Moodle for Mobile Learning
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Mobile devices are ideal for "go-anywhere" interactive learning, and using Moodle you can give your students the opportunity to receive your courses on their phone or tablet in a format that's tailor-made for mobile learning.
Mobile devices have become ubiquitous and offer many new possibilities for learning. Moodle, when combined with a mobile device, opens up a new world of possibilities to teachers, instructors, and training professionals to develop their courses. The learning experience can be hugely improved by playing to the strengths of mobile devices, and Moodle for Mobile Learning helps you do just that.
"Moodle for Mobile Learning" is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with ideas and step-by-step exercises that will help you leverage the features of mobile devices in your Moodle course designs. It also aims at providing you with hands-on knowledge in creating mlearning courses so that you can create your own effective mobile learning interactions.
Looking at the underlying theory of mobile learning, "Moodle for Mobile Learning" aims to enable you to apply this to course design using Moodle. Organized into key sectors including schools, further and higher education, and workplace learning, this book 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. We look at using Moodle for mobile learning in schools, further and higher education, distance learning, workplace learning, and training event delivery, with ideas for each of these environments organized into sections for content delivery, knowledge capture and submission, and communication. 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.
What you will learn from this book
A guide with practical examples that gives you hands-on knowledge in creating learning environments for Mobile devices using Moodle, while also empowering you to create your own effective mlearning course designs.
About the Author
Mark Aberdour is Head of Learning Platforms at UK learning technologies company, Epic. He has over 15 years of experience in software engineering, with professional roles in software testing, learning platforms development, and open source services delivery.
Mark has worked on over one hundred Moodle LMS and other learning technology implementation projects across a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, defense, retail, finance, engineering, automotive, higher and further education, and local and central government. Most of this has been with Epic, an industry leader in e-learning content, mobile learning solutions, and learning management systems implementation. Epic has led the way on mobile learning in workplace learning and development, hence Mark's focus on bringing mobile and Moodle together.
Mark was an early contributor to the original Bootstrap theme for Moodle and is credited as one of the founding team that built the Clean theme in Moodle 2.5, which is based on Bootstrap. Mark is a regular speaker at UK learning and development conferences, and presented at the UK and Ireland MoodleMoots in 2012 and 2013. He is also one of the founders of the MoodleBrighton user group, which meets monthly in Brighton, UK.
Most helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
By David Clemis, Major (ret'd)
Excellent tutorial and explanation to add mobile capability to Moodle. It shows the power of Moodle to expand and encompass all levels of on-line training.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
not as useful as I hoped
By Amazon Customer
The book sounded promising but ended up not bei g as useful as I hoped. Check it carefully to make sure it is going to be useful for you
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
If I could give 10 stars to a book, this one would certainly deserve it
By S. Skinner
I have been doing extensive research on how to adapt Moodle for mobile learning as well as how to add some game-based structure to Moodle courses (e.g., creating levels and incentives for learners to move from one level to the other one). This book has given me more answers than I was hoping for, not only in terms of how to use Moodle for mobile learning, but also in terms of Moodle best practices as a whole. It is also perfectly written. Could not clearer, and could not be more timely for the current eLearning trends. Kudos and thank you to the author!!
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