Thank you, Ratna, Your 'thinking aloud' is allowed and very much appreciated anytime time in any discussion with me. To clarify: we have two remote Moodle sites (and more in the works) and one 'live' Moodle site. Where the 'live' Moodle site lives is not particularly important, I think. I've just got in on a MoodleCloud site that is provided for free by Moodle HQ. I could move it to another site that I pay for that I use that is hosted on BlueHost; I don't know where their servers are.
All of the teachers at the remote sites can access the internet periodically. The MoodleBoxes themselves are not connected to the internet. The current process is for a teacher to download a backup copy of the course to their laptops when they're connected to the MoodleBox. Then, they connect to the internet and send me that backup course file as an attachment to an email which I then upload to the 'live' site. The teachers could do that themselves, I'm just doing it for them for now to make their work a little easier.
Some of the teacher and student activities that we're considering to measure, record, and aggregate are:
Has the teacher has created a learning activity for students:
-Set up a book to read
-Created a forum with appropriate prompts for student discussions
-Created a quiz with meaningful questions for students to respond to a topic.
-Modified a math lesson
-Aligned a math lesson to appropriate standards
-Analyzed student work in a forum, quiz, assignment
-Modified a science lesson/project for students
-Generated a report of student achievement in a digital format that can be shared
-shared their experience and thoughts with another teacher or admin
- translated a quiz or assignment into the students’ mother tongue
-How much time have they spent doing any of the above?
Student activity might include:
-have they logged onto a MoodleBox site with a digital device
-Read a book posted on the course
-Responded to a discussion prompt
-Taken a quiz about a book, math, or science topic
-Replied to another student's post or question in a forum
-Done any of the above in their mother tongue
-Worked collaboratively with peers to produce a report ?
This list could and likely will be expanded. Our present question is where and how to start collecting the data that represents the above activities.
I hope you're enjoying your summer. Dan