MoodleMonkey (http://twitter.com/moodlemonkey) part of the Leeds City College in the UK recently finished building a course to help explain the importance (and how easy it is) to build courses in Moodle (and really any online LMS) that present materials contextually.
Often, courses built in Moodle are a series of links to various webpages, documents and assignments without any lead-in or framing. By presenting materials contextually teachers can help students understand what topics will be covered and the general focus, layout and flow of the course materials. The course is available as a free download for teachers/schools to take for their own staffs and the lessons are easily learned and displayed.
It’s a great resource for any teachers new to Moodle who are looking to increase course quality.
- [Updated 3/23/2011]]Access the course here: http://moodle.leedscitycollege.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=6210
- Download the course from the link above.