Online discussions are an effective way to start conversations in the classroom.
Professor Greg Stefanelli found the key to foster real, substantive dialogue in his computer science and engineering classes, Moodle Discussion Forums:
CampusPack Wikis & Blogs
Campus Pack Wikis and Blogs, in Moodle, are best used to enable peer-to-peer interaction and collaboration.
- What's a Wiki: A wiki is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents. Basically, a wiki page is a web page everyone in your class can create together, right in the browser, without needing to know HTML. A wiki starts with one front page. Each author can add other pages to the wiki by simply creating a link to a page that doesn't exist yet.
- Briefing on Blogs: Blogs are a form of online journal used by millions of people around the world for self-expression and communicating with family and friends. Blogs are usually organized as a chronological series of postings created by the author of the blog. Blogs usually are written by one person, although Campus Pack Blogs in Moodle allow you to setup individual or group blogs wher your students can collaborate
What are these tools? What are their benefits? The Quick-start Guides gives you an overview of the tools and functionality available and gets you started in a few easy steps.
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