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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
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Creating a quiz for formative assessment

There are a range of definitions of formative assessment, but the general approach is one of providing qualitative feedback rather than scores, with the aim of modifying learning activities in order to improve student attainment.

Formative assessment will occur during the learning process rather than at the end of it. In a traditional classroom environment, formative assessment will be used to adjust the teaching to the whole group. However, with online learning we can use the tools within Moodle to adjust teaching for each individual user, for example, by adjusting the individual's learning process and ensuring that each student embarks on a learning path that is uniquely tailored to their individual needs. The techniques we can use in Moodle include:

  • End of topic quizzes, to test understanding before moving onto the next topic

  • Conditional activities, to lock progress to the next topic until understanding has been demonstrated in the current topic

  • Open...