Moodle 3.x Teaching Techniques

Author: Susan Smith Nash

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786467666

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 3854

Creative ways to build powerful and effective online courses with Moodle 3.0 About This Book Unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses Put together effective online courses that motivate students from all backgrounds, generations, and learning styles Find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses Who This Book Is For If you want to unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses that really get students moving forward, then this book is for you. Experienced Moodlers who want to upgrade to Moodle 3.0 will find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses. What You Will Learn Create a dynamic learning environment using different techniques Motivate your students to collaborate and demonstrate what they are learning and to create projects together Develop materials you can re-use in your future courses Create online workshops and galleries for your students to make presentations about what they have learned Engage your students in team work that helps them connect course content with their experiences and prior learning Develop high-quality courses that will last to create a personal inventory you can use and re-use In Detail Moodle, the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS) has released several new features and enhancements in its latest 3.0 release. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components. This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions to leverage the full power of Moodle 3 to build highly interactive and engaging courses that run on a wide range of platforms including mobile and cloud. Beginning with developing an effective online course, you will write learning outcomes that align with Bloom's taxonomy and list the kinds of instructional materials that will work given one's goal. You will gradually move on to setting up different types of forums for discussions and incorporating multi-media from cloud-base sources. You will then focus on developing effective timed tests, self-scoring quizzes while organizing the content, building different lessons, and incorporating assessments. Lastly, you will dive into more advanced topics such as creating interactive templates for a full course by focussing on creating each element and create workshops and portfolios which encourage engagement and collaboration Style and approach With clear, step-by-step instructions, this book helps you develop good, solid, dynamic courses that will last by making sure that your instructional design is robust, and that they are built around satisfying learning objectives and course outcomes. Packed with plenty of screenshots and practical examples, you will get solid understanding of developing courses that are a success in the real world.
Posted in Computers

Moodle 3 Administration

Author: Alex Büchner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783289724

Category: Computers

Page: 492

View: 8071

An administrator's guide to configuring, securing, customizing, and extending Moodle About This Book Learn how to plan, install, optimize, customize, and configure Moodle Guarantee a cutting-edge learning experience in a secure and customizable environment while optimizing your day-to-day workload A one-stop guide with a problem-solution approach and a wide range of real-world examples Who This Book Is For If you are a technician, systems administrator, or part of academic staff, this is the book for you. This book is ideal for anyone who has to administer a Moodle system. Whether you are dealing with a small-scale local Moodle system or a large-scale multi-site Virtual Learning Environment, this book will assist you with any administrative task. Some basic Moodle knowledge is helpful, but not essential. What You Will Learn Install and update Moodle on multiple platforms manually and via CLI and GIT Manage courses and categories, users and cohorts, as well as roles Get Moodle hooked up to repositories, portfolios, and open badges Configure Moodle for mobile usage, accessibility, localization, communication, and collaboration Guarantee backups, security and privacy, and achieve maximum performance via the Moodle Universal Cache and the new cron system Configure the Moodle events system to generate comprehensive reports, statistics, and learning analytics Network Moodle with Mahara and extend it with third-party add-ons and via LTI Customize Moodle web services to enable mobile learning and integration with other IT systems In Detail Moodle is the de facto standard for open source learning platforms. However, setting up and managing a learning environment can be a complex task since it covers a wide range of technical, organizational, and pedagogical topics. This ranges from basic user and course management, to configuring plugins and design elements, all the way to system settings, performance optimization, events frameworks, and so on. This book concentrates on basic tasks such as how to set up and configure Moodle and how to perform day-to-day administration activities, and progresses on to more advanced topics that show you how to customize and extend Moodle, manage courses, cohorts, and users, and how to work with roles and capabilities. You'll learn to configure Moodle plugins and ensure your VLE conforms to pedagogical and technical requirements in your organization. You'll then learn how to integrate the VLE via web services and network it with other sites, including Mahara, and extend your system via plugins and LTI. By the end of this book, you will be able to set up an efficient, fully fledged, and secure Moodle system. Style and approach The book takes a problem-solution approach to fall in line with your day-to-day operations. This is a one-stop reference for any task you will ever come across when administering a Moodle site of any shape and size.
Posted in Computers

