Teaching with Moodle: An Open Course for the Summer
Just in time for the summer school sessions, Moodle Headquarters is offering an open, online course in June on “Teaching with Moodle.” AsULearn, our campus LMS, is a version of the open-source Moodle learning management system.
I’ve participated and led faculty through this experience twice before now. In the past, I made a workshop out of this with interested faculty of all experience levels with teaching in Moodle. We'd meet prior to the course, take the course together and then meet afterward to discuss and share experiences. It felt like a “book club” except we’d used a course experience as our common text.
What's This All About?
Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction is a course that starts on June 19, 2017, and runs for four weeks. It’s designed for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform for teaching and will include participants from around the world in all different roles. All participants who complete the course receive a certificate.
I’ve felt it’s a valuable experience to see some ways to use Moodle—maybe even some we don’t use that often at AppState, and also to see the way this course is designed. While your experience level with Moodle may determine how much time is required to complete the activities each week, I’d recommend this as a good way to get a little experience in using Moodle during the summer. If you’re interested in meeting online to talk about this experience, let me know. However, you could do this independently through Moodle.
How does It work?
It’s pretty simple:
You would need to set up an account. Here is the link: https://learn.moodle.net/
The course is free and should take a little time online every week for a month.
- If you're interested in doing this in a group, we'd meet twice online to discuss our experiences and learning.
Again, my past experience suggests that upon completion faculty got a better sense of AsULearn/Moodle, possible course design, and even enjoyed talking about what they liked and didn't like about the course.
I'd be glad to have you join me in this journey, and would be happy to answer questions.