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  • 1.10 Engaging Ways to Use MoodleTips to help engage students in using Moodle

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Engaging Ways to useMoodleAim:-to increase student engagement in the use of Moodle.Objectives:-Staff will increase the usability of Moodle, by creating interactivity, more use of multi-media, collaborative and reflective learning opportunities.We need to ensure that students have a rich, interactive multimedia onlinelearning environment.....We need to ensure that students have the opportunity for collaborativeactivities..... 3. # 1 Making Moodle Visually PleasingMaking Moodle like Web PagesBest way to achieve a webpage like look, I use icons and link each Icon to a Unit within the course.To avoid copyright problems, access a freeicon provider such ashttp://www.iconarchive.com@muppetmasteruk Find out more here:http://issuu.com/muppetmasteruk/docs/moodle2_revised_ 4. # 2 Embedding TwitterEmbedding SocialMediaGoto the following webpagehttp://twitter.com/widgets/which_flashThen choose get widgetOpen a new BlockGive the block an appropriate name.You then need to copy and paste HTML coding into the block Find out more here: http://issuu.com/muppetmasteruk/docs/moodle2_revised_@muppetmasteruk 5. # 3 Using a Wiki in MoodleUsing Wiki in MoodleSuggested uses of wikis:-Group project -Set students a collaborative groupproject, for example geography studentsstudying Hazards, by creating a page foreach Hazard eg [Volcanic], [Earthquake], andso on, each group could be asked to collaborateto their allocated hazard and contribute toproduce a group wiki on Hazards. The teachermay create a submission date on which to turnoff editing capabilities for students so that heor she can grade the final projects by givingcredit for contributions by looking at edithistory. Find out more here:@muppetmasterukhttp://issuu.com/muppetmasteruk/docs/moodle2_revised_ 6. # 4 Moodle and Guerras ScaleGuerra Scale andMoodleMoodle course could be designed to maintain student engagement based on Guerra Scale.ExampleGroup work Forum, GS7 wiki,GS7 Google GS1 documentFind out more here:- linkhttp://issuu.com/muppetmasteruk/docs/guerras_scale_and_@muppetmasteruk 7. # 5 Moodle and LessonsLessons and MoodleThe lesson facility in Moodle falls under the umbrella of Add an Activity.I believe that the Lessons module is one of the most powerful tools in the armament of Moodle.The basic principle is that the lesson is a series of HTML WebPages within Moodle, which can facilitate the following learning/assessment scenarios:- Sequential learning ie one page links to the next page and visa versa Self-directed learning Self-directed assessmentSimple Conditional Find out more here: http://issuu.com/muppetmasteruk/docs/lessonsinmoodle?@muppetmasteruk 8. # 6 Moodle and ForumsForumsMoodle forums are one of the quickest tools to setup for a teacher - all you need is an idea orprompt to promote discussion. They canpromote communication and collaborationand all learners have a voice.Start with the "Simple discussion" to focus on onetopic and to develop confidence andexperience in using forums.There are 5 different forum types in Moodle.Consider the Q & A forum to post a question where students will only see the answer to the question in that discussion when they have posted their reply.Find out more here:http://docs.moodle.org/24/en/Using_ForumGreat to collect ideas to prompt further discussion in class or elsewhere. 9. # 7 Adding Video in a Moodle QuizVideo and QuizzesAdd a video to Moodle Quiz and ask questions based on the video.Create a quiz and go to Youtube to find a video or one you have previously created.Click on share and embed code, copy this and return to Moodle.In the edit window click on HTML toggle and just Ctrl V or paste your code in.Find out more here:This process works in Moodle 2.0+ justhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC6pagq6ADU&safe=activemake sure you copy Old Codeoption in Youtube. 10. # 8 Using Assignments for feedbackAssignment and MoodleThe assignment activity module allows teachers tocollect work from students, review it and providefeedback including grades.Students can submit any digital content (files), including, for example, word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, audio and video clips. Assignments dont necessarily have to consist of file uploads. Alternatively, teachers can ask students to type directly into Moodle using an online text assignment. There is also an offline activity assignment which can be used to remind students of real-world assignments they need to complete and to record grades in Moodle for activities that dont have an online component.There are 4 types of assignments:Find out more here:http://youtu.be/L-JnjY6UPlc@muppetmasteruk 11. # 9 Using Moodle Feedback to createa Knowledge SurveyKnowledge SurveyMoodle Module called Feedback. Within this module is the ability to create survey like questions, with the added facility of being able to quantify the data being produced in text form, graphical or numerically and also get qualitative feedback from the students.On this basis the information gatheredcould give the educator an overviewof all class understanding andknowledge or confidence level.Find out more here:The Feedback module can be downloaded fromDesign Project Screencast http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?rid=95@muppetmasteruk 12. # Add WolframAlphaWidgetContributionsAdd a WolframAlpha WidgetInstantly add live computational knowledge to your blog or website Hundreds of pre-built widgets available inour Widget Gallery No programming skills needed Easy copy and paste embed code Works on popular web and bloggingplatformsTwitter or email here Find out more@muppetmasteruk here:http://www.wolframalpha.com/widgets/gallery/ 13. # 10 be the next to contributeContributionsText HereAdde parvum parvo magnus acervus eritTwitter or email here@ Find out more here: 14. MoodleMark Rollins Website:- e-teachUKBlogsite:-http://muppetmasteruk.wordpress.com/Twitter @muppetmasterukLinkin http://www.linkedin.com/in/mjrollins