Mooving to Moodle

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Mooving to Moodle

Amy Brown and Deana St. Peter

Guilford Technical Community College

What LMS is your school using?

Blackboard
WebCT
Educator
Moodle
Other/Not Applicable
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Blackboard

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WebCT

3.
Educator

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Moodle

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Other/Not
Applicable

Is your school considering Moodle?

Yes
No
Maybe
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Yes

2.
No

3.
Maybe

What is the main thing your school
likes about Blackboard?

It’s familiar.
Menu/folder organiza...
Look and feel
Gradebook
We don’t use Blackb...
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1.
It’s familiar.

2.
Menu/folder
organization

3.
Look and feel

4.
Gradebook

5.
We don’t use
Blackboard.

What’s the main thing your school
does NOT like about Blackboard?

Price
Menu/folder organiza...
Look and feel
Gradebook
Limited options
We don’t use Blackb...
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Price

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Menu/folder
organization

3.
Look and feel

4.
Gradebook

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Limited options

6.
We don’t use
Blackboard.

GTCC backstory


Over 10 years on Blackboard


Part of NCLC Blackboard consortium


Experienced some customer service issues
with Blackboard and ASP hosting

GTCC
-

Moodle


System Office was pushing Moodle as a
solution.


RFP for second wave of NCMUG project


Distance Learning and five faculty attended
Moodle training summer 2007


+

=

Blackboard


Facebook


Moodle


Blackboard vs. Moodle


Annual license fee vs. Open source


Folders vs. blocks


Content management system vs. dynamic
learning environment


Faculty/Publisher
-
created content vs.
“Everyone
-
created” content


Move to Moodle


Training (summer 2007)


Pilot with faculty and students (fall 2007)


Migration (spring 2008
-
fall 2008)


Final Blackboard semester (spring 2009)

GTCC number of sites


Fall 2007 semester


Blackboard


over 800


Moodle


over 15



Spring 2008 semester


Blackboard


over 800


Moodle


over 50



Fall 2008 semester


Moodle


over 800


Blackboard


between 50
-
75






GTCC faculty


Blackboard is limiting


Setting up assignments in BB is more time consuming

multiple steps


Students can’t contribute to course content (like
glossaries and wikis)


Can get bulky

go to this folder, open this sub
-
folder,
download this file


Moodle is more dynamic

students create profiles with
pictures, I can see all of their activity in one place, it’s
easier for me to respond to them

GTCC faculty


Reaction to Moodle training


“Wow! Look at all the cool toys!”


Different types of assignments allow for different
student interaction and different student
-
teacher
interaction


News forum, internal messaging, etc.

GTCC faculty


Selling features of Moodle


Profiles

I can “see” my students next to all of
their work


Activity reports

show posts, blogs, submitted
assignments, etc. all in one place


Easier to navigate

Blackboard List of Students

Moodle List of Students


Blackboard Course Homepage


Moodle Course Homepage


Blackboard Discussion Boards


Moodle Forums

Blackboard Glossary


Moodle Glossary


Moodle Glossary with Student
Contributions

Blackboard Course Statistics


Moodle Activity Reports


Another Moodle Activity Report

Blackboard as an Administrator


Moodle as an Administrator


Blackboard vs. Moodle Admin


Logging in as a someone else


Search and add students to course


Settings for self
-
creation of accounts


Self
-
enroll process


Enrollment file (user/course vs.
user/course/group)


Groups keep sections separate!

Pros for switching to Moodle


Open source


better long
-
term financial
investment for GTCC


Flexibility and options


More learning centered than Blackboard


Faculty already online savvy, but switch
gives us a chance to redefine what we do.


Cons for switching to Moodle


Migration of content


Retrain faculty


Running/Paying for 2 Learning
Management System for migration


Resistance to change


Lacking a true equation editor


Publishers are new to Moodle


What is your top concern about
moving to Moodle?

Migration of content
Retraining faculty
Publisher content
Reaction of faculty
Other
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Migration of
content

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Retraining faculty

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Publisher content

4.
Reaction of faculty

5.
Other

Do you think Moodle could work at
your school?

True
False
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True

2.
False

Teaching with Moodle


Moodle Resources

Moodle Activities

Learning from Mistakes


Moodle 1.8 gradebook


Adaptive mode in quizzes


Question “names”


CamelCase in wikis


Typos in “News Forum” and “Mail now”


Can’t “block” students

Moodle as a Student


Moodle as a Student


GTCC decision


Moodle server with Remote Learner


Level 4


Use Blackboard through June 2009


On
-
going training both face
-
to
-
face and
online


Aim for 95% of courses to be on Moodle by
fall 2008

Team
-
teaching with Moodle


Advantages:


Teachers can co
-
develop and share assignments
without having to share students or a grade
book.


Students are put in separate groups and have
access to their group only.


We don’t have to create separate forums, for
example.

Moodle sites at GTCC


EPT 210


Moodle sites at GTCC


FIP 136


Moodle sites at GTCC


CIS 110


Moodle sites at GTCC


REL 110


Innovative Instruction


Wikis


Blogs


Responsibility for their own learning

Administrating Moodle


Blackboard head


Tools are present, less “sophistication”


Course copy process


more options


Enrollment file (users/courses vs.
users/courses/groups)



Moodle Lessons from others


Like learning to drive a new car

same buttons in
different places.


Learning to use the grade book and creating tests
are tricky, but this is because I’m used to BB, not
because Moodle is “hard.”


Moodle has more features than BB

part of the
challenge as an educator is determining how to
use them.

Future of Moodle at GTCC


Five instances


Curriculum


Business and Industry / Continuning Education


Internal Training


Testing


Public

Customizations


iTunes U authentication part of login
process


10% report
-

# of hits, not actions


Attendance form


Streamline enrollment


Information


Amy Brown, Distance Learning

albrown@gtcc.edu


Deana St. Peter, English

djstpeter@gtcc.edu

What does the “D” stand for in
Moodle?

Domino
Dynamic
Devil
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Domino

2.
Dynamic

3.
Devil

Students are telling us that they like
Moodle better than Blackboard
because _______________________.

It’s easier to use.
They can create conte..
Profiles make it easier ..
All of the above
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1.
It’s easier to use.

2.
They can create
content as well as
faculty.

3.
Profiles make it
easier to interact.

4.
All of the above

The group feature in Moodle allows
you to keep the sections separate yet
see the same content.

Yes
No
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0%
1.
Yes

2.
No

This was a good presentation.

Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
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1.
Strongly Agree

2.
Agree

3.
Neutral

4.
Disagree

5.
Strongly Disagree