PacktLib: Science Teaching with Moodle 2.0

Science Teaching with Moodle 2.0

Credits

Foreword

About the Author

Acknowledgement

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Getting Started

Before you start

Orientation around a Moodle course

Administration

Summary

Making it Look Great

Changing the theme

Improving the layout of the course content

Adding content around the side of your course

Summary

Learning through Discussion: Forums, Chat, and Messaging

Forums

Chat

Messaging

Summary

Assessing your Learners' Understanding of Science

Assessment for learning

Feedback

Using ratings in forums

Assignments

How to create quizzes

Summary

Monitoring Your Students' Progress

Checking usage and completion of tasks

Preparation for course completion reports

Completion tracking for your whole course

Further analysis of activities

Using the gradebook

Summary

Tools for Collaborative Learning

Working together

Wikis

Glossary activity

Workshops

Setting up a workshop

Summary

Using Mathematical Equations, Animated Molecules, and Creating 'Live' Graphs

Jmol: an open-source Java viewer for chemical structures in 3D

TeX notation

Using LaTeX notation

Creating graphs in Moodle

Summary

Self-Assessment, Reflection, and Personalized Learning

Using self-assessment

Using lessons to provide differentiated personalized learning

Blogs

Microblogging

Summary

Using Student Voice to Improve your Course

Eliciting suggestions for course improvement

Using the suggestions for improvement

Set up a database to collect their favorite links

Summary

Housekeeping for the New School Year

Why would you want to reset your course?

Back up everything

Exporting useful data

Resetting your course

Tidying up your reset course

Summary

Making Moodle Magic

Contributed modules and plugins

SCORM

Create content using other websites

Summary

Index