Welcome to Moodle MOOC on WizIQ

You are invited to join the opening ceremony of the first Moodle MOOC of its kind hosted by Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Jason R. Levine also known as Fluency MC and Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at WiZiQ.  Check the  syllabus of the MOOC for further informaion.

Invited Guests
Martin Dougiamas, the founder of Moodle, will be speaking at the opening ceremony on May 31 at 9 PM EST New York and at 9PM Perth (Australia) time. In addition, there will be other guest appearances by 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. Both Bryan and Stephen started the first MOOCs. In fact, Bryan Alexander is said to have coined the term MOOC, along with Dave Cormier. George Siemens will also be helping out behind the scenes. He may still surprise us with an appearance if his internet connection is good.

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 , Jason R. Levine and Judith Behrens (doctoral student).

Course Highlights

  • Moodle Layout (Activities, Resources, Blocks)
  • Creating Engaging Activities
  • Learning & Teaching Online
  • WizIQ on Moodle
  • Going Beyond the Moodle MOOC for Active Lifelong Learning

Learn at Your Own Pace
Participants will be able to ask questions in advance and throughout the course through the following Google drive document. 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.

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.

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
  5. Week 3: Learning & Teaching Online
  6. Week 4: WizIQ on Moodle
  7. Final Session: Going Beyond the MOODLE MOOC for Active Lifelong Learning

Invitation to the MOODLE MOOC on WizIQ
You’re invited to join the first Moodle MOOC of its kind on WizIQ on May 31, 2013 at 9 AM EST (NY) and 9PM Perth (Australia) 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. You may join and invite your friends and colleagues to team up and collaborate with you, during and after the course officially ends.

A MOOC is an open event that connects participants in the content and each other. ~ Dave Cormier

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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.

Comments

  1. Wullie Mair Says: May 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Would it be possible to include an Open Badge for completion either accompanying or instead of the certificate of completion?

  2. Wullie Mair Says: May 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Would it be possible to include an Open Badge for completion either accompanying or instead of the certificate of completion?

  3. Plinio Teherán Says: May 26, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks, Dr. Nellie for an interesting event and invitation. I will share the link of Invitation to the MOODLE MOOC on WizIQ in my email lists.

  4. Plinio Teherán Says: May 26, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks, Dr. Nellie for an interesting event and invitation. I will share the link of Invitation to the MOODLE MOOC on WizIQ in my email lists.

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