Moodle can be used for well structured course-work, but can it be used for supervising more fluid student projects and postgraduate research?
Tom Worthington has designed and run award winning on-line courses. He is now looking at how to apply this experience to supervising university student projects and postgraduate higher degrees, as a way to promote social inclusion.
A year ago I set out to look at "Learning On-line Tertiary Teaching for Research-Led Education" (August 20, 2011).
- Teach all degree students to communicate, mentor and lead (ie: teach them to teach).
- Blend vocational, higher education coursework and research, using online tools (Moodle and e-Portfolios).