Moodle launches its first official MOOC with teachers in mind

Open source learning platform Moodle announces free MOOC for educators all over the world – Course starts 1 Sep; sign up now at the Learn Moodle website

Get to know and learn the basics of Moodle by participating in a free online course ‘Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction’ spread over four weeks, beginning Sunday 1 September 2013.

Moodle’s first official MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) aims to gather teachers and anyone interested in using a learning platform to enhance teaching and learning. The goal: to collaboratively learn how to use Moodle to teach courses online.

Led by Mary Cooch from Moodle HQ, Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction, is a structured course delivered using the latest Moodle release, Moodle 2.5. Course highlights include:

  • Live webcast tutorials each week
  • Activity-based learning with each participant having their own free sandbox course area
  • Creating and using quizzes, wikis, forums, chats
  • The option to progress through the course at your own pace
  • The opportunity to earn badges

The emphasis of this Moodle MOOC is on engagement and collaboration. Participants will interact with one another in the various course activities such as forums, and work together in a customised environment that supports innovative teaching and learning.

Designed to provide a good foundation and context to using Moodle, the course is an excellent starting point for effective teaching in the 21st century learning environment.

Martin Dougiamas, Lead Developer and Director of Moodle Pty Ltd, said, “We love teachers, and want to support and inspire better teaching everywhere. So one of the main reasons we’re running this MOOC is to show teachers what Moodle is and the depth that it has, as well as to help them understand a student perspective, in a way that they can apply in their own Moodle courses.”

Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction commences with a live launch event by Martin on Sunday, 1st September 2013, at 15:00 UTC.

Interested teachers and educators can sign up for free at the Learn Moodle website.

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For further information, please visit the Learn Moodle website http://Learn.Moodle.net
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