I have been doing a Doctorate in Education part time. At the Moodlemoot 2014 I used my results to make recommendations for users and in some cases developers using Moodle.
- Use multiple choice questions, but follow it up with a reflective or discursive task relating to the knowledge it is testing
- Use peer review but give opportunities for students to respond to the peers’ feedback. Do not make it anonymous
- Have an online journal for students combining curriculum with own interests. Have a space for an inline (meta-contextual) dialogue between tutor and students
- Start forum discussions and respond to students posts. Ask for personal accounts and avoid questions which have yes/no answers or which are right or wrong
- Make Moodle an addictive interface by having useful information, contributions from peers and additions to their courses obvious from the site front page through an updates stream. Make it feel a dynamic, personal space for student learning. Do not require students to drill down into courses to see what has changed or been contributed by peers
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