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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Appendix
Index

Index

A

  • Adobe Connect Pro (ACP) / Setting up a virtual classroom plugin
  • AICC packages / Adding a multidevice SCORM resource into Moodle
  • App library
    • setting up / Setting up an eBook or App library
    • learner view / Learner view of a library
  • Assignment
    • files, adding / Submitting a file assignment
    • used, for setting up reflective log / Setting up a reflective log using assignment
    • used, for submitting reflective log / Submitting a reflective log using assignment
    • used, for reviewing reflective log / Grading a reflective log using assignment
    • used, for grading reflective log / Grading a reflective log using assignment
  • assignment
    • setting up, for file submission / Setting up an assignment for file submission
  • assignment briefing document
    • creating, for offline viewing / Creating an assignment brief for offline viewing
  • audio
    • about / Setting up a podcast
  • audio add-ons
    • about / Audio add-on
  • audio feedback
    • providing / Providing an audio feedback file
  • audio instruction
    • providing / Providing audio instructions

B

  • backchannel
    • about / Managing the backchannel
    • managing / Managing the backchannel
  • Big Blue Button / Setting up a virtual classroom plugin
  • Blackboard Collaborate / Setting up a virtual classroom plugin
  • Blackboard Connecttxt product / Sending SMS notifications
  • Blogs link
    • adding, in site header / Adding a Blogs link to the site header
  • Book module
    • about / Add help and support guides by using the Book module
    • used, for adding help and support guides / Add help and support guides by using the Book module
  • Bootstrap theme
    • about / Introducing the Bootstrap and Clean themes
    • installing / Setting up the Bootstrap theme
    • downloading / Setting up the Bootstrap theme
    • setting up / Setting up the Bootstrap theme
  • BYOD
    • implementations / Mobile usage in further and higher education
    • about / Mobile usage in the workplace

C

  • capabilities, mobile devices / The capabilities of mobile devices
  • case studies
    • Open University / Open University
  • case studies, mobile learning strategy
    • about / Case studies
    • University of Sussex / University of Sussex
  • chat session
    • setting up / Setting up a real-time chat session
    • participating in / Participating in a chat session
  • Cisco WebEx / Setting up a virtual classroom plugin
  • Clean theme
    • about / Introducing the Bootstrap and Clean themes, Setting up the Clean theme
    • setting up / Setting up the Clean theme
    • exploring / Exploring the Clean theme
  • cohorts
    • used, for delivering performance-support resources / Using cohorts to deliver performance-support resources
    • setting up / Using cohorts to deliver performance-support resources
  • communicating
    • through social networks / Communicating through social networks
  • course blog post
    • submitting / Submitting a course blog post
  • course blogs
    • about / Setting up Moodle for course blogs
    • Moodle, setting up for / Setting up Moodle for course blogs
  • courses
    • QR codes, using in / Using QR codes in courses
  • course topic summary
    • Google+ contact badge, adding / Adding a Google+ contact badge

D

  • Database assignment
    • setting up / Setting up a Database assignment
    • submitting / Learner submission of a Database assignment
  • Droodle
    • about / Third-party Moodle apps

E

  • Echo360 / Delivering Lecturecasts to mobiles

F

  • Facebook
    • about / Communicating through social networks
  • feature phone
    • about / The capabilities of mobile devices
  • file assignment
    • submitting / Submitting a file assignment
    • submitting, Moodle Mobile app used / Submitting a file assignment
  • file downloads
    • setting up / Setting up file downloads
    • learner view / Learner view of file downloads
  • files
    • adding, in Assignments / Submitting a file assignment
  • file submission
    • assignment, setting up for / Setting up an assignment for file submission
  • file types
    • about / Learner view of file downloads
  • flipped classroom approach
    • about / Delivering Lecturecasts to mobiles
  • formative assessment
    • quiz, creating for / Creating a quiz for formative assessment
    • building, quiz activity used / Setting up the quiz
    • quiz, setting up / Setting up the quiz
    • question bank, building / Building a question bank
    • quiz, building / Building your quiz
    • quiz, accessing / Accessing your quiz
    • skills gap analysis, performing / Performing a skills gap analysis
  • forums
    • about / Setting up a reflective log using individual forums

G

  • Glossary
    • using, for staff induction / Using a glossary for staff induction
    • using, for best practice resource collection / Using a Glossary for best practice resource collection
  • Google
    • about / How do your learners use their devices?
  • Google+
    • about / Communicating through social networks
  • Google+ contact badge
    • adding, in course topic summary / Adding a Google+ contact badge
  • grades
    • checking / Checking grades
  • group discussion forum
    • setting up / Setting up a group discussion
    • learner view / Learner view of group discussion

