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Revolutionizing Geology with Moodle Quiz


The study of mineralogy and petrology require students to become intimately familiar with an extensive array of facts and attributes about the materials in the field.  Traditionally, these facts would be learned through diligent, regular practice worksheet packets graded by an army of student TAs.  The intense workload of producing and grading these packets drained the time of the professor and the student TAs, and the slow turn-around of feedback to the students minimized the pedagogical impact of the study.  Enter Moodle Quiz: Students now complete these ‘packets’ online and get immediate feedback to their responses.  Grades are recorded automatically, and student TAs are now freed from grading to be more helpful to students taking the class.  Moodle Quiz has revolutionized how students learn their facts, improved the workflow for professor and TAs, and saved a forest of trees from being sacrificed!  During our presentation, we will show how we transferred hundreds of questions to the Moodle Quiz format, including tips on how to do this efficiently.

Presented by...

Carly J Born and Bereket Haileab
Academic Technologist / Professor of Geology
Carleton College

Carly J. Born has worked in instructional technology for 15 years and has an M. A. in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language specializing in Computer Assisted Language Learning from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.  She has also earned a graduate certificate in Instructional Design from University of Wisconsin - Stout.  Carly has taught English in Japanese middle schools, technology training courses for K-12 in-service teachers, Japanese to students preparing to leave for Japan, technology training courses for faculty in higher education, and, in addition to teaching martial arts, she occasionally serves as an interpreter at martial arts demonstrations or seminars.

Bereket Haileab is Professor of Geology at Carleton College, Northfield, MN.  He he has earned his B.S. from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Dr. Haileab's main teaching responsibilities are mineralogy and petrology. His research interests are in volcanic ashes and Hominid evolution in East Africa. Bereket's home page


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Presentation slides: Powerpoint presentation RevolutionizingMoodleQuiz.pptx
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Your educational sector: College/University
Roles in which you usually use Moodle: Teacher
Instructional Designer
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Type of presentation: Case study (30 or 45 min)
Relevant to audience from which sectors: K-12
Relevant to audience in which roles: Teacher
Instructional Designer
Course needed: Yes
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Committment: Should my proposed presentation be accepted, I commit to attend the MoodleMoot to present it.
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