The Prospector (Helena, Mont.) 1916-2015, November 02, 2007, Image 11

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Pane 11 What in the world is Moodle? By Malena Cater Intern Writer Carroll College is going high tech. Classes are about to get a lot more convenient with Carroll’s newest technological addition, Moodle. Moodle is a case management system created to enhance the productivity and content of college courses. It is comparable to Black­ board or WebCT but it is free. It is like the Boards on the Carroll Web site, “times a thousand,” says Dan Case, associate director of learning technologies at Carroll. “Basically you can take a whole course online,” said Case. Teachers can post quizzes and assignments and time them to see how long students spend on them. Also, teachers and students can have the ability to have one-on-one contact, which is not possible on the Boards. Students are also able to form blogs or collaborate on documents which would be useful for group work. Carroll is in a trial period of Moodle. “We are figuring out what it can do and what it can’t do,” said Case. “If it seems like something that is helpful to stu­ dents and teachers we will keep it at Carroll.” Moodle was created by edu­ cators and seems to be widely accepted so far. Other schools such as Idaho State and Stanford are using it. Given the option of Blackboard or Moodle, everyone at Idaho State preferred Moodle. Moodle would be used to en­ hance the productivity and quality of classes. It would not replace face-to-face class time at Carroll. Carroll College is catching up with the rest of the technological world. What will be next? Solutions to puzzle from p. 9 A S C C U p d a t e Located in the lower Cube lies a group of people who work hard to make your college experience the best it can be. They fight for the rights and wants of their fellow peers. They meet with the admin­ istration and the board to represent the interests of all Carroll College students. This group of people is responsible for creating and bring­ ing events to our campus. This group is known as the ASCC, the student government of Carroll College. So what exactly has our student govern­ ment done for you? Be­ sides offering our office to anyone who wants to play pool, watch TV on the big screen, eat, use the computers, or just make posters, ASCC does a lot more than you think. This year your stu­ dent government lead­ ers (Gabe Blomquist- By Blair Parker ASC C Secretary Things to do in November: All Saints Day - Remembering Saints (Campus Ministry) Also Literary Festival Speaker at 7:30 pm Public Readings all day... Literary Festival Search Weekend Speaker Rich Ingerbretson on Global Warming - lower cube from 7 to 9 pm Coffee Flouse at the Fire Tower “Gees and Grass\ ASCC Meetings 6:30 House and 7:30 Senate International Education Week - presentations will take place every day Latin Dance Class 7 to 9 in lower cube Latin Dance Class 7 to 9 in lower cube Also Stress Free Zone from 11- 2 in upper cube Latin Dance Class 7 to 9 in lower cube International Fiesta 8:00 pm Midnight Madness - Late Night Basketball Events Outdoor Challenge during the day - CAMP Thanksgiving Break ASCC Meetings 6:30 House and 7:30 Senate Up Till Dawn 5 to 10 pm All team Meeting - Letter writing, bring your 50 addresses (give away’s and prizes) Up Till Dawn 5 - 9 pm All Team Meeting - - Letter writing, bring your 50 addresses (give away’s and prizes) 2 2-4 5 8 11 12-16 13 14 21-25 25 27 President, Tyler Evil sizer- Vice President, Blair Parker- Secretary, Krister Kroll- Treasurer, and Pat Harris- Advisor, and Senate) have sponsored comedians, lectures, and the “Stress Free Zone” for students, as well as everyone’s favorite Softball Wekend. Those discounted ski, golf, Myma Loy, Helena Brew­ ers, and sym­ phony tickets students have access to are also all paid for by the ASCC. Every student is a member of the ASCC, we are just the voices that speak out on their be­ half. If there is something students would like to bring to our campus, or even address an issue or change something, we are all willing to work our hardest to make that possible. We work for the students, however it is up to the students to help us help them. Contact officers at: x4513, 4514, 4515,4516. PHOTO COURTESY OF BLAIR PARKER The ASCC officers recently attendeda national conference in Chicago. Friday, November 2 ,2 0 0 7 Volume 91, No 2

The Prospector (Helena, Mont.), 02 Nov. 2007, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.