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  • Best practices: Five design strategies to engage your students

    Engaging students in fresh and interesting ways can definitely be a challenge in the classroom even more so in the online arena. Here are some design strategies that you can use in Moodle™ and joule to engage your students.

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  • Improving in-class discussion using Moodle™ Tools: Part 1

    Focusing on the principles of priming integrating and reinforcing this two part series will introduce you to some low threshold applications of Moodle™ 🔗 and joule taking your in-class discussions from ghost town to boomtown.

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  • Best practices: Making an impact with Moodle™ and Joule

    Low Threshold Applications (LTAs) refer to the application of instructional technology that is reliable easy to learn and non-intimidating.

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  • Best practices: 10 tips and tricks for adding SCORM into Moodle™ and Joule 2

    Today I’m going to focus on the best practices for adding SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) packages into your Moodle™ 2 and Joule 2 courses. Many people have a love/hate relationship with SCORM but once you learn these valuable tips and tricks I think you’ll start to fall in love and alleviate any frustrations you may have.

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  • Best practices: Creating successful online courses for newbies

    For many seasoned educators teaching can be a breeze. Teaching online on the other hand is an entirely different gust of wind which presents its own unique set of challenges.

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  • Best practices: Using the Drag-and-Drop Matching question type in a quiz activity

    With the latest release of joule 2 instructors can now add the Drag-and-Drop Matching question type into a Quiz activity. This question type allows users to drag answer to a question. It is great for sorting information especially information that is visual in nature phased or process-oriented.

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  • A little Joule holiday cheer

    With a new Joule 2.3 release coming right in step with the holiday season Learning Solutions would like to spread some seasonal cheer (“Jouletide” joy) by highlighting two of the fantastic new features that will be available to instructors after the Dec. 28 product release.

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  • Best practices: Using the Moodle™ Lesson activity for differentiated learning experiences

    One of my favorite features in Moodle™ is the Lesson activity. Why do I love the Lesson activity so much? Simply put it enables instructors to create differentiated learning paths for students or groups of students by strategically sequencing learning activities throughout a series of web pages. These differentiated learning paths also make it easier for instructors to remediate learning for their students.

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  • Best practices: Effective use of fonts in online course design

    As learning continues to thrive beyond the confines of the traditional face-to-face classroom and into exciting new e-learning and virtual environments the need to design courses that are pedagogically sound and quality-driven is a must.

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