodle for Teachers (M4T) 2013 EVO online workshop will take place on a Moodle website called Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL). 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 class practice sections as teachers. The participants will develop a lesson or course on Moodle.
The workshop will include both asynchronous (not dependent on time) and synchronous (time dependent) learning environments. The asynchronous will be conducted on the Moodle and the synchronous learning environment will be conducted on WizIQ (free premium accounts for educators) in the Moodle. Participants will watch tutorials, post to the discussion forums, and practiceMoodle tools with the roles of a student and teacher.
The goal of the M4T EVO 2013 course is to help educators ensure the quality of online learning through systematic instructional design of online and blended online courses (BOL) and instructor training on online pedagogies.
This intensive five-week workshop is designed to engage the participants in theoretical and practical aspects of online learning and teaching with a Learning Management System (LMS) called Moodle. Participants or Moodlers as they are called will be introduced to the Moodle philosophy and course development tools. By successfully completing the program, participants will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to create basic Moodle resources and activities for blended online learning (BOL) or blended learning (BL) courses. As online learners, participants will understand online learning from the student's perspective so they can prepare their future courses with the learner in mind.
Workload & Format
M4T EVO 2013 requires participants to be active 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. In addition, teacher will have access to the admin settings for courses and for user enrolments.
Participants will be actively involved in the course. The tasks involved creating video tutorials. Participants will learn to use screensharing (jing, screen-o-matic, present me, screenr) and authoring tools (Youtube, Vimeo, Bliptv, Vocaroo)
Screensharing tools for tutorials.
Jing (requires download) Screenr (no download) Screencastomatic (no download) Vocaroo (no download) Present Me (no download)
The objective of the free online Moodlemoot conference is connect educators for learning. The conference is run by Educators for educators around the globe. Participants will learn about Moodle and technology enhanced learning.Course DescriptionLanguage of Instruction:English, SpanishMoodleMoot 2012 (MMVC12) live online conference is a free annual event. The conference will take place from August 17-19, 2012 online via WizIQ Virtual Classroom and Integrating Technology Moodlemoot website . The presentations will be conducted in both English and Spanish.
You are invited to join the presentations before the sessions to ensure that you get the video recordings. After the event (August 20, 2012), you may view the lecture sessions and recordings by joining the MMVC12 course on WizIQ and learn at your own pace.
Topic tracks for MMVC12 1. Moodle for Instruction and Learning 2. Teaching with Moodle in Unique Ways 3. Online Facilitation 4. Moodle Tricks and Tips 5. Moodle Plugins, Modules 6. WizIQ VC on Moodle 7. Developers' Corner on Moodle 8. Going Mobile on Moodle 9. iPads & iPhones 10. Moodle Communities of Learning 11. Research Studies on Moodle 12. Best Practices on Moodle 13. Innovations with Moodle 14. Mahara & Moodle 15. Blended & Blended Online Learning with Moodle 16. Action Research Projects 17. Reflective Practice 18. E-portfolios on Moodle 19. New & Innovative Programs on Moodle 20. Moodle Book Review 21. Case Studies on Moodle 22. Technology Enhanced Learning 23. Moodle in Higher Education 24. Moodle in K-12 25. Moodle for Business 26. Moodle Compared to other LMSsWho should EnrollEveryone who is interested in learning and teaching online would find the Moodlemoot conference of interest
Join a win-win team of educators and tech developers at Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) & Integrating Technology Hosting & Consulting Services (ITHCS) so you can receive professional support for your school, business, and/or private Moodle at reasonable prices.
ITHCS is an initiative self-funded by Dr. Nellie Deutsch, an experienced website developer and administrator of a number of Moodle websites. Nellie has been integrating technology into her high school and college classes since the mid 90s and using Moodle since 2004. Nellie partnered with Mr. Dariem Garcés Urquiza, a Moodle developer in 2005 when he was working on the WebQuest Module for Moodle as a project of his Master degree program in Cuba. Nellie and Dariem have been collaborating on how to improve Moodle courses since 2006 when Nellie founded what is now Integrating Technology for Acive Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL).
Dariem and Nellie are the administrators of a few Moodle websites that are organized by IT4ALL for professional development workshops for educators around the globe. The purpose of the ITHCS is to provide low-cost technical support and consultation for organizations and teachers who wish to own their own Moodle or other e-learning environments such as Joomla, Drupal, or Wordpress. In addition, ITHCS helps sponsor and pay for the free and low-cost Moodle for Teacher (M4T) workshops for educators around the world at Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL).
Integrating Technology Hosting and Consulting Services (ITHCS) is a Canadian company registered in Ontario. The company provides technical, hosting and consulting services for virtual learning environments such as Moodle, Mahara, Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal, and WizIQ. The consultation includes Moodle for Teacher free and low-cost online and customized face-to-face workshops around the world as well as other professional development workshops on technology enhanced learning.
Spring is a great time to follow old and new dreams. Mine has always been to teach online. Teaching online is a great way to make extra money or earn a living by creating your very own online courses. Teaching online is full of AHA moments as teachers get to teach their way without having the school force them to teach to the test. Teaching online engages both the teacher and student. What better way to teach and learn via Moodle. Moodle is a free course and learning management system (CMS & LMS) that allows teachers to cater to students' individual needs. Learn how to Moodle by joining Moodle for Teachers workshops available now: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=19D9tue67AzIb2D-Yp4XFPU3BoKNT-tpydzE-n04lgHQ
FYI, there's a hacker with a great spam if you fall for it, which I did. It comes from your twitter contacts and it says someone is saying bad things about you. A link follows the message. If you click on the link, your twitter account is hacked and it begins to send the spam. I changed my password so I'm out of the loop, but the game is still on so don't click on the link if you get the message from someone else. So, if you are curious and click on the link, people will be saying bad things about you.
Let's make our online presence a good one by warning each other so we do not fall into the traps that are being developed as I write this. Let your friends know about this hacker so that we can have a safe online exchange.