Moodle for Mobile Learning

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Learn
  • 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
About

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.

Features
  • 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
Page Count 234
Course Length 7 hours 1 minutes
ISBN 9781782164388
Date Of Publication 24 Sep 2013

Authors

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.