Moodle 3. X Teaching Techniques

Author: Susan Smith Nash

Publisher: Packt Publishing

ISBN: 9781786462299

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 6023

Creative ways to build powerful and effective online courses with Moodle 3.0About This Book*Unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses*Put together effective online courses that motivate students from all backgrounds, generations, and learning styles*Find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational coursesWho This Book Is ForIf you want to unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses that really get students moving forward, then this book is for you. Experienced Moodlers who want to upgrade to Moodle 3.0 will find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses.What You Will Learn*Create a dynamic learning environment using different techniques*Motivate your students to collaborate and demonstrate what they are learning and to create projects together*Develop materials you can re-use in your future courses*Create online workshops and galleries for your students to make presentations about what they have learned*Engage your students in team work that helps them connect course content with their experiences and prior learning*Develop high-quality courses that will last to create a personal inventory you can use and re-useIn DetailMoodle, the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS) has released several new features and enhancements in its latest 3.0 release. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components.This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions to leverage the full power of Moodle 3 to build highly interactive and engaging courses that run on a wide range of platforms including mobile and cloud.Beginning with developing an effective online course, you will write learning outcomes that align with Bloom's taxonomy and list the kinds of instructional materials that will work given one's goal. You will gradually move on to setting up different types of forums for discussions and incorporating multi-media from cloud-base sources. You will then focus on developing effective timed tests, self-scoring quizzes while organizing the content, building different lessons, and incorporating assessments. Lastly, you will dive into more advanced topics such as creating interactive templates for a full course by focussing on creating each element and create workshops and portfolios which encourage engagement and collaboration
Posted in Computers

Moodle 3 E-Learning Course Development

Create highly engaging and interactive e-learning courses with Moodle 3, 4th Edition

Author: Susan Smith Nash

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788471709

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 4846

A complete guide on course development and delivery using Moodle 3.x Key Features Get the best out of the latest Moodle 3 framework to ensure successful learning Create 3rd party plugins and widgets and secure your course efficiently Create your first Moodle VR app using the Moodle VR toolset Book Description Moodle is a learning platform or Course Management System (CMS) that is easy to install and use, but the real challenge is in developing a learning process that leverages its power and maps the learning objectives to content and assessments for an integrated and effective course. Moodle 3 E-Learning Course Development guides you through meeting that challenge in a practical way. This latest edition will show you how to add static learning material, assessments, and social features such as forum-based instructional strategy, a chat module, and forums to your courses so that students reach their learning potential. Whether you want to support traditional class teaching or lecturing, or provide complete online and distance e-learning courses, this book will prove to be a powerful resource throughout your use of Moodle. You’ll learn how to create and integrate third-party plugins and widgets in your Moodle app, implement site permissions and user accounts, and ensure the security of content and test papers. Further on, you’ll implement PHP scripts that will help you create customized UIs for your app. You’ll also understand how to create your first Moodle VR e-learning app using the latest VR learning experience that Moodle 3 has to offer. By the end of this book, you will have explored the decisions, design considerations, and thought processes that go into developing a successful course. What you will learn Know what Moodle does and how it supports your teaching strategies Install Moodle on your computer and navigate your way around it Understand all of Moodle's learning features Monitor how learners interact with your site using site statistics Add multimedia content to your site Allow students to enroll themselves or invite other students to join a course Who this book is for This book is for anyone who wants to get the best out of Moodle. As a beginner, this is a thorough guide for you to understand how the software works, with great ideas for getting off to a good start with your first course. Some experience of working with e-learning systems will be beneficial. Experienced Moodle users will find powerful insights into developing successful and educational courses.
Posted in Computers

