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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Foolish Assumptions

For starters, I assume you've heard how online education, or eLearning, is changing education. You've heard about Web academies, credit recovery, and completing college and university courses to gain diplomas, certificates, and degrees online. You may have possibly taken a class online. Right now, you may be thinking, “Yes, this must be something important, and I better get involved.” Here are some other assumptions I make:

  • You're somehow involved in education and/or training but don't have any previous experience with Moodle or other similar software.
  • You have an inquisitive nature and aren't afraid of trying new technologies. You have an appetite to learn and share your knowledge.
  • You have a computer and an Internet connection and possess the basic skills to use them. These skills include (but are not limited to)
    • • Sending/receiving e-mail messages and attaching documents to and downloading them from e-mail messages
    • • Manipulating word processing documents, such as Word, PDF, and Open Docs files.
    • • Navigating your computer hard drive or USB drive to find files
    • • Organizing files and folders, creating new files, and saving files in correct places on your computer
  • You have access to Moodle or can download it. Moodle is free, but you may need a Moodle partner or Internet service provider (ISP) to host your Moodle site.
  • You (or your system administrator) are willing to read parts of this book to get your Moodle course up and running. Doing so doesn't really ...

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