The Moodle Mash Up

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  1. 1. 1 The Moodle Mash Up: Benefits and Challenges Nav Hundal - E-learning Support Officer Cath Wasiuk E-learning Support Officer Manchester Metropolitan University
  2. 2. 2 By the end of this presentation, we hope that you will have: An overview of integrated institutional systems within Moodle. An understanding of the benefits and challenges that staff have experienced. An understanding of the benefits and challenges this has brought to students. An overview of how this has impacted on the student experience. Session Overview
  3. 3. EQAL Learning Technologies Review (Nov 2009 Feb 2010) Replacement for existing VLE (Blackboard WebCT Vista) Seamless systems integration Automatic unit creation and enrolment Assessment and Coursework Electronic Library services integration Timetabling Past Exam Papers Raise student satisfaction, providing a seamless and personalised online experience. 3 Background
  4. 4. 4 Unit Specification Pro-forma
  5. 5. Thursday, August 6, 2015 Event Name and Venue 5
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  7. 7. Thursday, August 6, 2015 Event Name and Venue 7
  8. 8. Benefits and Challenges to Staff Everything is automated Everything is automated Frees staff of the administration, focus on teaching and learning Raises the bar Benefits Quality of data in the right hand block acts as a magnifying glass Lack of understanding of how things are connected Flushes out variation in practice Challenges
  9. 9. Benefits and Challenges to Students All information is in one place MyMMU phone app! Info available anytime anywhere Lack of understanding where info is coming from
  10. 10. What did the students say? "the course handbook regularly has separate reading to what is stated on Moodle" "coursework has not been clear it has been confusing and what we have to do appeared different on Moodle and in our hand out booklets" "best thing is Moodle & the MMU app on the iPhone" "the further reading materials list on Moodle is really helpful"
  11. 11. 11 What have we had to overcome? Lack of understanding of where info is coming from ELSOs become a middle man to other issues Differences in practice has meant curriculum set up incorrectly Closer working relationships Moving toward the same goal
  12. 12. Summary Positive impact on student experience Increased communication and working across teams Further Developments Moodle to display moderated summative marks Moodle to display feedback dates to students Moodle 2.4