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Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques

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Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques

Overview of this book

Moodle is the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS). It is vast and has lots to offer. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components. It works best when you feel confident that the tools you have at hand will allow you to create exactly what you need.This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions and learning theory to give you new tools and new power with Moodle. It will show you how to connect with your online students, and how and where they develop an enthusiastic, open, and trusting relationship with their fellow students and with you, their instructor. With this book, you'll learn to get the best from Moodle.This book helps you develop good, solid, dynamic courses that will last by making sure that your instructional design is robust, and that they are built around satisfying learning objectives and course outcomes. With this book, you'll have excellent support and step-by-step guidance for putting together courses that incorporate your choice of the many features that Moodle offers. You will also find the best way to create effective assessments, and how to create them for now and in the future. The book will also introduce you to many modules, which you can use to make your course unique and create an environment where your students will get maximum benefit. In addition, you will learn how you can save time and reuse your best ideas by taking advantage of Moodle's unique features.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques
About the Authors
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Workshop overview and use

Moodle's Workshop module is one of the most complex and powerful of all the activities. A workshop provides a place where the student can:

  • Receive directions for completing a project

  • View an example of a completed project provided by the teacher

  • Assess the teacher's example using criteria given by the teacher

  • Compare his/her assessment of the example to the teacher's assessment of the same example

  • Submit his/her completed project

  • Assess other students' completed projects, again using the criteria given by the teacher

  • Compare his/her assessment of other students' work to the assessments made by other students and by the teacher

  • Receive assessments of the project that he/she submitted

We listed the workshop tasks in the order students usually complete them. You can skip some of these steps. However, the steps that can be skipped offer the most educational benefit.

For example, you can skip steps 3 and 4. If you do that, the workshop becomes a matter of just reading...