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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


In this chapter we have provided you an overview of mobile themes that are available for you to use in your Moodle site, and looked at mobile apps that your students can download to access your Moodle site.

We looked at the official Clean theme that comes with Moodle, which delivers a layout that is appropriate to the screen resolution of the user's browser and offers a graceful solution to handling the wide variety of devices and screen sizes in the mobile device marketplace.

We also looked at the official Mobile Moodle HTML5 app, which is available for Android and Apple devices. This does not simply recreate Moodle on a mobile device, but concentrates on a number of specific tasks that learners are mostly likely to do on their mobile devices, such as image, video, and audio uploads, communicating with their fellow course attendees, and receiving notifications from Moodle.

We then looked briefly at the variety of third-party apps available on the Apple and Android app stores.

The instructions...