Mootuk11 Day1 Workshops AM
Moodle at Barking and Dagenham College: From Messy Repository to Quality Interaction and Engagement – Janina Dewtiz @eLearningTechie
A very polished presentation using Prezi to describe the frustrations of training and re-training or what Janina called ‘Wash, Rinse and Re-train” cycles.
She offered some good advice for Moodle training and practical tips aimed at Moodle administrators, trainers or advocates. Janina presented a three tier training model.
- Basic – 3 x 90 minute sessions
- Intermediate – 1hr, 1 resource / activity focused session
- Advanced – This was a personal journey, selected by the educator with support from Janine.
The training was then aligned to the course awards system. A Moodle block that awards bronze, silver and gold medals enabling educators to gain recognition for the quality of their course.
- Only respond through Moodle, discourage email.
- Direct staff to pre-made tutorials, screencasts to avoid the “could you show me” models of training.
- Reward staff innovation
Mastering the Moodle 2 Workshop Module – Michelle Moore, Remote Learner
Michelle offer a practical experience to Workshop 2.0 by providing delegates with access to a test Moodle site with both student and teacher roles.
As students we completed a very quick task before Michelle took us through an active Workshop 2.0 setup.
Remember the light bulbs, that’s the key.
Active participation is always welcomed.
- You can only work one phase at a time
- Phases do not switch automatically
- The introduction and rubric is not visible after the Workshop moves into the submission phase. (You may wish to copy the rubric and add as a resource.)
- Grades now get to the gradebook
- Manual and random allocation
- Phase transpacency for students
- Now compatiable with groups
Note to self, practical engagement was a definite positive!