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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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Making a quiz—a learning tool

In an online environment, immediate error correction almost always takes the form of feedback provided by the learning system. The feedback is a response to a student's answer to a quiz question.

Questions must be specific

Immediate feedback is one of the strengths of an e-learning system. One of the weaknesses of an online environment is that the teacher can't ask why the student picked an incorrect answer. The teacher cannot immediately ask the student to discover exactly what information he/she is missing. For example, this quiz question asks about two items:

In what order should you add the chemicals, and when should they be heated?

Break this question into two more specific questions and then you can design appropriate error correction for each question:

  • In what order should you add the chemicals?

  • After addition of which chemical should the mixture be heated?

Online quiz questions must be very specific for immediate error correction to work online....