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The Pedagogy of Moodle

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Martin Dougiamas, lead director and founder of Moodle has shared a superb presentation on where Moodle is heading with the release of 2.0 (and looking further forward to 2.1). You can find it here on slide share.

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Useful for staff engagement :)

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gideonwilliams's curator insight, June 1, 2013 10:58 AM

A bit old now but the important message is still very relevant

Bob Willetts's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:48 PM

Aweesome! I have waiting for this! Leading with the pedagogy!

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Video: Gamify a Moodle Course in Under 20 Minutes by @teachwithmoodle

Frederic Nevers posted this video about a year ago and details how, with a standard Moodle 2.x installation you can add some game theory to your course(s).
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Great addition to staff support resources in your institution. Share with champions for better engagement :)
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CMI PDA Project Management

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Forth Valley College is one of Scotland's leading training providers offering flexible business focused solutions.
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Highly recommended online  PDA in Project Management designed and developed by @Naderjarmooz,  elearning ambassador at Forth valley college.

 

Enrol and experience the elearning approaches and online delivery model designed by Nader.  The completely online PDA qualification has been successfully running for 2 years and Nader has been asked to demonstrate  this good practice at events over the country,  virtually and in person.  

 

Catch him sharing his story and approaches at Blackboard Collaborate  teaching and learning conference in Dublin end of April till 2nd may this year.

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Get Moodle for Cellular Learning download free | Ebooks free ...

Get Moodle for Cellular Learning download free | Ebooks free ... | Upgrade to Moodle 2x @Forth Valley College | Scoop.it
Cell gadgets have become ubiquitous and offer numerous new choices for understanding. Moodle, when combined with a cell unit, opens up a new planet of possibilities to instructors, instructors, and training pros to produce ...

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Thanks to @maberdour - I haven't checked it out, but it's #moodle, #mlearning and it's free;  its a book I would pay for because of the good reviews and the author, download and share :)

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BadgeKit Training Webinars

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Yesterday we announced the release of BadgeKit, a set of open, foundational tools to support the entire badging process. We’re super excited to start helping people get badge systems up and running...
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A series of webinars offered by the badge masters themselves Mozilla. They are developed to support organisations with the whole process from start to finish implementing Badge issuing into their roles. With the badge toolkit being released soon, which provides the tools to support the process of using Open Badges, there is no stopping you!
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Free Web Analytics Software - Analytics - Piwik

Free Web Analytics Software - Analytics - Piwik | Upgrade to Moodle 2x @Forth Valley College | Scoop.it
Piwik is the leading open source web analytics platform that gives you valuable insights into your website's visitors, your marketing campaigns and much more, so you can optimize your strategy and online experience of your visitors.
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Piwik is an open source web analytics platform that you can download onto your own site to provide you with analytics for learner engagement etc.

 

Clear detailed data is produced in reports, check out the demo site.  I really like how Piwik encourage you to join their community and put your ideas forward to help towards future releases, built by users!

 

And there is an app :)

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How to make a multimedia page in Moodle with the Page resource

How to make a multimedia page in Moodle with the Page resource | Upgrade to Moodle 2x @Forth Valley College | Scoop.it
This post explains how to create a webpage on Moodle that contains pictures, videos and hyperlinks to websites and files.
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A great guide to help with supporting staff with best practices in Moodle course creation, could fit in with gamification too.
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The Free Moodle Podcast

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Preview and download the podcast The Free Moodle Podcast on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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Download the free Moodle Podcast from itunes now - from a previous post of mine about Free Moodle.

 

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Announcing Moodler of the Year Award

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We are delighted to announce a new award to be ran in conjunction with the Moodlemoot - Moodler of the Year 2014. The purpose is to celebrate and reward excellent teaching practice in the use of Mo...
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This is an exciting new addition to the programme at Moodle moot this year in Edinburgh #mootuk14 Looking forward to some real competitiveness and what Moodle goodness they will be sharing. Good luck
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Getting Started: Course Templates

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Here are two great course templates which teachers/new course builders might use to get a leg up in the course development process.  To quickly test new features and course formats I'll often rely ...
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Another great post from @Moodle NewsI'm using 'course request' in Moodle 2 to help engage staff not confident in Moodle yet, and so far is very popular.  Staff can feel that creating the course is the hardest part and having this step done for them can be encouraged.

