I LOVE using technology in class and so do the students. Looking for some additional technological websites to add to your tool belt? Here are 5 websites you should try this school year! 403 more words
A note from Ann Fandrey (more info about her within the post): Exciting things have happened since I wrote two posts on course website usability for the U Minn TILT blog. Notably, Esther Maruani and Kate Briggs in the Department of Psychology helped us gather some data that showed overwhelmingly: students love these sites! When asked to compare their old Moodle site with a new one receiving a course website usability makeover ("reMoodled"), 80% of PSY 1001 students said they found the redesigned site more pleasant to visit (606 responses/63% response rate). Sixty-six percent were able to figure out the organizational scheme more quickly than the old site and 63% were able to find materials more quickly. From these numbers, it is clear that reMoodled sites are more learnable, more efficient, and more effective at helping students find and access learning materials on course websites. While instructors do experience a slight learning curve learning to use Moodle in this new way, one instructor remarked, “I get fewer student questions. It’s replacing the need for the administrative PowerPoints I usually have to give.” We are thrilled to hear that reMoodled course websites can actually result in more class time for educational activities. We’ve added an instructor support/template Moodle site; you can self enroll with enrollment key “ID” to access this resource. You'll find Part 2 of this post at https://wp.me/p1Mdiu-1bH.