One Day Workshop on "Moodle Learning Management System"
15th March 2019
Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon in association with IIT Bombay conducted one day workshop on 'Moodle Learning Management System' through ICT under the scheme of 'Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching' (PMMMNMTT), an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India on 15th March 2019. 41 teachers enthusiastically participated in the workshop including teachers from various Kendriya Vidyalayas from different parts of India.
The objective of the workshop was to train teachers how to use Moodle and to create and deliver courses online to their students which will help in enhancing their teaching practices.
The workshop started with the inaugural address by Prof. Kannan Moudgalya, PI, TLC (ICT) PMMMNMTT, IIT Bombay followed by welcoming address by Prof. Deepak B. Phatak and Prof. A.K. Suresh, Deputy Director (AIA), IIT Bombay. Prof. Kannan Moudgalya threw light on Moodle, its usage and importance. He discussed Moodle is a learning management system which helps teachers and educators create online courses for adaptive and customized learning. Developed in 2002, it is free and open source software and is being used by many small and large institutions to create and deliver courses online to their students.
Moodle has many built-in features ranging from the basics such as file upload, assignments, quizzes, notifications and advanced features such as forums, quizzes, wiki, etc. that can be used by learners. It also has many easy-to-install plug-INS such as attendance, reminders, analytics, etc., to supplement these features. He also highlighted, the workshop will be conducted using Spoken Tutorial methodology. Participants will learn 'Moodle' by listening to Spoken Tutorials and practicing them on 'Moodle' software. Prof. Phatak and Prof. Suresh applauded the initiatives and methodologies used by IIT in spreading knowledge through ICT programs and such workshops. They also discussed the use of technology in improving teaching learning techniques. The inaugural session ended with Interaction with Remote Centres (RCs) regarding Modalities of the workshop.
The teachers were then directed to various labs for the Spoken Tutorial Session. They were guided to follow a specific procedure to start listening to the spoken tutorial videos and do a hands-on practice on their moodle accounts. They also completed assignments where in their knowledge and understanding was tested. The videos were self-explanatory and well designed to be understood by all the teachers. Topics covered in the workshop were Teachers Dashboard in Moodle, Course Administration in Moodle, Formatting Course material in Moodle, Uploading and Editing resources in Moodle, Forums and Assignments in Moodle, Question bank in Moodle, Quiz in Moodle, Enrol Students and Communicate in Moodle.
The workshop ended with the Question/Answer Session with the Remote Centres through A-View in which Prof. Kannan along with his team answered all the questions put up by the teachers of various remote centres.
Overall, it was a very knowledgeable workshop as it was a completely hands-on workshop.