The first official Moodle MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) started on 1 June 2013 and closed at the end of June 2013. This four-week MOOC was aimed at school teachers wanting to use Moodle as an online teaching tool. Each week a new topic was released and the school teachers could work through the week’s material in their own time.
This MOOC was widely anticipated, and by 25 May 1100 users had registered for the course. To date 2055 users from across the globe registered for it.
The MOOC was hosted via the WizIQ platform and used open source tools such as Moodle and Google Drive to demonstrate to school teachers – and anyone else who wishes to teach online – how to teach more efficiently using the available online tools.
Course topics included the following:
- Moodle Layout (Activities, Resources, Blocks)
- Creating Engaging Activities
- Learning & Teaching Online
- WizIQ on Moodle
- Going Beyond the Moodle MOOC for Active Lifelong Learning.
We invite you to visit and enrol in the free MOOC course: Click here. You will also have the opportunity to review course feedback and recordings. We hope to see more MOOC course initiatives in the following months as it makes a significant contribution to the empowerment of teaching online.