Teaching music with the Moodle online platform

Online seminar in cooperation with BMU RLP

What until a few weeks ago was at best an additional medium for most music teachers at secondary schools in the teaching of subject content and skills has now become part of everyday life for many. Moodle is the official learning platform of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, through which learning opportunities are currently made available online to children and young people at most schools.

This course is about making various functions and tools of the platform manageable for immediate use: Providing material, setting links and references, creating and evaluating tests and examinations, creating interactive media (e.g. learning videos) yourself and linking them to tasks, organizing classroom discussions as live chats, etc. In doing so, the didactic questions that are of particular interest to the subject of music will also be addressed: How can curriculum areas be covered creatively and meaningfully using Moodle lessons? How can the social fabric of the class community be cultivated in online lessons?

The course takes place online. Some of the communication and work will be done directly on Moodle and some via Zoom. Participating teachers need an online workstation (preferably laptop/PC), Moodle access, and a Moodle course in which they have instructor privileges. Usually this is provided through the respective school. Technical questions or problems are best clarified in advance.

This course is particularly suitable for teachers who have had little experience with Moodle.

An advanced course for participants of the beginners' course and for teachers who already have basic knowledge of Moodle is planned and can be scheduled at short notice if there is sufficient demand. This course will focus on tests, H5P, html tags and special features like groups.

Teaching team:

Dr. Andreas Wagner is a teacher for music and history at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium Trier, regional subject advisor for music in the district of Trier and currently supervises together with Jörg Safferling the subject-related parts of the Moodle exchange platform of the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut, which is currently under construction.

Number of participants: approx. 15
Course start: Thursday, 30.04.2020, 9:00
Course end: Thursday, 30.04.2020, 16:30
Note on date: Monday, 04.05.2020, 16:00-17:00
Final round

Course fee 40 € (BMU members - also new members - receive a subsidy of 20 € from the association)

Notes on registration: The registration takes place via the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz

This course is recognized by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2076 as serving official interests.