CLAMP‘s (Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project) most recent Hack/Doc fest featured an interesting presentation on the Netspot and Monash University developed “Engagement Analytics” toolset for Moodle and how it can be used to identify at risk students and improve retention at schools using these types of schools. Bob Puffer, the speaker, provides some good information on other engagement tools (including Signals by Purdue University) and how they can be used as actionable items by faculty (or staff) or by sending a student a direct message for intervention. According to Mr. Puffer, the key is that the tool can change the weighting of each activity type so that each implementation can choose which activity types are most meaningful for measuring engagement.
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A useful insight into the key new features in Moodle 2.6.
I say "Moodle is great already, let's face it even Moodle 1.9 had plenty of features! As well as adding new fetures it's important to improve what we already have - marking workflow and gradebook improvements are a step in the right direction, but for a product with 87,000 worldwide registered sites across the globe, I would vote for more work on improving user experience and less on new features. More stakeholder engagement could be the key, not the developers, not the partners and not just a few key players. I would like to see more input from the teachers building courses and the students using them."
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Useful outline of 3 of the innovating pedagogies suggested by the OU 2013
In order to lay some ground rules for being successful creating eLearning, we have put together 10 commandments that will ensure instructional designers and businesses alike can reap the rewards of their training efforts.
I’m working with a few community members to bring the TimeStat block up to date for Moodle 2.5 and 2.6. I’m working directly with the original maintainer/developer, Łukasz Sanokowski, who will do the development.
If you’re not familiar with the block, TimeStat is one of the only blocks which created insight directly to the amount of time (seconds and minutes) that students took on activities within a course. It’s a great window into time on task for students of your Moodle classroom and we hope it will be just as valuable for Moodle 2.5 and Moodle 2.6 as it was for Moodle 1.9. Check out the original plugin database entry at https://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=4200.
Despite much talk about the demise of the LMS market, the end is nowhere in sight. Unlike many of the newer learning platform concepts (e.g. MOOCs, free platforms, unbundled learning platforms), the LMS market has an established business model and real revenues. Just today came news of an investment analysis report predicting that total LMS market (higher ed, corporate training, K-12) would triple in revenue by 2018, moving from $2.6B to $7.8B. The LMS ain’t sexy, but it’s still important.