Moodle For Dummies

Moodle For Dummies

by Radana Dvorak


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Moodle For Dummies by Radana Dvorak

The fun and friendly guide to the world's most popular onlinelearning management system

Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, also knownas Moodle, is an online learning management system that createsopportunities for rich interaction between educators and theiraudience. However, the market has been lacking a simple,easy-to-understand guide that covers all the essentials ofMoodle-until now. Using straightforward language and anentertaining tone to decipher the intricate world of Moodle, thisbook provides you with the resources you need to take advantage ofall the eLearning and eTraining possibilities that Moodleoffers.

  • Offers a hands-on approach to learning Moodle, therevolutionary online learning management system
  • Uses simple language peppered with good humor to break down thecomplexities of Moodle into easily digested pieces ofinformation
  • Caters to the specific needs of teachers and business trainersby providing the resources they need

Moodle For Dummies provides you with the tools you needto acquire a solid understanding of Moodle and start implementingit in your courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470949429
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 650,161
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Radana Dvorak has been involved in computer-based training since 1989. As an adjunct professor at PSU Graduate School of Education, she teaches trainers and educators how to use Moodle. She also heads a company that designs software tools.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Started with Moodle.

Chapter 1: Discovering Moodle and What You Can Do.

Chapter 2: Designing Great Moodle Courses.

Chapter 3: Building Your Course Front Page.

Chapter 4: Creating Your Course.

Part II: Creating and Managing Course Content.

Chapter 5: Adding Content to Your Course: Resources.

Chapter 6: Adding Audio and Video to Your Course by Using FreeSoftware.

Chapter 7: Grading Learners’ Progress and Knowledge.

Part III: Adding Activities to Your Moodle Course.

Chapter 8: Adding Communication Modules.

Chapter 9: Adding Collaborative Modules.

Chapter 10: Creating Assignments.

Chapter 11: Quizzing and Testing in Moodle.

Chapter 12: Using Databases to Share Resources and Adding theLatest News via RSS.

Part IV: Moodle Management.

Chapter 13: Administering Moodle Courses.

Chapter 14: Managing Course Data, Reports, Logs, andStatistics.

Part V: The Parts of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Questions to Ask before Building and LaunchingYour Course.

Chapter 16: Ten Creative Ways to Keep Your Learners Involved inYour Course.


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Moodle for Dummies 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew nothing abt Moodle before being hired by a client to install and configure it. This is a good intro, but there's so much to the program it's impossible to cover it completely. The author keeps saying, "talk to your admin." I guess if you wear that hat as well, you're expected to be using additional resources. Good if you're running an existing Moodle install, but only so-so if you're starting from scratch as an admin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago