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  • Best practices: Tips for improving your online courses in 2013

    As the new year begins it’s a great time to set new goals for improving our elearning courses. Are your courses lacking luster engagement interactivity or collaboration? How can you take your online courses to the next level? In today’s post I’m going to suggest some ideas for improving your courses in Moodle™ and Joule.

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  • Best practices: Creating effective feedback

    According to research students don’t classify a course as either “good” or “bad” based on instructor preparedness instructor organization or even the level of interaction within the course.

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  • Best practices: Polling to promote student voice

    Promoting student voice in the online environment increases engagement builds community and encourages ownership of the learning experience. Data-driven decisions based on feedback received allows for continuous improvement of course content and facilitation techniques.

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  • Best practices: Five Moodle™ and Joule tools to aid in communication

    For many online classes there is not a scheduled time for students and instructors to meet for synchronous interaction. Therefore communication with students is very important in an online classroom.

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  • Improving in-class discussion using Moodle Tools: Part 2

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  • Best practices: Lowering the learning curve for new Moodle™ users.

    Moodle™ is the most widely-used Learning Management System in the world. With more than 63 million users and 70 thousand registered sites in over 200 countries Moodle™ gains hundreds of users every day and many of them are completely new to online learning.

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  • Best practices: Videos and tips for grading Moodle™ quizzes

    Quizzes are a great, easy way to assess students in any Moodle™ course. They are graded automatically (unless you are using essay questions) and can save teachers precious time.

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  • Best practices: Sharing the lanes of design and facilitation in online courses

    Designing and facilitating an online course that is both meaningful and enjoyable is quite a journey. Typically online courses come to fruition through one of two scenarios. Either one person is both the designer and the facilitator or separate individuals take on the design and facilitation responsibilities.

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  • Cattle Egrets and White Rhinos: Open LMS and the larger Moodle™ community

    Behold the mighty white rhino! And the cattle egret! What pages do they share in a story? They enjoy one of those relationships in nature usually called mutualism or symbiosis. We find the rhino grazing in the tundra and rivers humbly chewing its diet of leaves and grass. And that flash of white plumage on its back? Alas the loyal cattle egret.

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