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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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Tips for a successful experience

As you work with your students, there are a number of ways you can guide them and help them successfully complete the tasks and achieve the learning objectives.

  • Set a positive tone:

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

  • Encourage connections to real life interests:

    As we could see in the case of the "My Hometown" activity, students are motivated when they can see connections to their lives, their interests, and their beliefs and values. The more you encourage connections to real-life interests, the more "real" the assignment will feel, and the more "buy-in" you'll get from your students. They will intellectually and emotionally invest in the activity.

  • Provide examples and models:

    It is always good to be able to provide examples and models; however, there is a danger in this. If you're too explicit, chances are, you'll end up having a lot of copies of your model, rather than free-thinking ideas and creative self-expression. So, provide...