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Training time to being an expert

 
Just wondering . . .
Training time to being an expert
Particularly helpful Moodlers

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.

MORNING

  1. Play with an established course
  2. PMI Plus Minus and Interesting
  3. You tube videos on Moodle
  4. Look behind the scenes, sections, activities, resources:
    1. Labels
    2. Forums
    3. Files
    4. [my bias: tabs]
    5. Assignment
    6. One question quiz
  5. Design a simple course

AFTERNOON

  1. Set up enrolment key to course.
  2. 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.
  3. Add people to groups manually.  Look at logs.
  4. Consider PMI of various forms of course design.
  5. Look at grade book.
  6. Introduce hidden sections visible when you make a post.

MORNING

  1. Design for Interaction, facilitation, using groups, groups forum.
  2. You tube videos on Moodle.
  3. Enrol in groups with enrolment key, metacourses.
  4. Setting up grade book a little better.
  5. Habits to save time.
  6. ??

AFTERNOON

  1. Create video, upload to youtube, embed.
  2. Make a quiz from a few questions.  Set next section contingent on a pass mark.
  3. More fun with dummy students playing in a course.
  4. ??
  5. 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??

-Derek


 
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Personally, I find a lot of videos annoying, they take too long to get to the point - but then I might be ADHD so have never developed the patience to just sit through what I perceive to be garbage to get to the real good stuff. smile  

I'd do this course, and be grateful I had someone who was willing to persevere with me until I was complete. Good on you Derek.... 

 
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For a gold standard of "to the point videos" suitable for even the most attention challenged audience,  I recommend the ones by Mary Cooch on the new features of each Moodle version, e.g.


I was preparing a presentation earlier this week and they were very useful.


 
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moi!!! it is what is is...
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Thanks Marcus... appreciate the information  

 
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You are welcomed to have your faculty use this tutorial I have put together for our faculty/institution: 

 
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