Available courses

Digital literacy

This course was designed for the Moodle School demonstration site as an example of a course optimised for the mobile app.

Where's Matt?

This is a course for students aged around 8 - 10 years old. It serves as an introduction to Google Earth/Google Maps and deals with the Geography of Place. Conditional activities are set so that once the students have watched the video and click the tick, all the activities will then appear. It was originally used in Our Lady's High School Preston by Mary Cooch.

Python for Beginners 1 - Python Language Basics

This is the introductory course for Python for Beginners.  Please start here if you have no experience coding in Python.  This course is self-paced; you can proceed through the course, but need to complete each unit before moving on to the next unit.

EC CS Demo Course


The Oceans Garden: Coral Reefs (DC)

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals. Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups.

Digital Repositories for small memory institutions

During this course you will learn how to organize and perform digitisation activities in small memory institution e.g. public library or local museum.

This course shows how to digitise cultural heritage objects, how to prepare them for on-line presentation and how to describe them with metadata. Besides of necessary theoretical background, the course includes also practical instructions which will enable small institutions to create high quality digital content and make it available to services like Europeana.

Land Management Thematic

Land Management is a tough thing to get right. In many cases, you need to find compromises between the parties involved, and work hard on ensuring everybody feels part of the process. In this unit, each student gets a piece of land to role play in a number of micro-nations. Each week, students will face new challenges as they are presented, all the time trying to use their land to the best of their abilities while also protecting the environment as a whole.

Course Assessment Celebrity Flatshare

This was originally a workshop at the Dublin Moodle Moot 2013 and is aimed at teacher, lecturers, learning technologists and trainers who already have worked with Moodle and want to explore the options available for graded assessment in Moodle 2.

The course is designed to give a fun introduction to Moodle's graded and gradable activities - forum/glossary/database/assignment and quiz by placing the participants in the situation of a Reality TV show.

Details on  on how to run the course are  available on the blog post http://www.moodleblog.net/2013/06/22/moodle-course-assessment-with-celebrity-flatshare/

Class & Conflict in World Cinema

This course explores the issues of class and conflict as portrayed in the films  City of God and La Haine. It focuses particularly on the use of Mise en Scène.  It is suitable for students aged 16 -18 and includes sample answers with a variety of individual and collaborative activities.

Disaster Management Program in higher secondary level

  • Natural disasters: including floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcano eruptions that have immediate impacts on human health and secondary impacts causing further death and suffering from (for example) floods, landslides, fires, tsunamis.
  • Environmental emergencies: including technological or industrial accidents, usually involving the production, use or transportation of hazardous material, and occur where these materials are produced, used or transported, and forest fires caused by humans.
  • Complex emergencies: involving a break-down of authority, looting and attacks on strategic installations, including conflict situations and war.
  • Pandemic emergencies: involving a sudden onset of contagious disease that affects health, disrupts services and businesses, brings economic and social costs.

Any disaster can interrupt essential services, such as health care, electricity, water, sewage/garbage removal, transportation and communications. The interruption can seriously affect the health, social and economic networks of local communities and countries. Disasters have a major and long-lasting impact on people long after the immediate effect has been mitigated. Poorly planned relief activities can have a significant negative impact not only on the disaster victims but also on donors and relief agencies. So it is important that physical therapists join established programmes rather than attempting individual efforts.

Local, regional, national and international organisations are all involved in mounting a humanitarian response to disasters. Each will have a prepared disaster management plan. These plans cover prevention, preparedness, relief and recovery


DEMO World of Water

We all need water! Let's look at things we are doing well and not so well in managing this precious resource.


Facilitating Learning Online - Fundamentals MAR2017-OER

Facilitators: [names go here]

This workshop will help you enhance skills needed to confidently and effectively facilitate online learning. You will: 

  • experience being in the online learners’ shoes; 
  • think about, practice and develop your online facilitation skills with other new and experienced online facilitators; and 
  • deepen your learning as you synthesize your observations, reading and online activities in your journal.

GWDA113 - Fundamentals of Web Scripting (CL DSN2043 - Web Scripting)

An introduction to the terms, technologies, trends, and best practices of the interactive design industry. Students design, develop, and upload a simple web site using HTML and basic CSS. The importance of writing valid and semantic code is emphasized. Basic web side production stages and requirements such as naming conventions, file organization, project development life cycle, and image optimization are also covered. Prerequisites: None

Tuck Everlasting Book Club

Students will read the book Tuck Everlasting.  While reading the book, students will participate in 7 literacy circle events. Students will pose questions for discussion and answer 2 other questions posed. 

Types of Sport

A course in which you will be introduced to different types of sport and get a feel for how you might enjoy participating in them. Best suited to students aged 8-13.