Engaging students in an online context: Using Moodle to enhance interactivity

Fester, Victor and Sutherland, Colin (2011) Engaging students in an online context: Using Moodle to enhance interactivity. In: shar-E-fest 2011, 11-12 July, 2011, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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1. The objectives of the session and the intended audience Student engagement in their studies may be enhanced through the use of more interactive activities. This workshop, intended for teachers who consider themselves novices in the use of the learning management system Moodle, will start with a justification for using interactive online activities in teaching. Participants will then be shown how some of the features in Moodle can be used to facilitate active learning. 2. The major aspects/features to be demonstrated Participants will be ‘enrolled’ in a Moodle course and will participate as 'students' in a synchronous chat, a discussion forum, an assignment activity, and a feedback activity. Additional features that can enhance interactivity in Moodle will also be discussed briefly. 3. How the session will be organised The session will be hosted in a computer laboratory with each participant assigned their own workstation. After an initial discussion introducing the concept of interactivity and its advantages in an online context, participants will spend most of the workshop engaging in hands-on activities as ‘students’ exploring and discussing selected features in Moodle that can be used to enhance interactivity amongst students and teachers.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Keywords that describe the item:interacting online
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Corporate > Assett Centre
ID Code:1193
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Deposited On:22 Aug 2011 03:55
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