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Moodle for Mobile Learning

By : Mark Aberdour
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Moodle for Mobile Learning

By: Mark Aberdour

Overview of this book

Mobile devices have become ubiquitous and offer many new possibilities for learning. Moodle, when combined with a mobile device, opens up a new world of possibilities to teachers, instructors, and training professionals to develop their courses. The learning experience can be hugely improved by playing to the strengths of mobile devices, and Moodle for Mobile Learning helps you do just that."Moodle for Mobile Learning" is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with ideas and step-by-step exercises that will help you leverage the features of mobile devices in your Moodle course designs. It also aims at providing you with hands-on knowledge in creating mlearning courses so that you can create your own effective mobile learning interactions.Looking at the underlying theory of mobile learning, "Moodle for Mobile Learning" aims to enable you to apply this to course design using Moodle. Organized into key sectors including schools, further and higher education, and workplace learning, this book will take you through a number of clear, practical recipes that will help you to take advantage of mobile technology in your Moodle course design.You will learn how to develop your mobile learning strategy and whether to use a mobile friendly Moodle theme or a Moodle mobile app to deliver your strategy. There are certain types of learning activities that are perfectly suited to mobile delivery. We look at delivering podcasts, engaging with social media, setting up photo, video and audio assignments, setting up eBook and App libraries, uploading audio assignment feedback, submitting reflective logs, using chat and messaging tools, using web conferencing and much more.Mobile devices already form the backbone of your learners' daily lives. If you want to use Moodle to bring those devices into the learning process, then this is the book for you.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Moodle for Mobile Learning
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 1. Developing Your Mobile Learning Strategy

This chapter aims to provide you with a vision of how Moodle for mobile learning can be put to use in your own organization. It will give you an understanding of the foundations of mobile learning, some insights into how important mobile learning is becoming, and how it is gaining momentum in different sectors. At the end of the chapter, you should have an understanding of the key concepts of mobile learning so that you can apply these concepts in order to enhance your own Moodle courses. We want to set you off on a mobile learning path that will allow you to better meet the needs and expectations of your learners who, as we will see, already use mobile devices as the backbone of their daily online interactions, and expect mobile compatibility to be the norm.

In this chapter, we will look at the following:

  • Background to mobile learning

  • Background to mobile devices

  • The 4 Cs of mobile learning

  • Your mobile learning strategy

  • Understanding your learners and how they use their devices

  • Mobile usage in industry