Moodle is an open source virtual learning environment that is widely used in schools and businesses, specifically multimedia elements to enhance the user experience.
Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook provides quick recipes to make your Moodle courses more fun and engaging for your audience, taking you beyond the standard.
This cookbook will take you from your basic Moodle course to having a fully-fledged interactive user experience. We start by creating the user experience itself, moving to working with maps and charts before exploring how to embed audio, video and music to really make your Moodle course all it can be for your users.
With practical examples presented in the style of recipes, this book is designed for you to be able to dip in and out as you need, only using the multimedia options that you want at the time.
Who this book is for
This cookbook is designed specifically for teachers who want to begin creating interactive and engaging Moodle courses by utilizing the multimedia capabilities of Moodle.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Silvina P. Hilar
Silvina P. Hillar is an Italian who has been teaching English since 1993. She has always had a great interest in teaching, writing, and composing techniques and has done a lot of research on this subject. She has been investigating and using mind mapping for more than ten years in order to embed it into teaching.
She is an English teacher, a Certified Legal Translator (English/Spanish), and has a Postgraduate degree in Education (graduated with Honors).
She has been working in several schools and institutes with native English speaking students, and as an independent consultant for many international companies working as an interpreter, translator, and VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) course designer.
She has always had a passion for technological devices concerning education. Former videos and cassettes were a must in her teaching lessons, and computer was, and still is, present. Her brother, Gastón C. Hillar, designed some programs and games for her teaching. Lately, she is teaching using Moodle and the Web 2.0. She believes that one of the most amazing challenges in education is bridging the gap between classic education and modern technologies.
She has been doing a lot of research on multimedia assets that enhance teaching and learning through VLE platforms. She tries to embed the learning of students through new resources which are appealing and innovative for them. Thus, multimedia stimulates different thinking skills, as well as multiple intelligences.
She has authored three books at Packt Publishing, which are Moodle 1.9: The English Teacher's Cookbook, Moodle 2 Multimedia Cookbook, and MindMapping with FreeMind.