Two teachers are looking into developing some Moodle open courseware and welcome your feedback. All comments received are anonymous.
I took the survey (only 2 minutes) and was surprised at some of the ambitious possibilities. When finished with creating some courses, I would encourage their contribution to the MAJ Hub and joining the Open Courseware Awards for 2014.
For your information, Elton LeClare just uploaded a new open course with loads of dictation and pronunciation exercises. Take a look here: http://hub.moodlejapan.org/course/view.php?id=46
Yes, it looks great. I think especially here in Japan, having some high quality open courseware available could really help in the uptake of Moodle. So it would be great to see it happen, and hopefully see it contributed to the MAJ hub.
(Perhaps its just me, but I always want to know who is at the other end of the survey, before I fill it in. It might be nice to say who the two teachers are. )
Thank you both for the replies and taking the time to do the survey.
Don, Elton's presentation at the MOOT in Okinawa was brilliant and it was one of the reasons why my colleague and I started to produce some ideas about non-EFL courses and the such on Moodle. I aim is to spend a year developing a course, and then upload it on to the MAJ coursehub at some point.
Justin, my school didn't want to be put on the survey; however, the teachers involved are my colleague and myself, if that helps. I did a presentation at the MOOT conference in Okinawa if that helps.
I was actually interested to see the "Eiken" course mentioned among the options.
A colleague and I have been planning a course specifically for the interview test part of the Eiken exam. Junior High Schools and High Schools in Japan could really use a general Eiken course I think.
Well a year has gone by and have got two science courses that need refining but they have been based on the Japanese science syllabus found here:
The problem is that I don't have enough time between teaching, moodle admin, and other stuff to get them all done quickly. I should have them done by September though any constructive criticism would be useful.
I had to use Moodle 2.6, though with Moodle 2.8 and its boolean conditions I'd like to first make 2.6 solid and then migrate the course to Moodle 2.8 to allow as many people as possible to use it.
Morning Rob and thank you for this information but I'd like to know how we can give constructive feedback and on what. Have you uploaded the courses to the hub? I would love to look at the course and would be happy to share what I have too. This is a great time to do it. Hope you can post a link to the download or add the backup here.
I'll finish off tweaking some bits and pieces this week - want to make sure that no school information or student details are included in the upload as I have embedded some copyright material from the school's books we use and not sure if it would be ok to have that on there.
I'll upload it to the hub HOPEFULLY by Friday and then would appreciate any feedback on it. I've done it in two styles as I'm not too sure which way to go on it.
The main reason for the update is that I didn't want people to think it had gone cold or I had given up on the project.
I'll add an update on here with the direct link to the courses once it's ready.
Great to hear you will get it up on the hub this Friday. If you have any special plugins added, let us know and Adam will install them beforehand. Also, remember that the MAJ Hub now has a versioning system. So if you want to change the course you uploaded, you simply upload again or edit the preview course already uploaded. Then you can choose which version (in the history list of versions) that you want people to view and download.
Great to here you finished the course. When that gets up, you will be the first winner of the MAJ summer campaign for open courseware--and receive a mug cup from a past Moot. You can send the course backup file to me, Adam or Justin directly and we will manually upload it and switch the author and email address to you. Please tell us the username and email address and postal address (for the Moodle mug cup) you have already made on the MAJ Hub. <hinkel at sgu.ac.jp>