Musings on using Masterfully using Moodle with Mobile

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These are slides to support Jason Neiffer's "Musings on using Masterfully using Moodle with Mobile," at the 2012 Mountain Moot in Helena, MT.

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Musings on using Masterfully using Moodle with Mobile

  1. Mountain  Moot  2012   31  May  2012             Jason  Neiffer   Montana  Digital  Academy   Twi=er:  @techsavvyteach  h=p://www.techsavvyteacher.com   h=p://www.neiffer.com    
  2. Apps  Mobile  Browser  
  3. §  mTouch   §  iPhone/iPod  Touch:  $2.99   §  iPad:  $2.99   §  Works  with  Moodle  1  or  2    §  mPage   §  iPhone/iPod  Touch:  $1.99   §  iPad:  $1.99   §  **  Required  installaOon  of  server  soQware   (generally  not  available  on  commercially   hosted  Moodle  sites)   §  Works  with  Moodle  1  or  2  §  Moodle   §  NaOve  app  by  core   §  iOS,  eventually  Android   §  Free!   §  …sOll  quite  limited  in  funcOonality  but  will   likely  improve  substanOally  over  Ome.   §  Works  with  Moodle  2  §  Droodle   §  Android   §  Free   §  Limited  funcOonality?  
  4. §  Moodle  1:  Install  mobile  theme  for   individual  courses  and/or  users  §  Moodle  2:  Install  one  theme  for   desktop  browsers  and  an  opOonal   theme  for  mobile  
  5. Example:   PowerPoint    Downloadable  document   Avoid:         Downloads  that       might  not  work       well  on  mobile         Instead:     vs.   Use  Web  2.0  tools   Slideshare   that  have  great   mobile   experiences   Example  Tools:  Slideshare,  Scribd,  DocStoc  
  6. Example:   PDF     Avoid:   Word/PDF   PDF  in  Moodle           documents  that       befuddle  the   smaller  screen             Instead:   vs.  Moodle-­‐based  Web  Page   CraQ  pages  in   Moodle’s  web   page  creator  for  a   be=er  experience  
  7. Example:   Avoid:   Video     Large  media   downloads  unless  .mov  file  hosted  in  Moodle           they  are       absolutely   necessary             Instead:   vs.   Moodle-­‐based  Web  Page   If  possible,  use  a   commercial   service  (Viemo/ YouTube)  which   scales  to  mobile   Example  Tools:  YouTube/Viemo  
  8. Example:   Hyperlinks     Avoid:   Hyperlinks           Paragraphs  of       text  with  lots  of   hyperlinks             Instead:   vs.  Bu=on-­‐based  links   Create  bu=ons   whenever   possible  
  9. Test  your  unique   plugins  on  the   mobile  theme  
  10. §  Technical  Challenges   §  Flash  (iOS  Plagorm  and  many  low-­‐end   Android  devices);  counts  out  a  lot  of  rich   content  and  also  PowerSpeak,  NROC   Algebra  I;  PLATO  and  other  curriculum   pieces)   §  CompaObility  with  Moodle  AcOviOes  (iOS   and  Android)  §  Access  Challenges   §  Mobile  broadband  access  can  be  limited   in  Montana   §  Digital  divide  is  likely  a  larger  issue  in  the   mobile  space  than  in  the  desktop/laptop   computer  space  §  Student  Challenges   §  Students  need  training  on  devices,   especially  as  a  learning  device  §  Local  Site  Challenges   §  RestricOve  policies  prevent  usage  of   devices  in  some  buildings   §  Li=le  support  locally  for  students  facing   technical  issues  on  mobile  devices  
  11. Jason  Neiffer   Montana  Digital  Academy   Twi=er:  @techsavvyteach  h=p://www.techsavvyteacher.com   h=p://www.neiffer.com    

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