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CITE & Faculty of Education Moodle Workshop 2012 – 2013

This seminar is jointly organized by CITE and Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong 

CITE & Faculty of Education Moodle Seminar – Building on a Foundation of Participation
Date: 7 December 2012 (Friday)
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: Lecture T5, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Mr. Brant Knutzen, Learning Designer, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

About the Seminar
Would you like to get 100% participation in your online discussion activities?  Think how much better the group collaboration would be if all the students contributed!   Speaker Brant Knutzen has been developing a highly engaging and sustainable methodology for conducting online discussions since 2007.  In this seminar he will introduce his new Moodle forum plugin, the Participation Forum, which automatically sets up group discussion areas and then dynamically awards participation points based on student contributions.  Discussion will include intrinsic and extrinsic motivation methods, and how to build high quality learning on a foundation of participation.   Instructors from the recent pilot project will share their experiences teaching using the Participation Forum with over 340 students, including a large (180+) Common Course course.

About the Speaker
Brant Knutzen is the Learning Designer for the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong.  He has been involved in e-learning for 28 years as software developer, website developer, and corporate trainer.  He currently teaches on an MSc Education program relating to e-learning and educational leadership, and provides e-learning support and professional development for teaching staff.  His research areas include the design, implementation and evaluation of highly engaging blended learning environments for schools and higher education.  Current Moodle plugin development projects include the Participation Map: a new way to visually display online discussion activity, and the Participation Forum: which generates a grade based on student posting activity.  See for more information.

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