Friday, September 13, 2013

Moodle MOOC 2 on WizIQ

The MOOC will focus on Transpersonal Active Learning (TAL) and teaching through Moodle and other personal and professional learning environments (PLEs). Transpersonal development encompasses the whole person. The process takes place within and without as teachers and students learn to lead from the inside out. The live presentations will include the speakers reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.

Moodle MOOC 2 will also include Moodle for Teachers (M4T) courses for beginners and advanced Moodlers. The courses will be asynchronous (Moodle) and synchronous (WizIQ) with recordings on WizIQ, YouTube, and Vimeo.

There will be two learning areas: WizIQ course area and Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Moodle website. The live online sessions and recordings, tutorials (courseware) and ongoing discussions (course feed) will be available in the WizIQ course area.

Unlike the traditional MOOCs that stress content and course delivery, Moodle MOOC will focus on active learning, reflection, sharing, and collaboration. The aim of the course is for the participants to learn through meaningful connections and social interactions. Participants who wish to receive a certificate of participation will be required to document their learning experiences by keeping a blog, wiki, website, or any other artifact that will include a description and reflection of the live sessions or recordings.

Moodle for Teachers Learning Experience (M4TLE)

M4TLE is a self-paced component of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on WizIQ for teachers and anyone interested in teaching online using Moodle, WizIQ, and other web technologies. The course will take place in the month of October 2013. The MOOC is in the spirit of open education and is completely free.
Participants will become acquainted with Moodle as a course and learning management system. They will learn how Moodle can be used in fully online, blended learning, and the flipped class. The course will only include asynchronous (not dependent on time) element on a Moodle site called Moodle for Teachers. The course is self-paced with ongoing discussions (facilitator and technical support available), live online classes (recordings), videos, and other relevant content.


You will get ongoing support from the organizer of the MOOC, from the course feed on the course, and/or by filling in the following google drive form.


The workload for the MOOC includes participating or viewing the recordings of the  live session and developing a reflective artifact in the form of a blog, wiki, google drive doc, website, web page on a website and so on to sustain the information relevant to your needs and your learning experiences. In addition, participants will be able to learn to manage a Moodle website as a teacher or manager. The course activities and resources are available below.

Certificates of Completion (Badges on Moodle)

Participants, who are active on the coursefeed (discussions), attend all and/or view the recordings of all the sessions, reflect and write about the live sessions and share the link of their activities (blog, wiki, Moodle, facebook and other social networks) will be eligible for a certificate of completion. This aspect of the MOOC is ongoing, but time-based. The due date for the reflective practice is October 31, 2013.

Learning Environments for Moodle MOOC

There are 2 learning areas for the MOOC:

WizIQ Course

  1. WizIQ course area for the live classes (recordings), content (tutorials), and discussions:

Moodle for Teachers Learning Experience (Self-paced)

  1. Moodle Experience for a Moodle course: There are 3 courses on the Moodle Experience website:

  • Moodle for Beginners
  • Moodle for Non-Beginners
  • Moodle Practice Area including WizIQ live class plugin on Moodle (with teacher editing rights)

Course Highlights

  • Week 1: Active Learning
  • Week 2: Creating Engaging Activities
  • Week 3: Learning & Teaching Online
  • Week 4: Transpersonal Learning
  • Week 4: Live Online Class Experiences

Team of Facilitators

The MOOC and the live online classes will be coordinated by Dr. Nellie Deutsch.
Participants will be able to ask questions in advance and throughout the course through the following google drive document. The live online classes will be recorded for future reference, so don't worry if you cannot attend or if you'd like to review the content.

Invited Guests (will be updated)

  • Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (USA) (Doctoral Candidate)
  • MeiMei Fox (USA)
  • Benjamin Stewart (Doctoral Candidate) (Mexico)
  • Dr. Marshall (USA)
  • Dr. Cheryl Kulikowski-Lentz (USA)
  • Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson (Sweden)
  • Dr. Nancy Zingrone
  • Sarah Stewart (New Zealand) (Australia)
  • Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma (India)

Live Online Classes (Click on the title)

Friday October 4, 2013 at 11 AM EST Toronto time.
October 7, 2013 at 2 PM EST Toronto time.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4 PM (EST Toronto Time). Check your timezone here.

Thursday, October 15, 2013 3:00 PM (EST Toronto Time) Check your timezone here.

5. Dr. Cheryl Kulikowski-Lentz
Friday October 18, 2013 at 12PM (EST Toronto Time) Check your timezone here.
6. Collaborative arenas for learning, a culture of sharing with Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson on Saturday October 19, 2013 at 10 AM EST.

with Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma on Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:30 PM (EST)

YouTube Playlist

Subscribe to the Youtube playlist for the Moodle MOOC and watch some of the participants’ videos and digital artifacts.

Spread the word

You’re invited to second Moodle MOOC of its kind on WizIQ on October 1. 2013. The theme of the MOOC is Transpersonal Active Learning (TAL).

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