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Moodle is in the Classroom – Video Advertisement

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Moodle is on campus – Video Advertisement

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Moodle 2.0 Tutorials: Setting up a Quiz

Moodle has the ability to create robust quizzes that can be used to assess your students. Quizzes can be written in a lab during class time, as a scheduled test within the UofL testing centre, or as take home quiz. It becomes your preference as to where and how to test your students, but the quiz module within moodle can help facilitate your quiz, and can be modified to meet most of your testing preferences.

If you will be using the testing centre, your exam must be booked in by the CRDC before the exam date.

The instructions in this tutorial will cover how to add a quiz activity, and will cover all the attributes that can be modified within the quiz settings. If you have already created a quiz and are looking to add questions, please see the question bank resources and the question type resources.

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Moodle Migration: Mark Pijl Zieber

Fall 2011 the University of Lethbridge is going live with their new Learning Management System, Moodle. Mark Pijl Zieber is currently involved in the Moodle migration prototyping his current courses.

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IT: Classroom Technology Training: Crestron Controller

This video provides instruction on how to use the Crestron touch panel to control the technology in the classroom. It covers the set up and use of the Data Projector, Audio System and Microphones, and DVD and VCR controls.

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The Challenge of the the Personal Learning Environment

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The Information Revolution is Happening!

We’ve been having some great discussions lately regarding the relative effects of various major “revolutions” in human history:

  • the agrarian revolution
  • the print (Gutenberg) revolution
  • the industrial revolution
  • the electronic (information) revolution

“We need to be on the right side of history if we are to survive and thrive. If we harness them correctly, we can blend the best of out traditional intellectual linear culture with the current digital culture, creating a new learning and intellectual environment consistent with the cognitive and expressive demands of the 21st century.” (Peter Crookson)

How fundamentally will this latest revolution impact education and our traditional way of conducting the “business” of teaching, learning, researching, and communicating? Ray Kurzweil presents some compelling facts about the pace of the information revolution and the evolution of the “singular university.”

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Did You Know? 4.0

There have been several versions, remixes and translations of the Did You Know? (Shift Happens) presentation since Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod’s original video hit YouTube in 2007. The most recent version Did You Know? 4.0 was released this month. Although the statistics are mainly focused from a US perspective, these videos always manage to provoke interesting conversations.

For more information visit the Shift Happens Wiki.

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Teaching and the Information Revolution

We all tend to be most comfortable with familiar practices. And thus, thinking about changing the way we teach can be intimidating.  At the post-secondary level, a rich and powerful tradition surrounds the practice and construct of our teaching and learning activities – embedding face-to-face lectures, labs, tutorials and seminars as foundational components of undergraduate and graduate instruction.

The information revolution, however, is radically changing the way in which the global community communicates, accesses information, collaborates, constructs understanding, disseminates ideas, learns, and teaches. And the changes in information and communication technologies we have witnessed over the past decade will in all probability be exponentially eclipsed by the changes of the next.

Kevin Kelly – author and publisher – in his classic “TED Talk” introduces some radical thoughts about the evolution of information, knowledge and technology as he attempts to predict the future of information technologies and the further revolutionary changes they will certainly invoke in our lives (and thus, perhaps, our teaching).

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