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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
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Step-by-step example: Creating the workshop

Let's begin our step-by-step example. We'll organize the steps using the questions from the preceding section.

What work do you want the student to submit

This is how you can get your students to submit their work:

  1. From the Add an activity drop-down list, select Workshop. The Editing Workshop page is displayed.

  2. Into the Submission Title field, enter the name of the workshop. Students will see this on the course home page:

  3. When a student first enters the workshop, he/she will see what you have entered in the Description field. This field can be a description of the workshop and/or instructions for completing the work. In the following example that is taken from an online photography course, you can see several features of a workshop description:

    • The goal of the workshop. This is in the first sentence.

    • An overview of what the student will do. This is in the second and third paragraphs.

    • Step-by-step directions for completing the workshop. This example...