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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 chat

Preparation is the key to a successful chat session. Here are some things that you and your students can do to help make your chats easier and more productive.

Basic chat etiquette

Before the first chat, consider giving your students a short handout with some basic etiquette instructions. You can even include these in the chat announcement. Following are some of the sample instructions:

  1. If you can, wait for the moderator or speaker to ask for your questions.

  2. If you want to ask a question and it cannot wait, send a "?" and wait for the moderator or speaker to acknowledge you. This is the online equivalent of raising your hand.

  3. If you have a comment or observation, send a "!" and wait for the moderator or speaker to acknowledge you. When the speaker reaches a good place to pause, he/she will invite you to comment.

  4. If you need multiple lines, use "..." at the end of a line to indicate there's more coming. Without the "..." at the end of a line, other participants...