This page provides an overview of my activities as part of the e-Learning Community Co-ordinators project, a professional development initiative at Unitec Institute of Technology.
12 May 2010
Met with the Department of Education post-graduate programmes team to identify elearning needs and professional development strategies.
23 June 2010
Facilitated a 1.5 hour face to face Intro to Moodle workshop in computer lab with post-graduate teaching team.
5 August 2010
Facilitated a 2 hour face to face seminar for Department of Education staff on Social constructivism and Moodle.
10 October 2010
Facilitated a 1 hour face to face discussion with post-graduate teaching team on Planning for 2001.
Lecturers will be encouraged to consider external tools such as wikis, blogs and social network tools to complement the resources and activities within Moodle. For most lecturers, Moodle is a substantial first step and the incorporation of external tools is likely to be appropriate from 2012.
In a series of planning meetings we have developed a structure of meta-courses to avoid unnecessary duplication of resources and activities across individual courses, and to encourage interaction between participants in all courses in a programme. Many courses will have two meta-courses.
- One to one support for staff on e-learning, including:
- planning and design of e-learning activities and resources
- using Moodle to support learning community approaches
- using blogging software for learner-generated content and reflective assessment
- Online support through Moodle presence.
- Distributing copies of useful resources: eg Joyce Seitzinger’s Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers
- Liaising with TPA and other Unitec e-learning advisors re e-learning development
- Keeping staff up to date with Unitec e-learning developments via meetings and Moodle presence
- Developing a Moodle template for new post-graduate Education courses
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