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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
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Preface
Index

Index

A

  • assessment
    • creating, guidelines / Keys to successful assessment
    • shortcomings, removing / Taking the fear out of assessment
    • with quizzes / Assessment with quizzes and distributed practice

B

  • block, main content area
    • People block / Moving blocks to the main course area, The goalblock, main content areaPeople block
    • goal / The goalblock, main content areaPeople block
    • Participants link, displaying / The goalblock, main content areaPeople block
    • links, comparing / A caveatblock, main content arealinks, comparing
    • caution / A caveatblock, main content arealinks, comparing
    • link, creating / The method, Using this workaround with other blocksblock, main content arealink, creating
    • section links / Section Links
    • activities / Activities
  • blocks, main content area
    • links, comparing / Comparing the two links
    • caution / A caveatblock, main content arealinks, comparing
    • linking method / The method
    • section links / Section Links, Activities
    • activities / The syllabus
  • Book tool
    • about / Book

C

  • Choice activity
    • from teachers’ point of view / Publish results
    • teams, choosing / Choosing teamsself-regulationabout
    • agreement, confirming / Students' consent
    • final, previewing / Summary
  • choice activity, from teacher's point of view
    • Editing Choice page / Number of choices
    • Limit option / Limit
    • time period, defining / Time limit
    • results, publishing / Publish results, Privacychoice activity, from teacher's point of viewresults, publishing
    • result privacy, setting up / Privacychoice activity, from teacher's point of viewresults, publishing
    • Allow choice to be updated setting / Allow students to change their minds
    • teams, choosing / Choosing teamsself-regulationabout
    • teams, setting / Choosing teamsself-regulationabout
    • students' agreement, confirming / Students' consent
    • student polls / Students' performance
    • final, previewing / Preview the final
  • choice activity, Moodle
    • overview / A look at the choice activity
    • from student's point of view / Students' point of view, Teachers' point of viewchoice activity, Moodlefrom student's point of view
    • from teacher's point of view / Teachers' point of viewchoice activity, Moodlefrom student's point of view
  • chunking
    • about / Use chunking to help build concepts
  • collective conversation
    • about / Our hometowns: A collective conversation
    • supportive environments / Supportive environments and intellectual risk taking
  • computer IP addresss, determining on Macintosh
    • OS X 10.4 / OS X 10.3 or 10.4computer IP addresss, proctored quizdetermining, on Macintosh
    • steps / OS X 10.3 or 10.4computer IP addresss, proctored quizdetermining, on Macintosh, OS X 10.1 and earliercomputer IP addresss, determining on Macintoshsteps, On a Linux computer
    • OS X 10.2 / OS X 10.2
    • OS X 10.1 / OS X 10.1 and earliercomputer IP addresss, determining on Macintoshsteps
    • Mac OS 9 / Mac OS 9
  • computer IP addresss, proctored quiz
    • determining / How to determine a computer's IP address
    • determining, on Microsoft Window / On Microsoft Windows
    • determining, on Macintosh / OS X 10.3 or 10.4computer IP addresss, proctored quizdetermining, on Macintosh
    • determining, on Linux computer / On a Linux computer, Summarycomputer IP addresss, proctored quizdetermining, on Linux computer
  • content selection, lesson
    • learning conditions, creating / Create conditions for learning
    • chunking, using / Use chunking to help build concepts
    • students, involving / Get students involved early
    • student attention, seeking / Keep it lively
    • focus / Keep focused
    • media, using / Use media strategically
    • remedial content / Diagnostic and developmental/remedial content
    • practice / Reward practice
    • question page / Getting started: A simple example
  • course
    • confirming / Overcoming course anxiety
    • News forum / Important announcements
    • Latest News block / Important announcements
    • important announcement, displaying / Important announcements
    • syllabus / Printer-friendly for letter and A4 sizescoursesyllabus
  • course design document
    • building / Building the course design document
  • course syllabus
    • making printer-friendly / Printer-friendly for letter and A4 sizescoursesyllabus
    • making, printer-friendly / Printer-friendly for letter and A4 sizescoursesyllabus
    • online calendar with event reminder / Online calendar with event reminders
    • online calendar, with event reminders / Online calendar with event reminders
  • creative writing e-Portfolio
    • student creativity / The creative writing e-portfolio: My Hometown
    • documents, uploading / Instructions to students
    • collaboration proedures / Procedures for collaboration

