Moodle 3.x Teaching Techniques - Third Edition

Creative ways to build powerful and effective online courses with Moodle 3.0

Moodle 3.x Teaching Techniques - Third Edition

Susan Smith Nash

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Creative ways to build powerful and effective online courses with Moodle 3.0
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ISBN 139781786462299
Paperback240 pages

Book Description

Moodle, the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS) has released several new features and enhancements in its latest 3.0 release. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components.

This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions to leverage the full power of Moodle 3 to build highly interactive and engaging courses that run on a wide range of platforms including mobile and cloud.

Beginning with developing an effective online course, you will write learning outcomes that align with Bloom's taxonomy and list the kinds of instructional materials that will work given one's goal. You will gradually move on to setting up different types of forums for discussions and incorporating multi-media from cloud-base sources. You will then focus on developing effective timed tests, self-scoring quizzes while organizing the content, building different lessons, and incorporating assessments. Lastly, you will dive into more advanced topics such as creating interactive templates for a full course by focussing on creating each element and create workshops and portfolios which encourage engagement and collaboration

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Developing an Effective Online Course
The Moodle advantage
What will we accomplish with this book
Some Moodle requisites
Standard modules
Instructional principles and activities
What are we trying to do in an online course?
How does learning take place in an online course?
Resources
Access for everyone
Summary
Chapter 2: Instructional Material
Selecting and organizing the material
Guiding and motivating students
Keeping discussions on track
Monitoring student participation in a forum
Summary
Chapter 3: Collaborative Activities
Interaction involves collaboration
Uses of Chat
Tips for a successful chat
Summary
Chapter 4: Assessment
The purpose of assessment
Assessment and your learning objectives
Types of assessments
Keys to successful assessment
Assessment with quizzes and distributed practice
Using quizzes for frequent self-assessment
Making a quiz - a learning tool
Reinforcing expertise with timed quizzes
Assessment and motivation
Frequent self-assessment
Self-generating certificates upon successful completion of assessment activities
Badges
Summary
Chapter 5: Lesson Solutions
Selecting and sequencing content for Lessons
Getting started - a simple example
Moodling through a course
Controlling the flow through a Lesson
Use a Lesson to create a deck of flash cards
Use an ungraded Lesson to generate materials and strategies for real-world applications
Summary
Chapter 6: Wiki Solutions
Using wikis to achieve learning objectives
Individual student wikis
Suggested wiki etiquette
Summary
Chapter 7: Glossary Solutions
Helping students learn - schema building
Moodle's glossary functions
Adding memory aids to glossary entries
Student-created class directory
Student-created test questions
Student-created extended definitions
Summary
Chapter 8: The Choice Activity
Moodle's choice activity
A look at the choice activity
Student polls
Learning styles
Self-regulation
Choosing teams
Students' consent
Students' performance
Preview the final
Summary
Chapter 9: Course Solutions
Building the course design document
Prioritizing and selecting based on learning objectives
Understanding your students, their technologies and their access
Overcoming course anxiety
Important announcements
Moving blocks to the main course area
The syllabus
Encouraging course completion
Creating certificates
Creating Badges
Motivating interaction via webinars and web conferencing
Summary
Chapter 10: Workshop Solution
Workshop overview and use
Workshops and collaborative solutions
Workshop basics
Getting started - setting up the Workshop
Step-by-step example - submissions
Summary
Chapter 11: Portfolio/Gallery Solution
Learning objectives and outcomes
Advantages of collaborative activities
Project-based assessment
Encouraging creativity – A sample Workshop
Our hometowns – A collective conversation
Tips for a successful experience
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Create a dynamic learning environment using different techniques
  • Motivate your students to collaborate and demonstrate what they are learning and to create projects together
  • Develop materials you can re-use in your future courses
  • Create online workshops and galleries for your students to make presentations about what they have learned
  • Engage your students in team work that helps them connect course content with their experiences and prior learning
  • Develop high-quality courses that will last to create a personal inventory you can use and re-use

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Developing an Effective Online Course
The Moodle advantage
What will we accomplish with this book
Some Moodle requisites
Standard modules
Instructional principles and activities
What are we trying to do in an online course?
How does learning take place in an online course?
Resources
Access for everyone
Summary
Chapter 2: Instructional Material
Selecting and organizing the material
Guiding and motivating students
Keeping discussions on track
Monitoring student participation in a forum
Summary
Chapter 3: Collaborative Activities
Interaction involves collaboration
Uses of Chat
Tips for a successful chat
Summary
Chapter 4: Assessment
The purpose of assessment
Assessment and your learning objectives
Types of assessments
Keys to successful assessment
Assessment with quizzes and distributed practice
Using quizzes for frequent self-assessment
Making a quiz - a learning tool
Reinforcing expertise with timed quizzes
Assessment and motivation
Frequent self-assessment
Self-generating certificates upon successful completion of assessment activities
Badges
Summary
Chapter 5: Lesson Solutions
Selecting and sequencing content for Lessons
Getting started - a simple example
Moodling through a course
Controlling the flow through a Lesson
Use a Lesson to create a deck of flash cards
Use an ungraded Lesson to generate materials and strategies for real-world applications
Summary
Chapter 6: Wiki Solutions
Using wikis to achieve learning objectives
Individual student wikis
Suggested wiki etiquette
Summary
Chapter 7: Glossary Solutions
Helping students learn - schema building
Moodle's glossary functions
Adding memory aids to glossary entries
Student-created class directory
Student-created test questions
Student-created extended definitions
Summary
Chapter 8: The Choice Activity
Moodle's choice activity
A look at the choice activity
Student polls
Learning styles
Self-regulation
Choosing teams
Students' consent
Students' performance
Preview the final
Summary
Chapter 9: Course Solutions
Building the course design document
Prioritizing and selecting based on learning objectives
Understanding your students, their technologies and their access
Overcoming course anxiety
Important announcements
Moving blocks to the main course area
The syllabus
Encouraging course completion
Creating certificates
Creating Badges
Motivating interaction via webinars and web conferencing
Summary
Chapter 10: Workshop Solution
Workshop overview and use
Workshops and collaborative solutions
Workshop basics
Getting started - setting up the Workshop
Step-by-step example - submissions
Summary
Chapter 11: Portfolio/Gallery Solution
Learning objectives and outcomes
Advantages of collaborative activities
Project-based assessment
Encouraging creativity – A sample Workshop
Our hometowns – A collective conversation
Tips for a successful experience
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781786462299
Paperback240 pages
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