This book is a comprehensive, hands-on guide to Moodle, the
open source course management system (CMS) for online
learning and as a supplement to face-to-face learning.
Updated for the latest version, this edition explains how
Moodle works, with plenty of examples and best practices for
its many features and plug-in modules. Moodle gives teachers
and trainers powerful tools for assignments, forums,
journals, quizzes, surveys, chat rooms, and workshops.
Jason Cole is currently the academic technology manager at San Francisco State University, where he's responsible for managing a Blackboard implementation that has over 15,000 users. A member of the Moodle community, he has developed a student data integration tool for the system, and contributed to discussions regarding a document management system and object model for version 2.0. Jason earned a Ph.D. in educational technology from the University of Northern Colorado.Helen Foster is a Moodle administrator for the site with the most users (over 300,000 at the time of writing) - Moodle.org - and holds a key Moodle role of Documentation Steward. Helen is a facilitator for the Using Moodle course, which provides free 24-hour support for Moodle users worldwide.Prior to relocating to Belgium, Helen was the Information Learning Technology Manager at Alton College in the UK, where she implemented Moodle and managed the development the third-party Object module and other Moodle code. Helen has a BSc. in Mathematics from the University of London and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cambridge.