D

  • discussion track
    • maintaining, tools / Use a custom scale to rate relevancediscussion trackmaintaining, tools
    • custom scales, using / Use a custom scale to rate relevancediscussion trackmaintaining, tools
    • splitting discussion / Split discussions
  • distributed practice
    • advantages / Advantages and limitations of distributed practice
    • limitations / Advantages and limitations of distributed practice
    • opening at predetermined time / Opening and closing quizzes at predetermined times
    • closing, indicating / Indicating that a quiz is closed

E

  • e-learning
    • about / How does learning take place in an online course?
    • ways / How people learn
    • schemata / Categories, classifications, schemata
    • social learning / Social learninge-learningsocial learning
    • emulatory learning / Emulatory learning
    • communities / Communities of practice
    • socail practises / Social practice
    • experiential learning / Experiential learning
    • conditions / Conditions of learning
    • behaviorism / Behaviorism
    • Moodle course-building, components / Course-building components in Moodle

F

  • flash card deck, creating
    • lesson used / Keep it movingflash card deck, creatinglesson used
    • lesson setting / Lesson settings that help create a flash card experience
  • flow
    • about / Taking the fear out of assessment
    • achieving / Taking the fear out of assessment
  • foreign language practice, chat
    • about / Foreign language practice
    • chat transcripts, reviewing / Compiling and reviewing chat transcripts
    • chat transcripts, copying / Copying chat transcripts
  • foreign language practice, chat uses
    • preparing / Preparation for foreign language chat
    • chat transcripts, copying / Copying chat transcripts
    • chat transcripts, assigning as editing exercise / Assigning a chat transcript as an editing exercise
  • Frequently Made Mistakes document
    • about / Use an ungraded lesson to step through instructionslessonflash card deck, creating

G

  • glossary, Moodle
    • creating / Helping students learn: Schema building
    • activities / Helping students learn: Schema building
    • memory aids, adding / Adding memory aids to glossary entries
    • student-created class directory / Student-created class directory
    • student-created test questions / Student-created test questions
  • glossary functions
    • collaborative glossary entries / Moodle's glossary functions
    • automatic linking / Automatic linking to a glossary
    • site glossary / Course versus site glossary
    • secondary glossary / Main versus secondary glossary
    • student contribution, managing / Managing students' contributions to a glossary
    • ratings / Ratings and comments
  • guest speakers, chat
    • about / Guest speakers
  • guided note-taking
    • about / Active reading strategies with individual student wikisindividual student wikicreating

I

  • individual student wiki
    • using / Individual student wikis
    • creating / Active reading strategies with individual student wikisindividual student wikicreating
    • about / Active reading strategies with individual student wikisindividual student wikicreating
    • starting pages, creating / Active reading strategies with individual student wikisindividual student wikicreating
    • text file, creating for starting page / Creating a text file for the wiki's starting page, Creating multiple starting pagesindividual student wikitext file, creating for starting page
    • multiple starting page, creating / Creating multiple starting pagesindividual student wikitext file, creating for starting page
    • reading strategies / Creating an individual student wiki in your coursesingle-student wikitext file uploading, for starting page, Test the wiki as a studentsingle-student wikitext filex selecting, for initial pages
    • testing, as student / Leveraging guided notes created by studentsindividual student wikitesting, as student
    • guided notes, leveraging / Suggested wiki etiquetteindividual student wikiguided notes, leveraging
  • instructional lesson
    • remedial page / Getting started: A simple example
  • instructional material
    • selecting / Selecting and organizing the material
    • representing, forums used / Using forums to present your material
    • content, organizing / Using forums to present your material
    • separate student group, creating / Creating a separate group for each student
    • students, enrolling / Enrolling students, Creating a group for each studentinstructional materialstudents, enrolling
    • student group, creating / Creating a group for each studentinstructional materialstudents, enrolling
  • interaction
    • positive interaction / Interaction involves collaboration
  • ISP
    • about / Full IP addresses

