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Moodle for Mobile Learning

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Mark Aberdour

Mobile devices are ideal for "go-anywhere" interactive learning, and using Moodle you can give your students the opportunity to receive your courses on their phone or tablet in a format that’s tailor-made for mobile learning.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782164388
Paperback234 pages

About This Book

  • 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

Who This Book Is For

"Moodle for Mobile Learning" is primarily aimed at Moodle course practitioners – teachers, tutors, instructors, and learning and development professionals. It does not require you to have an in-depth knowledge about any mobile technologies. It is for anyone who has the desire to deliver great courses that allow their learners to interact using the devices in their pockets.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Developing Your Mobile Learning Strategy
What is mobile learning?
The capabilities of mobile devices
Warning – it's not about delivering courses
Your mobile learning strategy
Mobile usage in your organization
Case studies
Summary
Chapter 2: Setting Up Moodle for Mobile Learning
Introducing the Bootstrap and Clean themes
Introducing Moodle's Mobile apps
Setting up the Clean theme
Exploring the Clean theme
Setting up the Bootstrap theme
Setting up the Moodle Mobile app
Exploring the Moodle Mobile app
Third-party Moodle apps
Add help and support guides by using the Book module
Add a link to help and support from the header bar
Summary
Chapter 3: Delivering Static Content to Mobiles
Setting up file downloads
Setting up an eBook or App library
Using QR codes in courses
Building a multidevice SCORM resource
Adding a multidevice SCORM resource into Moodle
Case study – using a multidevice SCORM resource for information security awareness training
Using cohorts to deliver performance-support resources
Using a glossary for staff induction
Using a Glossary for best practice resource collection
Using levels to engage new starters
Summary
Chapter 4: Delivering Multimedia Content to Mobiles
Setting up a podcast
Learner view of podcasts
Audio add-on
Delivering Lecturecasts to mobiles
Creating a video lesson
Summary
Chapter 5: Submitting Audio, Video, and Image Assignments
Creating an assignment brief for offline viewing
Setting up an assignment for file submission
Setting up a Database assignment
Summary
Chapter 6: Using Mobiles for Capturing Reflective Logs and Journals
Setting up a reflective log using assignment
Submitting a reflective log using assignment
Grading a reflective log using assignment
Setting up a reflective log using individual forums
Submitting a reflective log using individual forums
Reviewing a reflective log using individual forums
Setting up Moodle for course blogs
Submitting a course blog post
Adding a Blogs link to the site header
Enabling portfolio export
Exporting your work to a portfolio
Summary
Chapter 7: Performing Assessments Using Mobiles
Creating a quiz for formative assessment
Creating a quiz for summative assessment
Checking grades
Summary
Chapter 8: Communicating with Mobile Users
Setting up a group discussion
Communicating through social networks
Managing the backchannel
Using Moodle messaging
Setting up a real-time chat session
Setting up a virtual classroom plugin
Joining a web conference
Summary

What You Will 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

In Detail

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.

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