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Using Moodle Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System

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ISBN-10: 059652918X

ISBN-13: 9780596529185

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Jason Cole, Helen Foster, Jason R. Cole

List price: $39.99
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012

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.

Preface
Introduction
What is a Course Management System?
Why Should You Use a CMS?
What Makes Moodle Special?
Free and Open Source Educational Philosophy Community Feature Comparison
Moodle Basics Getting Started The Moodle Interface Languages Moodle's Help System Creating an Account Editing Your User Profile A First Look at a Course Course Formats Editing Mode Adding Content to a Course Summary
Creating and Managing Content Adding Content to Moodle Compose a Text Page Adding a Web Page Window Options Create Link to File or Web Site Uploading Other Documents Adding a Directory Creating Links to Other Web Sites Parameters Managing and Updating Your Content File Area Tools Tracking Versions Effective Content Practices File Formats Reducing File Sizes Creative Content Summary
Using Forums, Chats and Dialogues Forums Forum Options Managing Forums Effective Forum Practices Creative Forum Uses Chats Creating Chats Using Chats Effective Chat Practices Creative Chat Practices Dialogues Creating Dialogues Using Dialogues Effective Dialogue Practices Summary
Quizzes How to Create a Quiz Creating the Quiz Body Creating Questions for a Quiz Importing Questions Adding Questions to a Quiz Managing Quizzes Effective Quiz Practices Quiz Strategies Creative Quiz Uses Quiz Security and Cheating
Workshops How to Create a Workshop Adding a Workshop Creating Scoring Guides Uploading Example Assignments Managing Workshops Workshop Phases Effective Workshop Practices Creative Workshop Practices
Assignments and Exercises Assignments How to Create an Assignment Managing Assignment Submissions Effective Assignment Practices Exercises How to Create an Exercise Managing Exercises Effective Exercise Practices Summary
Journals Creating Journals Managing Journals Effective Journal Practices Journal Basics Creative Journal Practices Summary
Glossaries Creating Glossaries Using the Glossaries Adding Entries Glossary Categories Autolinking Importing and Exporting Glossaries Commenting on Entries Printing a Glossary Effective Glossary Practices Glossary Basics Creative Glossary Strategies Summary
Lessons Creating a Lesson Managing Lessons Effective Lesson Practices Branching Quizzes Flash Cards Creative Lesson Uses
Wikis Creating Wikis Managing Wikis Creating Wiki Pages Administering a Wiki Effective Wiki Practices Wiki Basics Creative Wiki Practices
Grades and Scales Using Grades Adding Manual Assignments Downloading Grades to a Spreadsheet Creating Scales Effective Grade and Scale Practices Grade Practices Scale Practices
Managing Your Class Managing Users Adding Students and Teachers Removing Students Managing Enrollment Student Groups Backups Restoring and Copying Courses Logs
Surveys and Choices Creating Surveys Administering Surveys Creating Choices Administering Choices Using Surveys and Choices
Putting It All Together What is a Learning Environment? Course Design Patterns Introductory Survey Courses Skills Development Course Theory / Discussion Course Capstone Course
Moodle Administration Configuration Site Variables Site Settings Themes Module Settings Blocks Filters Backup Editor Settings Users Authentication Add and Edit User Accounts User Roles Courses Creating Course Categories Creating Courses Logs