Topic outline

  • Week 1: Course structure

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    In this week you will learn to create an appropriate course structure for blended delivery using Moodle. You will focus on active learning, which is to create activities for learners instead of merely "covering content".  For this purpose you will begin to explore Moodle and its functionality/affordances.


    module objectives

    Outcomes: after you work through this week's activities, you should be able to:

    1. Describe Moodle jargon and roles

    2. Describe the importance of blended learning, active learning, Bloom’s Taxonomy and constructive alignment to ensure learner/student engagement

    3. Commence implementing Moodle's functionality/affordances in your course while updating your learning design/blueprint accordingly


    recommended study time

    Recommended study time for this week's activities: 8 hours

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  • Week 2: Learning Activities

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    In this week you will learn to create further learning activities in your Course. As proposed in Bloom's Taxonomy above, you will use activities on different levels of learning to support the learners in your course to achieve the learning outcomes and objectives.


    module objectives

    Outcomes: after you work through this week's activities, you should be able to:

    1. Describe the role of the teacher in a constructivist and active learning paradigm
    2. Implement Moodle for mobile devices
    3. Design and implement the welcome/top section structure and introductory learning activities; the structure of a unit/section; and the structure of the final unit/section
    4. Construct and communicate basic navigation pathways in Moodle, including activity completion and course completion
    5. Add further appropriate learning activities to your course and update your learning design/blueprint accordingly


    recommended study time

    Recommended study time for this week's activities: 8 hours


  • Week 3: Assessment

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    • The activity START Here: Instructions for week 2 is marked complete
    • The activity Week 2 Forum is marked complete
    • The activity Submit learning design/blueprint at the end of Week 2 is marked complete
    • The activity End of Week 2 Quiz: Learning Activities is marked complete

    assessment


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    In this week you will learn to create formative and summative assessments and set up Gradebook. We will focus on quizzes and assignments, but also explore assessment of other activities.

    module objectives

    Outcomes: after you work through this week's activities, you should be able to:

    1. Create formative and summative assessments
    2. Set up Gradebook


    recommended study time

    Recommended study time for this week's activities: 12 hours


  • Week 4: Learning Resources/Content

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    • The activity START Here: Instructions for week 3 is marked complete
    • The activity Week 3 Forum is marked complete
    • The activity Submit learning design/blueprint at the end of Week 3 is marked complete
    • The activity End of Week 3 Quiz: Assessment is marked complete

    content

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    This week you will integrate open education resources (OER) and other learning resources/content within your course, and review the editor to create own content. You will also complete a self-assessment of your course related to learning objectives 1-4.


    recommended study time

    Outcomes: after you work through this week's activities, you should be able to:

    1. Integrate open education resources (OER) and other learning resources/content within your course [Note that this is a revision of another course provided by COL]
    2. Review the editor to create own content
    3. Complete a self-assessment of your course related to learning objectives 1-4


    recommended study time

    Recommended study time for this week's activities: 8 hours


  • Week 5: Management and Feedback

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    • The activity START Here: Instructions for week 4 is marked complete
    • The activity Week 4 Forum is marked complete
    • The activity Submit COL Blended-Course-Learnability-Evaluation-Checklist on on #4 weeks from end of Course# is marked complete
    • The activity Integrating learning resources/content in your course is marked complete
    • The activity Integrate open education resources (OER) within your course is marked complete
    • The activity COL_Blended-Course-Learnability-Evaluation-Checklist is marked complete
    • The activity End of Week 4 Quiz: Learning Resources/Content is marked complete

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    This week you will learn to manage your Moodle course, and to provide appropriate support by tracking learners’ progress using a variety of strategies. You will also learn to obtain feedback on the course from the learners. 

    module objectives

    Outcomes: after you work through this week's activities, you should be able to:

    1. Implement course management, including accessibility provision, groups, backup and scheduling
    2. Provide support by tracking learners’ progress
    3. Implement feedback on your course through the “Questionnaire” or “Survey” activity


    recommended study time

    Recommended study time for this week's activities: 7 hours


  • Follow up

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    Thank you for your participation in this course! Trust you have learned much and enjoyed the experience! 


    Learning, however, never stops...and "all is never said” (Ibo proverb)! 


    Below are some strategies that will assist you to continue learning.....

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