Thursday, March 24, 2011

Week 4 - Publishing_Leadership Project part 2

The Moodle operating system is an open source software package similar to Blackboard, Schoology and FSO.  The program is still gaining popularity in North Carolina, especially in the public school system.  The North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) appeals to North Carolina K-12 technology educators. As one of the aforementioned educators, Moodle has become a large part of my personal and professional life as I prepared for my Action Research project, attended the training, trained others and taught students how to utilize the Learning Management Software (LMS).  The 2012 conference theme is all about learning and teaching in the digital age.  LMS programs such as Moodle is one of the greatest vehicles for “Engaging Generation Now”. The ability to present my research findings on how to use Moodle to increase engagement and standardized test scores is the perfect workshop for the upcoming conference.  According the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Moodle is not only being used to instruct students, but teachers are now using the LMS for professional development.  This development ensures that a presentation on Moodle is timely and very necessary as traditional classrooms move toward a blended/hybrid format.

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