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Moodle for English Teachers:  Moodle for English Teachers 蘇正造 (su@ntjcpa.edu.tw) 國立臺灣戲曲專科學校 國立臺灣師範大學博士班學生 Moodle for English Teachers:  Moodle for English Teachers I. INTRODUCTION: What is Moodle Why is Moodle? Some Technical Details II. USEFUL MODULES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING Basic Modules Examples of How to Use Modules III. HOW TO MAKE GOOD USE OF MOODLE Create your online course Conferencing Web Site Online Community IV. CONCLUSION Official Moodle Website http://moodle.org/ :  Official Moodle Website http://moodle.org/ INTRODUCTION:  INTRODUCTION A Need of a Convenient Tool for Teachers andamp; Students Web Presence Teachers might want to share with peers information on a particular area of expertise within their field; They might want to help students establish a web presence so they can write authentically and communicatively to an audience that extends beyond the walls of classrooms Content/Knowledge Management Considerable chunk of data/documents that is required to be accessed quickly and managed easily but safely. Difficulty of maintaining Websites What is Moodle? A Course Management System (CMS) :  What is Moodle? A Course Management System (CMS) Moodle: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment http://moodle.org/: Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, open source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. Matt Riordan (2003): Moodle is the name of a program that allows the classroom to extend onto the web. This program allows a common place for students to go for many classroom resources. () Moodle is a free online course management system (CMS) which is especially good for language teaching. How Popular? :  How Popular? How many Moodle Sites? 10036 registered from 150 countries (http://moodle.org/sites/ on March 10, 2006) United States of America: 2171 sites United Kingdom: 798 sites Spain: 715 sites Brazil: 400 sites Australia: 338 sites Thailand : 311 sites Japan : 166 sites Join the Moodle club: Don’t wait for your institution to install a workable CMS. Portugal: 165 Taiwan: 164 sites    France : 158 sites China: 53 sites Hong Kong: 43 sites India: 62 sites Korea: 41 sites An Outlook of a Moodle system: Open Source for Educators http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/ :  An Outlook of a Moodle system: Open Source for Educators http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/ Why Moodle? :  Why Moodle? Free Opensource: Freedom and choice Would you buy a car with the hood welded shut? What do you know about modern engines? Free: no payment, no advertisements Full control: You can edit the setting/option for your need. Extensibility: If you know its computer language, you can edit its code to fit your own use easily. Content-based web management Webpage (Html code)  Wiki/ BBS/ Blog  PhpNuke/ XOOPS/ Moodle (content/module) Save and archive your files online easily Integrating your online source Why Moodle? :  Why Moodle? Collaborative learning space Moodle provides a collaborative medium, a place where we can all meet and read and write. Semantic Web (http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/): 'The Web can reach its full potential only if it becomes a place where data can be shared and processed by automated tools as well as by people. Good Support and Help Help in Moodle System: A pop-up window to offer help. Moodle.org: Using Moodle Moodle for Language Teaching Other Special Features of Moodle Easy installation on any computer – Windows, Macintosh or Linux The Interface can be switched to more than 50 languages. Extensible: If you know PHP, you can add new functions relatively easily. Help: click A Pop-up window :  Help: click A Pop-up window Good Support and Help: Using Moodle http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=5 Find documents or ask/discuss questions on different forums:  Good Support and Help: Using Moodle http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=5 Find documents or ask/discuss questions on different forums Good Support and Help: Moodle for Language Teaching http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=31 :  Good Support and Help: Moodle for Language Teaching http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=31 Some Technical Details 1/2:  Some Technical Details 1/2 Moodle need: a web server with PHP and mySQL A Web server: two options for your choice IIS (included in Windows) Apache http://httpd.apache.org PHP: a scripting program/language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://www.php.net/ mySQL: a database system http://www.mysql.com/ Free download: All of these are free. Complete Install Packages (Moodle+Apache+MySQL+PHP) at official Moodle Website. Some Technical Details 2/2:  Some Technical Details 2/2 Get a Moodle system Install by yourself (Refer to Moodle Installation: http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/course/view.php?id=16 ) A nice computer connected to Internet An IP (and domain name) Software: Web server (Apache) +MySQL+PHP+ Moodle Convince your school to install it Ask Moodle.com to set it up on your machine for you. Use Moodle.com’s hosting service. They will charges your some money. Find a free host Opensource for Educators: 700 registered from all over the world. http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/ Opensource for Educators #1: http://moodle.ntjcpa.edu.tw/ II. USEFUL MODULES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING:  II. USEFUL MODULES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING Basic Modules The People Box Administering Your Class Adding Content Examples of How to Use Modules Self-introduction Forum Journal Glossary Quiz Assignment Multimedia integration Participants’ log II. USEFUL MODULES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING:  II. USEFUL MODULES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING Basic Modules: for course management People Administration Adding an Activity Adding a Resource