Moodle 1.9 Multimedia
By Joao Pedro Soares Fernandes
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: May 2009
Pages: 272

In Detail

In today's world, multimedia can provide a more engaging experience for learners. You can embed your own audio, link to pages off-site, or pull a YouTube video into your course. You can use feature-rich quizzes that allow you to assess your students, or provide them with tools and feedback to test their own knowledge. All these require standard procedures and cutting-edge tools.

Selecting tools to make multimedia integration in Moodle faster, simpler, and more precise is not child's play.

This book provides you with everything you need to include sound, video, animation, and more in your Moodle courses. You'll develop Moodle courses that you are proud of, and that your students enjoy.

This book covers integration of multimedia into Moodle, covering major multimedia elements such as images, audio, and video. It will take you through these elements in detail where you will learn how to create, edit, and integrate these elements into Moodle. The book is written around the design of an online course called "Music for Everyday Life" using Moodle, where teachers and students create, share, and discuss multimedia elements. You will also learn how to use Web 2.0 tools to create images, audio, and video and then we will take a look at the web applications that allow easy creation, collaboration, and sharing of multimedia elements. Finally, you will learn how to interact with students in real-time using a particular online phone service and a desktop sharing application.

A clear, step-by-step guide to create and add sound, video, animation, and interaction to your Moodle courses

Approach

The book is written in a tutorial style where you work through examples that describe how you can create multimedia applications using Moodle and integrate your existing multimedia resources into your Moodle course. It also tells you how to use multimedia effectively giving ideas and best practices.

Who this book is for

The book is primarily aimed at teachers and trainers who run professional courses and have experience in the use of Moodle. At the same time, it is not necessary to have an advanced technical background to create multimedia elements, as the tasks will be simple and as little time consuming as possible, relevant to everyday use.

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