Moodle is a core learning and teaching system for Navitas colleges around the world. Like all technologies, Moodle needs updating to provide students with the best experience possible. Currently, Navitas is upgrading Moodle in the University Partnerships Division and for Navitas Professional Institute.
To support teachers to make the most of this Moodle upgrade, Navitas Learning and Teaching Services has developed a range of resources and professional development offerings. Whether you’re building a new course, adapting an existing one or looking to enhance your face-to-face, blended or online teaching, you’ll find something to explore and learn in the Moodle professional development options below.
Accessing the PD: you will be able to log in to the Navitas Core Moodle professional development options when your college or business unit has upgraded to the new Moodle system. You will be notified by your local Moodle contact when your access has been set up, so keep an eye out for notification!
InstaMoodle: Showcasing Navitas Core Moodle
InstaMoodle showcases some of the engaging new activities and resources in Moodle, along with their pedagogical use in learning and teaching. Re-think some existing activities and resources that are used less frequently (for example Lesson, Badges) to help spark ideas that may transform your students’ learning experiences.
• Self-enrol in InstaMoodle. (Your college will ensure you have access.)
Building in Navitas Core Moodle – Self-paced Course
In this self-paced course, you will learn how to create resources and activities within Moodle. This course can be taken at any time and you can move through the materials at your own pace.
If you are interested in a facilitated, interactive and collaborative course, please register for ‘Building in Moodle – Facilitated Course’.
• Self-enrol in Building in Core Moodle – Self-paced Course. (Your college will ensure you have access.)
Building in Navitas Core Moodle – Facilitated Course
This 4-week course is aimed at staff who have editing rights in Moodle. If you’re building courses in Moodle, grab this opportunity to work in your College sandbox developing activities and resources which you will showcase at the end. The ‘Building in Moodle’ course focuses on both ‘how to’ and pedagogy.
• Next course starts 15th January 2018
• Each college will advise their staff when to register for this course (in line with rolling out Navitas Core Moodle).
For more information and to register for the upcoming iteration, go to – http://learningandteaching-navitas.com/events/building-in-navitas-core-moodle/
Foundations of Learning & Teaching Online
The Foundations of Learning and Teaching Online (FoLTO) suite of courses examines online pedagogy and practical strategies for teaching in online and blended environments. The content, structure, activities and design of the courses provide participants with an action learning approach to improve the effectiveness of their teaching in a blended or online environment. There are several courses, each offered frequently during the year so keep watching this site for upcoming offerings.
FoLTO: Blended Learning Essentials
This 5-week course is designed to help participants develop experience in, and a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that can be applied to their own teaching contexts. The content, structure, activities and design of the course reflects the progress of teaching through a standard term and engages participants in an action learning approach to improving the effectiveness of their teaching, through reflection and practical activities that encourage teachers to take their experiences back into their own classrooms.
For more information and to register for the upcoming iteration, go to – http://learningandteaching-navitas.com/events/folto-blended-learning-essentials/
FoLTO: Assessment, Marking & Feedback
This 4-week course focuses on supporting student learning through marking and the provision of feedback on assessment. The course draws on the literature of assessment, marking and feedback and has a practical focus for teachers.
For more information and to register for the upcoming iteration, go to – http://learningandteaching-navitas.com/events/folto-assessment-marking-feedback/
FoLTO: Engagement & Motivation
This 4-week course examines how we as teachers can support and encourage student engagement and motivation for learning in the online environment. The content, structure, activities and design of the course will provide participants with an action learning approach to improving the effectiveness of their teaching in an online or blended environment. The small group approach allows for in-depth interaction and peer supported learning.
For more information and to register for the upcoming iteration, go to – http://learningandteaching-navitas.com/events/folto-engagement-and-motivation
The Moodle refresh is a large initiative and there will be many more opportunities for professional development, learning together and contributing to our networks. Keep an eye on this space!