If you use Moodle as your VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) of choice you’re not alone. The latest statistics from the Moodle community site are impressive: over 1 million teachers and over 68 million students in 232 countries use it. Whether you are thinking of dipping your toes in the waters of VLEs, or whether you are already confidently swimming around in Moodle, you may find the Moodle tutorial videos below helpful.
How are present are you as an instructor in your online courses? Research* has shown that tutor presence – the sense of the tutor being there – is a key motivator for online students. The trick is to find the middle ground between being omnipresent (and too stifling), and being invisible (and appearing uninterested ). Here are five things that can help you strike this balance.
Digital natives or immigrants? Time to come up with alternative conceptions eg digital visitors and residents…
Nicky Hockly’s new book (with Lindsay Clandfield) ‘Teaching Online: Tools and techniques, options and opportunities’ is published by Delta Publishing. Essential reading for online tutors and full of practical advice and activities.
Key online tutor skills, and how to evaluate them. Useful information for educators.