Using Moodle: Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2005 - Computers - 219 pages
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Developed by an extremely active open source community, Moodle is a sophisticated course management system that's ideal for creating dynamic online learning communitiesand for supplementing face-to-face learning. Used in more than 115 countries and supporting over 60 languages, Moodle can scale from a single-teacher site to a 40,000-student university.

Teachers who use Moodle have access to an array of powerful tools such as assignments, forums, journals, quizzes, surveys, chat rooms, and workshops. Using Moodle is a comprehensive, hands-on guide that explains how the system works, with plenty of examples and best practices for its many features and plug-in modules. Authored by a member of the Moodle community, this authoritative book also exposes little-known but powerful hacks for more technically savvy users. For anyone who is using-or thinking of using-this CMS, Using Moodle is required reading.

 

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Contents

Moodle Basics
7
Creating and Managing Content
33
Using Forums Chats and Dialogues
51
Quizzes
71
Workshops
95
Vlll
115
Journals
127
Glossaries
137
Wikis
161
Grades and Scales
171
Managing Your Class
177
Surveys and Choices
187
Putting It All Together
193
Moodle Administration
201
Index 217
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Copyright

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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.

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