Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development

More Information
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
About

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.

Features
  • 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
Page Count 344
Course Length 10 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781849515269
Date Of Publication 24 Aug 2011

Authors

William Rice

William Rice is an e-learning professional from New York City. He has written books on Moodle, Blackboard, Magento, and software training. He enjoys building e-learning solutions for businesses and gains professional satisfaction when his courses help students.

His hobbies include writing books, practicing archery near JFK Airport, and playing with his children.

William is fascinated by the relationship between technology and society, how we create our tools, and how they shape us in turn. Married to an incredible woman who encourages his writing pursuits, he has two amazing sons.