 

I intend to use these Moodle 2 templates for standard issue for new courses with our theme applied.  One of the templates includes the basics of course design and organization to help generate ideas.

 

My perfect template though would ensure that accessibility was in mind with the lecturer and automatically use the correct sized font, headings etc etc.  Anyone managed to work round this or has a method, please share :)

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Moodle 2.6 Release Highlights - YouTube

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Learn what's new in the latest open source Moodle learning platform.
Read more about the new fea...
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Work through these videos of Moodle 2.6 release provided by @moodlefairy, a great resource to introduce the new features to your own Moodle community . 

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MoodleChannel - YouTube

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Moodle Help Channel created for staff at Forth Valley College, home of the #moooodlecow: to support the move to Moodle 2x this session.

 

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Subscribe to our channel to view and perhaps use to help you prepare your own support videos for your organisation using Moodle 2x. 

 

A constant work in progress that we hope to develop eventually into the Interactive Moodle for Teachers guide.

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Moodle help when you need it.

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Excellent tutorials

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Moodlemoot Edinburgh 2014 - Workshops

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We have a draft list of workshops that we will be running on the pre-conference day (April 14th). These are all hands on and you will need to bring you own device (laptop/notebook) to be able to pa...
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A fantastic line up of pre-conference workshops confirmed @Moodle Moot 2014 in Edinburgh #mootuk14. You can register now and still receive your early bird ticket pricing.
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Moodle: Creating a Collaborative Question Bank

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We have a Moodle server for teachers to use to post course content online, Willard E-Learning. Teachers can sign up for a free account and request a course to get started. In the Professional Devel...
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An excellent post taking you from why the decision of providing a collaborative question bank came about, to the creation.

 

I like this approach and could be used in all subjects, very clever.  I think I would like to see learners using this too to create a learner created support area.  Perhaps with bridging gaps to university etc too.  Would love to see some examples and any impact they have had :)

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Moodle plugins: Mindmap

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This is the original Mindmap module for moodle formerly found on ekpenso.com. This Mindmap module allows you to create and save simple mindmaps from within moodle.
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Course Contents Block, a simple alternative to the navigation block

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The Course Contents block maintained by David Mudrák is a simple alternative to the default navigation block that provides students a shortcut to each of the topic areas in the course. There are be...
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Just by looking you can see the benefits to having a simple contents block, if you feel that the navigation block is not intuitive within your own #moodle site. I have had mixed feedback, but may put it out to a vote for this summers rollover.
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BadgeKit Training Webinars

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Yesterday we announced the release of BadgeKit, a set of open, foundational tools to support the entire badging process. We’re super excited to start helping people get badge systems up and running...
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A series of webinars offered by the badge masters themselves Mozilla. They are developed to support organisations with the whole process from start to finish implementing Badge issuing into their roles. With the badge toolkit being released soon, which provides the tools to support the process of using Open Badges, there is no stopping you!
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LiveZilla Live Chat, Live Support, Ticket System and Customer Support Software for your website

LiveZilla Live Chat, Live Support, Ticket System and Customer Support Software for your website | Upgrade to Moodle 2x @Forth Valley College | Scoop.it
LiveZilla Live Support Software featuring Live Chats, Real Time Visitor Monitoring, Online Customer Support, Ticket System, WebCam Chats and Operator to Operator Chats.
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@Livezilla_net live support software has many features, the one I like is the FREE liveChat window feature!  This is free for one operator so good for small sites or for a particular event.  Lets you connect with your users in an interactive way.

