Moodle Course Design Best Practices

Moodle Course Design Best Practices
By Susan Smith Nash, Michelle Moore

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Learn the best practices to design and develop interactive and highly effective Moodle courses

About This Book

  • Explore Moodle's course development features like themes, social media plugins and archiving content
  • Bring together instructional materials, social interaction, and student management functions in your courses
  • An easy-to-follow guide to help you create or update your Moodle course

Who This Book Is For

This book can be used by training managers, teachers, instructors, Moodle administrators, instructional technologists, instructional designers, and e- learning entrepreneurs.

If you are looking for a very easy and convenient way to organize learning activities along with group projects and activities, then this book is for you. Some prior experience with Moodle would be helpful, and it would also be helpful if you understand the basics of using HTML and how to work with different multimedia file formats and social media.

What You Will Learn

  • Set up a template for a series of courses
  • Design the appearance of your course
  • Manage the resources and activities of your course
  • Organize your course content effectively
  • Set up instructional materials for your course
  • Select and set up assessments
  • Include effective instructional strategies in your course
  • Archive your course content for reuse

In Detail

Moodle Course Design Best Practices is a practical guide that will teach you how to use the tools available in Moodle to develop unique courses for many kinds of organizations.

You will be able to utilize the themes that have been contributed by developers. You can incorporate many different types of course materials and interactive assessments. You will also learn how to modify the structure and presentation of resources, activities, and assessments to create courses for individual use, cohorts, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The use of the various multimedia features to enhance your Moodle courses is also explained in this book.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #113845 in Books
  • Published on: 2014-03-25
  • Released on: 2014-04-17
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x .29" w x 7.50" l, .51 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 100 pages

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Susan Smith Nash

Susan Smith Nash, who has been involved in the design, development, and administration of eLearning programs and courses since earning her Ph.D. in the late 1990s, has developed and administered online courses on many platforms, using many different learning management systems. She is responsible for developing degree and certificate programs delivered in online and hybrid formats and has worked on implementing eLearning in universities, corporations, and associations. The author of the awardwinning eLearning blog ELearning Queen and several books on eLearning, Susan Smith Nash has focused on developing courses that optimize user experience and enhance performance, outcomes, and course persistence/completion. Her portfolio of publications includes peerreviewed articles and books, including the following: • The video Moodle for Training and Professional Development, Packt Publishing, 2013 • The book ELearning Success: From Courses to Careers, Texture Press, 2012 • The book ELearner Survival Guide, Texture Press, 2011 • The book Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques, Packt Publishing, 2010

Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore, a former middle school math teacher, has been an advocate for Moodle since discovering it more than ten years ago during the writing of a review of learning management systems while completing her master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Enamored with Moodle's capabilities and its foundation in social constructionism, it wasn't long before Michelle's passion led her to a fulltime position in training and providing support for educators and trainers in schools, universities, and businesses across North America. Since then, Michelle has helped thousands of Moodlers leverage Moodle's features to design quality online, blended, and mobile learning experiences. Michelle is an energetic, awardwinning speaker who presents regularly at MoodleMoots and educational technology conferences worldwide on the use of Moodle, with a strong emphasis on pedagogy and best practices. Michelle is pursuing a doctorate in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas where she is actively researching online education and constructivist teaching methods. Follow Michelle on Twitter at @michelledmoore or visit her blog at

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5Excellent content
By Kindle Customer
Well written and Informative

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1One Star
By le palmec
No pictures ! Design !?

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2Maybe could be good for very beginners
By Michal Otroszczenko
This book has only 100 pages, and many of them are copies of previous content. Maybe could be good for very beginners, but for me lacks real examples and more usefull content.

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