Moodle MOOC 6

Moodle Mooc 6

Moodle MOOC 6 is a bi-annual event that takes place in May and November of each year. Participants of the MOOC learn to teach online using Moodle course management system and WizIQ live class and active learning video tutorials using technologies such as PoodLL, PresentMe, Movenote, SlideSpeech, and Screencast-o-matic. Certificates are awarded for free to participants who reflect on their learning experiences on a blog and share their work.

Moodle Massive Open Online Course (Moodle MOOC)

Moodle MOOC 6 (MM6) will start on May 1, 2015 on WizIQ. The theme of the current MOOC is collaborative learning, reflective practice, connecting online for instruction and learning, and peace through online learning. Click to enrol in the May MOOC, today to access the links to the live online classes, watch and download the recordings with the same link, get the content of the lectures, and join the discussions in one area: http://www.wiziq.com/course/100234-moodle-mooc-6

Moodle MOOC 6 Highlights

  • Moodle 2.8 Theories and Practice Training
  • Active Learning: Teaching as a Way to Learn
  • Learning & Teaching Online: Creating Engaging Activities
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning and Teaching in a Live Online Class

Focus of Moodle MOOC 6

The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching through Moodle, Google Drive Docs, blogs, Google Apps, Mobile Devices, Virtual Classes, and other online learning environments for face-to-face, blended, and fully online learning. In addition, participants will engage in active learning. They will learn to use technologies such as Movenote, Screencast-o-matic, PresentMe, SlideSpeech, Plotagon, Smore, Quizlet, and other technologies for active learning and teaching as a way to learn. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.

Learning Areas

There will be two learning areas: WizIQ course area and Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Moodle website. The live online sessions and recordings, tutorials (courseware) and ongoing discussions (coursefeed) will be available in the WizIQ course area.

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

Moodle MOOC 6 Moodle for Teachers

Moodle for Teachers training course on how to use Moodle 2.8 for instruction is the asynchronous component of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The course takes place on Moodle for teachers website. The Moodle training is for suitable for anyone interested in teaching online using Moodle, WizIQ, and other web technologies.

Participants will become acquainted with Moodle 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 only include asynchronous (not dependent on time) element on a Moodle site called Moodle for Teachers. The course is self-paced with ongoing discussions (facilitator and technical support available), live online classes (recordings), videos, and other relevant content.

There are 4 courses on the Moodle MOOC 6 with a special work at your own pace course for Moodle administrators:

  1. Moodle for Teachers Moodle MOOC 6 (open for enrollment)
  2. Moodle for Teacher Practice Area (TPA) automatically enrolled
  3. Moodle for Teacher Manager Practice Area (MPA) automatically enrolled
  4. Moodle for Admin (with a Moodle developer) paid course (open for enrollment)

Workload

The workload for the MOOC includes participating or viewing the recordings of the live session and developing a reflective practice in a blog, wiki, google drive doc, website, web page on a website and so on to sustain the information relevant to your needs and learning experiences. In addition, participants will be able to learn to manage a Moodle website as a teacher and manager.

Certificates of Completion

Participants, who wish to get a certificate, will need to enrol in the Moodle MOOC 6 (MM6): Reflecting on the Webinars in order to reflect on a blog and share in their social networks their experiences of 1 or more of the live presentations (webinars) on Moodle MOOC 6. Participants are required to write a text and add Multimedia to each post. The due date for the reflective practice is May 31, 2015.

Badges on Moodle 2.8

Participants will be awarded a badge for each week of MM6. Participants are required to follow and do the tasks required on Moodle for Teachers Moodle MOOC 6 teacher training course area.

Team of Facilitators

The MOOC and the live online classes will be coordinated by Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Tom Hodgers. Volunteers are welcome to join and help facilitate the event. Participants will be able to ask questions in advance and throughout the course in the courseware in the WizIQ course area.

Live Online Classes

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. These are listed in the course schedule on Moodle MOOC 6, on this google drive document, and below.

About the Presenters

Moodle MOOC 6 Webinars in May, 2015

There are 25 live sessions on Moodle MOOC 6. Please click on the links below to access the webinar and get the exact time in your timezone.  

1

May 1

11 AM EST

Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Tom Hodgers

Opening Ceremony

2

May 2

11 AM EST

Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Tom Hodgers

Layout of Moodle for Teachers Website & Moodle Training

3

May 3

11 AM EST

Angelos Bollas

Essential Online Tools & Activities for Summer School Teachers.

4

May 4

11 AM EST

Dr. Nancy Zingrone

Designing a Learning Center in a Virtual World

5

May 5

11 AM EST

Lenandlar Singh

Facebook in Undergraduate Education Update

6

May 6

11 AM EST

Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Tom Hodgers

Moodling as a Teacher

7

May 7

11 AM EST

María J. García San Martín with Uni students

The challenge of digital crafting on Moodle

8

May 9

11 AM EST

Rob Howard

PUT A RING ON IT (Engaging Online Students)

9

May 10

11 AM EST

Angelos Bollas

Twitter in the ELT Classroom

10

May 11

1 PM EST

Assoc. Profs Fahriye Altınay & Zehra Altınay

Being Digital Natives

11

May 12

11 AM EST

Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Tom Hodgers

Moodling as Manager of a Course

12

May 18

11 AM EST

Brenda Mallinson

Exploration of the Potential of Open Digital Badge system

13

May 19

11 AM EST

Aaron Sherman and Emily Swartz

Digital Storytelling

14

May 20

11 AM EST

Dr. Ludmila Smirnova

The Power of Moodle and Web 2.0 for  Learning from each Other

15

May 21

11 AM EST

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

My Experiences as Administrator of a Moodle Site

16

May 22

11 AM EST

Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson

How to motivate learners in online learning environments

17

May 23

11 AM EST

Rob Howard

Online Student Retention

18

May 24

11 AM EST

Dr. Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo

Integrating language content and technology for Europe 2020

19

May 25

11 AM EST

Roi Shillo

Moodle, Always on solution: Bullet proof IT architecture for your Moodle Deployment

20

May 26

11 A M EST

Eduardo Lina

The Way We Learn: Moodle for teachers on Teacher Professional Development Workshops

21

May 27

10 A M EST

Eduardo Lina

Moodle for High School Special Education Pupils

22

May 28

11 AM EST

Tom Hodgers

Multi-platform multi-lingual virtual presentations in the Multiverse

23

May 29

1 PM EST

Dr. Lee Graham

Minecraft Challenge!

24

May 30

1 PM EST

Rosmery Ribera Ferrier

Professional Learning Networks for Lifelong Learners

25

May 31

12 PM EST

Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Tom Hodgers

Closing Ceremony


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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