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Joanne Christopherson

Moodle 2.4 2012

Setup help from Larry Cooperman

Hi Doug. Billy Ryoo provides faculty and student support for the Distance Learning Center's Moodle software. I have asked him to spend a little time to get you up and running with your courses, all of which are now listed in the OpenCourseWare category on the Moodle site. He thinks that the best way to do that would be for you to come into our offices at 110 Theory, Suite 250, but you can make the arrangements directly with him.

I also enclose a Creative Commons release form for your courses, so that they can be listed on our site and point to your Wiki until the Moodle courses are complete. The legal code is and our quick explanation of the Attribution and ShareAlike terms are in the attached explanatory letter. If you could please sign the release and return it to us, that would be great.

Thanks.… Larry Cooperman 4x6720 (Asst Adriana J MAESTAS adriana.maestas (at) UCInetIDmaestasa OpenCourseWare Analyst Department University Extension Department Dean's Office ZOT Code5700

Moodle for Life - help

Good afternoon, UNEX instructors! - Welcome to UC Irvine Extension's Online Instructor Training and Resource Repository

We hope you are as excited about Moodle 2.4 as we are and are getting comfortable with the new look and feel.

On July 1st, we will also be sending you information about how to access the new online instructor training repository. Whether you are a brand new instructor or one of our esteemed veteran, there is something in this repository for you! In addition to step-by-step instructions for using the new Moodle 2.4 platform, the site also contains information about our new quality standards, best practices for online instruction, tip sheets, and more.

To access the online training repository, please log into your Moodle account and visit You will then be prompted to enter an enrollment key. The enrollment key for the repository is _________. Teacher: Amanda Cushman. 4-0697

If you have any problems accessing this repository, please contact our Moodle support team at Thanks again and we look forward to seeing all of you in Moodle 2.4!

Opportunities for Online Instruction -August 17

lots of different opportunities (Extension, Summer Session, OCW, MOOC, etc...)

Course Management System

University of California at Berkeley has joined the edX consortium of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (Stanford,?) and the consortium’s first roster of courses is now online.

Unlike its two largest MOOC competitors, Udacity and Coursera, edX is a not for profit initiative, which will be developing an open source software platform for delivery of online courses. Organizers said they learned a lot from MIT’s pilot course Circuits and Electronics, which went online in the spring. More than 7,000 people completed the course, creating their own study online communities, and contributing additional software to the project.
  • Alt-Ed is devoted to documenting significant initiatives relating to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), digital badges, and similar alternative educational projects.

Larry: We're looking at the Coursera contract right now. We should know whether we're participating within a few weeks. I also have written to EdX to get a conversation going with them. Anyway, the smoke hasn't cleared yet, but we'll dip our toes in one way or the other.

Let me know if you'd like to meet around the alternatives for course dissemination.



Gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges. This course will teach you the mechanisms of gamification, why it has such tremendous potential, and how to use it effectively.

Suggestions for online courses Aug 30 2012

Stocking our Moodle Site

Billy can make a version of our course a community discussion - build it out

Already done in settings: make it permanent
instead of stop and start dates
  • Putting Videos on our site

Doug - Greenland - Sander - Dwight - Raissa - Joerg - Gene Yates - Michael Goodchild

Preetha Ram CEO (a) Online Response (b) Study group (x) They use Python (y) "live help"

  • @Open content

Continuing Education Units

My Anth 174AW tuition for courses already approved by Senate


Can shoot or have shot at UCSD

3 months to generate a following if announced

Our course, after January, can add 3 months (or set a permanent?)

3rd way: Summer Extension through School SocSci

Or: Any Quarter @? Extension through Departmenti

Coursera no cost to students,

can start any quarter, needs videos

Moodle Extension option with peer grading; UCI Extension charges for assessment