Moodle E-Learning Course Development - Third Edition

Moodle E-Learning Course Development - Third Edition
By William Rice

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A complete guide to create and develop engaging e-learning courses with Moodle

About This Book

  • Get to grips with the new features of Moodle 2.8
  • Successfully configure site settings, set up the front page, create user accounts, and create courses.
  • Follow an example course that will help you to explore the decisions, design considerations, and thought that goes into developing a successful course.

Who This Book Is For

This book is for anyone who wants to get the best out of Moodle. Experienced Moodle users will find powerful insights into developing successful educational courses.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand what Moodle can do, how it compares to other e-learning packages, and how it can support your teaching strategies
  • Build an interactive e-learning course
  • Install the Moodle software on your own computer or a server, and navigate your way around it
  • Gain experience in creating different kinds of courses, from team-building group exercises, to individual courses that a student can work on at home
  • Manage students so that you can ensure that the right students are going to the right classes
  • Understand, use, and customize roles
  • Monitor how learners interact with your site using site statistics
  • Add multimedia content to your site

In Detail

Moodle is the leading open source e-learning management system. Using Moodle, teachers and professors can easily construct richly-textured web-based courses. A course can consist of a number of lessons, with each lesson including reading materials; activities such as quizzes, tests, surveys, and projects; and social elements that encourage interaction and group work between students.

Packed with clear step-by-step instructions, plenty of screenshots, and thorough explanations, this book guides you through the many features and options that you have to choose from when using Moodle 2.8. Throughout this book, you will follow an example course that will help you to explore the sort of decisions, design considerations, and thought processes that goes into developing a successful course.

This book will show you how to use every feature of Moodle to meet your course goals. Moodle is relatively easy to install and use, but the real challenge is to develop a learning process that leverages its power and maps effectively onto the content-established learning situation. This book guides you through meeting that challenge.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1014327 in Books
  • Published on: 2015-12-07
  • Released on: 2015-06-25
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x .91" w x 7.50" l, 1.52 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 350 pages

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About the Author

William Rice

William Rice is an e-learning professional who lives, works, and plays in New York City. He has authored books based on Moodle, Blackboard, Magento, and software training. William enjoys building e-learning solutions for small and midsized businesses. He gains professional satisfaction when his courses help students and make their work easier and more productive. His indoor hobbies include writing books and spending time reading at His outdoor hobbies include practicing archery within sight of JFK Airport and playing with his children. William is fascinated by the relationship between technology and society, how we create our tools, and how our tools shape us in turn. He is married to an incredible woman who encourages his writing pursuits. William has two amazing sons. You can reach William on his website at

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Simply excellent!
By Laura Hesketh
Having been through numerous books, trying to find the right one that explains Moodle in a simple and clear way, I'm delighted to have found this one. This book, unlike all others I've read, offers an explanation of moodle's architecture that is easy to understand. It also outlines how configuration can be used to change the learning (and teaching) experience. Reading through it has made me feel not only more confident but excited about playing and experimenting with the various settings and plug ins, to create engaging learning experiences. A great book and highly recommended if you are a course manager, teacher or administrator.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Explains what is not in the help
By Amazon Customer
I've written computer textbooks for decades so it takes quite a bit to get five stars from me. What I appreciate about Rice's book is that he explains the things you do not find in the help already available with Moodle. He also clearly gives his reasons for the choices he makes and why you might want to make other choices. The flow of the book can be used as a guide to develop your first Moodle site. Well done. Thank you for the work you put into the book Mr. Rice.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
great book

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