Basic Modules:  Basic Modules People Participants Profile Activity reports Basic Modules:  Basic Modules Administering Your Class Turn editing on Settings Edit profile Teachers Students Groups Backup Restore Import course data Scales Grades Logs Files Help Teacher forum Basic Modules:  Basic Modules Adding Content Adding a Resource Compose a text page Compose a web page Link to a file or web site Display a directory Insert a label Adding an Activity Assignment Chat Choice Forum Glossary Hot Potatoes Quiz Journal Lesson Quiz SCROM Survey Wiki Workshop Examples of How to Use Modules:  Examples of How to Use Modules 1. Self-introduction: People  Participant Edit Profile:  Edit Profile Input your self-introduction Upload your picture Participant’s Profile:  Participant’s Profile Examples of How to Use Modules:  Examples of How to Use Modules 2. Forum: a board for asynchronous discussion. Unlimited numbers of forums: you can have as many forums as you want. Two special features of forum in Moodle Group (Mailing List): Mugshot of the poster: Forum Forced everyone to be subscribed => Group:  Forum Forced everyone to be subscribed =andgt; Group Forum: Mugshot of the posterpost and email with a tiny mugshot of the sender  community:  Forum: Mugshot of the poster post and email with a tiny mugshot of the sender  community Forum: Mini-interview:  Forum: Mini-interview 3. JournalA private board that can only be seen by the teacher, who can offer feedback and a grade:  3. Journal A private board that can only be seen by the teacher, who can offer feedback and a grade 4. Glossary A place allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary. :  4. Glossary A place allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary. 5. Quiz:  5. Quiz Multiple Choice True/False Short Answer Numerical Question Matching Description Random Question Random Short-Answer Matching Embedded Answers (Cloze) 5. Quiz:  5. Quiz 5. Quiz: Result:  5. Quiz: Result 6. Assignment:  6. Assignment Upload a single file Grade: Scale, Score (1-100), No grade Content of assignment 6. Assignment:  6. Assignment Feedback and Grading 7. Word & Multimedia Integration:  7. Word andamp; Multimedia Integration Html or Word documents can be directly imported into Moodle by copy andamp; paste without losing its format. MP3 and flash files can be uploaded and integrated into your course web. 7. Word Integration:Copy & paste without losing its format:  7. Word Integration: Copy andamp; paste without losing its format 7. Multimedia Integration:  7. Multimedia Integration MP3 andamp; Flash: just put in the link 8. Participant’s log:Teachers can check their students log:  8. Participant’s log: Teachers can check their students log Today’s log All log Log: Record keeping Trace what materials our students have accessed:  Log: Record keeping Trace what materials our students have accessed Course log Participant’s Log:  Participant’s Log Other modules: File:  Other modules: File File: Upload:  File: Upload File: Link the file:  File: Link the file III. HOW TO MAKE GOOD USE OF MOODLE:  III. HOW TO MAKE GOOD USE OF MOODLE 1. Create your online course 2. Conferencing Web Site 3. Online Community 1. Create your online course:Course categories/ List:  1. Create your online course: Course categories/ List 1. Create your online course:  1. Create your online course Core block: course content Side block 2. Conferencing/Journal Web Site:  2. Conferencing/Journal Web Site PacCALL: http://paccall.org/Interact/ Conference PacCALL Journal 2. Conferencing/Journal Web Site:  2. Conferencing/Journal Web Site WiAOC 2005: Webheads in Action Online Convergence http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/course/view.php?id=20 WiAOC 2005: Webheads in Action Online Convergencehttp://www.wiaoc.org/ :  WiAOC 2005: Webheads in Action Online Convergence http://www.wiaoc.org/ 3. Online Community:  3. Online Community Student List Project http://sl-lists.net/ 3. Online Community:  3. Online Community Taiwanese Tertiary Teachers of English: Professional Development Program http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/course/view.php?id=22 six-week program Forum Chatroom Taiwanese Tertiary Teachers of English: Professional Development Program Conference Room in Talking Communities:  Taiwanese Tertiary Teachers of English: Professional Development Program Conference Room in Talking Communities Teacher Education in ELThttp://teachereducation.org.uk/:  Teacher Education in ELT http://teachereducation.org.uk/ An online community for teacher educators and teacher trainees with free courses (but Course Enrolment Key access control) WorldBridges http://worldbridges.com/moodle/:  WorldBridges http://worldbridges.com/moodle/ A global network of homegrown webcasting KnowPlace http://www.knowplace.ca/:  KnowPlace http://www.knowplace.ca/ A world learning community with free open source and charged courses. Share/Put your documents/projects/activities online:  Share/Put your documents/projects/activities online Content/Knowledge Management:  Content/Knowledge Management Learning English by Singing IV. CONCLUSION:  IV. CONCLUSION Moodle is: A platform to save and achieve teaching material easily. A collaborative online platform for teachers and students to learn together. Humanware: 'The key to successful use of technology in language teaching lies not in hardware or software but in humanware' (Warschauer andamp; Meskill, 2000). Teachers’ Participation: Moodle system does not promote learning or teaching on its own. Its effectiveness lies in the way of your participation and interaction to experience and feel that you are among like-minded people who share the same curiosities, needs and interests. Join the open source andamp; Moodle club and join our online communities today. Thanks:  Thanks Thanks for your attention  Comments and Discussion Slide59:  Visit me at http://www.opensource.idv.tw/ and send your comments to su@ntjcpa.edu.tw MSN: vennysu@hotmail.com Yahoo: venny_sou Thanks

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