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Considering a course in Moodle? We can help.

The Technology Enhanced Learning team is specifically charged with assisting CALS and engineering faculty implement their respective courses in Moodle. Since June, 2009, a team of undergraduate and graduate consultants has helped dozens of professors and teaching assistants make the Moodle leap. We can help you too!

Moodle is an open source course management system that has been heavily adopted around the globe. At this writing there are over 30 million users and almost 3 million courses. Why the buzz? Moodle has a constructivist pedagogical framework that makes it easy to customize lessons and assessments for large volumes of students with varying learning styles. You can learn more about Moodle at www.moodle.org or Wikipedia’s page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moodle.

If you are considering Moodle or are already a Moodle instructor, please visit our support page at http://courses.cals.wisc.edu. We would love to demonstrate this impressive tool. With no cost tor commitment on your part, we would be happy to take any course syllabus and illustrate what it looks like in Moodle.

This is a good time to get some free labor from professional Moodle designers. Our support team is funded through the spring semester, after which the online support and help desk will remain.

To start the ball rolling. please email your questions and /or syllabus to Tim Tynan at tjtynan@wisc.edu. Tim is a PhD student in Life Sciences Communications and a lead consultant with the CALS Moodle team. He will also be holding drop-in assistance hours on Tuesdays, 9-10 am and Fridays 12-1 pm until the beginning of next semester in room 204 Animal Sciences. Please email Tim your syllabus or questions beforehand if possible. Otherwise, just come by and see what you can do with Moodle. We look forward to seeing you!

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