Having planned to experiment with Moodle for quite some time, two things
came together which made me finally get it going: One of my colleagues
at the publishing house I work for put this book on my desk, and I started
teaching a new course (on Computer Science Basics) that might profit from
a course management system.
So I've read the book which is primarily targeted at school teachers (not
University lecturers). Different from many technical books, this one doesn't
start with the details of installing and infinitely configuring the last
details of the software -- instead the authors show several standard
situations that can occur in teaching and explain how using Moodle might
help in these cases.
Even when things do get technical there's no need to start downloading
and installing -- the publishers, Open Source Press, provide a guest account
for a Moodle installation on their webserver which already contains several
of the course elements discussed in the book.
This is not a technical book for the Moodle hacker, but it's a gentle
introduction to Moodle's concepts, which does a lot to motivate readers
to start moodling.
Kay Hoeksema, Markus Kuhn
Unterrichten mit Moodle
Open Source Press; 1. Auflage 2008, 229 pages
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