Sample Course from the LMS
CARILEC is modernizing its curriculum using technology. The Moodle Learning Management system facilitates the mechanization of teaching and learning and will allow its members to access training for personal and professional development with ease. This learning enhancing tool was made possible by the Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity Programme (RESEMBID) when they supported a project in the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories OCTs in January 2022; CARILEC served as the executing arm of that project. (The RESEMBID Programme is implemented by Expertise France and funded by the EU (see more information under https://resembid.org/).
CARILEC has joined hundreds of universities and training institutions who serve the learning communities to help bridge the gap between the learner and learning. The Association is now able to deliver and support both classroom and blended learning to its dispersed constituencies in the Caribbean.
CARILEC is very pleased with this development of being able to serve its members through multiple mediums in a variety of ways and encourages learners to grow, learn and network using the facility.
The Moodle Learning Management System will be used to facilitate learning ( synchronously and asynchronously), live and online as well as self-paced. The LMS shall offer user-friendly and simple online-courses, quick tests, and video tutorials on topics across the energy industry.
The Moodle LMS provides several processes to accommodate teaching and learning. These functions are as follows:
Prospective learners from the CARILEC membership and the general public will be able to login or simply sign up for courses.
Users will also have the option to be anonymous – i.e., no registration is required for users to access public courses. Registration is optional but preferred. Non-registered users will also have access to public resources and content (documents, video [recorded or live streamed] and quizzes)
The LMS facilitates timely communication, including.
· Course and Event Announcement,
· Forum discussion (EE Forum with Q&A and different subgroups discussions),
· Upload/insertion and access of guiding materials and videos outside of the courses
Course Design, Preparation, and Implementation
Course authors and instructional designers will construct courses directly in the LMS. The Moodle LMS affords a number of course elements that can be used to build courses since Moodle allows instructors to include different kinds of activities in their courses such as –
– Assignments: Enable teachers to grade and give comments on uploaded files and assignments created on and offline
– Chat: Allows participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion
Most importantly, the LMS will serve as a repository for learning materials so learners can access courses at will and move through at their own pace. A very exciting part is that the registered users will have the possibility to access and enter into a discussion forum to ask questions or to initiate a discussion .
CARILEC will make the experience simple and seamless for the public. Users will have access to:
– selected content without registration/login (optional)
– user forum including elaboration of written contributions (Q&A)
– topic specific guiding materials
– news section
– tutorials and video streaming
– participation in inter-active online knowledge test
– use of quizzes/tests outside the courses