Moodle Tutorial: EXPERT LEVEL Educator Course
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Moodle Tutorial Expert Level incl advanced learning content, adaptive learning, gamification - whole new level skillset!
3.9 (32 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
564 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2016
English
Current price: $12 Original price: $200 Discount: 94% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use expert level Learning Content strategies - including SCORM
  • Leverage Open Educational Resources - locate, evaluate and utilize
  • Strategize for ADAPTIVE LEARNING - What, Why, How?
  • Build multiple Adaptive Learning Path in Moodle
  • Use Moodle's most powerful tool for Adaptive Learning
  • Use Collaborative Learning Techniques in Moodle
  • Use Completion Tracking and Restrict Access in Moodle
  • Learn GAMIFICATION of courses in Moodle
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Requirements
  • Students SHOULD ALREADY have familiarity with Moodle - course creation, basics of Moodle Educators
  • NO OTHER Special Requirements - You can access Moodle's excellent DEMO site - if you do not have access to your own Moodle installation. You will even be taught to install Moodle on your own laptop!
Description

Learn Moodle's advanced features step-by-step  to become an Expert level Moodle Educator. You will learn how to convert your "one-size-fits-all" Moodle course - to a "Custom-learning-path", "Gamified" course - while leveraging advanced learning content techniques.

The #1, FIRST and BEST resource anywhere to learn Advanced Moodle techniques. Topics include Adaptive Learning, Gamification, SCORM, OER, Social Aspects, Advanced Communications, Collaborative Learning and more. This course will provide exceptional value to you - several times over the price paid - OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

Answer these to see if you need this course:

  • You already have a free, Open Source LMS i.e. Moodle. Now, do you want Open Source LEARNING CONTENT? Learn how to tap into OER - to save $$$$s, time and effort.
  • Do you want to significantly reduce interoperability $$$$s for your institution? Learn how to use SCORM in Moodle.
  • Do you wish your courses were as engaging as Facebook and LinkedIn? Learn GAMIFICATION of your courses. 
  • Is every student in your course exactly the same? No. But do you have different learning paths for the weak student and the gifted student? Learn how to create a course that ADAPTS to learner's requirements.
  • Are you clueless about student's online learning behavior? Tap into ANALYTICS.


Master Moodle's Advanced Features Quickly Using this Expert Educator's Course:

  1. Learn Advanced Learning Content Techniques
  2. Learn to use Collaborative Learning Tools in Moodle
  3. Build customized learning paths for students - according to their learning needs (Goodbye to "one-size-fits-all"!)
  4. Leverage Moodle's most powerful tool for Adaptive Learning (several techniques taught)
  5. Develop phenomenal student engagement with Gamification in Moodle
  6. Leverage Analytics - find out what is happening in your online class!


Become an EXPERT level Moodle Educator with this course:

  • The SCORM international standard significantly reduces your Learning Content interoperability costs
  • Gain $$$$'s worth of free, Learning Content - using Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Use Wiki, Glossary tools to drive Collaborative Learning - increase student engagement significantly
  • See how Lesson Module can be used to create Adaptive Learning (address weak students and strong students separately)
  • Learn GAMIFICATION in Moodle (everybody is doing it) - to supercharge student engagement with Scoreboards, Progress bars,
  • Basics of Learning Analytics with SCORM reports, Lesson reports and more


What am I going to get from this course?

  1. Highly potent and condensed information - highly prepared - 100% hands on - 100% subtitled lectures - no rambling.
  2. Learn in a few hours - concepts that will otherwise take MONTHS to stitch together elsewhere
  3. Learn Expert level concepts DIRECTLY from a teacher who has implemented Learning Management Systems across a diverse set of requirements - pure online distance education to blended learning to classroom augmentation. From large scale DE to small scale corporate training classrooms. Join ~3000 Moodle learners who have learned aspects of Moodle from this teacher.
  4. Quizzes and Practice Assignments - to selftest your knowledge
  5. DIGITAL COMPLETION CERTIFICATE provided by UDEMY *you need to finish 100% of this course

Go ahead and join this course - and I look forward to seeing you in the class!

