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Moodle for High School
Practical Use for Blended
Learning In A
21st Century School
By
Desi J. Vuillaume
Joseph Geiger
What is Moodle?
• Moodle is a course management system
(CMS)
• A free, Open Source software package
designed using sound pedagogical principles
• Designed to help educators create effective
online learning communities
• Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning
Environment
Social Constructionist Pedagogy
• Learners construct new knowledge as they
interact with their environment
• Learning is particularly effective when
constructing something for others to
experience
• Collaboratively creating a small culture of
shared artifacts with shared meanings
• Connected and separate learning behaviors
Tools Available in Moodle
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Discussion forums
Grade book
Dynamic content generation
Blogs
Wikis
Quizzes
Chat rooms
POD Casts
Other Facts About Moodle
• Basic idea was started in the 1990’s by
Martin Dougiamas
• Documentations, manual, and active help
forum are all available online.
Log In Page
Front Page of Class
Quiz Page
Forum Entry With Feedback
Calendar Tool
Students’ Perceptions
• In what ways have you enjoyed using the
online psychology class?
– “It was simple to use and the facts on things
were abundant.”
– “I enjoy typing and using the class to learn more
about psychology.”
– “I like the online psychology environment
because of the its flexibility.”
Students’ Perceptions
• What are the advantages of accessing
psychology class with Moodle?
– “Searching online for what you don’t understand
and overall more engaging
– “You get more information and any questions
you have are pretty much answered.”
– “I am a visual learner….the computer gets my
attention more.”
Teacher’s Perceptions
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Less paper shuffling
Grading seems easier
Students are more engaged in learning
Lessons can be tailored to meet individual
needs of students
Who’s Using it?
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University of Illinois
Lewis University
Trinity International University
Barrington High School
Stevenson High School
Oak Park Elementary School Dist. #97
District 214 Arlington Heights
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