Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development

Knowing Moodle inside out means you’ve got so many options for constructing highly engaging web-based educational courses. This book gives you the knowledge you need in a totally practical and inspiring way.

Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development

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William Rice

Knowing Moodle inside out means you’ve got so many options for constructing highly engaging web-based educational courses. This book gives you the knowledge you need in a totally practical and inspiring way.
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ISBN 139781849515269
Paperback344 pages

About This Book

  • The new book and ebook edition of the best selling introduction to using Moodle for teaching and e-learning, updated for Moodle 2.0
  • Straightforward coverage of installing and using the Moodle system, suitable for newcomers as well as existing Moodle users who want to get a few tips
  • A unique course-based approach focuses your attention on designing well-structured, interactive, and successful courses
  • Configure site settings, set up the front page, create user accounts, and create courses

Who This Book Is For

Get the best from Moodle

This book and ebook is for anyone who wants to get the best from Moodle. Beginners to Moodle will get a thorough guide to how the software works, with great ideas for getting off to a good start with their first course. More experienced Moodle users will find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Guided Tour of Moodle
Step-by-step: Using each chapter
The Moodle philosophy
The Moodle experience
The Moodle architecture
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing Moodle
Installation Step 1: The web server
Installation Step 2: Subdomain or subdirectory?
Installation Step 3: Getting and unpacking Moodle
Installation Step 4: The Moodle Data Directory
Installation Step 5: Creating the Moodle database and user
Installation Step 6: The installer script
Installation Step 7: Create the administrative user
Installation Step 8: Front page settings
Installation Step 9: Success!
Summary
Chapter 3: Configuring Your Site
Prepare to experiment
Exploring the site administration menu
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating Categories and Courses
Using course categories and the user experience
Creating courses
Enrolling teachers and students
Summary
Chapter 5: Adding Static Course Material
Kinds of static course material that can be added
Adding links
Adding pages
Adding files for your students to download
Adding media (video and audio)
Organizing your course
Restricting access by date or score (restrict availability setting)
Summary
Chapter 6: Adding Interaction with Lessons and Assignments
Adding assignments
Lesson
Summary
Chapter 7: Evaluating Students with Quizzes, Choices, and Feedback
Creating quizzes
Feedback
Choices
Summary
Chapter 8: Adding Social Activities to Your Course
Chat
Forum
Glossary
Wiki
Workshop
Summary
Chapter 9: Blocks
Configuring where a block appears
Types of blocks
Summary
Chapter 10: Features for Teachers
Logs and reports
Using scales for feedback, rating, and grading
Grades
The Teacher forum
Summary

What You Will Learn

Understand, learn, discover...

  • Understand what Moodle can do, how it compares to other e-learning packages, and how it can support your teaching strategies
  • Install the Moodle software on your own computer or a server, and navigate your way around it
  • Discover the new features of Moodle 2.0 and how they can improve your courses
  • Learn about the different kinds of courses that can be created, from team-building group exercises, to individual courses that the student can work on at home
  • Understand all of Moodle's learning features that allow you to manage course content, interactive resources, and social activities such as forums and wikis.
  • Manage students so that you can ensure that the right students are going to the right classes
  • Allow students to enrol themselves, or invite students to join a course
  • Understand, use, and customize roles
  • Monitor how learners interact with your site using site stats
  • Add multimedia content to your site

In Detail

Enhance your teaching with the Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development book and eBook

Moodle is the leading Open Source e learning management system. Using Moodle, teachers and professors can easily construct richly textured web-based courses. A course can consist of a number of lessons, with each lesson including reading materials; activities such as quizzes, tests, surveys, and projects; and social elements that encourage interaction and group work between students.

Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development shows you how to use Moodle as a tool to enhance your teaching. It will help you analyse your students' requirements, and come to an understanding of what Moodle can do for them. After that you'll see how to use every feature of Moodle to meet your course goals. Moodle is relatively easy to install and use, but the real challenge is to develop a learning process that leverages its power and maps effectively onto the content-established learning situation. This book and eBook guides you through meeting that challenge.

The latest edition of the ultimate introduction to Moodle will show you how to add static learning material, interactive activities, and social features to your courses so that students reach their learning potential. Whether you want to support traditional class teaching or lecturing, or provide complete online and distance e learning courses, this book will prove a powerful resource throughout your use of Moodle.

A complete guide to successful learning using Moodle, focused on course development and delivery and using the best educational practices.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Guided Tour of Moodle
Step-by-step: Using each chapter
The Moodle philosophy
The Moodle experience
The Moodle architecture
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing Moodle
Installation Step 1: The web server
Installation Step 2: Subdomain or subdirectory?
Installation Step 3: Getting and unpacking Moodle
Installation Step 4: The Moodle Data Directory
Installation Step 5: Creating the Moodle database and user
Installation Step 6: The installer script
Installation Step 7: Create the administrative user
Installation Step 8: Front page settings
Installation Step 9: Success!
Summary
Chapter 3: Configuring Your Site
Prepare to experiment
Exploring the site administration menu
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating Categories and Courses
Using course categories and the user experience
Creating courses
Enrolling teachers and students
Summary
Chapter 5: Adding Static Course Material
Kinds of static course material that can be added
Adding links
Adding pages
Adding files for your students to download
Adding media (video and audio)
Organizing your course
Restricting access by date or score (restrict availability setting)
Summary
Chapter 6: Adding Interaction with Lessons and Assignments
Adding assignments
Lesson
Summary
Chapter 7: Evaluating Students with Quizzes, Choices, and Feedback
Creating quizzes
Feedback
Choices
Summary
Chapter 8: Adding Social Activities to Your Course
Chat
Forum
Glossary
Wiki
Workshop
Summary
Chapter 9: Blocks
Configuring where a block appears
Types of blocks
Summary
Chapter 10: Features for Teachers
Logs and reports
Using scales for feedback, rating, and grading
Grades
The Teacher forum
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781849515269
Paperback344 pages
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