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Using Moodle: Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System, 2nd Editionby Jason Cole
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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.
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This second edition contains updated information for Moodle 1.8, a Course Management System (CMS) designed for creating online learning communities and supplementing face-to-face learning. The text progresses in a step-by-step fashion for beginners, though it can also be used as a reference for more experienced Moodle users. After an introductory section on CMS and Moodle, chapters cover signing up for an account, adding content to the course, course management, individual tools in the Moodle package, creative uses of Moodle, and administering a Moodle site. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Developed by an extremely active Open Source community, Moodle is a popular course management system that's ideal for creating dynamic online learning communities and for supplementing face-to-face learning. Used in more than 190 countries with support for more than 70 languages, Moodle can scale from a single-teacher site to a 50,000-student university.
Moodle gives teachers and trainers a powerful set of web-based tools for an array of activities, such as forums, messaging, quizzes, assignments, wikis, blogs and databases.
Using Moodle is a comprehensive, hands-on guide, with plenty of examples, screenshots, best practices and suggestions for using Moodle tools effectively — and creatively. Authored by members of the Moodle community, this authoritative book, updated for Moodle 1.8, also explains the new roles and permissions system. If you're using — or thinking of using — this CMS, Using Moodle is required reading.
About the Author
Jason Cole is currently the academic technology manager at San Francisco State University, where he's responsible for managing a Blackboard implementation that has over 15,000 users. A member of the Moodle community, he has developed a student data integration tool for the system, and contributed to discussions regarding a document management system and object model for version 2.0. Jason earned a Ph.D. in educational technology from the University of Northern Colorado.
Helen Foster is a Moodle administrator for the site with the most users (over 500,000 with around 1,500 new users daily) - Moodle.org - and is a facilitator for the Using Moodle course, which provides free 24-hour support for Moodle users worldwide. Helen currently works full-time for Moodle as the Community Manager.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Moodle BasicsChapter 3: Creating and Managing ContentChapter 4: Managing Your ClassChapter 5: Forums, Chats, and MessagingChapter 6: QuizzesChapter 7: AssignmentsChapter 8: GlossariesChapter 9: LessonsChapter 10: WikisChapter 11: BlogsChapter 12: DatabasesChapter 13: Grades and ScalesChapter 14: Surveys and ChoicesChapter 15: Putting It All TogetherChapter 16: Moodle Administration
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