Building a Community of Students in Moodle

Poster #6 ID: 53213 Type: Poster/Demo
  1. Niila Tamminen and Johanna Henriksson, Humak, Finland

Tuesday, June 26 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Presider:
Douglass Scott, Waseda University, Japan

The poster depicts a case study how Moodle (Moodlerooms) can be used to create a community of practice (or Community of students, CoS) apart from using it for the obvious course based LMS. Target group was EQF level 6 cultural management students in the blended learning group in Finland. The key findings were that it is very much possible to use even crude tools to create a functioning CoS. There were three key elements we found be most important. They all revolve around the same theme but offer a different angle: Democratization of learning, Inclusion and encouragement and Fostering of sense of community.

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