Teaching with Moodle: An introduction

The first official Moodle MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for teachers starts on September 1st 2013. Offered by Moodle.org it is free and will run for four weeks.  Teaching with Moodle: An introduction is designed for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform for teaching, whether it be in a school, a university, a company or just personal interest!

Registration opened on August 19th 2013 – sign up here: http://learn.moodle.net/

“You could say that Moodle.org has always been our MOOC,” writes Martin Dougiamas, “however, a lot of people are unaware of the potential of Moodle and have told us they would appreciate a shorter and more synchronised introduction where they still get to try everything out. So that is one of the main reasons we are running “Learn Moodle” as a more structured MOOC – to show teachers what Moodle is and the depth that it has, and to help them understand how our activities feel from a student perspective, in a way that they can apply in their own Moodle courses (whether in the free practice sandboxes we provide here or on their own sites).”

More on Why a Moodle MOOC? from: http://learn.moodle.net/mod/page/view.php?id=50

e-Assessment Scotland 2013 – online programme

Alongside the e-Assessment Scotland 2013 face to face conference taking place at the University of Dundee on Friday 23rd August, is a parallel online programme running  between  20th-30th August.

Open to: ALL! (delegates from across the globe and from every sector)
Cost: FREE!
Book your place: www.e-assessment-scotland.

Two keynotes and eighteen seminar/workshops cover a wide range of topics – these caught my eye but check out the full list here:

Inclusive Assessment – From Aspiration to Daily Practice
Alistair McNaught, JISC TechDis

Exams Online: First Answer or Best Answer?
Angela Dunsire, University of Dundee

Sharing Formative Tutor-, Peer- and Self-feedback Openly: A Crazy Idea? An Example from Academic Development
Chrissi Nerantzi and Juliette Wilson, University of Salford

Keynote Presentation (30 minutes)
How Do You Assess a Community of Learning? The Case of DS106
Jim Groom, Martha Burtis and Alan Levine, University of Mary Washington

Keynote Presentation (30 minutes)
Questions, Answers and Rewards: Motivating Student-driven Assessment Online
Paul Denny, University of Auckland