L

  • learning styles
    • about / Learning styles
  • lesson
    • content, sequencing / Selecting and sequencing content for lessons
    • instructional lesson page / Getting started: A simple example
    • answer page / Getting started: A simple example
    • flow, controlling / Controlling the flow through a lesson
    • flow controlling / Controlling the flow through a lesson
    • flash card deck, creating / Use a lesson to create a deck of flash cards, Use an ungraded lesson to step through instructionslessonflash card deck, creating
    • students with difficulty, spotting / A workaround
  • Lesson module
    • about / Activity locking versus sequential lessons
  • lesson setting
    • about / General settingslesson settingabout
    • grade options / Grade options
    • flow control / Flow control
    • lesson formatting / Lesson formatting, Access controllesson settinglesson formatting
    • access control / Access controllesson settinglesson formatting
    • other settings / Other lesson settings
  • lesson settings
    • general settings / General settingslesson settingabout
    • grade options / Grade options
    • flow control / Flow control
    • lesson formatting / Lesson formatting
    • access control / Access controllesson settinglesson formatting
    • other settings / Other lesson settings

M

  • Moodle
    • features / The Moodle advantage
    • requisites / Some Moodle requisites
    • modules / Standard modules
    • resources / Resources
    • interactions / Interaction involves collaboration
    • collaboration / Interaction involves collaboration
    • assessment / Taking the fear out of assessment
    • instructional lesson / Getting started: A simple example
    • lesson setting / Lesson settingssequential activitiesversus activity locking
    • glossary functions / Moodle's glossary functions
    • choice activity / Moodle's choice activity
    • workshop / Workshop overview and use

O

  • online chat
    • uses / Uses of chat
    • tips / Tips for a successful chat
    • etiquette / Basic chat etiquette
    • starting time / Prepare for a definite starting and ending time
    • participants, limiting / Limit the number of participants
    • participants, managing / Limit the number of participants
    • greeting for latecomers, preparing / Prepare a greeting for latecomers
    • focus / Focus
    • HTML, inserting / Insert HTML
  • online study groups, chat
    • key settings / Key settings for study groups in chat
    • review topics, assigning / Kinds of questionsonline study groups, chatreview topics, assigning
  • online study groups, chat uses
    • creating / Creating study groups
    • groups, separating / Groups carried over to other activities
    • key settings / Key settings for study groups in chat
    • review topics, assigning / Assigning review topics

P

  • portfolios examples, project-based assessment
    • student image galleries / Student image galleries
  • previous chats, chat uses
    • transcript, copying / Copying a transcript
    • including / Copying a transcript
  • principles and activities
    • about / Instructional principles and activities
    • Moodle features, mapped to / Instructional principles and activities mapped to Moodle features
  • proctored quiz
    • netwotk address types / Different kinds of network addresses, Partial IP addresses and private networks
    • full IP addresses / Full IP addresses
    • full IP address / Full IP addresses
    • partial IP addresses / Partial IP addresses and private networks
    • private networks / Partial IP addresses and private networks
    • partial IP address / Partial IP addresses and private networks
    • computer IP addresss, determining / How to determine a computer's IP address
    • IP addresses, determining / OS X 10.1 and earliercomputer IP addresss, determining on Macintoshsteps
  • project-based assessment
    • about / Project-based assessment
    • uses / Best uses of project-based assessment
    • portfolios / Learning objectives and projects
    • learning objectives / Learning objectives and projects
    • cooperation / Collaboration and cooperation
    • student creativity / Encouraging creativity: A sample assignment

