The Moodle team includes two Learning Technologists who offer consultancy to the user community. The LTs work with academics and other staff, providing advice, guidance, encouragement and support to help them become competent and confident users of Moodle, to help plan the structure of their content and to utilise the available functionality fully.
For institutions which have been scheduled to start using Moodle, the Learning Technologists will provide support during the implementation phase. The Learning Technologist will work closely with the institution to an agreed plan that includes advising on the creation of courses, making agreed changes to the content and layout, migrating agreed content from CamTools, and assisting with the initial enrolment of students.
The Learning Technologists are able to advise on configuring resources and activities to enable better use of Moodle functionality, such as:
- Giving advice on up-to-date developments and best practice in the areas of Moodle and blended learning;
- Assisting academics in the design and production of engaging learning content that meets their programme specification needs, ensuring adherence to sound educational and technical principles;
- Identifying and advising on the most appropriate web-editing tools and technologies available to manage content, and to enable web presentation of teaching material, interactive learning, podcasting and video-streaming;
- Providing support in the mapping and migration of content from existing systems (departmental intranets, CamTools, etc) into effective Moodle courses;
- Fostering a culture of sharing good practice;
- Working with the Moodle support team to develop and deliver training/demonstration sessions covering the use of Moodle and blended learning, based on analysis of user requirements and programme development.
Moodle Learning Technologists