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Moodle: A Complete Guide: 3 in 1

Master Moodle and create powerful Gamified Moodle courses
Instructor:
Packt Publishing
190 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Design resources and activities using multimedia elements as well as Moodle’s resources
Set up study groups in order to create social interaction within the Moodle course
Design a wiki activity in order to use Moodle's social activities
Provide feedback to your students in several ways using Moodle or external tools
Create, upload, and use badges when finishing a graded activity and gamify your Moodle course

Are you looking forward to get well versed with performing various activities in moodle? Then this is the perfect course for you.

Moodle is one of the most popular open source platforms to create, manage, and organize content for courses. This comprehensive 3-in-1 course guides you to work with repositories and e-portfolios and organize the content to gamify the course. Similarly, you’ll gain interest in learning various other elements that can be added to a Moodle course in order to make it more attractive to students.

By the end of the course, you will be able to make the most of Moodle for teaching purposes along with having your own portable repositories for collaborative work.

Contents and Overview

This training program includes 2 complete courses, carefully chosen to give you the most comprehensive training possible.

The first course,  Moodle for Beginners hows you how to create both activities and resources, creating them in a Moodle course and also using external tools. We’ll enhance our Moodle course by creating external websites, blogs, videos, and channels in order to create a dynamic course. Furthermore, you’ll learn to work with repositories and e-portfolios and organize the content to gamify the course. You’ll learn how to deal with and organize information, edit, and share it.

The second course, Moodle Recipes is one of the most popular open source platforms to create, manage, and organize content for courses. It starts giving recipes on how to enhance the Moodle course using different types of external elements and embed them in it. Later it goes on adding social condiments as well as the creation of groups within Moodle. Afterwards, the course shows how to interact online and live among students, teachers, and parents.

The Third course,  Mastering Moodle shows how to create graded activities and exams, personalize grade-books, provide feedback, and award students with the use of badges in several ways using different tools. These may be within the Moodle course or external tools specific to such purposes. The course also covers applying gamification to Moodle. There are plenty of items that can be used in order to gamify a Moodle course. There are simple steps to bear in mind when designing and then applying for a Moodle course. Students can get badges for specific goals within the course. There are plenty of other elements that can be added to a Moodle course in order to make it more attractive to students. Blocks are also explored and added according to the needs of the course. Gamified courses need gamification blocks as well as certain plugins.

About the Authors:

Silvina P. Hillar is Italian and has been teaching English since 1993. She has always had a great interest in teaching and has done a lot of research on teaching methodologies and management techniques, and embedding them into e-learning and teaching. She has also explored different types of e-learning combining them with Moodle.

She also researches multimedia assets that enhance teaching and learning through VLE platforms. She tries to embed the learning of students through new resources that are appealing and innovative for them. In this way, she ensures that multimedia stimulates different thinking skills as well as multiple types of intelligence.

She is an English teacher, a Certified Legal Translator (English/Spanish), and has a postgraduate degree in Education (graduated with honors).She has worked at several schools and institutions with native English speaking students and students of English as a foreign language, and as an independent consultant for many international companies in the capacity of an Interpreter, Translator, and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Course Designer.

She has always had a passion for technological devices concerning education. Formerly, videos and cassettes were a must in her teaching lessons; the computer was, and still does, play a big role. Her brother, Gastón C. Hillar, designed some programs and games for her teaching. Lately, she has been teaching using Moodle and the Web. She believes that one of the most amazing challenges in education is bridging the gap between classic education and modern technologies.She has authored: Moodle 1.9: The English Teacher’s Cookbook, Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook, Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook second edition, Mind Mapping with FreeMind, and Moodle 2.3 Multimedia Video Course.When not tinkering with computers, she enjoys traveling with her son, Nico and her love, Jorge, with whom she spends wonderful time.

Moodle Recipes

Mastering Moodle

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6 hours on-demand video
Certificate of Completion