Moodle for Teachers
2 graduate-level professional development units
Course description: Extend your classroom beyond its physical boundaries using Moodle. Moodle is the leading Open Source learning management system (LMS) and can be used to deliver online courses or to supplement traditional face-to-face courses. With Moodle, you develop dynamic course content that can be accessed over the Internet by students anywhere at any time. In this hands-on course, you will learn how to use Moodle's features to create an engaging collaborative online learning community for your classroom. As part of this course, you will create your own Moodle course site that you can use in your classroom. This class will be of interest to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School teachers, technology coordinators, and school administrators. No prior knowledge of programming or Moodle is required.
Instructor: Stephen Zvolner
Source of Expertise: Stephen Zvolner, the instructor of these courses has an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education in Physics and a M.S. in Physics. He has spent 18 years in industry as a technologist and software developer. He has taught educational technology courses and workshops for the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Education, as well as the Graduate School of Education at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. As an instructor at the graduate level, he has extensive experience with teaching adult learners about the use of digital media in the classroom. He helped found the Digital Media Lab at the University of St. Thomas and has been actively involved as a researcher investigating the use of emerging technologies such as streaming video and digital libraries in the classroom. He also served, via invitation, as a committee member on the state of Minnesota's Educational Technology Planning Committee where we were charged with developing the K-12 technology standards for the state of Minnesota. If you have any questions about course content, please email the instructor here (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions about registration or transcription please contact CPCE.