Moodle for Mobile Learning

Moodle for Mobile Learning
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  • Adopts practical ideas for demonstrating how to implement mobile learning with Moodle
  • Empowers you to apply mobile learning in your profession
  • Discover how other organizations have achieved mobile learning success
  • Filled with practical and hands-on tutorials for learning practitioners

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 234 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : September 2013
ISBN : 1782164383
ISBN 13 : 9781782164388
Author(s) : Mark Aberdour
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Mobile Application Development, Open Source

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Developing Your Mobile Learning Strategy
Chapter 2: Setting Up Moodle for Mobile Learning
Chapter 3: Delivering Static Content to Mobiles
Chapter 4: Delivering Multimedia Content to Mobiles
Chapter 5: Submitting Audio, Video, and Image Assignments
Chapter 6: Using Mobiles for Capturing Reflective Logs and Journals
Chapter 7: Performing Assessments Using Mobiles
Chapter 8: Communicating with Mobile Users
  • Chapter 1: Developing Your Mobile Learning Strategy
    • What is mobile learning?
    • The capabilities of mobile devices
    • Warning – it's not about delivering courses
    • Your mobile learning strategy
      • Who are your learners?
      • How do your learners use their devices?
    • Mobile usage in your organization
      • Mobile usage in school
      • Mobile usage in further and higher education
      • Mobile usage in apprenticeships
      • Mobile usage in the workplace
      • Mobile usage in distance learning
    • Case studies
      • University of Sussex
      • Open University
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Setting Up Moodle for Mobile Learning
      • Introducing the Bootstrap and Clean themes
      • Introducing Moodle's Mobile apps
      • Setting up the Clean theme
      • Exploring the Clean theme
      • Setting up the Bootstrap theme
      • Setting up the Moodle Mobile app
      • Exploring the Moodle Mobile app
      • Third-party Moodle apps
      • Add help and support guides by using the Book module
      • Add a link to help and support from the header bar
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Delivering Static Content to Mobiles
        • Setting up file downloads
          • Learner view of file downloads
        • Setting up an eBook or App library
          • Learner view of a library
        • Using QR codes in courses
        • Building a multidevice SCORM resource
        • Adding a multidevice SCORM resource into Moodle
        • Case study – using a multidevice SCORM resource for information security awareness training
        • Using cohorts to deliver performance-support resources
        • Using a glossary for staff induction
        • Using a glossary for best practice resource collection
        • Using levels to engage new starters
        • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Using Mobiles for Capturing Reflective Logs and Journals
              • Setting up a reflective log using assignment
              • Submitting a reflective log using assignment
              • Grading a reflective log using assignment
              • Setting up a reflective log using individual forums
              • Submitting a reflective log using individual forums
              • Reviewing a reflective log using individual forums
              • Setting up Moodle for course blogs
              • Submitting a course blog post
              • Adding a Blogs link to the site header
              • Enabling portfolio export
              • Exporting your work to a portfolio
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Performing Assessments Using Mobiles
                • Creating a quiz for formative assessment
                  • Setting up the quiz
                  • Building a question bank
                  • Building your quiz
                  • Accessing your quiz
                  • Performing a skills gap analysis
                • Creating a quiz for summative assessment
                  • Setting up the quiz
                  • Accessing your quiz
                • Checking grades
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Communicating with Mobile Users
                  • Setting up a group discussion
                    • Learner view of group discussion
                  • Communicating through social networks
                    • Adding a Google+ contact badge
                    • Twitter hashtag feeds
                      • Setting up a Twitter hashtag feed
                  • Managing the backchannel
                    • Using Twitter backchannels
                    • Using Moodle chat backchannels
                  • Using Moodle messaging
                    • Sending a message via the Moodle Mobile app
                    • Adding a messaging link to the site header
                    • Sending SMS notifications
                  • Setting up a real-time chat session
                    • Participating in a chat session
                  • Setting up a virtual classroom plugin
                    • Setting up a virtual classroom session
                  • Joining a web conference
                  • Summary

                  Mark Aberdour

                  Mark Aberdour is Head of Learning Platforms at UK learning technologies company, Epic. He has over 15 years of experience in software engineering, with professional roles in software testing, learning platforms development, and open source services delivery. Mark has worked on over one hundred Moodle LMS and other learning technology implementation projects across a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, defense, retail, finance, engineering, automotive, higher and further education, and local and central government. Most of this has been with Epic, an industry leader in e-learning content, mobile learning solutions, and learning management systems implementation. Epic has led the way on mobile learning in workplace learning and development, hence Mark's focus on bringing mobile and Moodle together. Mark was an early contributor to the original Bootstrap theme for Moodle and is credited as one of the founding team that built the Clean theme in Moodle 2.5, which is based on Bootstrap. Mark is a regular speaker at UK learning and development conferences, and presented at the UK and Ireland MoodleMoots in 2012 and 2013. He is also one of the founders of the MoodleBrighton user group, which meets monthly in Brighton, UK.
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                  What you will learn from this book

                  • Develop your mobile learning strategy
                  • Improve your understanding of how to use mobile devices to enhance your courses
                  • Learn to analyze and select mobile-friendly Moodle themes
                  • Discover the uses for Moodle mobile apps
                  • Explore how to deliver static and multimedia content to mobiles
                  • Use mobile devices to capture reflective logs and journals
                  • Perform assessments using mobiles
                  • Communicate with mobile users

                  In Detail

                  Mobile devices have become ubiquitous and offer many new possibilities for learning. Moodle, when combined with a mobile device, opens up a new world of possibilities to teachers, instructors, and training professionals to develop their courses. The learning experience can be hugely improved by playing to the strengths of mobile devices, and Moodle for Mobile Learning helps you do just that.

                  "Moodle for Mobile Learning" is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with ideas and step-by-step exercises that will help you leverage the features of mobile devices in your Moodle course designs. It also aims at providing you with hands-on knowledge in creating mlearning courses so that you can create your own effective mobile learning interactions.

                  Looking at the underlying theory of mobile learning, "Moodle for Mobile Learning" aims to enable you to apply this to course design using Moodle. Organized into key sectors including schools, further and higher education, and workplace learning, this book will take you through a number of clear, practical recipes that will help you to take advantage of mobile technology in your Moodle course design.

                  You will learn how to develop your mobile learning strategy and whether to use a mobile friendly Moodle theme or a Moodle mobile app to deliver your strategy. There are certain types of learning activities that are perfectly suited to mobile delivery. We look at delivering podcasts, engaging with social media, setting up photo, video and audio assignments, setting up eBook and App libraries, uploading audio assignment feedback, submitting reflective logs, using chat and messaging tools, using web conferencing and much more.

                  Mobile devices already form the backbone of your learners’ daily lives. If you want to use Moodle to bring those devices into the learning process, then this is the book for you.


                  A guide with practical examples that gives you hands-on knowledge in creating learning environments for Mobile devices using Moodle, while also empowering you to create your own effective mlearning course designs.

                  Who this book is for

                  "Moodle for Mobile Learning" is primarily aimed at Moodle course practitioners – teachers, tutors, instructors, and learning and development professionals. It does not require you to have an in-depth knowledge about any mobile technologies. It is for anyone who has the desire to deliver great courses that allow their learners to interact using the devices in their pockets.

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