Q

  • quizzes
    • distributed practice / Assessment with quizzes and distributed practice
    • opening, at predetermined times / Opening and closing quizzes at predetermined times
    • closing, indicating / Indicating that a quiz is closed
    • self assessment, using for / Use quizzes for frequent self-assessment, Exclude self-assessment quizzes from the Gradebookquizzesself assessment, using for, Making a quiz—a learning toolquizzesself assessment, using for
    • self assessment, excluding from gradebook / Exclude self-assessment quizzes from the Gradebookquizzesself assessment, using for
    • making / Making a quiz—a learning toolquizzesself assessment, using for, Questions must be specificquizzesmaking
    • specific questions, need for / Questions must be specificquizzesmaking
    • specific questions, creating / Questions must be specificquizzesmaking
    • feedback, adding to questions / Adding feedback to quiz questions, Feedback for a multiple choice question, Reinforce expertise with timed quizzesquizzesfeedback, adding to questions
    • feedback, for multiple choice question / Feedback for a multiple choice question
    • feedback, for numeric question / Feedback for a numeric question
    • feedback, for multiple numeric question / Feedback for a numeric question
    • proctored quiz / Host a proctored, timed test from a secure location

R

  • resources
    • Book tool / Book
    • Link to a file or website tool / Link to a file or website
    • activities / Activities
    • Assignment tool / Assignment
    • Choice tool / Choice
    • Database Tool / Database
    • Forum Tool / Forum
    • Glossary Tool / Glossary
    • quizzes / Quizzes
    • Journal Tool / Journal
    • Lesson Tool / Lessons
    • Course Timetable tool / Course Timetable
  • reviewing papers, chat
    • one-on-one chat, chat hiding / Workaround 2: Hiding the chat
  • reviewing papers, chat uses
    • one-on-one chat / Creating a one-on-one chat
    • one-on-one chat, groups using / Workaround 1: Using groups
    • one-on-one chat, chat hiding / Workaround 2: Hiding the chat

S

  • scaffolding
    • about / Employ scaffolding
  • schema building
    • about / Helping students learn: Schema building
  • self-regulation
    • about / Choosing teamsself-regulationabout
  • sequential activities
    • need for / Need for sequential activities
    • versus activity locking / Activity locking versus sequential lessons, Lesson settingssequential activitiesversus activity locking
  • Shift+Enter key
    • using / Prepare a greeting for latecomers
  • single-student wiki
    • creating / Creating individual wikis
    • guided note, taking / Active reading strategies with individual student wikisindividual student wikicreating
    • text file creating, for starting page / Creating a text file for the wiki's starting page
    • multiple starting pages, creating / Creating multiple starting pagesindividual student wikitext file, creating for starting page, Multiple text files create multiple starting pagessingle-student wikimultiple starting pages, creating
    • multiple text files, for multiple starting pages / Multiple text files create multiple starting pagessingle-student wikimultiple starting pages, creating
    • links to other starting pages, creating / Creating links to other starting pages
    • text file uploading, for starting page / Upload text files to wiki, Creating an individual student wiki in your coursesingle-student wikitext file uploading, for starting page
    • individual student wiki, creating / Creating an individual student wiki in your coursesingle-student wikitext file uploading, for starting page
    • text filex selecting, for initial pages / Creating text files in wiki, Test the wiki as a studentsingle-student wikitext filex selecting, for initial pages
    • testing as student / Test the wiki as a studentsingle-student wikitext filex selecting, for initial pages
    • guided notes, leveraging / Leveraging guided notes created by studentsindividual student wikitesting, as student
  • social constructionist pedagogy
    • about / The Moodle advantage
  • splitting discussion
    • meaning change / Will splitting change the meaning
    • example / Will splitting move replies you want to keep in place
    • issues / Will splitting move replies you want to keep in place
  • student motivation
    • learning environment, creating / Creating the learning environment
    • policy, setting / Asking permission and setting a policy, Type of forumstudent motivationpolicy, setting
    • single simple discussion forum / Single simple discussion forum
    • standard forum / Standard forum, Keeping discussions on trackstudent motivationstandard forum
  • student participation
    • posting, to forum / Who has posted to a forum, What postings has a student madestudent participationposting, to forum
    • posts, viewing / What postings has a student madestudent participationposting, to forum
  • student poll
    • building on / Student poll

