Moodle 3.x Teaching Techniques

Author: Susan Smith Nash

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786467666

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 5419

Creative ways to build powerful and effective online courses with Moodle 3.0 About This Book Unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses Put together effective online courses that motivate students from all backgrounds, generations, and learning styles Find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses Who This Book Is For If you want to unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses that really get students moving forward, then this book is for you. Experienced Moodlers who want to upgrade to Moodle 3.0 will find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses. What You Will Learn Create a dynamic learning environment using different techniques Motivate your students to collaborate and demonstrate what they are learning and to create projects together Develop materials you can re-use in your future courses Create online workshops and galleries for your students to make presentations about what they have learned Engage your students in team work that helps them connect course content with their experiences and prior learning Develop high-quality courses that will last to create a personal inventory you can use and re-use In Detail Moodle, the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS) has released several new features and enhancements in its latest 3.0 release. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components. This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions to leverage the full power of Moodle 3 to build highly interactive and engaging courses that run on a wide range of platforms including mobile and cloud. Beginning with developing an effective online course, you will write learning outcomes that align with Bloom's taxonomy and list the kinds of instructional materials that will work given one's goal. You will gradually move on to setting up different types of forums for discussions and incorporating multi-media from cloud-base sources. You will then focus on developing effective timed tests, self-scoring quizzes while organizing the content, building different lessons, and incorporating assessments. Lastly, you will dive into more advanced topics such as creating interactive templates for a full course by focussing on creating each element and create workshops and portfolios which encourage engagement and collaboration Style and approach With clear, step-by-step instructions, 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. Packed with plenty of screenshots and practical examples, you will get solid understanding of developing courses that are a success in the real world.

Moodle 3 Administration

Author: Alex Büchner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783289724

Category: Computers

Page: 492

View: 2403

An administrator's guide to configuring, securing, customizing, and extending Moodle About This Book Learn how to plan, install, optimize, customize, and configure Moodle Guarantee a cutting-edge learning experience in a secure and customizable environment while optimizing your day-to-day workload A one-stop guide with a problem-solution approach and a wide range of real-world examples Who This Book Is For If you are a technician, systems administrator, or part of academic staff, this is the book for you. This book is ideal for anyone who has to administer a Moodle system. Whether you are dealing with a small-scale local Moodle system or a large-scale multi-site Virtual Learning Environment, this book will assist you with any administrative task. Some basic Moodle knowledge is helpful, but not essential. What You Will Learn Install and update Moodle on multiple platforms manually and via CLI and GIT Manage courses and categories, users and cohorts, as well as roles Get Moodle hooked up to repositories, portfolios, and open badges Configure Moodle for mobile usage, accessibility, localization, communication, and collaboration Guarantee backups, security and privacy, and achieve maximum performance via the Moodle Universal Cache and the new cron system Configure the Moodle events system to generate comprehensive reports, statistics, and learning analytics Network Moodle with Mahara and extend it with third-party add-ons and via LTI Customize Moodle web services to enable mobile learning and integration with other IT systems In Detail Moodle is the de facto standard for open source learning platforms. However, setting up and managing a learning environment can be a complex task since it covers a wide range of technical, organizational, and pedagogical topics. This ranges from basic user and course management, to configuring plugins and design elements, all the way to system settings, performance optimization, events frameworks, and so on. This book concentrates on basic tasks such as how to set up and configure Moodle and how to perform day-to-day administration activities, and progresses on to more advanced topics that show you how to customize and extend Moodle, manage courses, cohorts, and users, and how to work with roles and capabilities. You'll learn to configure Moodle plugins and ensure your VLE conforms to pedagogical and technical requirements in your organization. You'll then learn how to integrate the VLE via web services and network it with other sites, including Mahara, and extend your system via plugins and LTI. By the end of this book, you will be able to set up an efficient, fully fledged, and secure Moodle system. Style and approach The book takes a problem-solution approach to fall in line with your day-to-day operations. This is a one-stop reference for any task you will ever come across when administering a Moodle site of any shape and size.

