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Teaching Strategies and UDL from MootIEUK20

This blog post reviews three popular sessions on the topic of ‘Teaching Strategies and UDL’, recorded for the 2020 UK & Ireland Moodlemoot.

Mapping Universal Design for Learning & Academic Integrity principles to Moodle Assessment Tools

Presented by Suzanne Stone and Rob Lowney from the Teaching Enhancement Unit at DCU, the pair share their experiences in developing a flexible assessment workshop for the staff at DCU, that demonstrated the opportunities offered by technology-enhanced assessment tools within their Moodle site.

The workshop was as part of their involvement in the Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning (EDTL) project, which encouraged the delivery of all-inclusive mainstream digital learning and professional development programmes in Irish universities.

Rob and Suzanne also discuss a supporting resource that accompanied the workshop, which demonstrates the technology-enhanced assessment tools available in Moodle that follows the Universal Design for Learning and Academic Integrity frameworks.

Using Moodle to Improve Course Design

In this presentation, instructional designer Jennifer Gilligan from IT Sligo presents a “self-service” tool that she and her team have created to provide a template for their academic staff to use when designing their own Moodle pages.

The tool provides a framework that improves the overall course design within the Moodle site so that staff can populate their Moodle pages with ample resources and content for students.

What IS your VLE? What do you want it to be?

In this presentation, Catalyst IT’s Richard Oelmann discusses VLEs: how to define them, the difference between a VLE and an LMS and ways to extend your Virtual Learning Environment to provide a greater ‘hub’ of services and support for both learners and educators. Richard also explores focusing open source solutions on the use cases rather than the tools themselves to enhance online learning environments.

These were just a few of some of the great sessions from the first online UK & Ireland Moodlemoot. Have something you would like to add? MootIEUK21 will happen from May 10 – 12 this year! Registration to attend MootIEUK21 & submission to present are now open. Come join us and be a part of it all!