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Danielson.Laurentian.Ca Home Page

This page is the home page for webs administered by Dr. Richard Danielson.  The main webs are as follows:

Teaching Webs

DrDNotes (an acronym for Dr. Danielson's notes)

This is primarily a teaching web.  It has all of the courses which I have taught for the past few years (at least since we started using the World Wide Web for coursework at Laurentian).  In addition to the courses, it has links to several online books which I have written together with my wife, Dr. Karen Danielson.  There are some other links to online education in general as well.

Qualityoflife (Lifestyle Studies Web)

Since our work is mainly in the area of lifestyle, we created a web which deals with lifestyle issues in general.

ILIAS (Integrated Learning-, Information-, and Co-operative Work-System)

ILIAS is an open source course management system, developed at the University of Cologne (www.ilias.uni-koeln.de). It is particularly oriented toward cooperative work similar to the style required in problem-based learning and case work. It was used during the 2003-2004 academic year and may be used in the future. ILIAS is a password-protected web, accessible only by persons registered in my courses

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment)

Here is the excerpt from the developer of Moodle (http://moodle.org/doc/?frame=features.html): "The word Moodle was originally an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, which is mostly useful to programmers and education theorists. It's also a verb that describes the process of lazily meandering through something, doing things as it occurs to you to do them, an enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity. As such it applies both to the way Moodle was developed, and to the way a student or teacher might approach studying or teaching an online course. Anyone who uses Moodle is a Moodler." I am starting to use Moodle in September, 2003. It has a very strong pedagogical grounding with constructivist learning theory, and it is loaded with features which are useful to both students and professors.

 


Last Edited: August 4, 2004 12:54 PM

For information on any of the above webs, please contact rdaniels@laurentian.ca