Innovations in Educational Technology
Slidespeech is just one of the educational innovations that you will learn about at the upcoming online MoodleMoot conference for 2012 (MMVC12). Akadoo notes is another innovation that is a hit among students as a great way to study. Find out how to add Akanoo to your Moodle courses at MMVC12 from Fabian Gebert, a co-founder of Akanoo.
MMVC12 Course on WizIQ
The live online sessions will take place on the weekend of August 17-19, but you will be able to join the live sessions, access the recordings, and content used in the sessions whether PowerPoint presentations, PDF files, Youtube Videos and/or other Audio and Video files by joining the free online course for MMVC12 that accompanies the conference. Having a course area for an online conference such as MMVC12 is a great way to connect with the organizers, presenters, other participants and content. The course for MMVC12 provides a platform for the participants and presenters to connect before, during, and after the event has ended.
Live Online Sessions
The presentations include topics on teaching and learning with Moodle in K-12 and higher education, Mobile Devices such as the WizIQ and the iPad, applications for Moodle such Sloodle (second life) WizIQ live class, and MentorMob. All the topics relate to improving instruction and learning. One of these alternative ways of teaching and learning involves English language learning with Jason R. Levin and ELT through Rhythm and Rhyme: Collocation, Critical Thinking, and the 3 Rs and David Warr with Language Garden – grammatical mind maps for language teaching.
Learning in Alternative Ways
Many of my colleagues are attempting to find the best way for students to learn. Teaching or as some view it mastery learning just doesn’t seem to work for many teachers because it leaves the students out of the equation. Teachers, administrators, parents and in many cases the general public think that teachers have to teach for students to learn, but the only person that does the learning is the teacher. Students need to be active learners for learning to take place and no one can do it for them. What can teachers do in and out of the face-to-face and online class to facilitate student and not the teacher’s learning? Teaching may be one way for students to learn. It works for teachers so maybe it will work for them. However, there are probably as many ways of learning as there are people. We each have our special way of learning, but do students know what it is? Perhaps teachers can help students learn about learning and how to find what works for them. Join my session on Active Learning and find out more about self-teaching, social learning, and supportive people.
Sloodle (Second Life) on Moodle
Paul Preibisch, one of the developers of Sloodle will be presenting on Sloodle tools for Moodle. Using Second Life for learning is becoming more and more popular with learners of all ages.
Adding Sloodle to Moodle is a great way to add Second Life to courses on Moodle.
Learning English through Rap
Jason Levine facilitates learning via songs. You can learn more from Jason himself in his session on MMVC12.
Here’s more about Jason R. Levine in Tunisia:
David Warr teaches English to speakers of other languages. David developed Language Garden, a innovative way to learn English. Join David’s session on MMVC12 for further information on Language Garden and a chance to ask questions in real time.