I'd like to use moodle in my middle school classes this fall.
My question: Is there a way to use moodle to manage personal learning plans for the students?
Ideally the plans would consist of the following components:
Learning Goals (Target Skills & Knowledge)
Assessments of those deliverables
Here are the problems I've found with managing personal learning plans on paper:
* tedious for student or teacher to update plans when something has changed (e.g., a student has done some work, and wants to note that fact -- must riffle through papers in his or her folder to find the right place to update, it's an easy chore to forget)
* difficult for teacher to know when updates have been made to the plan (now I must riffle through all papers in all folders to find what has changed)
* hard to connect Tasks to Learning Goals... I'd like to know at any given time the profile of which goals have been met across the class, by which students, etc... generating such a report by hand is too tedious to be practical
* hard to connect both Tasks and Learning Goals to Assessments.... similar to the previous point, I'd like to be able to generate reports about levels of achievement, cross-referencing Tasks to Goals
How far can Moodle take me toward supporting the above scenario, as-is?
Or what modifications would be necessary to support this, if new development is unavoidable? (I know nothing about the code base at the moment)
"Every student has their own wiki which only they and their teacher can view and edit."
Or, if you're students are happy with their peers having access to their PLPs, then set as "visible groups":
"Every student has their own wiki, which only they and their teacher can edit. Students can view the wikis of all other students in the course."
Sometimes Miles, you have that uncanny (and much-envied, in my case) knack of making complicated issues so much clearer.
I hadn't grasped the subtleties of Wiki variants (I have relied on just one for all the work I have done). Thanks for helping me to now 'see the light'
I'm away to experiment!
I will be doing a 1-hr workshop on wikis next week, and this would be a nice idea to present to the audience.
Thanks drew that would be very much appreciated. I'm old enough now and have been teaching long enough to know that I don't need to reinvent the wheel whenever the Head has a new idea.