Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
Kovacs Consulting Internet and Web Training -
1117 Meadowbrook Blvd.
Brunswick OH , 44212
United States
Diane K. Kovacs is the primary contact.
Phone: 216-392-8254
Fax: 330-225-0083
Resource URL:
Region: Midwest

Description: Overview In this self-paced hands-on course we will overview of the state-of-the-art of online teaching and learning technology and its applications. We will review the use of teaching materials created with multi-media plug-ins and classroom communications tools and specifically the Moodle LMS. This course requires a significant amount of hands-on learning-activities , project work, and readings. This work will result in a completed instructional unit e.g., short course/workshop/tutorial implemented on the teachers Moodle LMS or on an LMS or simple Web site of students' choice. This is a two phase course. Phase one is lecture, discussion, and readings on reviewing and choosing online teaching and learning graphics, media, and communications tools, as well as support and management options Phase two is hands-on activities that will step participants through implementing a course/workshop/tutorial on the teacher's Moodle LMS or on another LMS or simple Web site of the participants' choice. The course itself will be online at Participants will receive and/or be able to download printable versions of the learning activities etc. to use during the course session as well. Audience Librarians and other information specialists who are interested in reviewing the instructional design process, distance education/Web-based teaching tools and options, and implementing a simple Web-based short course/tutorial/course on the Moodle LMS. Some experience with online teaching and learning is assumed. (e.g., have taken a course online, completed a Web-based tutorial as a learner). Web-based teachers will find the course a good review and reinforcement experience. Participants should know how to use e-mail and a current standard Web Browser. Some HTML or HTML editor experience will be needed. Some basic HTML review will be accessible. Level of instruction is advanced. Tuition $275 as of 1/16/13

Experience Level: Intermediate
Continuing Education Experience: Instructional Design and Web Design
CE Contact Hours: 30
Professional Competencies: Information Systems and Technology
Subject: Teaching/Instruction
Course Type: e-Learning - Web-based (Moodle) and Face-to-Face

Educational Objective: Learning Objectives Participants will be able to identify, evaluate, and choose appropriate distance education/Web-based teaching technologies within the context of a good instructional design plan (e.g., media, graphics, communications, and management tools). Participants will implement a draft or completed instructional design plan on the teacher's Moodle LMS or other LMS or simple Web site of their choice.


Phase 1. Week 1. Reviewing and choosing Online Teaching and Learning Tools*:

(*graphics, multi-media, and classroom communications tools, as well as support and management options)

Lecture, Readings, and Discussion 

The Importance of creating an Instructional Design Plan 

The Moodle Learning Management System

Introduction to Graphics and Multi-media tools for Online Teaching and Learning 

Web 2.0 Classrooms Communications including wiki, chat, virtual classrooms (e.g., Second Life), blogs, forums, etc. for asynchronous or synchronous communications. 

Practical Classroom Communications Strategies: Avoiding 'talking heads' pedagogy

Introduction to Distance Education/Web-based Teaching Support and Management Options 

Classroom Management and Teaching/Learning Effectiveness

Phase 2. Weeks 2-4 Implement a Course/Workshop/Tutorial using Moodle*

(*or other LMS or simple Web site of your choice with teacher guidance and approval) to create a short course/tutorial/course 

Learning Activities: 

Phase 2. Week 2: 

Activity 1. Review of the Instructional Design Process 

Activity 2. Overview of Moodle Teaching Tools and Options

Phase 2. Week 3: 

Activity 3. Choosing Graphics and Multi-Media Tools for Online Teaching and Learning

Activity 4. Choosing Communications Tools for Online Teaching and Learning

Activity 5. Uploading Files and Setting up the Moodle Interface 

Phase 2. Week 4. 

Activity 6. Choosing Support and Management Options for Online Teaching and Learning

Activity 7. Implementing your Course/Workshop/Tutorial on Moodle*

Activity 8. Formative Evaluation of your Course/Workshop/Tutorial

Need for This Course: I've been teaching this course in different forms over the past two decades including online for ACRL. The courses usually fill and this one has been taught in-person and online for MLA CE approval in the past in a less comprehensive format.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.

Participant Materials: Web-based Moodle hosted lectures, forums, learning activities. PDF printable versions of lectures and learning activities.

Facility Requirements: Students must have Internet connected computer with current Web browser, and email.

Additional Evaluation: Will use MLA CE Evaluation form.

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