Assign mentors easily using the Mentors-Mentees block #MoodlePlugins

December 1st, 2015

Mentor-Mentees block is a new plugin in the moodle plugins database which allows you to assign mentors to students in a user friendly manner.

The process of assigning mentors to the mentees is a very user friendly process. Moreover, By using this block, parents, tutors, or other “helpers” are able to track the progress of particular students across multiple course including feedback, grades and submission etc. Read More

Presentation – Learning is Not a Mechanism by Jesse Stommel

October 25th, 2015

Jesse Stommel, Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison has shared his presentation about “Learning is not a mechanism: Assessment, Student Agency, and Digital Spaces”.

The presentations is focused on the usage of scales without any human relationship in  Student Learning in modern schooling systems. An objective and portable system for grading students was created so that systematized schooling could scale. And we’ve designed technological tools in the 20th and 21st Centuries that have allowed us to scale the learning even further. Toward mass-processing and away from subjectivity, human relationships, and care. Read More

New Plugin – Grouptool; let students enroll in groups themselves

September 9th, 2015

Grouptool is another new plugin developed by AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation which enhances the functionality of Moodle default groups. Two of the additional features are the possibility for students to enroll themselves in groups with waiting lists, and the transfer of grades within groups. Read More