Moodle is the world’s most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS). It is vast and has lots to offer. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components. It works best when you feel confident that the tools you have at hand will allow you to create exactly what you need.
This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions and learning theory to give you new tools and new power with Moodle. It will show you how to connect with your online students, and how and where they develop an enthusiastic, open, and trusting relationship with their fellow students and with you, their instructor. With this book, you’ll learn to get the best from Moodle.
This book helps you develop good, solid, dynamic courses that will last by making sure that your instructional design is robust, and that they are built around satisfying learning objectives and course outcomes. With this book, you’ll have excellent support and step-by-step guidance for putting together courses that incorporate your choice of the many features that Moodle offers. You will also find the best way to create effective assessments, and how to create them for now and in the future. The book will also introduce you to many modules, which you can use to make your course unique and create an environment where your students will get maximum benefit. In addition, you will learn how you can save time and reuse your best ideas by taking advantage of Moodle’s unique features.
What you will learn from this book * Build a learning outcome-focused approach that enables your students to perform well * Different techniques for creating a dynamic learning environment * Put all the ideas you’ve wanted to implement, but never could, into action to create unique courses with reusable elements * 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 * Incorporate Web 2.0 features to encourage student sharing of resources * Create online workshops and galleries for your students to make presentations about what they have learned * Build e-portfolios for students to collect their work and demonstrate mastery of the units * Engage your students in team work that helps them connect course content with their experiences and prior learning * Feel confident in finding ways to accommodate your students’ learning styles and preferences to guide them to a successful outcome for the course * Develop high-quality courses that will last and stay useful and relevant to create a personal inventory you can use and re-use