June 23 2015

9 Ways Moodle is Used for Education

Written by Nimritta P.

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Moodle was originally designed with higher education environments in mind, but it has quickly expanded to encompass the entire range of educational institutes. Moodle has become an intuitive, and supportive environment for every level of the education system. How is Moodle used in education? We are going to demonstrate how it can be used by Moodle administrators working in both K-12, and higher education - but keep in mind that each of these components can be used in any level of the education system.  

How is Moodle Used in Education (K-12)?

  • The traditional classroom is merging with the online world, and students need to know how to function in this blended learning environment. Moodle is a safe entry-point for young students to begin navigating the online world, and allows them to become comfortable on the Internet. Moodle will teach them basic computer skills like typing, sending emails, working with pdf.’s, dealing with online videos and files, etc.

  • Keeping students engaged and interested can be a huge struggle for teachers, especially at the primary and secondary level. Moodle has the capability to incorporate games into learning courses (this is referred to as gamification in Moodle). These games are educational in nature, and they help keep young learners engaged, and encourage them to participate.

  •  Grading assignments can be done right in Moodle, through Moodle Gradebook.

  • In Moodle, you can incorporate multimedia elements into courses, such as video, audio, and slideshows. Similar to gamification, these different elements keep student minds stimulated and engaged by providing various methods of teaching. For more info on this particular topic, watch our webinar, The Blended Learning Breakthrough, by clicking the link below. 

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How to use Moodle LMS for Higher Education:

  • Moodle is the perfect LMS for higher education because it allows a steady stream of communication, which is essential. Moodle has forums, messaging, chat, comments, and blog posts available for students and teachers to communicate beyond the classroom. The great thing about Moodle is that you can access it at your own time, so you don’t have to worry about being constantly preoccupied with discussions and questions, you can go on when you have time.

  • Along those same lines, Moodle enables and encourages collaboration and teamwork - the communication features in Moodle listed above (discussions, forums, messaging) allow students to work together, share ideas, and ask/answer questions if needed.

  • In higher education, course materials and supplementary resources are just as essential as in-class lectures. In Moodle, you can easily upload and share resources, articles, videos, pictures, and anything else students might need to complete coursework and assignments.

  • In Moodle, assignment submissions are not only limited to school hours - you can submit assignments in Moodle at any designated time, including weekends, early mornings, and evenings.

  • Moodle heartily accommodates learning on the go. Moodle offers mobile eLearning, as it is compatible across a number devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Not only can you complete coursework and access course materials from home, you can also do so on the bus, at work, on a coffee break, or from anywhere you have internet access.

These are just a few of the ways you can use Moodle in education. Get in touch with one of our Moodle experts to learn more about how we have helped Educational institutes around the globe increase student success. 
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