Discover the best practices in designing and developing interactive and highly effective Moodle courses using Packt's new book and eBook

June 2014 | e-Commerce, Moodle, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Moodle Course Design Best Practices, an easy-to-follow guide that will help readers learn the best practices to design attractive and highly interactive courses with the help of Moodle. The book is 126 pages long and is competitively priced at $22.99. It is also available in all the popular electronic formats for $11.89.

About the authors: 

Susan Smith Nash
has been involved in the design, development, and administration of e-learning programs and courses since earning her PhD in the late 1990s. She has developed and administered online courses on many platforms, using many different learning management systems. She is responsible for developing degree and certificate level programs delivered in online and hybrid formats. She has also worked on implementing e-learning in universities, corporations, and associations.

Michelle Moore, a former middle school Math teacher, has been an advocate for Moodle since discovering it more than 10 years ago during the writing of a review of learning management systems while completing her Master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Enamored with Moodle's capabilities and its foundation in social constructionism, it wasn't long before Michelle's passion led her to a full-time position in training and providing support for educators and trainers in schools, universities, and businesses across North America. Since then, Michelle has helped thousands of Moodlers leverage Moodle's features to design quality online, blended, and mobile learning experiences.

Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments. 

Moodle Course Design Best Practices is a practical guide that will teach readers how to use the tools available in Moodle to develop unique courses for many kinds of organizations. Readers will be able to utilize themes that have been contributed by developers and incorporate many different types of course materials and interactive assessments. A hands-on approach will show readers how to modify the structure and presentation of resources, activities, and assessments to create courses for individual use, cohorts, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The use of the various multimedia features to enhance Moodle courses is also explained in this book. 

The following essential topics are covered in this book:

Chapter 1: Preparing to Build an Exemplary Moodle Course
Chapter 2: Planning Your Course
Chapter 3: Organizing Your Course
Chapter 4: Best Practices in Content Delivery
Chapter 5: Designing Self-paced Independent Study Courses
Chapter 6: Developing Cohort-based Courses with Teacher-student Interaction
Chapter 7: Creating Student-centered Project-based Courses
Chapter 8: Moodle for Online Communities 

This book is targeted at training managers, teachers, instructors, Moodle administrators, instructional technologists, instructional designers, and e-learning entrepreneurs, who are looking for a very easy and convenient way to organize learning activities along with group projects and activities using Moodle.

Moodle Course Design Best Practices
Learn the best practices to design and develop interactive and highly effective Moodle courses

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