Most staff development for Learning Technologies focuses on 'which button to press' to get the technology to work. There is however a serious lack of resources that guide teachers to appropriate and effective teaching and learning techniques centred around specific digital tools.
There is a lot of research literature and erudite papers about 'ePedagogy' (if such a thing exists) but most busy teachers I think want advice that is more easy to engage with.The teaching approaches listed are fairly basic:
- Information Transfer
- Assess Learning
- Communication & Interaction
- Co-create Content
- Bloom's Cognitive Hierarchy
The handout is here: http://www.cats-pyjamas.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/MoodleToolGuideforTeachers_May2010_JS.pdf
The PowerPoint slide used to create the pdf is here: http://www.cats-pyjamas.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/MoodleToolGuideforTeachers_Shared_May2010_.pptx
(ie you can edit the PPT to create your own customised guide)
There is even a Flickr group to share photos of the guide in use (Joyce is very keen on social endeavour):
A Moodle 2 version is in development by Gavin Henrick. I'm sure for those of you who have 'gone M2' there will be lots of discussion to come. Me? I am going TGIF.