As I gear up for a new series of Moodle workshops (Moodle Basics for 2.7 and Moodle Admin) these are great reminders for me. I will be using the completion tracking and conditional release features of Moodle to make the most of Tip 10 (“Monitor learner progress, participation in activities and completion of assessment tasks and follow-up as required.”).
Teaching in the online environment is quite different from teaching in the classroom and as such has a number of unique characteristics and limitations. The following guide (based on my experience as an online facilitator and learner) is designed to help you before, during and after an online teaching event.
Before the Online Course Starts:
- Familiarise yourself with the course delivery structure and the site/platform
- Develop an online delivery plan/schedule
- Check that all resources, activities and links work (i.e. they open in a new window), are current and relevant to the learning experience
- Update your contact information
- Contact learners, welcome them to the course and provide clear log-in instructions
At the Beginning of the Online Course:
- Check that learners can log-in and provide support and troubleshoot as needed
- Facilitate introductions and community-building activities at beginning of the course e.g. have everyone introduce themselves in a café style forum
- Set clear…
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