Moodle Course Design Best Practices

Author: Susan Smith Nash,Michelle Moore

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783286822

Category: Computers

Page: 126

View: 2429

This book is an easy-to-follow guide with a hands-on approach that will help you learn the best practices for designing attractive and highly interactive courses with the help of Moodle. This book can be used by training managers, teachers, instructors, Moodle network specialists, instructional designers, and e-learning entrepreneurs. If you are involved in online, cloud-based education, training, or professional development, this is the book for you. No prior experience with Moodle is required, though it would be helpful to understand the basics of using HTML and also working with different multimedia file formats and social media. If you would like to find a very easy and convenient way to organize learning activities along with group projects and activities, then this is the book for you.

Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development

Author: William Rice

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849515271

Category: Computers

Page: 734

View: 6821

A complete guide to successful learning using Moodle.

Moodle 3.x Developer's Guide

Author: Ian Wild

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786469545

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 4539

Effortlessly ensure your application's code quality from day 1 About This Book Customize your Moodle 3.x app. Leverage the new features of Moodle 3.x by diving deep into the Moodle development eco-system. Cater to heavy user traffic, customize learning requirements and create custom third party plugins. Who This Book Is For This book is for Moodle developers who are familiar with the basic Moodle functionality and have an understanding of the types of scenarios in which the Moodle platform can be usefully employed. You must have medium-level PHP programming knowledge. You should be familiar with HTML and XML protocols. You do not need to have prior knowledge of Moodle-specific terminology What You Will Learn Work with the different types of custom modules that can be written for Moodle 3.x Understand how to author custom modules so they conform to the agreed Moodle 3.x development guidelines Get familiar with the Moodle 3.x architecture—its internal and external APIs Customize Moodle 3.x so it can integrate seamlessly with third-party applications of any kind Build a new course format to specify the layout of a course Implement third-party graphics libraries in your plugins Build plugins that can be themed easily Provide custom APIs that will provide the means to automate Moodle 3 in real time In Detail The new and revamped Moodle is the top choice for developers to create cutting edge e-learning apps that cater to different user's segments and are visually appealing as well. This book explains how the Moodle 3.x platform provides a framework that allows developers to create a customized e-learning solution. It begins with an exploration of the different types of plugin.. We then continue with an investigation of creating new courses. You will create a custom plugin that pulls in resources from a third-party repository. Then you'll learn how users can be assigned to courses and granted the necessary permissions. Furthermore, you will develop a custom user home. At the end of the book, we'll discuss the Web Services API to fully automate Moodle 3.x in real time. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step practical approach with every step explained in great detail using practical examples. You will create custom plugins from scratch with the examples shown and create new modules as well as extensions with the examples presented.

Using Moodle

Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System

Author: Jason Cole,Helen Foster

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 059652918X

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 1591

Using Moodle is a complete, hands-on guide for instructors learning how to use Moodle, the popular course management system (CMS) that enables remote web-based learning and supplements traditional classroom learning. Updated for the latest version, this new edition explains exactly how Moodle works by offering plenty of examples, screenshots and best practices for its many features and plug-in modules. Moodle gives teachers and trainers a powerful set of web-based tools for a flexible array of activities, including assignments, forums, journals, quizzes, surveys, chat rooms, and workshops. This book is not just a how-to manual. Every chapter includes suggestions and case studies for using Moodle effectively. By itself, Moodle won't make your course better. Only by applying effective educational practices can you truly leverage its power. With this book, you will: Get a complete overview CMS in general and Moodle in particular. Review Moodle's basic interface and learn to start a course. Learn to add Moodle tools to your course, and how different tools allow you to give quizzes and assignments, write journals, create pathed lessons, collaboratively develop documents, and record student grades. Discover some of the creative ways teachers have used Moodle. There are plenty of ideas for effectively using each tool. Effectively manage your Moodle course, such as adding and removing users, and creating user groups. Learn to use Moodle's built-in survey functions for assessing your class. Find out how to administer an entire Moodle site. A system administrator usually handles these functions, but if you're on your own, there's a lot of power behind the curtain. Using Moodle is both a guide and a reference manual for this incredibly powerful and flexible CMS. Authored by the Moodle community, this authoritative book also exposes little known but powerful hacks for more technically savvy users, and includes coverage of blogs, RSS, databases, and more. For anyone who is using, or thinking of using, this CMS, Using Moodle is required reading.

