Category: <span>Campus</span>

Coming Soon to eXtension – Competency Framework Integration with Moodle 3.1

During the past 6 months eXtension has taken the first steps to integrate competency based education (CBE) into its core offerings. CBE tools scale up professional development by standardizing assessment with consensus-built statements of knowledge, skills and abilities, while enabling customized learning resources for varying contexts. Frameworks can be used for curating resources, designing programs […]

New Moodle Analytics Service Provides Multiple Views of Course Effectiveness

New Learner and Course Analytics Service eXtension is glad to announce that it has implemented a new service for its premium members that provides detailed course and learner analytics for any courses delivered through Moodle. This service is being provided by Intelliboard, a company specializing in online learning analytics. Through Intelliboard, course teachers can view […]

New Learner and Course Analytics Service

eXtension is glad to announce that it has implemented a new service for its premium members that provides detailed course and learner analytics for any courses delivered through Moodle. This service is being provided by Intelliboard, a company specializing in online learning analytics. Through Intelliboard, course teachers can view the performance and progress of those […]
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When Is A Course Not A Course?

Mention the word “course” in an educational environment, and what is it that normally comes to peoples’ minds?  In all likelihood, it involves reading documents, watching videos, submitting homework assignments, completing projects, taking tests, responding to surveys, and maybe somewhere down the line, gaining a certificate or diploma—something to formally acknowledge satisfactory completion of those […]

Campus (Moodle) in the ‘New’ eXtension

The beginning of the “new” eXtension brings with it two major changes to the use of eXtension’s Moodle site, campus.extension.org. One change is that only faculty from eXtension premium member institutions may teach courses on this site. Fortunately, more than 90% of the courses on Campus were already being taught by faculty from institutions that […]

eXtension Campus (Moodle) Continues Strong Growth

eXtension’s online course system, campus.extension.org, continues to grow in both course numbers and participation. There are currently 306 courses available for enrollment, with another 327 either being developed or used for training or testing. These courses are being taught by 489 Extension faculty representing 47 states or agencies. Since January 1, 2014, some 11,470 new […]

Badges for Your Learners

Have you considered issuing digital badges to your Extension learners? In case you are wondering what digital badges are, how they get issued, and how they can be used, then you might be interested in reading about Mozilla’s Open Badges project described at http://openbadges.org/about/. The portability of badges, the embedded learning experience details that are […]

Judging Horses Online Provides Experience

Judging horses competitively provides youth and college students with the opportunity to gain life skills such as decision making, organizing thoughts, objective evaluation and public speaking. Developing the ability to judge horses well requires practice before the competitions. Although it is ideal to practice judging live animals, opportunities to judge quality horses in person can […]

Moodle Databases Help Child Care Providers Find Classroom Activities

Songs, rhymes, finger plays, stories, and other learning activities are a key component of high-quality childcare and learning programs. The challenge is finding hands-on activities that are appropriate for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children. The eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care Community of Practice (CoP) made sharing activities with child care providers a priority, and […]

Campus Update Focuses on Broader Metrics

Over the past four months, Update articles have highlighted a few of the courses available in Moodle through campus.extension.org campus.extension.org, eXtension’s online course system. Karen Hall explained how Campus has contributed to training Master Gardeners in South Carolina. The next month Cynthia Strasheim and Maureen Burson told of seeking eXtension’s help to put a course […]