H

  • hashtags
    • about / Twitter hashtag feeds
  • header bar
    • link, adding to help and support / Add a link to help and support from the header bar
  • help and support
    • link, adding to / Add a link to help and support from the header bar

I

  • iActive
    • about / Third-party Moodle apps
  • IMS Content Package / Adding a multidevice SCORM resource into Moodle
  • individual forums
    • used, for setting up reflective log / Setting up a reflective log using individual forums
    • used, for submitting reflective log / Submitting a reflective log using individual forums
    • used, for reviewing reflective log / Reviewing a reflective log using individual forums
  • information security awareness training
    • about / Case study – using a multidevice SCORM resource for information security awareness training
    • multidevice SCORM resource, using for / Case study – using a multidevice SCORM resource for information security awareness training
  • Infosec
    • about / Case study – using a multidevice SCORM resource for information security awareness training

L

  • learner view, App library / Learner view of a library
  • learner view, file downloads / Learner view of file downloads
  • learner view, group discussion forum / Learner view of group discussion
  • learner view, podcast / Learner view of podcasts
  • learner view, Twitter hashtag feed / Learner view of a Twitter hashtag feed
  • Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) / Delivering Lecturecasts to mobiles
  • lecture-cast products
    • about / Delivering Lecturecasts to mobiles
  • Lecturecasts
    • delivering, to mobiles / Delivering Lecturecasts to mobiles
  • Lesson activity
    • creating, steps / Creating a video lesson
  • levels
    • used, for engaging learners / Using levels to engage new starters
  • link
    • adding, to help and support / Add a link to help and support from the header bar

M

  • Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) / Mobile usage in distance learning
  • mDroid
    • about / Third-party Moodle apps
  • media capture
    • about / Audio add-on
  • message
    • sending, in Moodle mobile app / Sending a message via the Moodle Mobile app
  • messaging link
    • adding, in site header / Adding a messaging link to the site header
  • mobile devices
    • capabilities / The capabilities of mobile devices
  • mobile learning
    • about / What is mobile learning?
    • users / Who are your learners?
    • learners / How do your learners use their devices?
    • in academic research / Mobile usage in further and higher education
  • mobile learning strategy
    • about / Your mobile learning strategy
    • case studies / Case studies
  • mobiles
    • Lecturecasts, delivering to / Delivering Lecturecasts to mobiles
  • mobile usage
    • in organization / Mobile usage in your organization
    • in school / Mobile usage in school
    • in further and higher education / Mobile usage in further and higher education
    • in apprenticeships / Mobile usage in apprenticeships
    • in workplace / Mobile usage in the workplace
    • in distance learning / Mobile usage in distance learning
  • Moodle
    • multidevice SCORM resource, adding into / Adding a multidevice SCORM resource into Moodle
    • setting up, for course blogs / Setting up Moodle for course blogs
  • Moodle chat backchannels
    • using / Using Moodle chat backchannels
  • MoodleEZ (MoodleEasy)
    • about / Third-party Moodle apps
  • Moodle for Android
    • about / Third-party Moodle apps
  • Moodle messaging
    • using / Using Moodle messaging
    • message, sending in Moodle mobile app / Sending a message via the Moodle Mobile app
    • messaging link, adding in site header / Adding a messaging link to the site header
    • SMS notifications, sending / Sending SMS notifications
  • Moodle mobile app
    • message, sending in / Sending a message via the Moodle Mobile app
  • Moodle Mobile app
    • about / Introducing Moodle's Mobile apps, Setting up the Moodle Mobile app
    • functions / Setting up the Moodle Mobile app
    • setting up / Setting up the Moodle Mobile app
    • working / Setting up the Moodle Mobile app
    • exploring / Exploring the Moodle Mobile app
    • used, for submitting assignment / Submitting a file assignment
  • Moodlerooms / Sending SMS notifications
  • moodletxt+ / Sending SMS notifications
  • moodletxt plugin / Sending SMS notifications
  • mTouch
    • about / Third-party Moodle apps
  • multi-device SCORM resource
    • building / Building a multidevice SCORM resource
  • multidevice SCORM resource
    • adding, into Moodle / Adding a multidevice SCORM resource into Moodle
    • using, for information security awareness training / Case study – using a multidevice SCORM resource for information security awareness training
  • MyMobile theme
    • about / Introducing the Bootstrap and Clean themes