 

One operator is not enough for my organisation, and I have 1 other member of staff in my team so could easily run the risk of a huge queue and bad press.  I see an opportunity to offer 'out of hours' real-time support for learners to contact Moodle or Mahara help at certain times of the year.  Connecting the window to a FAQ database could provide quick support when livechat not available.

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Learning Analytics - Where's my data?

Learning Analytics - Where's my data? | Upgrade to Moodle 2x @Forth Valley College | Scoop.it
A while ago I wrote a blog about learning analytics from different perspectives giving examples of different analytics based tools that could benefit different users. Since then I've had discussion...
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An excellent follow up blog from @salvadore about learning analytics in Moodle. He shares how to find the data on Moodle and how to report and analyze your learning analytics. I don't feel there is a lot of material or case study examples for UK organisations at the moment and learner analytics are a hot topic! So thank you @salvetore for sharing :)
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PoodLL on Moodle - YouTube

Introduce yourself with PoodLL on Moodle and learn to Moodle for free: http://moodle4teachers.org and enrol in M4TEVO14 5-week course: http://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=16

 

 


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A instructional video on the use of the plugin @poodLL.  Introduce audio for engaging feedback and set video online assssments which allows video submissions.  Primarily for language subjects but with the Moodle integration can be used across a range of topics.

Always keen to see examples from other users.

Thanks @moodle4teachers

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Navigation Prototype for Moodle 2.7 Ready for your Feedback

Navigation Prototype for Moodle 2.7 Ready for your Feedback | Upgrade to Moodle 2x @Forth Valley College | Scoop.it
If you're interested in trying out the very cutting edge of Moodle features (those that are just an idea on a demo site) you're in luck. Moodle HQ's Front End team has created  showcases a few new ...
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Moodle prototypes is a fantastic opportunity for Moodlers at every level to actively contribute to decisions made by Moodle HQ for core in future releases.  I think this is fantastic and I hope if you have an opinion about what should have been, or shouldn't have been included in your latest release, take the time to put your feedback into Moodle Prototype and put your views forward. 

 

This prototype is available now for the communities feedback about navigation and the look and feel of the interface in the release of Moodle 2.7.

 

Navigation has been made more intutive and has new features including:  -

 

Profile always available at top rightSimplified “Preferences”Reorganized profile, account settings, blog preferences, etc.Easy access to grades
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10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom -

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10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom by Mike Acedo In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods to give students the best opportunity to succeed. It is not only imperative...
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A clear and informative resource that can help introduce staff to Gamification. Thanks to @ShellTerrell
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Top 10 Moodle Posts of 2013

Top 10 Moodle Posts of 2013 | Upgrade to Moodle 2x @Forth Valley College | Scoop.it
I'm going to take just a moment to highlight the 10 most viewed posts of 2013 on the blog. It was a great year for Moodle and I have an awesome time learning about all of the Moodle-related happeni...
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A great collection of Moodle posts from 2013  which has something for every Moodler.  An opportunity to think about plugins to evaluate, Moodle training for your users, change your theme or be inspired by 47 ways to use Moodle in the classroom!

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Moodle Prototypes

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Moodle HQ will use this site to show new features considered for Moodle releases.  Take the time to help the community by trying out these experiments following the instructions provided and by feeding back through surveys throughout the sites. Our input can help a feature be dedicated more time to be included for Moodle core. What a great way to get all Moodle users involved and actively contributing to Moodle's future :) 
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Free Moodle

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FreeMoodle.org provides completely free Moodle hosting for any course that is free for others.  It is the only free Moodle hosting site that is truly multi-lingual, supported by Moodle.org community PHM's (Particularly Helpful Moodlers), and...
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I've seen this site before and liked how its geared to learners and teachers with free courses covering a range of subject areas.

I'm interested in the Free Moodle podcast range and I've subscribed  to listen to the team sharing their Moodle experiences and can look forward to guest speakers every month :)

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MoodleShare

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This resource has some nice courses available for download into your own Moodle site and customised as you wish.

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