Gamification with Moodle

Author: Natalie Denmeade

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785286811

Category: Computers

Page: 134

View: 2597

Use game elements in Moodle courses to build learner resilience and motivation About This Book Formulate a Moodle course that acts as a flexible framework ready for your own content Keep learners engrossed and create opportunities for motivation through the concepts of status, access, and power A resourceful guide to innovative learning using automatic reports, assessments, and conditional release of activities Who This Book Is For This book has been designed for teachers who to use technology to create more engaging learning experiences for both online learning and in face-to-face sessions. This book will especially appeal to people who are interested in the underlying mechanics of play and games and want to know more about applying these concepts in an educational context. It is assumed that you are a teacher and expert in your field, have basic computer skills, and have access to the Internet. What You Will Learn Set up a scoring system using Moodle Gradebook Enable communication and collaboration in your class as a Learning Community using forums Assess your learners' abilities by setting up challenges and quests Configure gateways to check and ensure progress before new content or activities are released Create Moodle assignments to provide effective feedback through a comment bank and custom scale Issue Open Badges to recognize achievements and set up an online backpack to share digital badges Reduce anxiety for learners by using the game-like concept of “Levelling Up” In Detail This book describes how teachers can use Gamification design within the Moodle Learning Management System. Game elements can be included in course design by using, badges, rubrics, custom grading scales, forums, and conditional activities. Moodle courses do not have to be solo-learning experiences that replicate Distance Education models. The Gamification design process starts by profiling players and creating levels of achievement towards meeting learning outcomes. Each task is defined, valued, and sequenced. Motivation loops are devised to keep the momentum going. In a gaming studio, this approach would require a team of specialists with a large budget and time frames. Preparing for a class rarely has these optimal conditions. The approach used in this book is to introduce game elements into the course design gradually. First, apply gamification to just one lesson and then build up to gamifying a series of lessons over a term. Each example will indicate the difficulty level and time investment. Try it out to see what is most effective with your learners and choose wisely in your use of technology. By the end of this book, you will be able to create Moodle courses that incorporate choice, communication, challenge, and creativity. Style and approach An easy-to-follow guide full of screenshots and step-by-step instructions with estimated time frames required to accomplish numerous tasks. Tips are offered for new Moodlers and plugin extensions are suggested for advanced Moodlers. The focus of the book is on why you would want to use each activity rather than detailed technical descriptions.

Moodle For Dummies

Author: Radana Dvorak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118086513

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 6104

The fun and friendly guide to the world's most popular online learning management system Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, also known as Moodle, is an online learning management system that creates opportunities for rich interaction between educators and their audience. However, the market has been lacking a simple, easy-to-understand guide that covers all the essentials of Moodle?until now. Using straightforward language and an entertaining tone to decipher the intricate world of Moodle, this book provides you with the resources you need to take advantage of all the eLearning and eTraining possibilities that Moodle offers. Offers a hands-on approach to learning Moodle, the revolutionary online learning management system Uses simple language peppered with good humor to break down the complexities of Moodle into easily digested pieces of information Caters to the specific needs of teachers and business trainers by providing the resources they need Moodle For Dummies provides you with the tools you need to acquire a solid understanding of Moodle and start implementing it in your courses.

