Moodle For Dummies

Moodle For Dummies

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By (author) Radana Dvorak

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 234mm x 24mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470949422
  • ISBN 13: 9780470949429
  • Sales rank: 113,743

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The fun and friendly guide to the world's most popular online learning management system Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, also known as Moodle, is an online learning management system that creates opportunities for rich interaction between educators and their audience. However, the market has been lacking a simple, easy-to-understand guide that covers all the essentials of Moodle until now. Using straightforward language and an entertaining tone to decipher the intricate world of Moodle, this book provides you with the resources you need to take advantage of all the eLearning and eTraining possibilities that Moodle offers. Offers a hands-on approach to learning Moodle, the revolutionary online learning management system Uses simple language peppered with good humor to break down the complexities of Moodle into easily digested pieces of information Caters to the specific needs of teachers and business trainers by providing the resources they need Moodle For Dummies provides you with the tools you need to acquire a solid understanding of Moodle and start implementing it in your courses.

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Radana Dvorak has been involved in computer-based training since 1989. As an adjunct professor at PSU Graduate School of Education, she teaches trainers and educators how to use Moodle. She also heads a company that designs software tools.

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Stop noodling, start Moodling!This guide helps you get your course online with MoodleYou've heard about the learning content management system with the funny name -- Moodle. You've been wondering if it's right for your students. This book explains Moodle and what you can do with it. Then it helps you create your front page, add content and resources, incorporate chats and blogs, build and score quizzes, and become a true Moodler!Make sense of Moodle -- learn what Moodle does, how to navigate it, what goes into a great Moodle course, and how to understand your learnersClass act -- develop and manage class content, incorporate audio and video, and evaluate student progressInteract -- generate interest by adding forums and chats and let students collaborate using wikisMake the grade -- create assignments, manage submissions, and develop and score quizzesManage Moodle -- use Moodle tools to manage your courses and users, track and report class data, keep logs, and reuse coursesVisit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/moodlefd for bonus chapters, source code, and additional information about MoodleOpen the book and find: Moodle terms, conventions, and rolesHow to use the Web-based editorDifferent eLearning methodsThings to consider when creating a Moodle courseHow the grade book worksEffective ways to use blogs and chatsTips on using databases and RSS feedsCreative ways to keep your students engaged and encourage participationLearn to: Set up Moodle, add learners, and manage your online coursesDevelop your own custom courses and use Moodle's collaboration featuresCreate assessment tools and add mediaAdd forums and wikis for group projects

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Started with Moodle. Chapter 1: Discovering Moodle and What You Can Do. Chapter 2: Designing Great Moodle Courses. Chapter 3: Building Your Course Front Page. Chapter 4: Creating Your Course. Part II: Creating and Managing Course Content. Chapter 5: Adding Content to Your Course: Resources. Chapter 6: Adding Audio and Video to Your Course by Using Free Software. Chapter 7: Grading Learners' Progress and Knowledge. Part III: Adding Activities to Your Moodle Course. Chapter 8: Adding Communication Modules. Chapter 9: Adding Collaborative Modules. Chapter 10: Creating Assignments. Chapter 11: Quizzing and Testing in Moodle. Chapter 12: Using Databases to Share Resources and Adding the Latest News via RSS. Part IV: Moodle Management. Chapter 13: Administering Moodle Courses. Chapter 14: Managing Course Data, Reports, Logs, and Statistics. Part V: The Parts of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Questions to Ask before Building and Launching Your Course. Chapter 16: Ten Creative Ways to Keep Your Learners Involved in Your Course. Index.