Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook

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Learn
  • Create and embed 2D and 3D interactive maps in Moodle courses using web resources and free software
  • Work with different types of audio files to offer sounds, music, and podcasts in your Moodle courses
  • Record, edit, and convert audio files to make them compatible with Moodle
  • Use open source multiplatform tools to create screencasts and edit, link, and embed videos into your Moodle courses
  • Edit, enhance, and convert image files and embed them in Moodle
  • Design and integrate e-Portfolios in Moodle courses to organize the information for students
About

Moodle is an open source virtual learning environment that is widely used in schools and businesses. By including multimedia, such as animated graphics, bitmaps, photographs, and videos in your Moodle site, you can enhance the enjoyment of your site's users and sustain their attention.

Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook provides a plethora of recipes showing you how to manage, link, and embed different multimedia resources into your Moodle course – ideal if you don't have the time to read a long tutorial and want quick ways to enhance your Moodle course.

Go beyond your normal use of Moodle and make your courses really attractive! This cookbook will give you inspiration and teach you to do things you never knew were possible. Link, edit, and embed bitmaps and photographs to illustrate your lessons. Learn to resize and convert images to the most appropriate formats for Moodle courses, interactive documents, and e-Portfolios. Work with animated graphics to create engaging activities and learn the most complex topics related to formats, compression, bitmaps, and vector graphics while following steps in these simple recipes.

Features
  • Learn how to add photographs, videos, animations, and much more to make your Moodle course even more interactive
  • Embed 2D or 3D maps, interactive or static charts, resources, assets, videos, bitmaps, and photographs into Moodle courses
  • Learn how to design and work with podcasts, audio assets, sound, music, and screencasts and integrate them into Moodle
  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series, which is ideal if you want to follow clear recipes to quickly add effects to your course without the need for extra reading
Page Count 256
Course Length 7 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781849514705
Date Of Publication 18 May 2011

Authors

Silvina Paola Hillar

Silvina Paola Hillar is Italian and has been teaching English since 1993. She has always had a great interest in teaching and has done a lot of research on teaching methodologies and management techniques, and embedded them into her e-learning and teaching. She has also explored different types of e-learning, combining them with Moodle. She also researches multimedia assets to enhance teaching and learning through VLE platforms. With her students, she tries to reinforce their learning through new resources that are appealing and innovative for them. In this way, she ensures that multimedia stimulates different thinking skills and multiple types of intelligence.

She is an English teacher, a Certified Legal Translator (English/Spanish), and has a postgraduate degree in Education (graduated with honors). She has worked at several schools and institutions with native English speaking students and students of English as a foreign language, and as an independent consultant for many international companies as an interpreter, translator, and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Course Designer.

She has always had a passion for using technological devices in education. Formerly, videos and cassettes were a must in her teaching lessons; however, computers still play a big role. Her brother, Gastón C. Hillar, designed some programs and games for her teaching. Lately, she has been teaching using Moodle and the Web. She believes that one of the most amazing challenges in education is bridging the gap between classic education and modern technologies. She has authored: Moodle 1.9: The English Teacher's Cookbook, Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook, Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook Second Edition, Mind Mapping with FreeMind, Moodle 2.3 Multimedia, and Moodle for Beginners Video Course. When not tinkering with computers, she enjoys traveling with her son, Nico and her partner, Jorge, with whom she spends wonderful time.