The goal of the M4T-Intermediate workshop is to help educators ensure the quality of online learning through systematic instructional design of online and blended online courses (BOL) and instructor training on online pedagogies.
This intensive, four-week-long workshop is designed to engage you in theoretical and practical aspects of online learning and teaching with a Learning Management System called Moodle. By successfully completing the program you will be ready to teach blended online learning (BOL) or blended learning (BL) courses using Moodle. In the workshop, you will be introduced to online learning pedagogies and best practices. Moodle course development tools will be demonstrated, reviewed and practiced. As online learners, you will learn to understand online learning from the student's perspective so you can prepare your future courses with the learner in mind.
You will collaborate in teams to design or redesign a course on your chosen topic. You will add content and resources, explore web 2.0 technologies, integrate synchronous and asynchronous learning activities into your course and develop assessments for online learning. You will also be encouraged to reflect on the process of developing your course and to share your learning experiences with your peers.
Workload & Format
M4T requires participants to be active at least 8 hours a week on theoretical and practical aspects of online learning (individually and in teams). M4T will include asynchronous (via the Moodle) and synchronous (via WiZiQ) components.
This 4-week facilitated workshop will cover the following topics:
Topic 1: Connect, Communicate & Collaborate
Topic 2: Moodle Course Design
Topic 3: Moodle Course Development
Topic 4: Moodle Course Facilitation & Assessment
Expected Learning Outcomes
By the end of the workshop learners should be able to:
Use Moodle editing tools
Use communication tools to communicate with team members
Use collaboration tools to collaborate and create team documents
Design and develop a Moodle course in conjunction with team members based on a constructivist pedgagogy
Integrate web 2.0 technologies into their Moodle course
Add Moodle resources to their course
Add Moodle activities to their course
Critically reflect on their own and others work and provide constructive feedback for course improvement