N

  • Netspot / Sending SMS notifications
  • Nintendo DS / Mobile usage in school

O

  • offline viewing
    • assignment briefing document, creating for / Creating an assignment brief for offline viewing
  • online audio recording
    • about / Audio add-on
  • online communication tools
    • about / Setting up a group discussion
  • Open University (OU) case study
    • about / Open University

P

  • performance-support resources
    • delivering, cohorts used / Using cohorts to deliver performance-support resources
  • PlayStation / Mobile usage in school
  • podcast
    • setting up / Setting up a podcast
    • learner view / Learner view of podcasts
  • podcasting
    • advantages / Setting up a podcast
    • disadvantages / Setting up a podcast
  • portfolio
    • work, exporting to / Exporting your work to a portfolio
  • portfolio export
    • enabling / Enabling portfolio export
  • practice resource collection
    • Glossary, using for / Using a Glossary for best practice resource collection

Q

  • QR codes
    • about / Using QR codes in courses
    • using, in courses / Using QR codes in courses
  • question bank
    • building, for formative assessment / Building a question bank
  • quiz
    • creating, for formative assessment / Creating a quiz for formative assessment
    • creating, for summative assessment / Creating a quiz for summative assessment
  • Quiz activity
    • used, for building summative assessment / Setting up the quiz
  • quiz activity
    • used, for building formative assessment / Setting up the quiz

R

  • real-time chat
    • about / Setting up a real-time chat session
  • record audio
    • about / Audio add-on
  • reflective log
    • setting up, Assignment used / Setting up a reflective log using assignment
    • submitting, Assignment used / Submitting a reflective log using assignment
    • grading, Assignment used / Grading a reflective log using assignment
    • reviewing, Assignment used / Grading a reflective log using assignment
    • setting up, individual forums used / Setting up a reflective log using individual forums
    • submitting, individual forums used / Submitting a reflective log using individual forums
    • reviewing, individual forums used / Reviewing a reflective log using individual forums

S

  • SCORM
    • about / Building a multidevice SCORM resource, Adding a multidevice SCORM resource into Moodle
  • SCORM 1.2 / Adding a multidevice SCORM resource into Moodle
  • SCORM activity
    • adding, into Moodle / Adding a multidevice SCORM resource into Moodle
  • site header
    • Blogs link, adding / Adding a Blogs link to the site header
    • messaging link, adding / Adding a messaging link to the site header
  • skills gap analysis
    • about / Performing a skills gap analysis
    • performing / Performing a skills gap analysis
  • smartphones
    • about / The capabilities of mobile devices
  • SMS notifications
    • sending / Sending SMS notifications
  • social networks
    • communicating through / Communicating through social networks
  • staff induction
    • Glossary, using for / Using a glossary for staff induction
  • Study Direct
    • about / University of Sussex
  • summative assessment
    • about / Creating a quiz for summative assessment
    • quiz, creating for / Creating a quiz for summative assessment
    • quiz, setting up / Setting up the quiz
    • building, Quiz activity used / Setting up the quiz
    • quiz, accessing / Accessing your quiz

T

  • tablets
    • about / The capabilities of mobile devices
  • third-party Moodle apps
    • mTouch / Third-party Moodle apps
    • MoodleEZ (MoodleEasy) / Third-party Moodle apps
    • iActive / Third-party Moodle apps
    • Droodle / Third-party Moodle apps
    • mDroid / Third-party Moodle apps
    • Moodle for Android / Third-party Moodle apps
    • umm (Unofficial Moodle Mobile) / Third-party Moodle apps
  • Tweetarchivist.com
    • about / Using Twitter backchannels
  • Twitter
    • about / Communicating through social networks, Twitter hashtag feeds
  • Twitter backchannels
    • using / Using Twitter backchannels
  • Twitter hashtag feed
    • setting up / Setting up a Twitter hashtag feed
    • learner view / Learner view of a Twitter hashtag feed
  • Twitter widgets
    • about / Other Twitter widgets
  • txttools / Sending SMS notifications

U

  • umm (Unofficial Moodle Mobile)
    • about / Introducing Moodle's Mobile apps, Third-party Moodle apps
  • University of Sussex case study
    • about / University of Sussex

V

  • video lesson
    • creating / Creating a video lesson
  • virtual classroom plugin
    • setting up / Setting up a virtual classroom plugin
  • virtual classroom session
    • setting up / Setting up a virtual classroom session
  • virtual learning environment (VLE) / Mobile usage in further and higher education

W

  • web conference
    • joining / Joining a web conference
  • webinars / Setting up a virtual classroom plugin
  • work
    • exporting, to portfolio / Exporting your work to a portfolio

Y

  • YouTube submission
    • about / Audio add-on