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Using Moodle: Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System, 2nd Edition

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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.

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.

Book News Annotation:

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)

Synopsis:

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.

Helen has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cambridge.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596529185
Author:
Cole, Jason
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Foster, Helen
Subject:
Educational software
Subject:
Distance education
Subject:
Computer-aided instruction
Subject:
Open source software
Subject:
Distance education - Computer-
Subject:
Educational Software - General
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
Learning Moodle;cms;conent management systems;content management system;learning management system;lms;moodle;using moodle
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CourseSmart Subject Description
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Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 0.7 in 0.86 lb

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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.

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