A MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, is a free course, available to anyone. Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction is a MOOC, offered by Moodle.org, for beginners interested in learning the basics about how to use Moodle as a learning platform. The course will feature weekly webcast tutorials, as well as activity-based learning that allows users to practice creating their own courses, while utilizing all of the tools that Moodle has to offer, such as chats, forums, quizzes, wikis, and more. This is a good opportunity to experiment with a MOOC while learning about Moodle.
When is it?
The course begins Sunday, September 1st, and lasts for four weeks, requiring an average of 2 to 3 hours per week. Upon successful completion of the course, users will receive a Learn Moodle completer badge. Again, this course is completely free, and is run by Moodle.org. Registration is now open and can be found here.
Why a MOOC?
A MOOC on Moodle provides teachers with a shorter introduction to Moodle, as well as an opportunity to communicate and network with other Moodle users. Furthermore, the MOOC experience allows teachers to view and use Moodle from a student’s perspective, helping them to better implement Moodle in their own courses. More on the decision to use a MOOC as an introduction to Moodle can be read here.