Maybe a question for Mary? I've been asked to train a Moodle developer in house.
Assuming someone is starting from scratch and you want to get them up to being able to design a simple high quality course course. How long in hours for this to happen?
I've taken a stab: two days. I've always found a day hard pressed to get a staff member/tutor up to speed. This is even more.
- Play with an established course
- PMI Plus Minus and Interesting
- You tube videos on Moodle
- Look behind the scenes, sections, activities, resources:
- [my bias: tabs]
- One question quiz
- Design a simple course
- Set up enrolment key to course.
- Afternoon: create/implement the course design. Invite a few people in and have a few dummy students. Make posts, submit assignments; trainee dev to mark assignments etc etc.
- Add people to groups manually. Look at logs.
- Consider PMI of various forms of course design.
- Look at grade book.
- Introduce hidden sections visible when you make a post.
- Design for Interaction, facilitation, using groups, groups forum.
- You tube videos on Moodle.
- Enrol in groups with enrolment key, metacourses.
- Setting up grade book a little better.
- Habits to save time.
- Create video, upload to youtube, embed.
- Make a quiz from a few questions. Set next section contingent on a pass mark.
- More fun with dummy students playing in a course.
- Writing a welcome letter, welcome posts, forum subscriptions, different forums.
This is probably going to happen whether I am ready or not.
So: what do you wish you'd learned on day 1? What are your favourite video clips on youtube? Any advice??