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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

Setting up the Moodle Mobile app

Role: Site Administrator

Version: 2.4 and above

The Moodle Mobile app allows learners to:

  • Select or capture an image and record audio or video from your mobile device and upload it into Moodle

  • View their fellow course participants and associated contact information

  • Use Moodle messaging if it is enabled

  • Access to push notifications

The app will continue to evolve over time so new features will continually be added. Things to look out for include:

  • Calendar sync

  • Offline course browsing

  • Offline posting in forums

  • Offline grading

In order for the Moodle Mobile app to work there is one setup task that you must perform as a system administrator. That is to enable web services for mobile devices. Web services are simply a communication method that allows one software application to talk to another using a standard language, and they need to be enabled in the Moodle platform so that it can talk to the Moodle Mobile app.

Carry out the following steps in order to set up the...