12 Moodle tools to interact with your students online
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1. 12 awesome tools for your MOODLE class or course.
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Effective learning requires participation and collaboration. Simply deploying software tools does not increase interaction. Teachers need to see technology as a tool they use to support their objectives and its upto them to otherwise create an environment conducive to learning.
Moodle advances these principles by providing tools that promote active learning, interaction, and community. Collaboration is realized when students create wikis, discussion groups, and blogs together.
Interaction with instructors occurs through chat, forums, emails, and discussion boards. Prompt feedback leads to active participation, enhanced motivation, and increased drive to learn, not to mention making the assessment process more effective for students and enabling data driven instruction.
With a user base of 79,429 registered and verified sites, serving 67,997,877 million users in 7,222,812 courses in 232 countries, Moodle is one of the most popular course management systems in the world.
The focus of the Moodle project is always on giving educators the best tools to manage and promote learning, but there are many ways to use Moodle.
Moodle has features that allow it to scale to very large deployments and hundreds of thousands of students, yet it can also be used for a primary school or an education hobbyist.
Many institutions use it as their platform to conduct fully online courses, while some use it simply to augment face-to-face courses (known as blended learning).
The reasons for the popularity of this open source course management system lie in the various interactive and useful features that Moodle offers to teachers, instructors, and educational institutes for effective e-learning.
From learning logs that aid in reflection on essential questions, sharing and communicating via live chat and forums, creating and giving quizzes, making creative lessons, creating book-like content, and teaching via podcasts and virtual classrooms, the use of Moodle for e-learning is exemplary.
Download this free guide to find information about 12 tools that you can use to interact with students online using the Moodle course management system.