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The five key principles about learning on which Moodle has been and will continue to be developed.

We are all potential teachers as well as learners.

Example:

In Moodle, 'traditional' roles of who-teaches-and-who-learns can be changed, reversed, adjusted by changing editing permissions of a course or an activity. Students can, for example, be moderators of a forum.

We learn well by creating and expressing for others.

Example:

A collaboratively constructed wiki answering a complex question to benefit the group is a powerful way to learn by creating with and for others.

We learn a lot by watching others.

Example:

Reading and posting thoughtful forum posts can challenge and reveal our own depth of understanding.

Understanding others transforms us.

Example:

Via private online conversation, a teacher finds out the career aspirations and difficulties of a very shy and reserved student and adjusts her teaching approach.

We learn well when the learning environment is flexible and adaptable to suit our needs.

Example:

A multimedia teacher loves inserting media and links for his creative class, her colleague in mathematics often challenges his students to solve tricky problems via forum, the language students appreciate the scaffolding of foreign language tasks through Lesson modules, economics teacher likes the RSS feed of the latest stockmarket data for her and students to analyse within their course ... this is an endless list! :D


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