Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook


Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook
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  • Add all sorts of multimedia features to your Moodle course
  • Lots of easy to follow, step by step recipes
  • Work with sound, audio and animation to make your course even more interactive

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 300 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2013
ISBN : 1783289376
ISBN 13 : 9781783289370
Author(s) : Silvina P. Hillar
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Cookbooks, e-Learning, Open Source

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Creating Interactive User eXperiences
Chapter 2: Working with 2D and 3D Maps
Chapter 3: Working with Different Types of Interactive Charts
Chapter 4: Integrating Interactive Documents
Chapter 5: Working with Audio, Sound, Music, and Podcasts
Chapter 6: Creating and Integrating Videos
Chapter 7: Working with Bitmaps and Photographs
Chapter 8: Working with Vector Graphics
Chapter 9: Designing and Integrating Repositories and E-portfolios
Index
  • Chapter 1: Creating Interactive User eXperiences
    • Introduction
    • Creating a cloze with pictures
    • Designing a True/False quiz
    • Developing a quandary maze activity with images
    • Designing matching activities with pictures
    • Ordering paragraphs with related scenes
    • Creating storyboards
    • Embedding the story in Moodle
    • Embedding the Fakebook of William Shakespeare
    • Chapter 2: Working with 2D and 3D Maps
      • Introduction
      • Using maps with sceneries
      • Drawing regions within a map
      • Using weather maps
      • Using Google Maps to locate European bridges
      • Working with Yahoo! Maps
      • Watching stars through Bing Maps 3D
      • Drawing 3D maps using 3DVIA Shape for Maps
      • Working with constellation maps
      • Embedding a map of Mars
      • Labeling the moon
      • Watching the universe
      • Chapter 3: Working with Different Types of Interactive Charts
        • Introduction
        • Inserting column charts
        • Embedding a line chart
        • Designing a graph out of a choice activity
        • Creating bar charts with hyperlinks
        • Working with area charts
        • Creating a poll and designing a surface chart
        • Drawing a donut interactive chart
        • Designing a map chart
        • Creating a gauge chart
        • Chapter 4: Integrating Interactive Documents
          • Introduction
          • Developing collaborative writing exercises with Google Docs
          • Using Flickr images in OpenOffice documents
          • Including live PDF documents in Moodle
          • Using Google Drive Voice Comments for online assignments
          • Designing a collaborative wiki
          • Sharing files with Office 365 Education
          • Sharing a folder from Dropbox
          • Working with files and folders within Moodle
          • Chapter 5: Working with Audio, Sound, Music, and Podcasts
            • Introduction
            • Recording audio from a microphone
            • Creating and embedding a podcast using SoundCloud
            • Using VoiceThread to record presentations
            • Embedding a presentation in VoiceThread using Moodle
            • Using LibriVox to embed an audiobook
            • Allowing students to record audio
            • Chapter 6: Creating and Integrating Videos
              • Introduction
              • Recording a video
              • Uploading a video on YouTube
              • Editing a video using a YouTube editor
              • Embedding a Vimeo video
              • Enhancing a video with comments
              • Creating and embedding a Prezi presentation
              • Creating a playlist
              • Creating an animated video using Wideo
              • Chapter 7: Working with Bitmaps and Photographs
                • Introduction
                • Selecting between lossy and lossless compression schemes
                • Resizing photos to their appropriate size
                • Adding hotspots to photos
                • Editing color curves
                • Adding effects and applying filters
                • Uploading images to Moodle
                • Creating animated 3D graphics
                • Linking external image files from thinglink.com
                • Embedding images from thinglink.com
                • Chapter 8: Working with Vector Graphics
                  • Introduction
                  • Converting vector graphics to bitmap images
                  • Converting bitmaps to vector graphics
                  • Rendering parts of a converted vector drawing
                  • Embedding scalable vector graphics
                  • Improving vector graphics rendering with anti-aliasing
                  • Including vector graphics in OpenOffice documents
                  • Including vector graphics in PDF files
                  • Enhancing scalable vector graphics with hyperlinks

                    Silvina P. Hillar

                    Silvina P. Hillar is an Italian, who has been teaching English since 1993. She has always had a great interest in teaching writing and composing techniques, and has done a lot of research on this subject. She has been investigating and using mind mapping for more than ten years in order to embed it into teaching. She is an English teacher, a certified legal translator (English/Spanish) and has a post graduate degree in Education (in which she graduated with honors). Silvina has been working in several schools and institutes with native English speaking students and as an independent consultant for many international companies as an interpreter, translator, and VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) course designer. She has always had a passion for technological devices concerning education. Former videos and cassettes were a must in her teaching lessons, and the computer was and still is present. Her brother Gastón C. Hillar designed some programs and games for her teaching. Lately, she has been teaching using Moodle and the Web 2.0. She believes that one of the most amazing challenges in education is bridging the gap between classic education and modern technologies. She has been doing a lot of research on multimedia assets which enhance the teaching and learning through VLE platforms. She tries to embed the learning of students through new resources which are appealing and innovative for them. Thus, multimedia stimulates cognitive as well as creative abilities. Silvina has also authored three books at Packt Publishing, which are Moodle 1.9: The English Teacher’s Cookbook, Moodle 2 Multimedia Cookbook, and MindMapping with FreeMind.
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                    What you will learn from this book

                    • Embed audio, video and music into your course
                    • Work with 2D and 3D maps
                    • Create and integrate screencasts and videos
                    • Design an e-portfolio and organize all of your information

                    In Detail

                    Moodle is an open source virtual learning environment that is widely used in schools and businesses, specifically multimedia elements to enhance the user experience.

                    Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook  provides quick recipes to make your Moodle courses more fun and engaging for your audience, taking you beyond the standard.

                    This cookbook will take you from your basic Moodle course to having a fully-fledged interactive user experience. We start by creating the user experience itself, moving to working with maps and charts before exploring how to embed audio, video and music to really make your Moodle course all it can be for your users.

                    Approach

                    With practical examples presented in the style of recipes, this book is designed for you to be able to dip in and out as you need, only using the multimedia options that you want at the time.

                    Who this book is for

                    This cookbook is designed specifically for teachers who want to begin creating interactive and engaging Moodle courses by utilizing the multimedia capabilities of Moodle.

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