Moodle Theme Development

Author: Silvina Paola Hillar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178646814X

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 7496

Build customized themes to make your Moodle courses engaging and interactive About This Book Leverage the power of Moodle 3 to create interactive and engaging themes for your courses Experience and integrate the power of Bootstrap and CSS into your Moodle app Implement your plans with illustrative examples to become a top notch designer Who This Book Is For If you are a Moodle administrator, developer, or designer and wish to enhance your Moodle site to make it visually attractive, then this book is for you. You should be familiar with web design techniques such as HTML and further experience with CSS would be helpful. What You Will Learn Plan a personalized Moodle theme from start to finish Install a Moodle theme in different operating systems and change Moodle's theme settings Add your own customized logo and test your changes in several web browsers Customize the Moodle site to fit in with other elements such as websites and social networks, among others Create a design mock-up using graphics software Design themes that are capable of working with a huge number of different resolutions, screen sizes, screen orientations, and pixel densities Work with code to adjust the theme to users requirements Create new custom icons for your theme In Detail Theming is one of the main features of Moodle, and it can be used to customize your online courses and make them look exactly how you want them to,according to your target audience. If you have been looking for a book that will help you develop Moodle themes that you are proud of, and that your students will enjoy, then this is the book for you. We start off by introducing Moodle 3 and explaining what it is, how it works, and what tools you might need to create a stunning Moodle theme. We then show you how to choose and change the pre-installed Moodle themes in detailed steps, and explain what Moodle themes are and how they work. Next, we show you how to change an existing theme and test the changes that you have made. You can not only plan the customization of theme, but also tailor it using advanced Moodle theming processes; this book is your one-stop guide to creating your own personalized Moodle 3 theme. Style and approach This book acts as a comprehensive guide which helps you to create visually stunning and responsive themes to add that extra edge to your Moodle apps.

Moodle Administration Essentials

Author: Gavin Henrick,Karen Holland

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784393185

Category: Computers

Page: 156

View: 702

This book begins with a brief look at Moodle's background and an examination of its architectural structure and LAMP architecture. You'll learn to create user accounts and understand the methods of authentication based on manual accounts and e-mail-based self-registrations. You'll then develop the Moodle site structure and course set up, and discover how to edit it through a sample faculty site. Next, you'll configure two of the standard themes in Moodle and apply them to organizational branding. You'll also explore how plugins are configured and installed, and learn about backing up, resetting, and restoring Moodle courses. Finally, you'll learn Moodle's security options, along with performance testing, and how to use the built-in Moodle performance testing script.

Learning zANTI2 for Android Pentesting

Author: Miroslav Vitula

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784396184

Category: Computers

Page: 134

View: 7930

Dive into the world of advanced network penetration tests to survey and attack wireless networks using your Android device and zANTI2 About This Book Understand the basics of wireless penetration testing and its importance Learn the techniques to perform penetration testing on your wireless networks, such as scanning, detecting vulnerabilities in your victim, and then attacking This simple and intriguing guide takes a step-by-step approach that will help you get to grips with network pentesting using just your Android device and zANTI2 Who This Book Is For The book is intended for those who want to know more about network penetration tests and have no prior experience, as well as for those who are experienced in network systems and are curious to discover more about this topic. Since zANTI2 features an extremely intuitive and easy to control interface, it doesn't require any special skills. What You Will Learn Understand the importance of penetration testing throughout systems Take a run through zANTI2's interface and understand the requirements to the app Perform advanced scanning/network mapping and discover the various types of scans used on a target Discover and remotely connect to open ports on a target, thereby accessing a target's files and folders remotely Detect vulnerabilities on a target, learn how to remotely exploit them, and discover ways to protect your self from these exploits Understand what an MITM attack is and how it works, and apply this knowledge to perform attacks on network targets Learn to hijack sessions, identify victim's passwords, replace images on websites, inject scripts, and more Use this knowledge to protect yourself from all of the attacks you will study In Detail A penetration test is one of the most important methods to secure a network or any individual machine. Having knowledge of these methods can enable a user to protect himself/herself from any kinds of attacks. Penetration tests can also be used to discover flaws or loop holes in one's security system, which if not fixed, can be exploited by an unwanted entity. This book starts off with an introduction to what penetration testing is, and how it can be performed on Android using zANTI2. Once you are aware of the basics, we move on to teach you the different types of scans that can be performed to search for targets. You will then learn how to connect to open ports and intrude into an unsecured computer. From here you will explore vulnerabilities and their usage, including ShellShock and SSL Poodle vulnerability. When connected to an open network, a user is susceptible to password and session hijacking, and a number of other cyber attacks. The book therefore ends with one of the main aspects of cyber security: the Man in the Middle attack. You will get to know everything about the MITM attack, how it works, and how one can be protected against it. Style and approach The book follows a step-by-step approach with each of the parts explained in an easy-to-follow style. Most of the methods showcased can be tried out immediately on almost any network.

