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MoodleMunch

MoodleMunch

MoodleMunch is a community of practice centred around Moodle and related digital learning tools, led by Dublin City University
Dublin City University National Institute for Digital Learning National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

DCU National Institute for Digital Learning and National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

MoodleMunch is a community of practice centred around Moodle and related digital learning tools. The community comes together in monthly lunchtime webinar series, led by Dublin City University and supported by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. 

Members share knowledge, good practice and innovations from their own institutions. It provides is an opportunity to learn from one another, get a flavour of Moodle activity taking place across various regions, chew the fat, digest interesting developments and munch on ideas!

In keeping with Moodle’s mission to empower educators, each webinar explores Moodle innovations and stories that support the development of educators’ competencies on the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu).

The community is facilitated by Rob Lowney (rob.lowney@dcu.ie) - reach out if you have any questions!


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See below for upcoming webinars and recordings of previous instalments 


 

Series 3: 2021-2022

Series 3 Webinar 03: Tuesday 7 December 2021, 13:00-14:00

In this webinar, Dublin City University and Solent University will deliver presentations:

  1. DCU will present on how it aligns learning design processes and Moodle to support module development and student engagement (DigCompEdu competence 3.1 'Teaching')
  2. Solent University will present on its use of assessment plugins to streamline and enhance assessment and feedback processes (DigCompEdu competence 4.1 'Analysing evidence')

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Times are based on the Dublin/Europe timezone

 

Series 3 Webinar 04: Tuesday 1 February 2022, 13:00-14:00

In this webinar, Dublin City University and City of Dublin Education & Training Board will deliver presentations:

  1. DCU will present on the experiences of using Moodle Board activity to foster collaborative learning (DigCompEdu competence 3.3 'Collaborative learning')
  2. CDETB will present on reimagining Moodle; improving quality, productivity, and morale among their staff (DigCompEdu Area 1 'Professional engagement')

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Times are based on the Dublin/Europe timezone

Series 3 Webinar 05: Tuesday 1 March 2022, 13:00-14:00

In this webinar, Dublin City University and another institution will deliver presentations:

  1. DCU will present on its range of approaches, from simple to comprehensive, to support universal design and inclusion with Moodle (DigCompEdu competence 5.1 'Accessibility and inclusion')
  2. Details of second presentation to follow

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Times are based on the Dublin/Europe timezone


Access recordings and materials from Series 3 (2021-2022)


 

Tuesday 2 November 2021

In this webinar, Dublin City University and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology delivered presentations.

  1. DCU presented on different approaches to supporting peer assessment activities with students using Moodle (DigCompEdu competence 4.1 'Assessment strategies')
  2. GMIT presented on its learning analytics initiative which draws data from Moodle (DigCompEdu competence 4.2 'Analysing evidence')

Tuesday 5 October 2021

In this webinar, Dublin City University delivered presentations.

  1. DCU presented on playful approaches to CPD with Moodle (DigCompEdu competence 1.4 'Digital CPD')
  2. DCU presented on gamification options within core Moodle (DigCompEdu competence 5.3 'Actively Engaging Learners')

Tuesday 3 November 2020

In this webinar, Dublin City University and Technological University Dublin delivered presentations.

  1. DCU presented a project to support students developing reflective and digital skills using H5P and Moodle (DigCompEdu competence 6.3 ‘Digital content creation’).
  2. TU Dublin presented its suite of plugins to support teachers in creating content for Moodle using, among other things, Microsoft Word (DigCompEdu competence 2.2 ‘Creating and modifying digital resources’).

Tuesday 1 December 2020

In this webinar, Dublin City University and Marino Institute of Education delivered presentations.

  1. DCU presented an initiative to guide students in developing library and academic writing skills using H5P and Moodle (DigCompEdu competence 3.2 ‘Guidance’).
  2. Marino Institute of Education presented its use of podcasts and Moodle to give students flexibility in engaging with content (DigCompEdu competence 2.3 ‘Managing, protecting and sharing digital resources’).

