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.
Moodle helps to organise teaching and enables instructors to present content, implement learning activities, and support students. All the above-mentioned functions can be done in a timely flexible manner (asynchronously). While Moodle has typically been used to accompany classical face-to-face teaching, it has gained importance in the Corona-conditioned online teaching and offers a wide variety of possibilities for designing 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, whereas learning activities and communication take place via Moodle. Synchronous teaching formats, such as online meetings, are used selectively as needed – when a direct exchange is helpful and necessary. recordings and videos
Regardless of whether you conduct your courses asynchronously, mainly via Moodle, or focus more on synchronous teaching via online meetings and use Moodle only supplementary, make sure that the synchronous and asynchronous phases are well interlinked.
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 updates tips and examples from teaching practice on the use of Moodle at the TU Darmstadt. In the current blog post series “Blitzlichter digitaler Lehre” (flashes of digital teaching), some instructors report on their partly new and creative use of Moodle in the corona-related online teaching.