"Moodle for Mobile Learning" will show you how you can transform your classroom by using mobile learning activities. You will learn how to create engaging mobile content in Moodle that will captivate your students and with the help of social media, students will be able to communicate and collaborate more effectively.
"Moodle for Mobile Learning" starts with the setting up of Moodle to enable effective learning through mobile devices. It ends by looking at different mobile activities that a teacher can use to engage their classroom. Along the way we have easy-to-follow, clear video instructions that will revolutionize the way you teach.
You will learn how to set up up Moodle, including theming for mobile devices and the new Moodle mobile app. You will discover different ways of creating innovative content and assessments for mobile devices. You will be able to use social media to interact with your students. Assessment and communication through mobile devices will add a new dimension to your course.
"Moodle for Mobile Learning" will help you to achieve a different classroom from the one you currently have. It will give you the skills and techniques to transform your teaching, through easy-to-follow, practical video tutorials.
Graeme has been involved with learning technology for over 10 years and has been a Moodle administrator for the last four years. He recently project managed his organization's move from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2.1. Graeme devised the concept for the soon-to-be-released Caboodle Moodle block. This block has been created through a combined project with five educational institutions, and aims to increase the student utilization of e-resources by making access to the resources easier.
Make your Moodle course easier to access, view, and use.
Main theme branding will be different to the MyMobile theme. Use of a responsive theme solves this.
Allow easier integration with your Moodle course through the official Moodle app.
Unsure which app to use? Look at the features of each app to help you decide.
Normal content may not work on a mobile device. Optimize your site to make sure it is accessible from mobiles.
Large files and wrong-format files may be difficult to download on mobile devices. Optimize these to offer the best user experience.
Move away from text-driven content and towards audio podcasts.
Previously, it was difficult for students to share images/videos they have recorded as evidence. Moodle activities can help with this sharing culture.
How can students and teachers store and use files from their mobiles.
Save time creating content that is already available. Use a SCORM unit to ensure that content will work within your Moodle environment.
Having to login to different websites can be frustrating but LTI can help solve this issue.
If your content is plain and dull, you can create an accessible, interactive, learning resource with XOT (Xerte Online Toolkits).
Articulate is a new package that can produce really interesting and exciting e-learning objects.
Cut down on dull activities. Use social media to engage participants.
Change your dull static Moodle course. Enable dynamic content with the use of Twitter feeds.
How can you collect a group of tweets together? Using Twitter hashtags.
Everyone is using Facebook instead of Moodle, so bring Facebook into your Moodle course.
Communication with students is proving to be difficult. Use Moodle to communicate with large amounts of students in different ways.
Stop sending lots of different e-mails to students. Use Moodle messaging to save time and effort.
Student not reading their e-mails? Immediately target students' favorite communication device and send a message to their phone.
Lack of having an engaging communication outside the classroom. Set up a forum to encourage peer discussion.
Students not able to use formative assessment when and where they want to? Mobile assessment will solve this problem
Swamped with the amount of marking? Set up self-marking, formative assessment quizzes to aid your students. Ensure that your quiz is displayed correctly on mobile devices.
There are lots of different questions you want to ask? The different question types should cater for all you needs.
Looking to engage your students with their assessments? Use audio and video assignments to do this.
Marking taking too long? Use the audio feedback to benefit you and your learners.
Are your classes always indoor and lacking engagement? Get your students outside with their mobiles on a learning walk.
Do your students use a lot of evidence in their courses? Create a database activity to collate these together.
Are your English Literature classes very dry and textbook based? Use audio to enliven and enrich classes.
It can be difficult to type out a long web address on a mobile device. Use the power of QR code to direct people to your mobile learning resources.
Want to know what the respondents thought of your conference soon after they leave? Use the Moodle feedback tool to set up a survey they can complete on their phones.
Struggling to enable reflective practice in your learners? Use blogging as a tool to encourage self-reflection.
Are your students encountering difficulties when completing homework? Flip your classroom to empower your students to learn more effectively.
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