Real-time conversations with Moodle Chat: Part 2

Posted on: January 27, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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I’ve always enjoyed using forms of instant messaging because it’s quick, non-invasive, and informal. Moodle chat is a type of instant messaging and is especially well-suited for short messages, unrehearsed exchanges, office hours, meetings, question and answer sessions and test-preparation. Earlier this year we posted information about using chat for synchronous communication, ideas to incorporate it into …

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Real-time conversations with Moodle Chat

Posted on: January 25, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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Forums are the heart of communication in an online course because they provide the primary synchronous and asynchronous method for interaction. Instructors can create as many forums as needed for instruction. Chat is a secondary mode of communication, typically synchronous, which provides instant feedback.  Unlike asynchronous forums that encourage learners to take time to compose thoughts …

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The Moodle wiki

Posted on: January 7, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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A wiki is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents. Wikis were named from the Hawaiian term “wiki wiki” which means “very fast.”   Indeed wikis are a quick method for creating content as a class, group or individual.  Wikis don’t have a center of control but rather the community edits and develops content directly …

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6 tips for teaching online during Elon’s summer terms

Posted on: April 28, 2015 | By: Stephanie Bedard | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning

How do you engage students without seeing them face-to-face? How does the time commitment of teaching an online course compare to teaching an in-class course? How should I communicate with my students? These questions are among the several Elon faculty members might have as they navigate the challenges of designing and teaching online courses for …

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Dr. Eric Bauer uses Moodle to simplify the peer review process

Posted on: April 8, 2015 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle

For years, Dr. Eric Bauer of the biology department has had students peer-review term papers and lab reports, and struggled to find an effective way to send papers back and forth. What he didn’t know was a solution was right in front of him. With the help of Moodle’s workshop tool, Dr. Bauer has made …

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6 Quiz Tips for Moodle

Posted on: November 4, 2014 | By: Michael Vaughn | Filed under: Tech Tips, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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The Moodle Quiz is a powerful tool, and can save you hours of grading (or at least the walk to-and-from Belk Library to drop off and pick up your Scantrons). With only minor tweaking, your Quiz can be automatically graded, with the results released to your students when you choose. It’s very easy to assess and …

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4 Moodle tips for teaching Winter Term courses

Posted on: December 6, 2013 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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Teaching a course in Winter Term can be intense. Not only do you have less time to teach the class, you also have less time for the out-of-class work. Things like providing feedback and entering grades are two time-consuming aspects of any course that can become overwhelming in the condensed schedule of a Winter Term …

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How baseball has helped me use technology in teaching and mentoring

Posted on: September 25, 2013 | By: Antonio Izzo | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching & Learning
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People often advise us to keep our work separate from our personal lives, but I think for many of us the two feed each other. Recently, I was reflecting on technology use in my academic life, and it occurred to me that many of the tools I use had been stolen from my life outside of academics. Coaching baseball has been my proving ground for learning the potential uses of various technology tools.

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How do you solve a problem like a locked account?

Posted on: September 18, 2013 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

We’ve all been there. We end up inundated with a variety of accounts paired with passwords for different websites and services. Each site seems to use a different set of password restrictions that leaves us with more than a dozen passwords to remember.

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Moodle Show and Tell: Religious studies professor Lynn Huber

Posted on: May 15, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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This week, Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) is featuring Lynn Huber, associate professor of religious studies, and her REL 325 course page with its use of the highlight feature, Wiki page integration, and incorporation of photos. In its new Moodle series, Moodle Show and Tell, TLT highlights Elon faculty who have constructed especially useful, helpful, …

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