Moodle as a Curriculum and Information Management System
This book is a beginner's guide in which the reader is led, step-by-step, to accomplish all the tasks right from installing Moodle to transforming into a CMS. Some more advanced steps and concepts are presented but always in a manner that allows beginners to follow along and learn through experience as they experiment on their own test site. By the time you finish the book, you will have your own fully-functional curriculum and information management system. If you are a teacher or head of department in an institution and are interested in how Moodle can be used to streamline curriculum delivery and information flow in your institution, this book is for you. This book is also useful for Moodle administrators. Prior experience with Moodle is not essential for this book.
- 06 Jan 2011
- Packt Publishing Limited
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Jason Hollowell
Jason is an English language teacher and educational program administrator. As a university student, Jason studied Political Science with the intention of proceeding to law school and becoming a lawyer. When he studied abroad in Japan, prior to his senior year in university, that plan changed and he returned from his study abroad to complete his university degree and then promptly headed back to Japan to learn more about its fascinating language and culture, never to consider law again. It was the beginning of a series of rewarding experiences that include working as a technical translator and interpreter for both Mitsubishi and Toyota Motors, earning a Masters Degree in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawaii, working for the University of Hawaii and then for Nihon University in Japan where he is now employed as a Associate Professor of English and the Director of the English Language Program. He has been involved in online education programs through the development of a Sloan Foundation funded English writing program and, since 2004, has been an avid user of Moodle. Jason subscribes to the constructivist principles upon which Moodle was founded and has developed a working knowledge of PHP, MySQL, Linux, and Apache through many hours of experimentation and countless visits to online forums, especially those hosted on the Moodle.org website.