The Moodle Journal chronicles using podcasts, streaming, downloads, training, metadata, scorm, lessons, quizzes, forums, chat, journals, LAMS, Mahara and assignments in the deployment of the Moodle vle as part of our e-learning programme here at College.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Flipping the class with Ed Ted
Not so much about Moodle in this blog post, but of equal
importance materials that you can use as part of your course. If like myself
you make use of YouTube videos in your lectures and classes, then I feel
certain that you will have come across the Ted Talks, so I was really very
pleasantly surprised when the other day I discovered Ted Ed lessonsworth
sharing. Essentially these are a collection of Ted Talk videos that have been
ready packaged with quiz style questions, a Think section for open answer type
responses and a Dig Deeper area for any further resources. The attraction here
soon becomes obvious, because now you can select a video from the Ted Flipped
library and use it as a ready to go online lesson. Furthermore you can even add additional questions
and content to each lesson you choose. Having selected your flipped video and
material, it is then published to a unique url so that it can be shared either
through your vle, e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter, brilliant. So how do you get to
track your student activity? Well after your material has been shared, you
simply log-in to the service and see who viewed the lesson, the number of
questions they attempted, the answers they provided, in the case of multiple
choice questions, even the incorrect responses; though it seems this last
feature does require permissions from the student. The whole idea of flipping has
become a popularised term for a practice not entirely new, but through which we
can certainly leverage technology to effectively push learning away from the
more traditional taught environment and into a more distributed style. I do feel ready to buy into this approach, because
through applying the flipped model to some parts of delivery anyway, it could
release greater scope for the traditional type and range of class bound
activities; if learning takes place elsewhere, then the class perhaps becomes a
place for more student driven activity, innovation and personalisation. And
there is more, you do not have to rely on flipped content becoming available, because
you can make use of any YouTube video and add your own Questions, Think and Dig
Deeper content, now surely that really makes it worth trying. Have you tried the
Ed Ted yet, if you have, then please feel free to comment.
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Movies on the web. Below you will find a selection of Moodle and related eLearning video tutorials currently available on
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Moodle is a CMS or Course Management System, a software package designed to facilitate the creation and delivery of
online courses. You will come across such e-learning systems referred to as an LMS (Learning
Management Systems) and more commonly now as a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Moodle is Open Source, this means you are
free to download, use, modify and even distribute under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
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Audacity is a freeware audio editor that is
ideally suited for producing podcasts.
CamStudio from Macromedia is the easiest way
to create interactive demonstrations and software simulations in Flash format, and includes visible and audible mouse
CourseGenie is a tool that will help you to
take course material in Word format and efficiently transform it into a dynamic online course.
Just give EclipseCrossword a list of words
and clues, and it does the rest. In seconds, you'll have a crossword puzzle with just the words you want.
Doppler is a podcast aggregator thats small
and easy to use.
RealProducer Helix Basic is perfect for
users who want to create quality webcasts, on demand audio and video and synchronised media.
Hot Potatoes is a suite of tools that allow
you to develop various quiz type exercises using a GUI interface, the output files can be run as webpages or imported into a
Lame is a plug-in for the Audacity audio
editor that will facilitate saving output in MP3 format.
Moodle is an Open source VLE designed to
facilitate the creation and delivery of online courses.
Pageflip is an open source Macromedia Flash
page turning book simulation that is ideal for small eBook projects.
A superb little application for interactive
white board work, allows students to drag statements, words, definitions to appropriate images, features scoring.
An add-on tool for MS Office PowerPoint 2003
lets you take your PowerPoint slides and synchronize them with audio and video
An open source JISC funded project (X4L
strand B) developing tools such as content packaging,Learning Technology and viewers to ADL and IMS Interoperability
Skype is a little program for making free
calls over the internet to anyone else who also has Skype. It’s free and easy to download and use, and works with most
ThinkLink is a free web based mind-mapping
A web based interactive white board
Windows Encoder ia a powerful production
for converting both live and prerecorded audio and video into Windows Media files or streams.
Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation
package,aimed at generating tutorials through screen capture incorporating callout boxes, buttons, titles etc..
A freeware Windows Podcast aggregator, that features a GUI interface and the ability to present Podcasts in realtime using streaming technology.