Moodle 3 E-Learning Course Development

Create highly engaging and interactive e-learning courses with Moodle 3, 4th Edition

Author: Susan Smith Nash

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788471709

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 1968

A complete guide on course development and delivery using Moodle 3.x Key Features Get the best out of the latest Moodle 3 framework to ensure successful learning Create 3rd party plugins and widgets and secure your course efficiently Create your first Moodle VR app using the Moodle VR toolset Book Description Moodle is a learning platform or Course Management System (CMS) that is easy to install and use, but the real challenge is in developing a learning process that leverages its power and maps the learning objectives to content and assessments for an integrated and effective course. Moodle 3 E-Learning Course Development guides you through meeting that challenge in a practical way. This latest edition will show you how to add static learning material, assessments, and social features such as forum-based instructional strategy, a chat module, and forums to your courses so that students reach their learning potential. Whether you want to support traditional class teaching or lecturing, or provide complete online and distance e-learning courses, this book will prove to be a powerful resource throughout your use of Moodle. You’ll learn how to create and integrate third-party plugins and widgets in your Moodle app, implement site permissions and user accounts, and ensure the security of content and test papers. Further on, you’ll implement PHP scripts that will help you create customized UIs for your app. You’ll also understand how to create your first Moodle VR e-learning app using the latest VR learning experience that Moodle 3 has to offer. By the end of this book, you will have explored the decisions, design considerations, and thought processes that go into developing a successful course. What you will learn Know what Moodle does and how it supports your teaching strategies Install Moodle on your computer and navigate your way around it Understand all of Moodle's learning features Monitor how learners interact with your site using site statistics Add multimedia content to your site Allow students to enroll themselves or invite other students to join a course Who this book is for This book is for anyone who wants to get the best out of Moodle. As a beginner, this is a thorough guide for you to understand how the software works, with great ideas for getting off to a good start with your first course. Some experience of working with e-learning systems will be beneficial. Experienced Moodle users will find powerful insights into developing successful and educational courses.

Handbook of Online Learning

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam,Judith Schoenholtz-Read

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961033

Category: Education

Page: 501

View: 7179

The Handbook of Online Learning is a comprehensive reference text for teachers and administrators of online courses and programs. It presents a discussion of the conceptual and theoretical foundations of online learning along with an exploration of practical implementation strategies. New and Ongoing Features Emphasizes interactive teaching/learning strategies – challenging readers to think differently about pedagogy Provides a strong theoretical base before discussing applications: Part I first presents the changing philosophies and theories of learning, while Part II covers implementation or the practice of online learning Offers several chapters that deal with the issues related to the growing corporate online learning environment Includes twelve NEW articles on the latest issues such as psychology of online learning, training faculty, digital libraries, ethical dimensions in online learning, legal issues, course management systems and evolving technologies. key articles retained from current edition are revised and updated to reflect current trends and changes in the field Praise for the First Edition "The Fielding Institute authors apply an impressive wealth of organizational management theory and experience in their analyses of computer-mediated teaching and learning. The result is an enjoyable-to-read, fresh and lively book, delivering an abundance of ideas about how to establish a supportive learning environment, design a well structured course and manage electronically mediated dialog, -- in other words, how to successfully facilitate learning in the new context of on-line distance education." —Michael G. Moore, Pennsylvania State University and Editor, The American Journal of Distance Education "This book is a fascinating, comprehensive, revealing array of information about online learning. It is full of practical applications and significant implications for a future where online learning will play an increasingly larger role. It is essential for any library keeping up on online learning innovations." —Dr. Bernard J. Luskin, President and Co-CEO, GlobalLearningSystems, Inc. Visiting Professor, Claremont Graduate University "This book not only is that rare breed that addresses online learning in both higher education and corporate environments but every chapter is intriguing, informative, and accurately grounded. This book provides a comprehensive, timely, and informative look at online learning in higher education and corporate training settings. For an update on the state of e-learning in educational and training environments, simply read this book." —Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., Indiana University and Courseshare.com "Business and Learning have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship in our culture. The pace of change, however, has created separation between these two vital elements. The "Handbook of Online Learning" showcases the latest thinking and applications in learning delivery, and offers real promise that the gap is being bridged." —D.M. Verkest, AT&T Wireless Services, Vice-President-National Operations "The authors of this book are all experienced distance educators who know what the issues are: How are people engaged in teaching and learning at a distance "present" to one another? How do you create a community in the class? How can a teacher deal with an obstreperous student? What are the teaching/learning environments in universities and corporations as they affect distance education? The essays in this book inhabit the border where the idea of distance education meets the reality. The give practical advice and provide examples informed by both theory and experience." —Stanley Chodorow, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego & Former CEO, California Virtual University

Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415701

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 823

Praise for Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults "Stephen Brookfield has used his gifts for clear thinking and lucid writing to produce this theoretically informed, immensely practical book on how the dynamics of power and adult teaching intersect. It should be required reading for everyone who teaches adults." ??—Ronald M. Cervero, professor and associate dean, College of Education, University of Georgia "In one of his most personal, emotionally candid, and accessible books yet, Stephen Brookfield shares his passionate and indispensable commitment to empowering the learner both inside and outside the formal classroom, offering a trove of exercises, stories, and practical teaching tips to confront the hidden curriculum of power head on. For any teacher, coach, supervisor, or mentor who cares deeply about adult learning, here's a true gem from one of our great contemporary adult educators." —Laurent A. Parks Daloz, senior fellow, The Whidbey Institute "This book is not about increasing your power as a teacher — it is about the dynamics of power in the adult classroom, challenging power structures, and the techniques teachers can use to empower learners. Brookfield's uses the lens of 'power' to distill, for the practitioner, ??a lifetime's work of scholarly and practical engagement with adult teaching and learning.' —Mark Tennant, emeritus professor, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia "Brookfield writes in a nice easy-to-read autobiographical style. He explains and fully discusses many good techniques for teaching in an effective and humane manner. Everybody who teaches, whether they teach children or adults, will benefit from reading this interesting book and learning from his lifetime of experience as a teacher." —Peter Jarvis, emeritus professor of continuing education, University of Surrey

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity

Author: Jason B. Ohler

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452277435

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7780

A must-read for incorporating digital literacy into your classroom! Equip your students with essential 21st-century media literacy skills, as they read, write, speak, and create art within the context of digital storytelling, and reach deeper understandings in all areas of the curriculum! In this second edition, both novice and technologically adept K-12 educators will find: Practical techniques to combine storytelling with curriculum content Tips for exploring effective storytelling principles through emerging digital media as well as via traditional literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and art Visual aids and video clips that illustrate best practices in media composition

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 How-Tos

100 Essential Techniques

Author: David Karlins

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321618238

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 8318

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is more than just the world’s most popular and powerful Web design tool: As part of Creative Suite 4 (which includes Photoshop CS4 and Flash CS4), it’s a key component of an overall Web design workflow that encourages users to rely on all of their applications to seamlessly create graphically rich content for the Web and motion graphics. This information- and image-packed guide lets users get right down to work by providing exact steps for the Dreamweaver CS4 features they’re most likely to need and use, including new features like CSS-based page layout with Absolute Placement objects, Spry datasets for pages built with live data, Spry validation forms for collecting user input, and Spry effects. The book showcases each in a stand-alone tip, complete with a relevant hint or two and helpful screenshot. This is how readers can learn just what they need to know, exploring the program at their own pace to learn just the features and tools they need.

