Posts Tagged ‘Moodle’

Engaging learners in Moodle – part 1

June 15th, 2009 jhagen Comments off

I recently joined a colleague and her Year 7 students during a lunchtime detention that she imposed to make up for a lesson ‘lost’ in her absence. While she was away, she had expected her students to access the well-documented instructions and excellent resources that she had posted to her Moodle course. Instead they complained to the substitute teacher that they didn’t know what to do. There are, no doubt, a number of factors contributing to the students’ helplessness. The question I’d like to explore here is; why hadn’t her students explored the contents of her Moodle course and how could we redesign it to make this more likely? Read more…

Embed RSS feeds into a Web page

June 1st, 2009 jhagen Comments off

In the March/April 2009 (not May as stated in the screen cast below) issue of Learning & Leading with Technology is an article explaining how to create custom RSS feeds using a tool called Feed2JS. This screen cast demonstrates how to use Feed2JS to create a ‘library’ of RSS feeds using the Moodle Book (non-standard) module.