FACULTY MOODLE TRAINING WORKSHOP – SEPTEMBER 2020

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING CENTER (TLC) AND ELEARNING UNIT OF THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIT) FACULTY MOODLE TRAINING WORKSHOP – SEPTEMBER 2020

During the period from Thursday, September 24 to Friday, September 25, 2020, starting at 10:00 am and ending at 3:00 pm, the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) with assistance from the eLearning Unit of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) held a two day Moodle online Management workshop for our UL Moodle classroom instructors.  The objective of this workshop was to reach out to all UL Faculty members who are actively engaged in our first ever UL Moodle online eLearning experience with helpful hints, instructional suggestions and strategies for making their Moodle eLearning classroom experiences a more successful endeavor.  The first day workshop was held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Capital Hill campus and the second day workshop was held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Fendall campus.

We had a core group of UL Faculty members who are successfully conducting their Moodle eLearning classes share with our other Faculty members, in brief 10-minute presentations, an overview of their Moodle classes and how they have managed their students and the activities of their Moodle online classes throughout this semester.  The faculty members who shared their Moodle experiences included: Dr. J. Kerkula Foeday, Liberia College, Mrs. Cynthia Jones, Nursing and Midwifery, Mr. J. Boima Kiazolu, Science College, Mr. Emmanuel N. Gontor, Straz-Sinje and Mr. Dennis Nimely, Teachers College.

Following these general assembly presentations, the faculty members reported to a computer lab session with our TLC/eLearning Unit facilitators for more instructor-specific Moodle guidance and problem-solving instructional suggestions.  Members of this team included the eLearning Unit Director Mr. Q. Randalson Saye, TLC Contractor workers Mr. Prince Fully and Mr. Christian Weah.

Faculty members were provided with some light refreshments as appreciation for their time and energy.  The Capital Hill Campus workshop began at 10:00 am and ended at 4:00 pm.  The Fendall Campus workshop began at 10:00 am and ended at 3:00 pm.

There were 39 faculty members present at the workshop on the Capital Hill campus and 19 Faculty members present at the Fendall campus workshop. A complete breakdown of the faculty members present included:

Teachers College = 17 members

Business College = 12 members

School of Pharmacy = 8 members

Health Sciences College = 4 members

Liberia College = 4 members

General Studies College = 3 members

Science College = 3 members

Straz-Sinje College = 3 members

Agriculture College = 2 members

Graduate School & KAICT = 1 member each

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