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Moving to Moodle. Ingrid Mostert. Institute for Mathematics and Science Teaching University of Stellenbosch South Africa. South African Context. Under qualified teachers. - Advanced Certificate in Education. Limited access to further training. - Blended learning model. face-to-face.

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Moving to moodle

Moving to Moodle

Ingrid Mostert

Institute for Mathematics and Science Teaching University of StellenboschSouth Africa


Moving to moodle

South African Context

  • Under qualified teachers

- Advanced Certificate in Education

  • Limited access to further training

- Blended learning model


Moving to moodle

face-to-face

face-to-paper

COMMUNITY

face-to-screen

Center visits

ResidentialCourse

InteractiveTelematicSessions

Assignments

Discussionson LMS

Administration

Readings

Blended Learning Model for the ACE in Mathematics


Moving to moodle

long-distance travel

face-to-face

fax

email

bulk & personal SMS’s

COMMUNITY

post

internet & computer

face-to-screen

face-to-paper

Discussionson LMS


Moving to moodle

Specific Outcomes

  • Critical engagement with content

  • Establish long term network

Barrier

  • Lack of convenient internet access


Moving to moodle

Available tools

  • All students have a cell phone

  • SMS’s are very effective

Proposed Solution

Mobile LMS

= Moodle + Mobile Interface

= WebStudies + Opera Mini


Moving to moodle

long-distance travel

face-to-face

fax

email

bulk & personal SMS’s

COMMUNITY

post

face-to-screen

face-to-paper

Discussionson LMS

internet & CELLPHONE

internet & computer


Moving to moodle

Mobile Learning

  • Extension of eLearning

  • Increased access

  • Provision of support


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2010

  • Move to Moodle

  • Increased access?


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Increased access

(based on 33 teachers who continued with second year)


Moving to moodle

Increased access

(based on 33 teachers who continued with second year)

No. of “hits”

Students


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Contributing Factors

  • New LMS

  • Additional Functionality

  • Added incentives for involvement

  • More clarity regarding schedule

  • Second year of study


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Have you ever used your cell phone to access Moodle?

(all 76 students enrolled in 2010)

YES22

No response21

NO31


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If NO, why not?

(students who didn’t use a cell phone)


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Benefits

  • Anywhere, Anytime

Limitations

  • Small keyboard & screen

  • No chat function

  • No faces


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Future Focus

  • Specialised mobile training

  • Simplify structure

  • Ensure mobile internet access

  • Greater focus on pedagogy

  • Effective monitoring & evaluation


Moving to moodle

Acknowledgements

  • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  • FINLO

  • WebStudies team

  • Pondering Panda (Mobile Surveys)


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