Moodle Book: Simply a ‘resource’ or
can it also be an ‘activity’ ?
Anne Jamie
a.jamie@napier.ac.uk
MoodleMoot 2014
Moodle
Book
Content
Resource
Hierarchical
Structure
Text, Tables,
Images, Symbols
& Equations
Links to
Files, Activities
&...
What is a Moodle Book ?
Facility that easily enables users to create multiple
page resources in online book format
Struc...
Hierarchical
Structure
Text, Tables,
Images, Symbols
& Equations
Links to
Files, Activities
& Multimedia
Other
Innovative
...
Advantages of Using Books
Enhanced presentation and design
Method for unifying diverse content ...
text, images, files &...
Potential Uses for Book
By modifying book permissions and using
Moodle’s group / grouping feature it is possible
to use i...
Engagement
Pedagogical
Practices
Future Proofing
(Review & Quality)
Faculty
TEL Curriculum
& Support
Collaborative
Activit...
Engagement
Pedagogical
Practices
Future Proofing
(Review & Quality)
Faculty
TEL Curriculum
& Support
Collaborative
Activit...
Group Projects
Using group/grouping constrains access to group members
Further Advantages
Columns can be added to grades area to facilitate
recording of marks for ‘student’ book activities
Sh...
Additional Points
Caveat ... currently requires initial involvement
during book creation from user with higher level
perm...
Moodle Development
New resource / activity ... ‘workbook’
has been created by University
VLE Development Team
This modif...
Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care
Anne Jamie, Learning Technologist
a...
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Moodle book: simply a ‘resource’ or can it also be an ‘activity’ Anne Jamie

  1. 1. Moodle Book: Simply a ‘resource’ or can it also be an ‘activity’ ? Anne Jamie a.jamie@napier.ac.uk MoodleMoot 2014
  2. 2. Moodle Book Content Resource Hierarchical Structure Text, Tables, Images, Symbols & Equations Links to Files, Activities & Multimedia Potential Innovative Uses
  3. 3. What is a Moodle Book ? Facility that easily enables users to create multiple page resources in online book format Structured as chapter and sub-chapters Easy to print chapter or sub-chapter Content can be entered directly in book or composed in Word then copied/pasted into book (also facility to import from HTML) Can import and export books between modules (easy to reuse or share books)
  4. 4. Hierarchical Structure Text, Tables, Images, Symbols & Equations Links to Files, Activities & Multimedia Other Innovative Uses Example of Moodle Book
  5. 5. Advantages of Using Books Enhanced presentation and design Method for unifying diverse content ... text, images, files & links to multimedia Provides a logical, hierarchical structure Enables users to navigate through content more efficiently and easily Interconnected content enables better signposting of activities, course materials and improved learning journey
  6. 6. Potential Uses for Book By modifying book permissions and using Moodle’s group / grouping feature it is possible to use it for:  Individual Student Portfolios  Peer to Peer Teaching & Feedback  Group Projects Aligns with the key principles of University’s 3E Framework by empowering students to drive their own learning
  7. 7. Engagement Pedagogical Practices Future Proofing (Review & Quality) Faculty TEL Curriculum & Support Collaborative Activities Individual Student Portfolios Using individual group/grouping constrains access to single user
  8. 8. Engagement Pedagogical Practices Future Proofing (Review & Quality) Faculty TEL Curriculum & Support Collaborative Activities Peer to Peer Teaching / Feedback Group/grouping constraint applied initially but removed for P2P feedback
  9. 9. Group Projects Using group/grouping constrains access to group members
  10. 10. Further Advantages Columns can be added to grades area to facilitate recording of marks for ‘student’ book activities Sharing knowledge ... many academics are comfortable creating and using books so can cascade knowledge to students Potentially much easier to use than wiki ... some users have experienced issues so reluctant to use wiki again. More widespread knowledge of book so easier for staff to support student learning Easier to populate and duplicate than wiki ... create a ‘master’ book and copy
  11. 11. Additional Points Caveat ... currently requires initial involvement during book creation from user with higher level permissions to ensure access is configured appropriately thus enabling student to have editing rights for individual portfolio or group book Wiki has ‘comments’ and integral ‘tracking’ facility but book doesn’t have these features Portability of portfolios (books) ... with system adjustment it is possible for book content to be exported into IMS content package
  12. 12. Moodle Development New resource / activity ... ‘workbook’ has been created by University VLE Development Team This modified version of Moodle book has recently been made available to University staff Workbook enables a book to have questions embedded
  13. 13. Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care Anne Jamie, Learning Technologist a.jamie@napier.ac.uk

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