Topic outline

  • Session overview

    This is an activity based session where participants generate ideas for learning activities that are easy to implement. All ideas generated should be captured in the course area so that they are available to other participants after the session.

    The course has an “instructional design” focus allowing participants to concentrate on what they want to achieve with their students rather than how they’ll use Moodle. It is based on the Jisc favoured model, ADDIE:

    • Analysis of the environment, learners and tasks
    • Designing a plan for developing instruction
    • Development of the instructional activities
    • Implementation of the design in the target environment
    • Evaluation of learner performance and effectiveness of the design.

    A “developing independent learning” theme is carried through the session. This is to encourage the use of tools that enable learner generated learning resources, knowledge exchange, peer review and evaluation, and learning activity beyond the classroom, all of which have the potential to reduce tutors’ preparation and assessment workloads. This implies an emphasis on the interaction and collaboration tools, specifically:

    • Questionnaire
    • Glossary
    • Workshop
    • Database
  • Analysis of the environment, learners and tasks

    This section is intended to establish the current knowledge and make up of the participants

  • Designing a plan for developing instruction

    This section should identify the steps that will be taken in designing the activity

    There should be a time separation between the "submission" and "peer review" phases of the activity. This allows all participants to make a submission and then be allocated an assessment.

  • Implementation of the design in the target environment

    Add the Moodle tool identified in "Development of the instructional activities" and prepare it for use in the learning activity you have designed.

    • Evaluation of learner performance and effectiveness of the design

      Simple tools for assessing the quality of the learning activity