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  1. Moodle for English Teachers 蘇正造 (su@ntjcpa.edu.tw)國立臺灣戲曲專科學校 國立臺灣師範大學博士班學生

  2. Moodle for English Teachers • I. INTRODUCTION: • What is Moodle • Why is Moodle? • Some Technical Details • II. USEFUL MODULES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING • Basic Modules • Examples of How to Use Modules • III.HOW TO MAKE GOOD USE OF MOODLE • Create your online course • Conferencing Web Site • Online Community • IV.CONCLUSION

  3. Official Moodle Websitehttp://moodle.org/

  4. INTRODUCTION • A Need of a Convenient Tool for Teachers & Students • Web Presence • Teachers might want to share with peers information on a particular area of expertise within their field; • They might want to help students establish a web presence so they can write authentically and communicatively to an audience that extends beyond the walls of classrooms • Content/Knowledge Management • Considerable chunk of data/documents that is required to be accessed quickly and managed easily but safely. • Difficulty of maintaining Websites

  5. What is Moodle? ACourse Management System (CMS) • Moodle: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment • http://moodle.org/: Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, open source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. • Matt Riordan (2003): Moodle is the name of a program that allows the classroom to extend onto the web. This program allows a common place for students to go for many classroom resources. () • Moodle is a free online course management system (CMS) which is especially good for language teaching.

  6. How Popular? • How many Moodle Sites? • 10036 registered from 150 countries (http://moodle.org/sites/ on March 10, 2006) • United States of America: 2171 sites • United Kingdom: 798 sites • Spain: 715 sites • Brazil: 400 sites • Australia: 338 sites • Thailand : 311 sites • Japan : 166 sites • Join the Moodle club: Don’t wait for your institution to install a workable CMS. • Portugal: 165 • Taiwan: 164 sites • France : 158 sites • China: 53 sites • Hong Kong: 43 sites • India: 62 sites • Korea: 41 sites

  7. An Outlook of a Moodle system: Open Source for Educatorshttp://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/

  8. Why Moodle? • Free Opensource: Freedom and choiceWould you buy a car with the hood welded shut?What do you know about modern engines? • Free: no payment, no advertisements • Full control: You can edit the setting/option for your need. • Extensibility: If you know its computer language, you can edit its code to fit your own use easily. • Content-based web management • Webpage (Html code)  Wiki/ BBS/ Blog  PhpNuke/ XOOPS/ Moodle (content/module) • Save and archive your files online easily • Integrating your online source

  9. Why Moodle? • Collaborative learning space • Moodle provides a collaborative medium, a place where we can all meet and read and write. • Semantic Web (http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/): “The Web can reach its full potential only if it becomes a place where data can be shared and processed by automated tools as well as by people. • Good Support and Help • Help in Moodle System: A pop-up window to offer help. • Moodle.org: • Using Moodle • Moodle for Language Teaching • Other Special Features of Moodle • Easy installation on any computer – Windows, Macintosh or Linux • The Interface can be switched to more than 50 languages. • Extensible: If you know PHP, you can add new functions relatively easily.

  10. Help: click APop-up window

  11. Good Support and Help:Using Moodlehttp://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=5Find documents or ask/discuss questions on different forums

  12. Good Support and Help:Moodle for Language Teachinghttp://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=31

  13. Some Technical Details 1/2 • Moodle need: a web server with PHP and mySQL • A Web server:two options for your choice • IIS (included in Windows) • Apache http://httpd.apache.org • PHP: a scripting program/language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. • http://www.php.net/ • mySQL: a database system • http://www.mysql.com/ • Free download: • All of these are free. • Complete Install Packages (Moodle+Apache+MySQL+PHP) at official Moodle Website.

