Innovation in Flexible and Collaborative Learning: Moving from theory into practice in Moodle 2.2

Herrera, Analourdes (2012) Innovation in Flexible and Collaborative Learning: Moving from theory into practice in Moodle 2.2. In: 1st Moodle Research Conference (MRC2012), 13-15 September, 2012, Heraklion, Crete.

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This document has been prepared to report on and showcase a variety of e-learning pilot projects and initiatives launched by the IB Online Professional Development department (hereinafter ‘IB Online PD’) of the International Baccalaureate (hereinafter ‘IB’) in The Hague, Netherlands. Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate is an international organization that aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. The IB Online PD department, as an integral global service e provider, offers a wide range of online workshops for new and experienced coordinators, teachers and administrators in all of our educational programmes. Online workshops are available through the open source learning management system, Moodle platform, and tailored for all subject groups in both the Diploma programme and Middle Years Programme, as well as workshops for the Primary Years Programme. The workshops are available in English, French and Spanish. Notably, IB Online PD is now in the process of reengineering current processes, methodologies, and systems to ensure high quality, pedagogically sound, innovative and user-centred e-learning experiences. As such, IB Online PD has introduced two multi-faceted projects aimed at [a] innovating the look &; feel and instructional design of the current Moodle version (1.9) and [b] strengthening the direct application of online collaborative learning in all IB online workshops so as to ensure a measurable and positive impact. This document includes a brief description of two projects: [1] Project 1: Innovating content design and development for effective collaborative learning: migration from Moodle 1.9 to 2.2, [2] Project 2: Strengthening online collaborative learning through just-in-time and flexible learning, and highlights key e-learning initiatives that have strengthened the online collaborative learning experience for all key stakeholders involved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: internal innovation, knowledge-building, collaborative learning, online professional development, synchronous learning, flexible learning
Subjects: Education (General) > Theory and practice of education
Education (General) > Primary Education
Education (General) > Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Primary, Secondary, K-12
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 04:46
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 04:46

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