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Engaging learners in Moodle – part 1

Foster independent learning through the thoughtful design of your Moodle course. Courses that simply contain lists of links to a teacher’s favourite web sites and documents are unlikely to be independently explored by students no matter what the circumstance. This article illustrates how students can be enticed to explore the resources and activities of a Moodle course by embedding hyperlinks into a simple narrative. As students follow links from the narrative, they discover additional resources to meander through. The ‘book’ activity in particular is a great tool for packaging resources into a single page in a format that facilitates this sort of investigative meandering. Continue reading

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