Here are 5 tips to get the most of your VLE (for users of all levels):
- Try adding the different ‘Resources’ and ‘Activities’ in your course area.You may create a test course (if you have the correct access level) or request for a ‘sandbox’ course area from your administrator to try out the diferent features on your VLE.
- Do not be daunted by the OPTIONS. Often you find for any ‘Resources’ or ‘Activities’ you create there are many different options. Go through these options and understand as much as you can but don’t worry if you can not understand some of these. Simply accept the default values and come back to it later.
- Hands-on learning. Creating the different ‘Resources’ and ‘Activities’ allows you to relate to how the e-learning environment can complement or replace some of the classroom teaching and learning processes. Having the hands-on experience and coming to realisation how these can improve your way of teaching is the best way to learn.
- Start creating your courses. Now that you have tried the different features and options and understand how to use VLE better, start building the resources and activities you would use for your class. Plan how each chapter or topic can be covered through applying the different features. Map out your objectives and targets. Create an overall framework for the course, keep populating and improving the course area lesson by lesson allowing you to break down the course creation into manageable chunks.
- Reach out to others. Don’t be afraid to ask and seek out different opinions on how others maximise the benefits of the system. These can be thought peers such as your colleagues, online forums, system administrators and sometimes even from the some of the students,
Lastly, remember to share your ways of working and improvements that you found on using the learning environement with others.
Related News & Links:
- Read the Moodle News article on “A Good Looking Moodle and 5 Basic Steps“.
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Author: Samuel J. Tan