We have rolled out two new tools that will be available when Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 Moodle course requests open on Monday, March 31st. Both tools should come in handy for setting up new courses and reusing previous courses. Let us know how you like them! In addition, we have information on some changes to the Moodle Course Request form.
New Media Consortium Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition (click to download the report)
NMC Horizon Report 2014 Higher Education Edition
The 2014 Report identifies emerging technologies that will influence teaching and learning over the next 1-to-5 years. Among the key trends encouraging an immediate adoption of technology are the
- Pervasive use of social media;
- Increased offering of fully online, hybrid and collaborative learning models;
- Acceptance of data-driven learning and assessment;
- Emphasis on students learning through the creation of content;
- Promotion of organizational innovation at institutions of higher education;
- Shift in the perception of online learning.
This collaborative effort was developed by a group of 53 international experts in education and technology from 13 countries spanning 6 continents. For more information about the process and to see the work developed for the report, visit the report’s wiki at: http://horizon.wiki.nmc.org/
We are well into the spring semester with assignments and projects now coming due. To avoid some of the grading conflicts and unintended overrides in Moodle when multiple graders attempt to make changes to a gradebook at the same time, consider some strategies we first recommended last fall.
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For questions about grading with Moodle, or to schedule a consultation to learn more, please contact the Instructional Media Lab (413-545-2823 | email@example.com).