Engaging with Moodle: It can be done

Bigham, Aidan and Knights, Katie-Anne (2013) Engaging with Moodle: It can be done. In: WCELfest13: Make the future now!, 31 January, 2013, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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This presentation examines the development of two Moodle sites for use in a blended learning environment. Each Moodle site was designed independently yet both resulted in increased engagement levels. Geology was redesigned and administered in 2012 as an inverted classroom, alternating between one week online (theory) and one week in class (learning activities). Most of the students preferred this blended model compared to the classroom model, able to manage their time and new learning efficiently resulting in a success rate that was better to previous years. Destination NZ was facilitated as an online unit where the students worked through Moodle while creating a website as the form of assessment. The students responded favourably in terms of their engagement with both the content and the assessment tools, the observed standard of their submitted work was higher and they showed a more thorough understanding of the subject than in previous years.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Keywords that describe the item:Blended learning
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions:Schools > School of International Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Schools > Centre for Science and Primary Industries
ID Code:2497
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Deposited On:15 Mar 2013 01:44
Last Modified:15 Mar 2013 03:29

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