  14. Some Technical Details 2/2 • Get a Moodle system • Install by yourself (Refer to Moodle Installation: http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/course/view.php?id=16 ) • A nice computer connected to Internet • An IP (and domain name) • Software: Web server (Apache) +MySQL+PHP+ Moodle • Convince your school to install it • Ask Moodle.com to set it up on your machine for you. Use Moodle.com’s hosting service. They will charges your some money. • Find a free host • Opensource for Educators: 700 registered from all over the world. http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/ • Opensource for Educators #1: http://moodle.ntjcpa.edu.tw/

  15. II. USEFUL MODULES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING • Basic Modules • The People Box • Administering Your Class • Adding Content • Examples of How to Use Modules • Self-introduction • Forum • Journal • Glossary • Quiz • Assignment • Multimedia integration • Participants’ log

  16. II. USEFUL MODULES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING • Basic Modules: for course management People Adding a Resource Adding an Activity Administration

  17. Basic Modules • People • Participants • Profile • Activity reports

  18. Basic Modules • Administering Your Class • Turn editing on • Settings • Edit profile • Teachers • Students • Groups • Backup • Restore • Import course data • Scales • Grades • Logs • Files • Help • Teacher forum

  19. Basic Modules • Adding Content • Adding a Resource • Compose a text page • Compose a web page • Link to a file or web site • Display a directory • Insert a label • Adding an Activity • Assignment • Chat • Choice • Forum • Glossary • Hot Potatoes Quiz • Journal • Lesson • Quiz • SCROM • Survey • Wiki • Workshop

  20. Examples of How to Use Modules • 1. Self-introduction: People  Participant

  21. Edit Profile Input your self-introduction Upload your picture

  22. Participant’s Profile

  23. Examples of How to Use Modules • 2. Forum: a board for asynchronous discussion. • Unlimited numbers of forums: you can have as many forums as you want. • Two special features of forum in Moodle • Group (Mailing List): • Mugshot of the poster:

  24. ForumForced everyone to be subscribed => Group

  25. Forum: Mugshot of the posterpost and email with a tiny mugshot of the sender  community

  26. Forum: Mini-interview

  27. 3. JournalA private board that can only be seen by the teacher, who can offer feedback and a grade

  28. 4. Glossary A place allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary.

  29. 5. Quiz • Multiple Choice • True/False • Short Answer • Numerical Question • Matching • Description • Random Question • Random Short-Answer Matching • Embedded Answers (Cloze)

  30. 5. Quiz

  31. 5. Quiz: Result

  32. 6. Assignment Content of assignment Upload a single file Grade: Scale, Score (1-100), No grade

  33. 6. Assignment • Feedback and Grading

  34. 7. Word & Multimedia Integration • Html or Word documents can be directly imported into Moodle by copy & paste without losing its format. • MP3 and flash files can be uploaded and integrated into your course web.

  35. 7. Word Integration:Copy & paste without losing its format

  36. 7. Multimedia Integration • MP3 & Flash: just put in the link

  37. 8. Participant’s log:Teachers can check their students log Today’s log All log

  38. Log: Record keepingTrace what materials our students have accessed • Course log

  39. Participant’s Log

  40. Other modules: File

  41. File: Upload

  42. File: Link the file

  43. III.HOW TO MAKE GOOD USE OF MOODLE • 1. Create your online course • 2. Conferencing Web Site • 3. Online Community

  44. 1. Create your online course:Course categories/ List

  45. 1. Create your online course Core block: course content Side block

  46. 2. Conferencing/Journal Web Site • PacCALL: http://paccall.org/Interact/ • Conference • PacCALL Journal

  47. 2. Conferencing/Journal Web Site • WiAOC 2005: Webheads in Action Online Convergencehttp://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/course/view.php?id=20

  48. WiAOC 2005: Webheads in Action Online Convergencehttp://www.wiaoc.org/

  49. 3. Online Community • Student List Project http://sl-lists.net/

  50. 3. Online Community • Taiwanese Tertiary Teachers of English: Professional Development Program http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/course/view.php?id=22 • six-week program • Forum • Chatroom