Many schools are thinking of setting up, or re-booting their VLE at the start of the school year. Digilogue web development do this sort of work with schools all the time. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of working with one such school - below are some thoughts on the process of delivering orientation / training for their VLE which is Moodle, planning development of their VLE and ensuring that implementation will be a success.
"If you don't know where you want to go, any route will do"
So at the outset of training, I didn't ask how many people had experience of VLEs / Moodle - instead I asked how many people had tried Moodle, but essentially (because of time, resources, planning, their "real" jobs, etc.) failed. Most people raised there hand! So immediately, I knew I had to be very customised and responsive with my Moodle training / orientation - and more importantly manage and exceed their expectations. The eventual structure of the orientation turned out to be:
As a summary, these are what I'd recommend as Principles to live by, when delivering training in Moodle to schools and education organisations
(I thought it would be a nice idea to also jot down the real-world issue and questions that arose from a logistics / infrastruture POV)
(General info about us: About Digilogue) Specific to Moodle Training / Orientation: Digilogue have >10 years experience with Moodle, designing learning and with education organisations. This is a summary of what Digilogue can do for you
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