my journey into hybrid pedagogy

Pedagogical Use of Moodle

The LMS is dangerous for good teachers that aren’t also good pedagogues. It determines too much in advance by presenting an interface that asks the user to approach it in very particular ways. What’s on the upper left when you enter an LMS determines what you do first, what you do second, and what you don’t do. It’s very very difficult to resist the cunning pull of a web-based interface. No matter how hard we try for creativity, randomness, or chaos (all of which drive classroom-based teaching), we are repeatedly lured in by the carefully-controlled design of the standard LMS.

Taken from:  Hacking the Screwdriver by  Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel

(As seen on Hybrid Pedagogy)

Training teachers in using the Moodle platform is not enough to equip them for designing a blended course and delivering it. As the quote suggest, we need to think about teaching regardless of the learning platform and its interface.

Pedagogical Use of Moodle by Peter Diedrichs is a open webinar suitable for all teachers with basic experience in using Moodle in teaching. The aim is to give examples of how you can use Moodle  to enhance your teaching and increase student interaction. The webinar will cover the following issues:

  • A Social Constructivist approach to learning
  • Holding it together and be clear – the structure
  • The teacher’s role
  • Focusing on what’s problematic or difficult
  • Engaging the students
  • Maintaining the students’ engagement
  • Training the students to interact and take responsibility for each other’s learning as well as their own

The webinar is scheduled for Monday, May 27th at 13.00 CET. You can register for the event here.


Posted by on May 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm and tagged  | Comments & Trackbacks (4)

4 Responses to “Pedagogical Use of Moodle”

  1.   Gideon Williams Says:

    Sorry I missed this. It might be of interest to look at the work being done by Worcester College of technology in the UK and their website –

  2.   ipad Says:


    Was there a recording of the webinar for this event and is it possible to get a copy of it?

  3.   Anita Jankovic Says:

    Thank you for the suggestion, Gideon.

  4.   Anita Jankovic Says:

    ipad, you can see the webinar recording here Thank you for your interest.


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