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Moodle for Mobile Learning by Mark Aberdour

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Chapter 8. Communicating with Mobile Users

In this chapter we look at communication—one of Quinn's 4 Cs of mobile learning. Moodle has a wide range of communication tools and we explore how these can be used in a mobile learning context.

Setting up a group discussion

Online communication tools are split between synchronous (where users interact in real-time, such as in a chat room) and asynchronous (where users interact over multiple browser sessions, such as a discussion forum). Asynchronous tools are really useful for mobile learning when users can reasonably be expected to be online at different times but may wish to access and contribute to the discussion at any time of day—especially if it's homework or assessment related. Moodle discussion ...

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