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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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Reinforce expertise with timed quizzes

Timed quizzes are an example of teaching, using a strategy called time trials. Time trials can be used to:

  • Measure a student's competence at the beginning of a learning unit

  • Build a student's confidence with the knowledge or skill

  • Test a student's mastery at the end of a learning unit

Chapter 1, Developing an Effective Online Course, has a section that explains the theory behind time trials in more detail. In general, you should use time trials to build mastery of existing skills and knowledge, and not to build new knowledge. Time trials are a confidence-building technique.

When a student selects a timed quiz, the system displays the time limit for the quiz. You might also want to state the time limit in the quiz's description, as shown in the following screenshot:

When the student selects Attempt quiz now, the student is reminded that the quiz has a time limit:

After the student selects OK, the quiz displays a timer that appears in a separate...