Beginner Workshop (M4T-B2)
June 5 to July 4, 2010
The goal of the M4T-Beginner workshop is to help educators ensure the
quality of online learning through systematic instructional design of
online and blended online courses (BOL) and instructor training on
This intensive, four-week-long workshop is designed to engage you in theoretical and practical aspects of online
learning and teaching with a Learning Management System called Moodle.
You will be introduced to the Moodle philosophy and course development
tools. By successfully completing the program you will have acquired the
knowledge and skills needed to create basic Moodle resources and
activities for blended online learning (BOL) or blended learning (BL)
courses. As online learners, you will learn to understand online
learning from the student's perspective so you can prepare your future
courses with the learner in mind.
In the workshop you will be randomly assigned to work in a team to collaboratively design, develop
and facilitate a "Moodle Guidebook Course". Each
person in the team will select 1 Moodle activity to learn, then develop a
learning module with examples and resources to teach their team members
how to create and use the activity. You will also be encouraged
to reflect on the process of developing your course and to share your
learning experiences with your peers.
Workload & Format
M4T-B requires participants to be active at least 5 hours a week on theoretical and practical aspects
of online learning (individually and in teams).
M4T-B will include
asynchronous (via the Moodle) and synchronous (via WiZiQ) components.
This 4 week facilitated workshop will cover the following topics:
- Week 1: Getting Started. Select a Moodle activity and join your team. Learn how to navigate, view & change course settings, profile
options, work with files & folders, access and use editing tools.
- Week 2: Moodle Resources. Learn how to add a label, compose a webpage,
link to a web site and link to a file. Research and learn about your
selected Moodle activity.
- Week 3: Moodle Activities. Develop a learning module with example activities and resources to teach
team members how to create and use your selected Moodle activity. The
10 Moodle activities are: assignments, chat, choice, forums, glossary,
hot potatoes quiz, journal, survey, wiki, workshop.
- Week 4: Learn & Share. Complete the other learning modules developed
by your team to lLearn how to create and use other Moodle activities.
Share your learning experience with all course participants.
Expected Learning Outcomes
By the end of the workshop learners should be able to:
- Change their password and edit their profile
- Navigate around the Moodle site and course areas
- Update course settings
- View participant profiles, blogs and course activities log
- Use Moodle editing tools
- Add content, resources and activities to a blank Moodle course