I'm the e-learning Development Co-ordinator for a small FE College in Scotland and part of my remit is responsibility for Moodle.
Moodle was installed here just over a year ago as a replacement for WebCT (which very few people used). Over the course of the year we have had a fairly good take up from the people who are most interested in using new technology for on-line learning. We now need to get the next tranche of users on-line!
My feelings are that we now have a bit of an uphill struggle as we try to train our academic staff to be developers for on-line learning materials. There are issues of time and skill sets to be addressed and I'm putting together a report on the possible strategies we can use to move forward.
What I would really like to know from you all is how you deal with this. Do you:
- have learning technologists and if so what do they take responsibility for in terms of creating Moodle content
- do you get your academic staff to produce their own content and if so how have you got on with developing their skill sets in order to do this
- do you have shared resources across your institution or department resources
- or do you do something completely different...?!
I would be grateful for any feedback/insight! If you prefer you can contact me off list at prandall AT elmwood.ac.uk