Dreams e-School project has been started from the year 2015 and under that project we have successfully trained teachers and students of many schools and colleges and recently we have also trained the teachers of Adinath Secondary School, Chobhar in ICT Literacy and we have also successfully deployed e-Library on Janamaitri Multiple Campus, Kuleshwor. This e-Library can be accessed via smartphones, desktop computers and Laptops.
“We have searched too many place and asked too many people regarding e-Library implementation and subscription but thanks to Dreams Nepal who helped us and implemented e-library in our campus”- Bhola Ojha (Campus Chief), Janamaitri Multiple Campus.
“Training and services provided from Dreams Nepal has helped us to provide quality education to all our students and community. Our teachers have fully benefited by the trainings provided and new .”- Jujubhai Maharjan (Principal), Adinath Secondary School.
E-learning and E-School refers to online education of any kind, whether it’s an independent online institution, a university or school that has integrated online courses or coursework, or simple courses that you pay for and work on at your own pace. Dreams Nepal has introduced and uses Moodle an open source learning management system in schools and colleges of Nepal specially public and government one. Many people has already asked us and many other will ask this question- What is Moodle?
What is Moodle and why use it?
Moodle is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which makes it easy for you to provide online support for your course. Providing a central space on the web where students and staff can access a set of tools and resources anytime anywhere. Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments. Staff and students of the Department have found most valuable aspects are:
An easy way to communicate with students and staff where ever they are:
The news form automatically emails messages to all students and staff on the course. Forums can also be used to answer commonly asked questions – and prevent repeats, to provide a space for informal peer to peer student discussion or even online tutorials.
Example in conted – Kush Chandra (Archaeology) uses it to contact everyone on his courses – it was especially useful in the heavy landslide to let students know when lectures were cancelled.
A quick way to share documents:
Moodle provides a place where you can easily create web pages with information about your course and provide links to word documents, slides, and other resources that your students will want to access. Moodle supports portable document formats, multimedia formats and many more.
Examples in Conted – Prasanna Dorje (Psychodynamic counselling programme) putting up PDFs or readings saved hours in photocopying and better for the environment too.
Easy access to relevant and useful online resources:
The department, faculty, school, college and the university provide a wealth of materials and resources, but catering for so many different types of students it can be hard for learners to find those that are most relevant to them. You can use your Moodle to provide links directly to the resources that will be most useful for your students whether e-library resources, skills courses, or information about nice publications.
Example in Conted – students on the English Local History can easily access Ancestry when outside the school, campus or university.
Online assignment handling:
When your students and tutors are not close to Oxford online assignment handling can save time and effort for everyone involved – whether it is just used for student submission with marking done on paper or the whole process is moved online saving time, postage and paper.
Other advantages :
Save time and money – making resources available online can save time and money in photocopying
Control access to different areas – can make a space for dispersed tutors to communicate with each other as well as students. .
Use less paper – keep a central copy online so everyone can find the latest version of a course handbook etc. provide handouts online and students only print out what they really need.
Designed to encourage collaborative learning – Moodle makes it easy to model the oxford tutorial system online if you want to use it with globally distributed students.
Easy to experiment with new ideas and tools – a low risk way to incorporate new tools and ideas into your teaching.
Manage your materials – if all your course information is on Moodle this is easy access this year after year.
Moodle is built by the Moodle project which is led and coordinated by Moodle HQ, an Australian company of 30 developers which is financially supported by a network of over 60 Moodle Partner service companies worldwide.
Other features and tools:
Course calendar – use this to flag important events to everyone on your course.
Profiles and contact information – help students and staff get to know each other at the start of the course, also hold information about course team and students in one place.
Deliver content – post up slides etc
Video and audio – many academics find it easy to record lectures as podcasts or even arrange for videos of lectures or special events– posting these online and making it available to students is straight forward with Moodle
Group tools for students – there are many tools that students can use for collaboration with each other e.g. forums, wiki and chat
Take a look by yourself:
You can See reference video from below on how Moodle can change teaching and learning behavior into school and institution on Moodle in the Classroom. Middle school teacher Molly Tipton uses Moodle in her 8th grade social studies class and How to organize course content in Moodle