1st Moodle MOOC has over 1900 participants!

The 1st ever Moodle #MOOC has over 1200 participants! Enroll Now

More than 1400 participants have signed up for the 1st ever Moodle MOOC of its kind on WizIQ and over 1400 have enrolled in the opening ceremony with Martin Dougiamas. With a slate of speakers like Martin Dougiamas, Stephen Downes, Bryan Alexander, Dave Cormier, John Graves, and Maria Droujkova, MOODLE MOOC is ready to rock and keep participants engaged through live sessions.

Martin Dougiamas, founder and lead developer of Moodle will kick off the opening ceremony at 9pm EST May 31st (tomorrow).

Invitation to the MOODLE MOOC on WizIQ

You’re invited to join the first Moodle MOOC of its kind for the opening ceremony (see the exact time in your area).

The Moodle MOOC will officially begin on June 1 and end on June 30, 2013. However, participants will be able to continue learning together and receive ongoing support from the facilitators for as long as they wish after the official date. The recordings of the life sessions, the courseware and coursefeed will be available indefinitely. Yes, the MOOC will be accessible after the event.

Course Interactive Syllabus

The course activities and resources are available on the interactive syllabus (ask questions and add comments). Participants are free to engage as much or as little as they wish with the content and facilitators during the course and after the course ends on June 30, 2013. The session recordings, content, and course discussions will be open so that participants will be able to access and continue learning at their own pace. In addition, participants may leave the MOOC at any time.

Workload of the MOOC

The workload for the MOOC includes viewing the recordings of 7 live sessions (unless you can be in the sessions) and developing a reflective artifact in the form of a blog, wiki, google drive doc, website, web page on a website, and so on to sustain the information relevant to your needs and your learning experiences. In addition, participants will be able to learn to manage a Moodle website as a teacher or manager. The course activities and resources are available on the interactive syllabus.

Certificates of Completion

Participants who are active on the coursefeed (discussions), do the tasks (see resources and activities), attend all and/or view the recordings of all the sessions, reflect and write about the event and their experiences and share the link of their activities (blog, wiki, Moodle, facebook and other social networks) will be eligible for a certificate of completion and receive badges on Moodle 2.5.

Course Description

Teaching with Moodle is a go-at-your own pace and/or follow a 4-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for teachers and anyone interested in teaching online using Moodle, WizIQ, and other web technologies. The course will take place in the month of June 2013. The MOOC is in the spirit of open education and is completely free.

Participants will become acquainted with the latest Moodle 2.5 as a course and learning management system. They will learn how Moodle can be used in fully online, blended learning, and the flipped class. The course will include both asynchronous (not dependent on time) and synchronous (time dependent) elements. The course is self-paced with ongoing discussions (facilitator and technical support available), live online classes (recordings), videos, and other relevant content.

Unlike the traditional MOOCs that stress content and course delivery, Moodle MOOC will focus on active learning, reflection, sharing, and collaboration. The aim of the course is for the participants to learn through meaningful connections and social interactions.

Course Highlights

  • Moodle 2.5 Layout (Activities, Resources, Blocks)

  • Creating Engaging Activities

  • Learning & Teaching Online

  • WizIQ on Moodle 2.5

  • Going Beyond the Moodle MOOC for Active Lifelong Learning

Team of Facilitators

Team of Facilitators

The MOOC and the live online classes will be coordinated by Dr. Nellie Deutsch and facilitated by Dr. Ludmila Smirnova, Dr. Nancy Zingrone , Dr. Ramesh Sharma , and Judith Behrens (doctoral student).

Participants will be able to ask questions in advance and throughout the course through the following google drive document and on the interactive syllabus of the MOOC. The live online classes will be recorded for future reference, so don’t worry if you cannot attend or if you’d like to review the content.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Participants will be able to ask questions in advance and throughout the course through the following google drive document and on the interactive syllabus of the MOOC. The live online classes will be recorded for future reference, so don’t worry if you cannot attend or if you’d like to review the content.

Live Online Classes on WizIQ

The opening ceremony is on May 31 at 9 AM EST (NY) and 9PM Perth (Australia) (check your timezone here), a special Learning2Gether event with Vance Stevens and Nellie Deutsch (check your time zone for the exact time)” and 5 live online classes. The live online synchronous classes will take place on WizIQ on Saturdays at 10 AM (EST). Please check your time zone (June 1) for the exact time. Recordings will be available.

Invited Presenters

Invited Guests

Martin Dougiamas, the founder of Moodle will be speaking at the opening ceremony on May 31 at 9 AM EST New York and at 9PM Perth (Australia) time. In addition, there will be other guest appearances by David Cormier (on June 8), Stephen Downes, who will be talking about connectivism and teaching/learning online and MOOCs on June 15, 2013, and Bryan Alexander, who will be presenting on June 22, 2013. On June 29, 2013, John Graves will be speaking on Slidespeech and Dr. Maria Droujkova will be speaking on Moebius Noodlesan open source collaborative project (not only for Math teachers).

Bryan,  Dave, and Stephen started the first MOOCs. In fact, Bryan Alexander and Dave Cormier are said to have coined the term MOOC.  

Live Online Classes

  1. Opening Ceremony with Martin Dougiamas, Jason R. Levine (Fluency MC), Facilitators of the MOOC, and other surprises.

  2. Week 1:Introduction to the Course & Moodle Layout

  3. Learning2Gether with Vance Stevens and Nellie Deutsch

  4. Week 2: Creating Engaging Activities with Dave Cormier

  5. Week 3: Learning & Teaching Online with Stephen Downes

  6. Week 4: WizIQ on Moodle with Bryan Alexander

  7. Final Session: Going Beyond the MOODLE MOOC for Active Lifelong Learning with John Graves and Maria Droujkova

Register for the course today: http://www.wiziq.com/course/20705-teaching-with-moodle

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Dr. Nellie Deutsch is an education technology and curriculum consultant, faculty at Atlantic University in the MA transpersonal and leadership studies, teacher trainer, researcher, and writer. She organizes Moodle MOOCs and online conferences. She earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest & Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Nellie offers free teacher training courses on teaching with technology, action research and Moodle for teacher courses to new, veteran, and future teachers who wish to teach online, face-to-face or in blended learning formats. She also provides online courses to teachers and ICT people on how to be administrators of Moodle websites. She integrates Moodle and WizIQ live virtual classes in all her courses.

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