Fast-paced guide for designing effective Moodle courses; experiment with Moodle’s features for free using MoodleCloudKey FeaturesApply principles of instructional design to create great Moodle learning experiencesEnhance collaboration and spur creativity with MoodleBring together instructional materials, social interaction, and student management functions in your coursesBook DescriptionMoodle is a leading virtual learning environment for your online course. This book incorporates the principles of instructional design, showing you how to apply them to your Moodle courses. With this guidance, you will develop and deploy better courses, content, and assessments than ever.This book will guide you as you learn how to build and incorporate many different types of course materials and dynamic activities. You will learn how to improve the structure and presentation of resources, activities, and assessments. All this will help you to create better for self-led courses, instructor-led courses, and courses for collaborative groups. The use of multimedia features to enhance your Moodle courses is also explained in this book.Our goal is to encourage creativity, and the free MoodleCloud hosting option is an ideal place for teachers, students, trainers, and administrators to jump in and play with all the new features, which include powerful new plug-ins, new resources, and activities.Moodle can be your sandbox as well as your castle of learning! With this book, you will build learning experiences that will last your learners’ lifetimes.What you will learnBuild a course structure that fits your goalsDesign a unique appearanceManage the resources and activitiesTips for better organization of your course contentSelect and set up assessmentsInclude effective instructional strategiesIncorporate competency frameworksRun and archive webinarsMotivate learners by incorporating badgesExplore MoodleCloudWho this book is forIf you create courses with Moodle, this book is for you. It can be used by teachers, instructors, training managers, Moodle administrators, instructional technologists, instructional designers, and e-learning entrepreneurs. Prior experience with Moodle will be helpful.Table of ContentsPreparing to Build an Exemplary Moodle CoursePlanning Your CourseOrganizing Your CourseBest Practices in Content DeliveryDesigning Self-Paced Independent Study CoursesDeveloping Cohort-Based Courses with Teacher-Student InteractionCreating Student-Centered Project-Based CoursesMoodle for Online Communities
Author: Susan Smith Nash
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