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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

Audio add-on

There are audio add-ons for Moodle that embed an audio recorder into Moodle. Because these are submitted to the Moodle community by contributing developers, they should always be thoroughly tested before using in a live environment. Features typically offered by audio add-ons include:

  • Online audio recording: This is an assignment type that allows students to record an audio clip from their microphone and upload it into Moodle as an MP3

  • YouTube submission: This is an assignment type that allows students to record video clips and upload them to YouTube, and make them accessible from within the Moodle assignment activity

  • Record audio: This allows teachers to record audio from their microphone and upload this into Moodle as a file for playing back within a course

  • Media capture: This adds a media file repository with audio recorder, for teachers to record audio files for insertion into their courses

Providing audio instructions

Teachers can use a voice recorder on their mobile device...