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Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques by William Rice, Susan Smith Nash

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How does learning take place in an online course?

If you are new to e-learning, you might think of an online course as something that involves a great deal of reading, and perhaps a certain number of videos in which you watch a professor delivering a lecture to a group in a traditional classroom, as he/she etches something you can't quite see on a dusty chalkboard. The dominant mode in such a setting is passive, and the very idea of this experience may give you a bit of a sinking feeling. How can you learn if you're falling asleep?

Well the good news is that you're likely to be kept wide awake in e-learning courses, both online and mobile. You're going to be engaged and active in ways that you may never have expected from an educational setting. ...

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