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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 2: Using a Glossary to create a "word of the day" feature

Aim: Help motivate students by providing random individual words

Moodle modules: Glossary and Block

Extra programs: None

Ease of setup: *

It's good to be able to provide a fun element to language learning when we can. One element of surprise we can introduce easily is a "word of the day". When students open the course page, they'll be rewarded with a new word, its definition, and a link to the glossary.

This is relatively simple to set up. It provides students with a surprise word, either every day or every time they refresh the page, depending on the settings. The word comes from one of the glossaries we'll need to have set up first. We can include links back to the glossary. ...

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