T

  • text messaging
    • use / Interaction involves collaboration
  • timed quizzes
    • uses / Reinforce expertise with timed quizzesquizzesfeedback, adding to questions
    • selecting / Reinforce expertise with timed quizzesquizzesfeedback, adding to questions
    • Attempt quiz now / Reinforce expertise with timed quizzesquizzesfeedback, adding to questions
    • working of / Reinforce expertise with timed quizzesquizzesfeedback, adding to questions, Full IP addresses
  • time trials strategy
    • about / Reinforce expertise with timed quizzesquizzesfeedback, adding to questions

U

  • ungraded lesson
    • using / Use an ungraded lesson to step through instructionslessonflash card deck, creating
    • workaround / A workaround
    • student with difficulty, spotting / A workaround
  • uses, online chat
    • online study groups / Test preparation and online study groups
    • papers, reviewing / Reviewing papers and other assignments
    • guest speakers / Guest speakers
    • previous chat, including / Including chats from previous classes
    • foreign language practice / Foreign language practice

W

  • wiki
    • class wiki / Use a wiki to achieve learning objectives
    • using / Use a wiki to achieve learning objectives
    • need for / Why a wiki
    • advantages, over forums / Wiki versus forum
    • journal, disadvantages / Wiki versus journal
    • blog / Wiki versus blog
    • assignment / An assignment
    • options, comparing / Let's agree to disagree
    • single-student wiki / Individual student wikis
    • wiki etiquettes / Suggested wiki etiquetteindividual student wikiguided notes, leveraging, Summary
    • etiquettes / Suggested wiki etiquetteindividual student wikiguided notes, leveraging
  • Wiki Tool
    • about / Wiki
  • workshop
    • overview / Workshop overview and use
    • about / Workshop overview and use, Workshop basics
    • tasks / Workshop overview and use
    • learning objectives, listing / Listing your learning objectives
    • strategy for creating / Planning your strategy
    • grading / Grading peer assessment
    • creating / Examples of portfolios and galleries
  • workshop, creating
    • steps / Step-by-step example: Creating the workshop
    • work, submitting / What work do you want the student to submit, Student presentations, Student image galleries, Student creative writing projects, Student research projects, Tips for a successful experience
    • grading system / Assessing student peer assessment, Student grade: Peer assessment and student work
    • peer assessment / Student grade: Peer assessment and student work
    • students work / Student grade: Peer assessment and student work
    • criteria for work assessment / What are the criteria for assessing the work, What submissions will the student assessworkshop, creatingcriteria for work assessment
    • Not Graded / What are the criteria for assessing the work
    • Accumulative grading / What are the criteria for assessing the work
    • criteria, for assessing work / What are the criteria for assessing the work
    • Error Banded grading / What are the criteria for assessing the work
    • Criterion / What are the criteria for assessing the work
    • Rubric / What are the criteria for assessing the work
    • assement / What are the criteria for assessing the work
    • students, assessing submissions / What submissions will the student assessworkshop, creatingcriteria for work assessment
    • anonymity in assessment / If classmates assess each others' work, will they do it anonymously, Classmate agreement on grades
    • grading, classmate agreement / Classmate agreement on grades
    • schedule, for submitting / What is the schedule for submitting the work and assessments