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Faculty Workshop: Moodle in the Theological Classroom – Much More Than Busy-Work

Many faculty are making greater use of the GTU's Moodle facilities, both in fully online courses, and in "regular" face-to-face courses.  Some of us started by simply uploading additional readings, and have been gradually branching out into discussion forums, audio and video recordings, and using the functions that Moodle provides for grading and group work.  Some of us have taken courses, either through the GTU library or outside organizations.  But effective use of Moodle depends most of all on clear thinking about our teaching outcomes and objectives, rather than on simply using the "bells and whistles" correctly.  All interested faculty are invited to gather for a brown bag lunch and informal conversation about developing pedagogical approaches that make the most effective use of what Moodle can offer us as theological educators.  Please come prepared to share your experiences, your questions, and your hopes. 


Facilitated by Susanna Singer, CDSP Faculty | When: Tuesday August 20, 12:30 – 2:00 PM | Where: Mudd 102, PSR

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Faculty Workshop: Moodle in the Theological Classroom – Much More Than Busy-Work

Many faculty are making greater use of the GTU's Moodle facilities, both in fully online courses, and in "regular" face-to-face courses.  Some of us started by simply uploading additional readings, and have been gradually branching out into discussion forums, audio and video recordings, and using the functions that Moodle provides for grading and group work.  Some of us have taken courses, either through the GTU library or outside organizations.  But effective use of Moodle depends most of all on clear thinking about our teaching outcomes and objectives, rather than on simply using the "bells and whistles" correctly.  All interested faculty are invited to gather for a brown bag lunch and informal conversation about developing pedagogical approaches that make the most effective use of what Moodle can offer us as theological educators.  Please come prepared to share your experiences, your questions, and your hopes. 


Facilitated by Susanna Singer, CDSP Faculty | When: Tuesday August 20, 12:30 – 2:00 PM | Where: Mudd 102, PSR

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Faculty

Faculty Workshop: Moodle in the Theological Classroom – Much More Than Busy-Work

Many faculty are making greater use of the GTU's Moodle facilities, both in fully online courses, and in "regular" face-to-face courses.  Some of us started by simply uploading additional readings, and have been gradually branching out into discussion forums, audio and video recordings, and using the functions that Moodle provides for grading and group work.  Some of us have taken courses, either through the GTU library or outside organizations.  But effective use of Moodle depends most of all on clear thinking about our teaching outcomes and objectives, rather than on simply using the "bells and whistles" correctly.  All interested faculty are invited to gather for a brown bag lunch and informal conversation about developing pedagogical approaches that make the most effective use of what Moodle can offer us as theological educators.  Please come prepared to share your experiences, your questions, and your hopes. 


Facilitated by Susanna Singer, CDSP Faculty | When: Tuesday August 20, 12:30 – 2:00 PM | Where: Mudd 102, PSR

Return to Online Learning Blog

Category:

Faculty

Faculty Workshop: Moodle in the Theological Classroom – Much More Than Busy-Work

Many faculty are making greater use of the GTU's Moodle facilities, both in fully online courses, and in "regular" face-to-face courses.  Some of us started by simply uploading additional readings, and have been gradually branching out into discussion forums, audio and video recordings, and using the functions that Moodle provides for grading and group work.  Some of us have taken courses, either through the GTU library or outside organizations.  But effective use of Moodle depends most of all on clear thinking about our teaching outcomes and objectives, rather than on simply using the "bells and whistles" correctly.  All interested faculty are invited to gather for a brown bag lunch and informal conversation about developing pedagogical approaches that make the most effective use of what Moodle can offer us as theological educators.  Please come prepared to share your experiences, your questions, and your hopes. 


Facilitated by Susanna Singer, CDSP Faculty | When: Tuesday August 20, 12:30 – 2:00 PM | Where: Mudd 102, PSR

Return to Online Learning Blog

Category:

Faculty

How do I ...?

Remember that great activity you want to add to your class on Moodle but need a reminder of how to work it? Want to browse your options and try out something new? Moodlerooms offers easy  how-to guides--both videos and text--and detailed information in their Knowledge Base.  There you can find out everything from how to do everything from setting up your gradebook to viewing what activities your students have participated in during the past week. To find the "Facilitate" section for instructors, follow the link above and then scroll down to the 3rd heading. You can also search the page for a specific activity or resource. Happy exploring!

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Faculty

How do I ...?

Remember that great activity you want to add to your class on Moodle but need a reminder of how to work it? Want to browse your options and try out something new? Moodlerooms offers easy  how-to guides--both videos and text--and detailed information in their Knowledge Base.  There you can find out everything from how to do everything from setting up your gradebook to viewing what activities your students have participated in during the past week. To find the "Facilitate" section for instructors, follow the link above and then scroll down to the 3rd heading. You can also search the page for a specific activity or resource. Happy exploring!

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Faculty

How do I ...?

Remember that great activity you want to add to your class on Moodle but need a reminder of how to work it? Want to browse your options and try out something new? Moodlerooms offers easy  how-to guides--both videos and text--and detailed information in their Knowledge Base.  There you can find out everything from how to do everything from setting up your gradebook to viewing what activities your students have participated in during the past week. To find the "Facilitate" section for instructors, follow the link above and then scroll down to the 3rd heading. You can also search the page for a specific activity or resource. Happy exploring!

Category:

Faculty

How do I ...?

Remember that great activity you want to add to your class on Moodle but need a reminder of how to work it? Want to browse your options and try out something new? Moodlerooms offers easy  how-to guides--both videos and text--and detailed information in their Knowledge Base.  There you can find out everything from how to do everything from setting up your gradebook to viewing what activities your students have participated in during the past week. To find the "Facilitate" section for instructors, follow the link above and then scroll down to the 3rd heading. You can also search the page for a specific activity or resource. Happy exploring!

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Faculty

Facilitating Online Discussions

Answer: 58,956. Question: How many separate posts did GTU users post in Moodle during the Spring 2013 semester. Surprised?  At the GTU, many instructors include forums in our classes; after posting files, it is the way we use Moodle the most. But quantity, of course, is never enough. What makes for a vigorous online discussion that supports your learning objectives for a class? Simmons College has posted an online interview with professor Sarah Haavind about Facilitating Online Discussions.

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Faculty

Facilitating Online Discussions

Answer: 58,956. Question: How many separate posts did GTU users post in Moodle during the Spring 2013 semester. Surprised?  At the GTU, many instructors include forums in our classes; after posting files, it is the way we use Moodle the most. But quantity, of course, is never enough. What makes for a vigorous online discussion that supports your learning objectives for a class? Simmons College has posted an online interview with professor Sarah Haavind about Facilitating Online Discussions.

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Faculty

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