Teaching workshops - ILC D340

These workshops are for people at the 'coal face' - designing, creating, teaching, facilitating and grading courses.

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE - laptop best - tablet OK for most - smartphone at a pinch!  We will have a few spare iPads available.

Thursday 6th October

  • AM: PowerPoint, Moodle activities, or SCORM: which should you use and why? - 9.00-12.00 (including break 10.00-10.30) - Richard Jones
    • These are the questions many of us ask!  Should we just be uploading our PowerPoint presentations for online learners, or does using an activity such as the Lesson create something better?  And what about SCORM - will that increase engagement and retention - or is the learning curve too great for a busy teacher?  In this workshop Richard will explore these questions in a practical way, with examples, and time to try things for yourself !
  • PM: Using Moodle core activities to create engagement - 13.00-16.00 (including break 14.30-15.00) -  Tabitha Roder
    • Although we may start a Moodle course by uploading static content and reading resources, we all know that the real power of online learning happens when we start to interact and collaborate.  So how do you most effectively use the core functions of Moodle to lift your course above being a data dump, and create engaged learners ?
Friday 7th October

  • AM: PoodLL, Generico, and more! - 9.00-12.00 (including break 10.00-10.30) - Justin Hunt
    • Justin is the teacher and programmer who created PoodLL - the plugin for Moodle that add audio and video recording, whiteboards, stopwatches and flashcards - even within Assignments and Quiz questions!  It's fun, it's friendly, and it's flexible, and in this workshop you will be able to try it !  Time allowing this session will also cover basics of Generico - another amazing plugin by Justin.
  • PM: Wacky ways to use Moodle! Using loopholes, and rare facets of Moodle to provide novel solutions to problems - 13.00-14.30 - Scott Hallman
    • Use all the basic tools of Moodle but thinking outside the box: Run 2 course formats at once for a great mobile Moodle without using mobile Moodle, checklists for registers, quizzes for logbooks and assignments. Databases for journals, logbooks and assignments. Assignments for manual grade items, pattern-match questions for immediate feedback, marking guides and rubrics for live marking of presentations and face to face exams, have zero lines in rubrics, use quizzes for workshops, use workshops for live peer to peer marking. And many moreā€¦
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  • PM: Moodle Quiz Templates: The fastest way to create learning objects in Moodle - 15.00-16.00 - Scott Hallman
    • Using the Moodle quiz templates plus bootstrap and full screen mode in the adaptable theme, we set out to use Moodle as our learning object creator. Stop using other learning object creators - Moodle does it all, and better!  Have your staff only learn one tool and don't pay for comercial products that do half the job.

AM sessions are 9.00-12.00
PM sessions are 13.00-16.00

Last modified: Monday, 3 October 2016, 2:47 PM