Author: Pauline Wilson

Developing a new course

moodle-toolsAn exciting new development is that Anne has commenced developing a new course in Moodle.  Anne undertook Moodle training as part of our VET Development Centre project in 2015.  This training has enabled her with the skills to develop this new course.

She has been our trainer for Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care for a number of years now.  So she is now developing this course in the Moodle.

She has been experimenting with a range of moodle tools that we haven’t used much before and refining some that we have.  Quizzes in particular are quite complex so need a bit of practice.

Tools to Explore

So far we have investigated a range of tools and technologies that we have not previously used.  This research has taken us to a wide range of fantastic tools.  However one of the things we have discovered is that many of the new things we were exploring could be replicated in Moodle.  So we have discarded any of those tools which come into this category.

The remaining tools that we will now explore further are:

  • Elucidat which is a fairly new e-learning authoring tool.  Research so far indicates that it is very intuive and easy to use.  This is a very important consideration as many of our tutors who will be using the tools are not highly technical.
  • Klynt and Rapt for creation of interactive videos
  • Periscope which is a live streaming application which we think might be useful for talking to students in external locations.

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