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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

Exploring the Moodle Mobile app

The Moodle Mobile app is straightforward to use and easy to understand.

When you open the Moodle Mobile app for the first time it asks you to enter the site URL, and your username and password. Once you have entered this information and clicked on Add, the app will add this site to its list of allowed sites.

You can go into the Settings page within the app at any point to add additional sites or to edit or remove existing sites.

Once you have added a site, you will enter the main menu page. This will contain a list of the courses that you are enrolled onto, and will reflect the same course list as on the menu page when you log in from a desktop computer.

Above the course list you have an Upload button. This will allow you to either upload image or audio files from your mobile device, or launch the mobile device's built-in camera and save the photo directly to the app.

Below the course list you have links to the Website, Help, and Settings pages. The Website link...