Moodle 3.x Teaching Techniques

Author: Susan Smith Nash

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786467666

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 2241

Creative ways to build powerful and effective online courses with Moodle 3.0 About This Book Unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses Put together effective online courses that motivate students from all backgrounds, generations, and learning styles Find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses Who This Book Is For If you want to unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses that really get students moving forward, then this book is for you. Experienced Moodlers who want to upgrade to Moodle 3.0 will find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses. What You Will Learn Create a dynamic learning environment using different techniques Motivate your students to collaborate and demonstrate what they are learning and to create projects together Develop materials you can re-use in your future courses Create online workshops and galleries for your students to make presentations about what they have learned Engage your students in team work that helps them connect course content with their experiences and prior learning Develop high-quality courses that will last to create a personal inventory you can use and re-use In Detail Moodle, the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS) has released several new features and enhancements in its latest 3.0 release. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components. This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions to leverage the full power of Moodle 3 to build highly interactive and engaging courses that run on a wide range of platforms including mobile and cloud. Beginning with developing an effective online course, you will write learning outcomes that align with Bloom's taxonomy and list the kinds of instructional materials that will work given one's goal. You will gradually move on to setting up different types of forums for discussions and incorporating multi-media from cloud-base sources. You will then focus on developing effective timed tests, self-scoring quizzes while organizing the content, building different lessons, and incorporating assessments. Lastly, you will dive into more advanced topics such as creating interactive templates for a full course by focussing on creating each element and create workshops and portfolios which encourage engagement and collaboration Style and approach With clear, step-by-step instructions, 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. Packed with plenty of screenshots and practical examples, you will get solid understanding of developing courses that are a success in the real world.

Moodle Teaching Techniques

Author: William Rice

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1847192858

Category: Computers

Page: 193

View: 9777

Creative Ways to Use Moodle for Constructing Online Learning Solutions

Moodle 3. X Teaching Techniques

Author: Susan Smith Nash

Publisher: Packt Publishing

ISBN: 9781786462299

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 4259

Creative ways to build powerful and effective online courses with Moodle 3.0About This Book*Unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses*Put together effective online courses that motivate students from all backgrounds, generations, and learning styles*Find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational coursesWho This Book Is ForIf you want to unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses that really get students moving forward, then this book is for you. Experienced Moodlers who want to upgrade to Moodle 3.0 will find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses.What You Will Learn*Create a dynamic learning environment using different techniques*Motivate your students to collaborate and demonstrate what they are learning and to create projects together*Develop materials you can re-use in your future courses*Create online workshops and galleries for your students to make presentations about what they have learned*Engage your students in team work that helps them connect course content with their experiences and prior learning*Develop high-quality courses that will last to create a personal inventory you can use and re-useIn DetailMoodle, the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS) has released several new features and enhancements in its latest 3.0 release. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components.This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions to leverage the full power of Moodle 3 to build highly interactive and engaging courses that run on a wide range of platforms including mobile and cloud.Beginning with developing an effective online course, you will write learning outcomes that align with Bloom's taxonomy and list the kinds of instructional materials that will work given one's goal. You will gradually move on to setting up different types of forums for discussions and incorporating multi-media from cloud-base sources. You will then focus on developing effective timed tests, self-scoring quizzes while organizing the content, building different lessons, and incorporating assessments. Lastly, you will dive into more advanced topics such as creating interactive templates for a full course by focussing on creating each element and create workshops and portfolios which encourage engagement and collaboration

Teaching Online

A Practical Guide

Author: Susan Ko,Steve Rossen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135055572

Category: Education

Page: 510

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Teaching Online: A Practical Guide is an accessible, introductory, and comprehensive guide for anyone who teaches online. The fourth edition of this bestselling resource has been fully revised, maintains its reader-friendly tone, and offers exceptional practical advice, new teaching examples, faculty interviews, and an updated resource section. New to this edition: entire new chapter on MOOCs (massive open online courses); expanded information on teaching with mobile devices, using open educational resources, and learning analytics; additional interviews with faculty, case studies, and examples; spotlight on new tools and categories of tools, especially multimedia. Focusing on the "hows" and "whys" of implementation rather than theory, the fourth edition of Teaching Online is a must-have resource for anyone teaching online or thinking about teaching online.