We wrap up another successful and well attended Learn Moodle MOOC

July 20, 2017

Isn’t it amazing what can be achieved in just four weeks?

It seems like yesterday that over 6000 Moodlers (our largest MOOC numbers to date) began their Learn Moodle journey with us.

In the four weeks since 19 June, our Learn Moodle participants have been learning or improving their Moodle skills and have completed activities such as quizzes, wikis, assignments and more, met and collaborated with our global community and, of course, received their completion badges and certificates.

For those who are new to Moodle and our MOOCs,Learn Moodle is a free four-week course, designed, developed and run by our Community Educator Mary and our Community Manager, Helen – at Moodle HQ

We have followed our participants’ journey over the past four weeks and summarised what they have accomplished each week: week 1 “Getting started”, week 2 “Getting involved” and week 3 “making the grade”.

In Learn Moodle 3.3 week 4 “Taking it further”, participants assessed each other’s workshop submissions shared what they have learnt and completed a final quiz.

Let’s take a closer look at what happened in the last week!

Workshop assessments

Week four began with Moodlers assessing five workshop submissions (created by other Learn Moodle participants in previous weeks) assigned to them.

By assessing the workshop submissions, participants had the opportunity to explore the process of Moodle’s powerful workshop activity.

They were also able to reflect on their own skills and borrow course ideas from other Moodlers by sharing the link to their practice courses

Workshop assessments

This was also a chance for Moodlers to “show-off” the courses they have worked on.

Check out this impressive one dedicated to feline friends:

Learn Moodle Cat Course

Final feedback

Here at Moodle we all love to learn as only from the act of learning can we improve our practices as educators and teachers, of any kind.

What better way to better Learn Moodle than to get honest feedback from participants?

In the last week of the MOOC, participants were also asked to complete a final feedback activity – a survey where they shared their overall experience of Learn Moodle 3.3.

All the answers were stored anonymously and will be used to improve our future Learn Moodle MOOCs.

What have our Learn Moodlers learnt?

The last week of the course was filled with Moodlers sharing what they have learnt and what they enjoyed about the course.

Here’s a snapshot of what they wrote:

feedback from users

feedback from users

feedback from users

Certificates of completion

Once the above tasks were completed, our Learn Moodlers were able to download their certificate of completion. At publication of this post, 780 Moodlers have completed their course!

Well done and congratulations all!

We were happy to see some of our participants sharing their certificates on Twitter:

As with every week, there were also optional activities and reading available for those who want to take their learning to the next level.

A vision for progression in using Moodle tools

One of the optional further reading for the last week of Learn Moodle 3.3 was this vision from our Founder & CEO, Martin Dougiamas, on the progression in using Moodle tools.

progression in using Moodle tools

You can read more about Martin’s vision in Moodle documentation.

Continue your Moodle skills with one of our Moodle Partners

The lessons covered in our Learn Moodle MOOC are just the tip of the Moodle iceberg.

As Learn Moodle is a course for beginners, it focuses on the standard features of Moodle.

For those who would like to learn more advanced activities and settings for their Moodle sites can do so by doing further training with one of our Moodle Partners.

Here are just some of the “further” learning options that can be explored with a Moodle Partner:

  • Workshop activity – for peer and self-assessment.
  • Lesson activity – a branching feature which allows for personalised content, useful for simulations and independent learning.
  • Activity completion – get those popular checkboxes alongside course activities
  • Competencies and Learning plans – used for recognising achievement in skills.

Congratulations to all our Learn Moodlers for participating in this MOOC.

Thank you for your time and dedication to the course. We look forward to hearing more about your Moodle adventures and journey.

Or even to see you again for our next Learn Moodle 3.4 which will be from 8 January – 4 February 2018.

Follow @LearnMoodle on Twitter for all the latest updates and information.