Who is the target audience?
  • Designed SPECIFICALLY for Moodle Educators who want to improve Moodle skillset
  • Teachers seeking to enhance their Moodle skillset to Cutting Edge!
  • Corporate Trainers seeking to learn the World's most popular Open Source (FREE) LMS!
  • Educators from University level to K12 - looking to implement a world class Learning Management System
  • Administrators seeking to explore Moodle teaching - for implementation in their Instituition
  • NOT for Moodle Aministrators - This course will not teach Moodle Administration in depth. I have a DIFFERENT bestseller course for MOODLE ADMIN.
Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
02:53:04
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Welcome, Introduction, Prerequisites, Manifesto
1 Lecture 04:35
Welcome to the best resource online for learning Advanced Moodle concepts for Educators. In this course, I will take your Moodle skills to a new level. You will learn expert level learning content concepts, how to build truly world class courses with customized learning paths for your students, how to integrate social aspects with Moodle, how to gamify of courses in Moodle - and a lot more.
Preview 04:35
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Expert Level Learning Content
5 Lectures 23:18
In this lesson, we will first what SCORM is all about. I will explain with the help of an analogy that is used very frequently to explain SCORM. Then we will see the advantages of using SCORM. It has been more than 15 years since SCORM has been introduced - and while I will not talk about the previous evolution - I will show how it is evolving for the future.

SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products. SCORM tells programmers how to write their code so that it can “play well” with other e-learning software. It is the de facto industry standard for e-learning interoperability.

Specifically, SCORM governs how online learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMSs) communicate with each other. Please note that SCORM does NOT speak to instructional design or any other pedagogical concern, it is purely a technical standard.

SCORM - what is this? Why you should use?
04:51

The objective of this lesson is to to load and enable a SCORM file in Moodle and to see how it functions in the course taking page.

Attached with this lesson - you will find a sample SCORM file that can be used for your experimenation. This file is sourced from SCORM.com and you can use it for your educational and testing. In an upcoming lesson - I will show you several sites where you can get free licensed SCORM content - either to experiment - or even to use in your own course as learning content.

How to use SCORM content in Moodle
07:38

Moodle is designed to encourage collaborative activities in your course. There are several good reasons for you to add collaborative learning into your course.

a. Firstly, pure online learning can be lonely to the learners because they will miss the interactions that is present in face-to-face classes. Collaborative activities will encourage them to connect with other learners.
b. Secondly, collaborating with other learners will increase engagement of your course which often translates to better learning.
c. Thirdly, as a teacher, you can use collaborative techniques to create student-generated-content. This will become valuable meta-data for your course - for example FAQs and real life projects from students.
Moodle Collaborative Learning Techniques
05:46

OER stands for Open Educational Resources. OER are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research.  The  term  can  include  textbooks,  course  readings,  and other learning content; simulations, games, and other learning applications; syllabus, quizzes, and assessment tools; and virtually any other  material  that  can  be  used  for  educational  purposes.
OER - and why you should use it with Moodle
04:08

This is a collection of best OER resources across various sources. A wide variety of content and tools to implement OER in just about any course topic can be found. 

Caution:

  1. You will find OER with a broad spectrum of quality - good, bad and everything in between. 
  2. OER content often will serve as a good starting point for you to build upon.
  3. Another good and quick usage is to use OER content as auxiliary learning material - while using your top quality content as the main course material

A Sampling of Best Open Educational Resources (OER)
00:55

This is a self test - please review what you have learnt in this section.

Practice Activity Quiz 1: Learning Content
3 questions
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BONUS SECTION: DEVELOPMENT MOODLE INSTALLATION ON A WINDOWS MACHINE
7 Lectures 01:02:26
Apache 2.4 installation
07:58

Do this before you go ahead - TESTING YOUR APACHE INSTALLATION
00:41

PHP 5.5 installation
17:35

Do this before you go ahead - TESTING YOUR PHP
01:23

MySQL 5.6 Installation
05:38

Moodle 3.x dev installation - PREP WORK
15:23

Moodle 3.x dev installation
13:48

Take this simple practice quiz - to reiterate what you have learnt in this section

Practice Activity Quiz 2: Installing Moodle for TESTING
3 questions
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Adaptive Learning Techniques in Moodle
5 Lectures 23:55

Most learning content is linear - this very course that you are going through is linear! You start at lecture #1 - and then progress through lecture #n - and the course is done.  This is true with most products out there today - Udemy, Coursera, several MOOCs and so on. But the problem is that - this is NOT the best solution that is possible!

Welcome to Adaptive Learning with Moodle!

What is Adaptive Learning? Why should you do this?
03:43

PTA stands for "Pre-Training Assessment". It is a very common best practice in training circles - and we will see why it makes great sense to adopt in our Moodle course. Essentially, before you launch a course, you will assess different aspects of your learners. And based on this assessment, you can then implement adaptive learning techniques. Without doing this - you will be left with making a lot of assumptions about your learners.
PTA - how and why you should do this in Moodle
03:49

Now let us learn about the single most powerful tool Moodle offers for Adaptive Learning. And that is the LESSON activity. In this lecture, I will show how the Lesson activity looks when fully functional - and in the next lesson I will show how to create a lesson and all the tips, tricks and pitfalls associated with Lesson Activity.

