Here, you will find tips on how to implement a Moodle course in a mainly asynchronous online teaching setting. The following elements are crucial in this setting.
The learning platform Moodle can support the organisation of teaching and offers possibilities for content transfer, for the implementation of learning activities as well as for the supervision of students. All this can take place flexibly (asynchronously). It is conceivable that it can be used in conjunction with or closely interlinked with face-to-face courses, as well as completely asynchronous online teaching.
Moodle is a central component in online teaching:
The Moodle course represents THE central, digital learning environment for students, where they can find everything they need for their digital studies.
The course contains all the information, learning materials and ideally also opportunities for students to practise and test their knowledge as well as to communicate with each other and with you, the instructor.
Moodle can also be used for mainly asynchronous online teaching, in which, for example, are used to present content and are made available on Moodle, and learning activities and communication take place via Moodle. Synchronous teaching formats are used selectively as needed via online meetings or on-site at the university – when a direct exchange is helpful and necessary. recordings and videos
Regardless of whether you run your course asynchronously, mainly via Moodle, or focus more on synchronous teaching and use Moodle to a lesser extent, make sure that both elements are well thought out.
This means that content presentation and learning activities that take place asynchronously via the learning platform can, for example, serve the preparation and follow-up of online meetings. These in turn refer to what takes place in the Moodle course.
Through a skillful combination of interaction-promoting activities, which you carry out both asynchronously in Moodle and synchronously in online meetings, you can ensure more social inclusion for your students. – It's easier for them to participate, provide feedback, and work cooperatively on assignments.
The E-Learning blog regularly provides tips and examples from teaching practice on the use of Moodle at the TU Darmstadt. For example, in the series of articles “Flashes of Digital Teaching,” some teachers report on their creative use of Moodle in online teaching.