Moodle trial is coming along. People ask “Is it going OK?” and I’m often unsure how to answer. What is ‘OK?’
There is a feeling, often expressed among the participant lecturers “I’m not really doing much, just using the basics”. I came in today for the first time this term to find NO e-mails about things to do with Moodle. Except the Moodle trial meeting.
We have a show and tell this week: Lecturer to lecturer.
One little incident has interested me. Not to do with trial courses, but in two courses that did start up on the site, both using a wiki and a forum with a task.
We used the minimalist approach both times.
Wiki Minimalism. In wikis you need to understand the three wiki steps:
- Click to edit
- Click to save.
and “Here is where your wiki is, here are some pre-defined pages – Go for it”in other words, no big deal about pages, history, rollbacks, notify, camel case . . .
I took for granted they would use the forum for forum stuff. They didn’t. Everything went into the wiki, including Hi, how are you? Where is everybody, Hey this is cool . . .
Leigh’s Online Facilitation course on WikiEducator has started. Need to get into this as well. In another post.