e-Learning course in Moodle for teachers. 

Created by Jorge Freire, October 2012

This course focuses on using the interactive and media rich features of Moodle. It also focuses on collaborative development of resources and collaborative learning activities (forums, glossaries, etc.)
The learning objectives for it are:
  • understanding the pedagogical concepts that help produce good learning design;
  • developing learning design knowledge and skills that allow for the creation, in Moodle, of learning experiences that are engaging, learner-centred and lead to active learning.
The learning design focuses on a few basic pedagogical principles:
  • clarity of communication;
  • the use of engaging tone of writing that is based on sound instructional communication principles.
  • contextualisation of resources and activities.
  • use of motivational multimedia and Web 2.0 resources that reflect the needs, interests and experiences of digital natives;
  • promoting collaborative learning;
  • giving feedback that encourages reflection;
  • developing resources collaboratively;
  • scaffolding activities;
  • promoting group work;
  • creating differentiated learning experiences.
  • promoting digital literacy skills.
  • seeing learning design as iterative and evidence-based, using Moodle's affordances as sources of information for redesign.

The main teaching strategies reflect these objectives and principles:

  • Forums
  • Glossaries
  • Creation of resources and activities
  • Reflective practice

As the course runs asynchronously, there won't be collaborative learning activities.

Evaluations is done by participating in forums, adding screen casts, pictures, text descriptions, etc. Those examples will feed into the Good Practice Hub.