Piloting the Moodle CourseJanuary 2016 / online
Keeping with the aims of the WMO Global Campus, multiple organizations (EUMETCAL, WMO, VLab, EUMETSAT, EUMeTrain, IMGW-PIB and MeteoFrance) came together to create a self-directed Moodle Course for trainers and educators in Earth sciences. We are pleased to announce that the three units of this course (introductory level) will be released to the group of pilot participants, in January 2016. If you like to learn how to ‘Design an effective learning environment’ (Unit 1), ‘Provide learning resources’ (Unit 2) or ‘Provide opportunities for dialogue and reflection (Unit 3) you can sign up for the pilot now!
The online course is delivered in a Moodle website following a self-paced mode. This format allows participants to decide how much time to dedicate to the course and when to study. Once enrolled, they can engage at the level they like and make the course fit their schedules. Participants may follow the units in a sequence or pick and choose what to learn. However, each of the units has self-assessment items — quizzes. Whoever achieves sufficient scores on all the quizzes in a unit will be rewarded with a badge.
Note: we expect to receive timely feedback from pilot participants, which will help us to improve the course.