Moodle Course Design Best Practices

Author: Susan Smith Nash,Michelle Moore

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783286822

Category: Computers

Page: 126

View: 4374

This book is an easy-to-follow guide with a hands-on approach that will help you learn the best practices for designing attractive and highly interactive courses with the help of Moodle. This book can be used by training managers, teachers, instructors, Moodle network specialists, instructional designers, and e-learning entrepreneurs. If you are involved in online, cloud-based education, training, or professional development, this is the book for you. No prior experience with Moodle is required, though it would be helpful to understand the basics of using HTML and also working with different multimedia file formats and social media. If you would like to find a very easy and convenient way to organize learning activities along with group projects and activities, then this is the book for you.
Posted in Computers

Using Moodle

Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System

Author: Jason Cole,Helen Foster

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 059652918X

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 311

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 Moodle effectively. By itself, Moodle won't make your course better. Only by applying effective educational practices can you truly leverage its power. With this book, you will: Get a complete overview CMS in general and Moodle in particular. Review Moodle's basic interface and learn to start a course. Learn to add Moodle tools to your course, and how different tools allow you to give quizzes and assignments, write journals, create pathed lessons, collaboratively develop documents, and record student grades. Discover some of the creative ways teachers have used Moodle. There are plenty of ideas for effectively using each tool. Effectively manage your Moodle course, such as adding and removing users, and creating user groups. Learn to use Moodle's built-in survey functions for assessing your class. Find out how to administer an entire Moodle site. A system administrator usually handles these functions, but if you're on your own, there's a lot of power behind the curtain. Using Moodle is both a guide and a reference manual for this incredibly powerful and flexible CMS. Authored by the Moodle community, this authoritative book also exposes little known but powerful hacks for more technically savvy users, and includes coverage of blogs, RSS, databases, and more. For anyone who is using, or thinking of using, this CMS, Using Moodle is required reading.
Posted in Computers

Moodle For Dummies

Author: Radana Dvorak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118086513

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 3079

The fun and friendly guide to the world's most popular online learning management system Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, also known as Moodle, is an online learning management system that creates opportunities for rich interaction between educators and their audience. However, the market has been lacking a simple, easy-to-understand guide that covers all the essentials of Moodle?until now. Using straightforward language and an entertaining tone to decipher the intricate world of Moodle, this book provides you with the resources you need to take advantage of all the eLearning and eTraining possibilities that Moodle offers. Offers a hands-on approach to learning Moodle, the revolutionary online learning management system Uses simple language peppered with good humor to break down the complexities of Moodle into easily digested pieces of information Caters to the specific needs of teachers and business trainers by providing the resources they need Moodle For Dummies provides you with the tools you need to acquire a solid understanding of Moodle and start implementing it in your courses.
Posted in Computers

Gamification with Moodle

Author: Natalie Denmeade

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785286811

Category: Computers

Page: 134

View: 6075

Use game elements in Moodle courses to build learner resilience and motivation About This Book Formulate a Moodle course that acts as a flexible framework ready for your own content Keep learners engrossed and create opportunities for motivation through the concepts of status, access, and power A resourceful guide to innovative learning using automatic reports, assessments, and conditional release of activities Who This Book Is For This book has been designed for teachers who to use technology to create more engaging learning experiences for both online learning and in face-to-face sessions. This book will especially appeal to people who are interested in the underlying mechanics of play and games and want to know more about applying these concepts in an educational context. It is assumed that you are a teacher and expert in your field, have basic computer skills, and have access to the Internet. What You Will Learn Set up a scoring system using Moodle Gradebook Enable communication and collaboration in your class as a Learning Community using forums Assess your learners' abilities by setting up challenges and quests Configure gateways to check and ensure progress before new content or activities are released Create Moodle assignments to provide effective feedback through a comment bank and custom scale Issue Open Badges to recognize achievements and set up an online backpack to share digital badges Reduce anxiety for learners by using the game-like concept of “Levelling Up” In Detail This book describes how teachers can use Gamification design within the Moodle Learning Management System. Game elements can be included in course design by using, badges, rubrics, custom grading scales, forums, and conditional activities. Moodle courses do not have to be solo-learning experiences that replicate Distance Education models. The Gamification design process starts by profiling players and creating levels of achievement towards meeting learning outcomes. Each task is defined, valued, and sequenced. Motivation loops are devised to keep the momentum going. In a gaming studio, this approach would require a team of specialists with a large budget and time frames. Preparing for a class rarely has these optimal conditions. The approach used in this book is to introduce game elements into the course design gradually. First, apply gamification to just one lesson and then build up to gamifying a series of lessons over a term. Each example will indicate the difficulty level and time investment. Try it out to see what is most effective with your learners and choose wisely in your use of technology. By the end of this book, you will be able to create Moodle courses that incorporate choice, communication, challenge, and creativity. Style and approach An easy-to-follow guide full of screenshots and step-by-step instructions with estimated time frames required to accomplish numerous tasks. Tips are offered for new Moodlers and plugin extensions are suggested for advanced Moodlers. The focus of the book is on why you would want to use each activity rather than detailed technical descriptions.
Posted in Computers