Tuesday 12 January 2021

In this webinar, Dublin City University and University of Gloucestershire delivered presentations.

  1. DCU presented its use of gamification within Moodle to enhance student engagement (DigCompEdu competence 5.3 ‘Actively engaging learners’).
  2. University of Gloucestershire presented its project to move all institution assessments and grading to Moodle (DigCompEdu competence 4.1 ‘Assessment strategies’).

Tuesday 16 February 2021

In this webinar, Dublin City University and Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB delivered presentations.

  1. DCU presented the application of a toolkit for Universal Design for Learning in Moodle courses (DigCompEdu competence 5.1 ‘Accessibility and inclusion’).
  2. Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB presented its integrated use of Office 365, Microsoft Teams and Moodle to support learning (DigCompEdu competence 3.3. ‘Collaborative learning’).

Tuesday 9 March 2021 - The MoodleMunch Buffet

Develop digital competences

This bumper webinar was part of the National Forum Seminar Series and comprised several different presentations.

DigCompEdu for Higher Education: revised self-reflection and current research

Andreia Inamorato Dos Santos, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Using Moodle to support CPD

Anna Logan, Conor Sullivan, Suzanne Stone, DCU

An approach to supporting academics’ digital resources and content with Moodle

Aurelie Soulier, UCL

Supporting interactive online assessments with Moodle

Niamh Watkins, Tara Concannon-Gibney, Fiona O’Riordan, DCU

Student content creation with Mahara

Sam Taylor, Jasmin Davies-Hodge, Catalyst IT

Tuesday 21 April 2020

In this webinar, Dublin City University and Maynooth University delivered presentations.

  1. DCU presented its Moodle reports that educators use to gain insight into teaching, learning and assessment practices (DigCompEdu competence 4.2 ‘Analysing evidence’).
  2. Maynooth presented on using H5P and Moodle to develop educators’ competences in DigCompEdu 2.2 ‘Creating and modifying digital resources’.

Tuesday 12 May 2020

In this webinar, Dublin City University and Hibernia College delivered presentations.

  1. DCU presented its approach to Universal Design for Learning with Moodle, through the use of plugins and a defined course template for the entire university (DigCompEdu competence 5.1 ‘Accessibility and inclusion’).
  2. Hibernia College presented its innovative approach to teaching online with Moodle (DigCompEdu competence 3.1 ‘Teaching’).

Tuesday 2 June 2020

In this webinar, Dublin City University and Dublin Business School delivered presentations.

  1. DCU presented its Moodle integration with the video service Unicam, which allows students to express themselves in video format for learning and assessment activities (DigCompEdu competence 6.3 ‘Digital content creation’).
  2. Dublin Business School presented its integrated system to capture, organise and share recorded lectures and related resources with its learners (DigCompEdu competence 2.3 ‘Managing, protecting and sharing digital resources’).

Tuesday 23 June 2020

In this webinar, Dublin City University and Marino Institute of Education delivered presentations.

  1. DCU presented its approach to supporting and orienting students with its ‘Discover DCU’ courses, hosted on Moodle.
  2. Marino Institute of Education presented its work with H5P and Moodle to provide just-in-time formative feedback for its students.

Both presentations relate to DigCompEdu competence 3.2 ‘Guidance’.

The MoodleMunch community and its work has been disseminated in the following ways:

Lowney, R. (2021) Supporting educators’ digital competence development through a community initiative. [Oral Presentation], MountainMoot, Online

Lowney, R. (2020) The Story of MoodleMunch. [Oral Presentation], MoodleMoot US, Online.  

Lowney, R. (2020) MoodleMunch: A Lunchtime Webinar Series Showcasing Digital Teaching and Learning Practice. Digital Learning Dispatches. National Institute for Digital Learning, Ireland.