Moodle course design made simple

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A short overview of simple course design concepts using Moodle, presented by Mark Drechsler at the 2012 Murdoch Teaching & Learning Forum (http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Teaching-and-Learning-Forum/)

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Moodle course design made simple

  1. 1. Moodle course design made simple Mark Drechsler
  2. 2. To design a Moodle course there are afew key ideas to understand, namely: –Topics; –Context (labels); –Content (resources & activities); –Learning paths; and –Blocks.
  3. 3. A topic is sort of like a learning module - it is a self-containedspace where you can add context and content.
  4. 4. Labels are used in Moodle to addcontext, i.e. a description of what the content is about.If the content is the food, think of the context as the menu.
  5. 5. The content is the actual stuff youwant your learners to engage with.It can be resources (like documentfolders or video), or activities (likea forum, assignment, quiz or wiki).
  6. 6. Moodle is designed in a way which encourages course designers to build in learning paths. Note that you dont have to do this, but it can often be a logical way of structuring a course.
  7. 7. Additional information for your course that exists independentlyfrom learning paths can be added using blocks. Blocks are also good for aggregating information.
  8. 8. Got that?• Now: – Keep it simple – Let the pedagogy guide the technology, not the other way around – Have fun!

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