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A Proposed Moodle-based Instructional Platform for Training Teachers of an International Secondary School in Hong Kong to Design Interdisciplinary Lesson Plan
Yu YIN, Wai Yau Lam, Jane Kathryn Reed, Qing Nian Wen, Xuan Wang

Last modified: 2015-04-14

Abstract


This paper introduces a proposed Moodle-based instructional platform to train the teachers from an International Secondary School in Hong Kong how to design a course for Year 7, 8 or 9 students in an interdisciplinary approach which is now part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). To provide appropriate and effective online instruction, detailed analysis on teachers’ needs, their performance and characteristics, as well as the job conditions has been conducted via online survey of eleven people from various departments in the school who need to get involved in developing interdisciplinary units. One face-to-face interview of the school principal was also conducted to explore the current situation of teachers’ professional development for applying the interdisciplinary approach. Based on this analysis, the design and development of this online instructional product has been demonstrated with the reference of several instructional design principles which also act as formative evaluation of the design and development phases. Implementation strategy and a summative evaluation of this proposed online learning product is presented in the final section.