Moodle MOOC Goes Extra! Don’t Say Farewell To “Learn Moodle 3.5 Basics” Just Yet

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Community Educator and the voice behind the comprehensive playlist accompanying Moodle’s official Massive Online Open Course Series, Mary Cooch, concludes yet another run of the online gathering of Moodlers and newcomers, this time around Moodle 3.5.

But the teaching is not over. Days after the final grade was earned, and the last badge awarded, Cooch dropped four more screencasts –Workshop, Database, Lesson and Feedback– to encourage diligent Moodlers to continue their learning on more detailed, possible complex topics. It is a reality that the MOOC is a compromise, intended to excite and showcase what Moodle is about in general. If it were to delve into the many options and configurations available for their most advanced activities, it would easily exceed the 4-hour, 4-week workload, further compromising commitment and completion rate.

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The following videos are still “starters” and just the same, they encourage autonomous exploration of the activity as well as the documentation.

Workshop, “Powerful peer assessment tool”: A controlled environment for participants to see, analyze and evaluate each other’s work and the quintessential collaborative Moodle activity.

Database, “Share content”: An understatedly powerful tool to build learning and organizational knowledge through educational activities. Not only stores data and makes it searchable for current and future cohorts, it can also contain files and multimedia, and can be extended with database field type plugins.

Lesson, “Adaptive learning”: The scholastic activity par excellence, it is designed to encourage close observation of student work by the teacher, which he can review and adapt along the way through dozens of customization options.

Feedback, “Listen to your learners”: One of the most versatile activities, it is useful to put a finger on the students’ pulse across topics and subjects, starting with the quality of the course and the teaching themselves. Views can be set private or public, and individually tagged for faster searching.

The upcoming version of the “Learn Moodle” MOOC series starts on Monday, January 7, 2019 and is expected to cover Moodle 3.6. Sign up at learn.moodle.net.

Read “Learn Moodle Extra – a few more Moodle screencasts” at moodleblog.net.■


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