Moodle for Mobile Learning

Moodle for Mobile Learning

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Book details

  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 234 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
  • Release Date : September 2013
  • ISBN : 1782164383
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782164388
  • Author: Mark Aberdour

What you will learn from this book

  • Develop your mobile learning strategy
  • Improve your understanding of how to use mobile devices to enhance your courses
  • Selecting a mobile-friendly Moodle theme
  • Understanding the uses for Moodle mobile apps
  • Delivering static content to mobiles
  • Delivering multimedia content to mobiles
  • Using assignments with mobiles
  • Using mobiles for capturing reflective logs and journals
  • Performing assessments using mobiles
  • Communicating with mobile users

In Detail

Mobile devices have become ubiquitous and offer many new possibilities for learning. With Moodle and mobile coming together, a new world of learning possibilities has opened up to teachers, instructors and training professionals. But get the design wrong and the learning experience will be poor, get it right however, and the learning experience can be hugely improved by playing to the strengths of mobile devices.

“Moodle for mobile learning” is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with practical ideas and step-by-step exercises which will help you take advantage of mobile devices in your Moodle course designs, as well as providing you with an understanding of mobile learning theory in order that you can go away and create your own effective mobile learning interactions.

This book looks at the underlying theory of mobile learning and applies this to course design using Moodle. Organised into key functional areas including content, reflective logs and assessments, it will take you through a number of clear, practical recipes that will help you to take advantage of mobile technology in your Moodle course design.

You will learn how to develop your mobile learning strategy and whether to use a mobile friendly Moodle theme or a Moodle mobile app to deliver your strategy.

There are some types of learning activities that are perfectly suited to mobile delivery. We look at delivering podcasts, engaging with social media, setting up photo, video and audio assignments, setting up eBook and App libraries, uploading audio assignment feedback, submitting reflective logs, using chat and messaging tools, using web conferencing and much more.

Mobile devices already form the backbone of your learners’ daily lives. If you want to use Moodle to bring those devices into the learning process, then this is the book for you.

Approach

Whether you are already using mobile devices in your learning or this is completely new to you, Moodle for mobile learning will provide you with the core understanding and practical exercises and guides to enable you to deliver effective mobile learning experiences using Moodle.

Who this book is for

This book is primarily aimed at Moodle course practitioners – teachers, tutors, instructors and learning and development professionals. The book is concerned with understanding how the features and capabilities of mobile devices can be taken advantage of in your Moodle course design. There is just a single section on setting up Moodle for mobile delivery which is aimed more at Moodle Administrators however even this chapter will be useful for course practitioners who need to influence their IT team to make any required system changes. The book does not require any prior knowledge of mobile technology or the capabilities of the latest smartphones, indeed by the end of the book you will release that ANYONE can deliver great courses that allow their learners to interact with their courses using the devices in their pockets.

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