Posts tagged moodle
In the School of Informatics there is a common requirement for quizzes to use negative marks, so a student will lose marks if they select the wrong answer. Unfortunately the version of Moodle that we currently use at City, 1.9, doesn’t make it easy to do this, so a workaround was needed.After a little bit of head-scratching I came up with a method suitable for the majority of cases we have encountered and I am going to show you how it works here.
Another interesting resource I’ve found out about at the Ed-Media conference.
SNAPP is used to generate Network Maps/Graphs showing who has posted to a Moodle forum, who has replied to whom, number of posts, etc. It is an interesting way to see the engagement of students in forums and identify the proactive and reactive students.
The tool is free and more information is available at http://www.snappvis.org/
Guest Post by Peter Kogan whose research shows that the use of Moodle is popular with Informatics students & staff: students enjoy its use for sharing resources & broadening discussion and they appreciate it when staff go the extra mile. His research highlights some areas for improvement.
The thing about technology is that we soon get used to it and quickly take for granted the benefits we receive from it. This applies to just about everything: from our smart phones to the virtual learning environment (VLE) we use at City. It is not surprising that today’s students are at ease with VLEs. They are the digital generation: brought up in a wireless landscape that refers more to wi-fi than to Desert Island Discs.
I attempted to find out what makes City’s VLE and its users tick*. I looked at a lot of data, and I asked a lot of people a lot of questions in order to ascertain if users’ perceptions of Moodle in the School of Informatics (SoI) matched users’ actions. I examined the strategic aims of our VLE and tried to gauge whether these were being achieved, and what impact they were having.
The results of my research underlined the importance of Moodle to both learning and the student experience in SoI. More >