PacktLib: Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques

Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques

Credits

About the Authors

About the Reviewer

Preface

Developing an Effective Online Course

The Moodle advantage

What will we accomplish with this book

Some Moodle requisites

Standard modules

Instructional principles and activities

How does learning take place in an online course?

Resources

Summary

Instructional Material

Selecting and organizing the material

Guiding and motivating students

Keeping discussions on track

Monitoring student participation in a forum

Summary

Collaborative Activities

Interaction involves collaboration

Uses of chat

Tips for a successful chat

Summary

Assessment

Keys to successful assessment

Assessment with quizzes and distributed practice

Use quizzes for frequent self-assessment

Making a quiz—a learning tool

Reinforce expertise with timed quizzes

Host a proctored, timed test from a secure location

Summary

Lesson Solutions

Selecting and sequencing content for lessons

Getting started: A simple example

Moodling through a course

Controlling the flow through a lesson

Use a lesson to create a deck of flash cards

Use an ungraded lesson to step through instructions

Summary

Wiki Solutions

Use a wiki to achieve learning objectives

Individual student wikis

Suggested wiki etiquette

Summary

Glossary Solutions

Helping students learn: Schema building

Moodle's glossary functions

Adding memory aids to glossary entries

Student-created class directory

Student-created test questions

Summary

The Choice Activity

Moodle's choice activity

A look at the choice activity

Student poll

Learning styles

Self-regulation

Choosing teams

Students' consent

Students' performance

Preview the final

Summary

Course Solutions

Building the course design document

Overcoming course anxiety

Important announcements

Moving blocks to the main course area

The syllabus

Summary

Workshop Solution

Workshop overview and use

Workshop basics

Step-by-step example: Creating the workshop

Summary

Portfolio/Gallery Solution

Project-based assessment

Encouraging creativity: A sample assignment

Our hometowns: A collective conversation

Tips for a successful experience

Summary

Index