In this article by Susan Smith Nash and William Rice, we will discuss the best way to organize your course content into lessons, along with how to build lessons using Moodle's unique capacity to let you use and reuse your materials, and to arrange and rearrange them. So, with that in mind, prepare to develop a strategy for creating lessons that can consist of many different elements, which could include readings, practice quizzes, questions for reflection, media, and peer interactions (discussions and student reviews). In this article, you'll learn how to select content so that it contains the appropriate depth, breadth, and level for your students. You'll also learn the best way to organize the material so that the sequence keeps the students on track, and allows them to develop successful learning strategies so that they perform well in their outcome assessments. Finally, this article will show you how Moodle's object-oriented philosophy of design allows you to go back and update, refine, revise, and retool your course.Read Lesson Solutions using Moodle 1.9: Part 1 in full
In the Solving Many-to-many Relationship in Dimensional modeling article published in December 2009, a fact is added to solve the author-to-book many-to-many relationship in the book sales dimensional model, effectively normalizing the author out of the book dimension into its own author dimension.
In this article by Djoni Darmawikarta, we will discuss how to solve other denormalised structures in a dimensional model.Read Normalizing Dimensional Model in full
In this article by Michael Peacock, you will learn about how to process orders for shipping and tax calculations, once your e-commerce store has received the purchase order. The article includes the following topics:
- How to calculate shipping costs based on Product, Weight, Location, and "Shipping rules"
- About third-party shipping APIs
- How to integrate shipping and tracking notifications on orders
- How to integrate tax costs into our system
In this article by Daniel Arbuckle, we shall:
- Learn how to write and execute tests in the unittest framework
- Learn how to express familiar testing concepts using unittest
- Discuss the specific features that make unittest suitable for more complicated testing scenarios
- Learn about of couple of Mocker's features that integrate well with unittest