The lesson activity is extremely powerful because it enables a teacher to deliver content and practice activities in fully adaptive path.
Moodle's most powerful tool for Adaptive Learning
10:59

Even though Lesson activity is so powerful - it is probably the MOST UNDER USED activity in Moodle. There are a few reasons for this - mostly because the lesson creation interface is difficult to understand. In this lesson I will show you how to easily beat the problem and many more tips!

When creating Lesson, you have to keep 4 aspects in mind - the learning content, the learning path for the student, the assessment and the linkings that go with it.

Creating a Lesson Module in Moodle
05:08

The Lesson module is very powerful and complex. It can only be mastered with practice. Do this assignment carefully replicating the video lectures from this section and previous.

Practice Activity Assignment: Moodle Lesson Module
00:16
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Adaptive Learning - Moodle's Advanced Features
4 Lectures 33:20

In the previous lesson - we got so far as to create an empty lesson shell. In this lecture, we will build out the whole lesson - with content, questions, and custom learning paths.

Preview 12:00

We are well on our way into Moodle's "Adaptive Learning" abilities. In the next 3 lessons, I will discuss some more excellent features that will provide you fine grained control on adaptive behavior.

The first feature is called as "Activity Completion". I will first show this in action. I have logged in my live server as a test student - inside the project management course.
Moodle Activity Completion Tracking
06:07

I show you 4 different examples of how Moodle will dynamically change the criteria for "automatic activity completion" in this lecture.

Preview 07:08

You will learn how to restrict access to activities and resources with a very useful feature of Moodle called as "Restrict Access". This was also called as "Conditional Activities" in earlier versions.

This feature allows you to set conditions which have to be mandatorily met - and only after which a learner on your course will be able to access a particular activity or learning resource. This is a very useful part of adaptive learning because you will be able to build elaborate logic as I will show in this lesson.

Moodle Restrict Access aka Conditional Activities
08:05
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Gamification of Moodle
5 Lectures 25:21

As the teacher and course designer on an online platform - your single largest challenge will be student engagement and getting them to achieve specific goals though you course.

You want your learners to get the very best results and value from your course. Just having fantastic content is usually not enough. You will want the students to ACTUALLY finish lessons. You will want them to actually study hard. You will want learners to ACTUALLY engage with your course - and when they ENGAGE, then they remember lessons better, understand better, and apply better.

What is "Gamifying" Moodle?
02:59

Experience points, scoreboards and awards are the most common elements of games.  The easiest way to start implementing gamification in your online classroom is to use a combination of "practice quiz and scoreboard".

Gameboards were a concept that started very early in arcade games - they serve to motivate gamers to compete more and more - and so greatly increase motivation and engagement.

Moodle Scoreboards - Activity Results
05:04

Are you familiar with this screen - it is from an extremely engaging popular game. This screen is used to show the gamer's progress through the game. How far they have finished - where they are now - and what they have to do to complete the game and WIN!

Moodle Course Progress Bar
04:48

One of the most popular gamification techniques is issuing Badges to users. Badges are among the most visible elements of gamification, the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to engage your audiences.
Moodle Course BADGES
04:46

Moodle BADGES continued
07:44
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:47

Thank you for completing the course. Here are some next steps. 

Bonus Lecture: Thank You Gifts
00:47
About the Instructor
Srikanth Shirodkar
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Senior Manager at a Learning Tech Co

Srikanth's recent leadership role as Senior Software Delivery Manager for one of the World's Largest Learning Management System implementation for online structured higher education - with more than 400,000 students pursuing online Masters/Bachelors and Certificate for one of India's largest and most diversified Education Providers with a global footprint in countries including the US, Singapore, UAE-Dubai, Malaysia etc.

Srikanth has directly managed clients including Telegraph Media Group UK, Microsoft, Yahoo, Marriott, Expedia, British Airways, Precise Media Group UK, Sequoia Media Group US, Tesco, and Hooper Holmes Inc. Managed teams sized in excess of 50, cross functional and projects/products in excess of 15 million USD.

Srikanth has over 18 years of experience in Software Delivery Management, Project Management, design and architecture, development of software solutions, spanning high-transaction enterprise level applications to standalone product development. He has extensive exposure to successful Program/Project management techniques such as PMP and Prince2; Experience in various software development methodologies like ISV Product Lifecycle, traditional Waterfall, Agile (Scrum and DSDM).

Extensive experience in Proposal Engineering – effort, schedule and pricing estimations using WBS, COCOMO, pre-sales and customer relations – specially in Off shoring model. Specialties: Proposal Engineering, Product Development, Client relationships, high complexity and visibility software delivery management, architecture and design.