Moodle plugins grouped by teaching and learning methodologies
The following teaching and learning techniques fall at various points on a scale of completely directive to completely nondirective. Directive instruction is teacher-oriented and didactic, whereas non directive instruction is student-oriented and …
A guest or guests are invited to class for the purpose of being interviewed in order to find out about the persons or activities in which they are involved. Thus, a guest musician might serve as a stimulus for arousing interest in music and musical
Students work through a series of activities and problems culminating in the completion of something tangible (e.g., artifact, media, performance). A form of individualization whereby learners choose and work on projects and activities that …
A form of discussion whereby a few students present and contest varying points of view with regard to an issue.
Learners are placed in groups of four to six. Sometimes the groups are as diverse or heterogeneous as possible. In such cases, group members are often rewarded for the group’s overall success.
order to generate creative ideas, learners are asked to withhold judgment or criticism and produce a very large number of ways to do something, such as resolve a problem. For example, learners may be asked to think of as many they can for eliminati
Journals are often used in classrooms to allow students to record reflections and ideas.
Discussions occur when a group assembles to communicate with one another through speaking and listening about a topic or event of mutual interest.
A web-based management tool that enables discipline-based writing with peer review in classes of any size. Students learn how to evaluate their peers’ documents by reviewing three carefully crafted sample texts, which include an exemplar and common s
Students work in small groups to complete a specific task or work together over time to complete various assignments. The most productive collaborations involve a fair division of labor and relevant and complex projects that cannot be completed by an
Competitive activity based on course content. Moderate competition enhances performance. Often used for content reinforcement and skill practice. Can also be used to strengthen critical thinking in games where strategies must be developed to solve pr
Sometimes known as audience polling technology (or even just “clickers”), classroom response systems promise numerous benefits in classes, including improved student engagement, enhanced formative feedback for instructors, easy quizzing tools
method of instruction that involves students teaching other students. Students learn more and demonstrate mastery when they are able to comprehensively teach a subject
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Learners engage with something intended to give the appearance or have the effect of something else. Thus, students may engage in a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly in order to have a “first-hand experience” of how it works and what
Collecting, organizing, reflecting upon, and publishing a variety of student work including papers, presentations, videos, and images.
It presents unique attributes compared to conventional e-learning: personal, portable, collaborative, interactive, contextual and situated, it emphasizes “just-in-time-learning” as instruction can be delivered anywhere and at anytime through it
Active lectures blend 10-15 minute presentation segments with interactive experiences such as asking provocative questions and class or small group discussions. Using visual aids such as graphic organizers, video clips, or a few PowerPoint slides to
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