Packt Publishing and veteran pedagogue Susan Smith Nash’s partnership is long-enduring. The third edition of Moodle 3.x Teaching Techniques suggests it.
Moodle 3 has answered many prayers from the Moodle community to improve intuitiveness and usability. It also has increased its integration with mobile and social media. But, as Susan shows, ensuring you have an underlying purpose for your Moodle triggers the true learning power of Moodle’s features.
Susan takes the reader along a narrative of development phases. However, she emphasizes that you should not start anything before answering a simple question: “What do you want students to be able to do at the end of the course?“. Only after defining goals and priorities can a teacher best consider content and path. The book showcases solutions to offer the most motivating activities for a given topic. It suggests ways to fit the solutions to maximize interaction and help between students.
After all, Moodle is Open Source. It supports the idea that communities, more than individual people, build knowledge. Moodle is compatible with new, collective learning experiences.
The book includes brief ideas about pedagogy interchange with creating a Moodle course. While it assumes a basic Moodle skill, the book serves as seasoning practice.
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