Moodle 3.x Developer's Guide

Author: Ian Wild

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786469545

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 9214

Effortlessly ensure your application's code quality from day 1 About This Book Customize your Moodle 3.x app. Leverage the new features of Moodle 3.x by diving deep into the Moodle development eco-system. Cater to heavy user traffic, customize learning requirements and create custom third party plugins. Who This Book Is For This book is for Moodle developers who are familiar with the basic Moodle functionality and have an understanding of the types of scenarios in which the Moodle platform can be usefully employed. You must have medium-level PHP programming knowledge. You should be familiar with HTML and XML protocols. You do not need to have prior knowledge of Moodle-specific terminology What You Will Learn Work with the different types of custom modules that can be written for Moodle 3.x Understand how to author custom modules so they conform to the agreed Moodle 3.x development guidelines Get familiar with the Moodle 3.x architecture—its internal and external APIs Customize Moodle 3.x so it can integrate seamlessly with third-party applications of any kind Build a new course format to specify the layout of a course Implement third-party graphics libraries in your plugins Build plugins that can be themed easily Provide custom APIs that will provide the means to automate Moodle 3 in real time In Detail The new and revamped Moodle is the top choice for developers to create cutting edge e-learning apps that cater to different user's segments and are visually appealing as well. This book explains how the Moodle 3.x platform provides a framework that allows developers to create a customized e-learning solution. It begins with an exploration of the different types of plugin.. We then continue with an investigation of creating new courses. You will create a custom plugin that pulls in resources from a third-party repository. Then you'll learn how users can be assigned to courses and granted the necessary permissions. Furthermore, you will develop a custom user home. At the end of the book, we'll discuss the Web Services API to fully automate Moodle 3.x in real time. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step practical approach with every step explained in great detail using practical examples. You will create custom plugins from scratch with the examples shown and create new modules as well as extensions with the examples presented.
Posted in Computers

Moodle Theme Development

Author: Silvina Paola Hillar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178646814X

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 7617

Build customized themes to make your Moodle courses engaging and interactive About This Book Leverage the power of Moodle 3 to create interactive and engaging themes for your courses Experience and integrate the power of Bootstrap and CSS into your Moodle app Implement your plans with illustrative examples to become a top notch designer Who This Book Is For If you are a Moodle administrator, developer, or designer and wish to enhance your Moodle site to make it visually attractive, then this book is for you. You should be familiar with web design techniques such as HTML and further experience with CSS would be helpful. What You Will Learn Plan a personalized Moodle theme from start to finish Install a Moodle theme in different operating systems and change Moodle's theme settings Add your own customized logo and test your changes in several web browsers Customize the Moodle site to fit in with other elements such as websites and social networks, among others Create a design mock-up using graphics software Design themes that are capable of working with a huge number of different resolutions, screen sizes, screen orientations, and pixel densities Work with code to adjust the theme to users requirements Create new custom icons for your theme In Detail Theming is one of the main features of Moodle, and it can be used to customize your online courses and make them look exactly how you want them to,according to your target audience. If you have been looking for a book that will help you develop Moodle themes that you are proud of, and that your students will enjoy, then this is the book for you. We start off by introducing Moodle 3 and explaining what it is, how it works, and what tools you might need to create a stunning Moodle theme. We then show you how to choose and change the pre-installed Moodle themes in detailed steps, and explain what Moodle themes are and how they work. Next, we show you how to change an existing theme and test the changes that you have made. You can not only plan the customization of theme, but also tailor it using advanced Moodle theming processes; this book is your one-stop guide to creating your own personalized Moodle 3 theme. Style and approach This book acts as a comprehensive guide which helps you to create visually stunning and responsive themes to add that extra edge to your Moodle apps.
Posted in Computers

Handbook of Online Learning

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam,Judith Schoenholtz-Read

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961033

Category: Education

Page: 501

View: 9322

The Handbook of Online Learning is a comprehensive reference text for teachers and administrators of online courses and programs. It presents a discussion of the conceptual and theoretical foundations of online learning along with an exploration of practical implementation strategies. New and Ongoing Features Emphasizes interactive teaching/learning strategies – challenging readers to think differently about pedagogy Provides a strong theoretical base before discussing applications: Part I first presents the changing philosophies and theories of learning, while Part II covers implementation or the practice of online learning Offers several chapters that deal with the issues related to the growing corporate online learning environment Includes twelve NEW articles on the latest issues such as psychology of online learning, training faculty, digital libraries, ethical dimensions in online learning, legal issues, course management systems and evolving technologies. key articles retained from current edition are revised and updated to reflect current trends and changes in the field Praise for the First Edition "The Fielding Institute authors apply an impressive wealth of organizational management theory and experience in their analyses of computer-mediated teaching and learning. The result is an enjoyable-to-read, fresh and lively book, delivering an abundance of ideas about how to establish a supportive learning environment, design a well structured course and manage electronically mediated dialog, -- in other words, how to successfully facilitate learning in the new context of on-line distance education." —Michael G. Moore, Pennsylvania State University and Editor, The American Journal of Distance Education "This book is a fascinating, comprehensive, revealing array of information about online learning. It is full of practical applications and significant implications for a future where online learning will play an increasingly larger role. It is essential for any library keeping up on online learning innovations." —Dr. Bernard J. Luskin, President and Co-CEO, GlobalLearningSystems, Inc. Visiting Professor, Claremont Graduate University "This book not only is that rare breed that addresses online learning in both higher education and corporate environments but every chapter is intriguing, informative, and accurately grounded. This book provides a comprehensive, timely, and informative look at online learning in higher education and corporate training settings. For an update on the state of e-learning in educational and training environments, simply read this book." —Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., Indiana University and Courseshare.com "Business and Learning have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship in our culture. The pace of change, however, has created separation between these two vital elements. The "Handbook of Online Learning" showcases the latest thinking and applications in learning delivery, and offers real promise that the gap is being bridged." —D.M. Verkest, AT&T Wireless Services, Vice-President-National Operations "The authors of this book are all experienced distance educators who know what the issues are: How are people engaged in teaching and learning at a distance "present" to one another? How do you create a community in the class? How can a teacher deal with an obstreperous student? What are the teaching/learning environments in universities and corporations as they affect distance education? The essays in this book inhabit the border where the idea of distance education meets the reality. The give practical advice and provide examples informed by both theory and experience." —Stanley Chodorow, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego & Former CEO, California Virtual University
Posted in Education

Moodle 3.x Teaching Techniques

Author: Susan Smith Nash

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786467666

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 2236

Creative ways to build powerful and effective online courses with Moodle 3.0 About This Book Unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses Put together effective online courses that motivate students from all backgrounds, generations, and learning styles Find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses Who This Book Is For If you want to unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses that really get students moving forward, then this book is for you. Experienced Moodlers who want to upgrade to Moodle 3.0 will find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses. What You Will Learn Create a dynamic learning environment using different techniques Motivate your students to collaborate and demonstrate what they are learning and to create projects together Develop materials you can re-use in your future courses Create online workshops and galleries for your students to make presentations about what they have learned Engage your students in team work that helps them connect course content with their experiences and prior learning Develop high-quality courses that will last to create a personal inventory you can use and re-use In Detail Moodle, the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS) has released several new features and enhancements in its latest 3.0 release. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components. This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions to leverage the full power of Moodle 3 to build highly interactive and engaging courses that run on a wide range of platforms including mobile and cloud. Beginning with developing an effective online course, you will write learning outcomes that align with Bloom's taxonomy and list the kinds of instructional materials that will work given one's goal. You will gradually move on to setting up different types of forums for discussions and incorporating multi-media from cloud-base sources. You will then focus on developing effective timed tests, self-scoring quizzes while organizing the content, building different lessons, and incorporating assessments. Lastly, you will dive into more advanced topics such as creating interactive templates for a full course by focussing on creating each element and create workshops and portfolios which encourage engagement and collaboration Style and approach With clear, step-by-step instructions, this book helps you develop good, solid, dynamic courses that will last by making sure that your instructional design is robust, and that they are built around satisfying learning objectives and course outcomes. Packed with plenty of screenshots and practical examples, you will get solid understanding of developing courses that are a success in the real world.
Posted in Computers

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

Author: Terry Anderson

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 1897425082

Category: Computers

Page: 472

View: 5162

Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.
Posted in Computers

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

View: 6663

This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
Posted in Education

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity

Author: Jason B. Ohler

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452277435

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 6883

A must-read for incorporating digital literacy into your classroom! Equip your students with essential 21st-century media literacy skills, as they read, write, speak, and create art within the context of digital storytelling, and reach deeper understandings in all areas of the curriculum! In this second edition, both novice and technologically adept K-12 educators will find: Practical techniques to combine storytelling with curriculum content Tips for exploring effective storytelling principles through emerging digital media as well as via traditional literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and art Visual aids and video clips that illustrate best practices in media composition
Posted in Education

Teaching Online

A Practical Guide

Author: Susan Ko,Steve Rossen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135055572

Category: Education

Page: 510

View: 5480

Teaching Online: A Practical Guide is an accessible, introductory, and comprehensive guide for anyone who teaches online. The fourth edition of this bestselling resource has been fully revised, maintains its reader-friendly tone, and offers exceptional practical advice, new teaching examples, faculty interviews, and an updated resource section. New to this edition: entire new chapter on MOOCs (massive open online courses); expanded information on teaching with mobile devices, using open educational resources, and learning analytics; additional interviews with faculty, case studies, and examples; spotlight on new tools and categories of tools, especially multimedia. Focusing on the "hows" and "whys" of implementation rather than theory, the fourth edition of Teaching Online is a must-have resource for anyone teaching online or thinking about teaching online.
Posted in Education

They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing    

Fourth Edition

Author: Cathy Birkenstein,Gerald Graff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393631672

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2941

This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.
Posted in

Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies

Experiences and Methodologies

Author: García-Peñalvo, Francisco José

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047584

Category: Computers

Page: 420

View: 4041

Web-based training, known as e-learning, has experienced a great evolution and growth in recent years, as the capacity for education is no longer limited by physical and time constraints. The emergence of such a prized learning tool mandates a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and implications of e-learning. Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies explores the technical, pedagogical, methodological, tutorial, legal, and emotional aspects of e-learning, considering and analyzing its different application contexts, and providing researchers and practitioners with an innovative view of e-learning as a lifelong learning tool for scholars in both academic and professional spheres.
Posted in Computers

Moodle

E-learning Course Development : a Complete Guide to Successful Learning Using Moodle

Author: William H. Rice

Publisher: Packt Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781904811299

Category: Computers

Page: 236

View: 7870

Handbook for instructors using Moodle, a free learning management system, to enhance traditional class teaching, lectures, distance learning, etc. by providing a versatile online learning site and numerous useful features.
Posted in Computers

Multimedia-based Instructional Design

Computer-based Training, Web-based Training, Distance Broadcast Training, Performance-based Solutions

Author: William W. Lee,Diana L. Owens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787973440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 1757

Multimedia-Based Instructional Design is a thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the best-selling book that provided a complete guide to designing and developing interactive multimedia training. While most training companies develop their training programs in many different technological delivery media—computer-based, web-based, and distance learning technologies—this unique book demonstrates that the same instructional design process can be used for all media. Using just one process reduces cycle time for course development—and also reduces costs.
Posted in Business & Economics