A must watch Moodle Design Presentation by Stephan Schmidt @ozesteph1992 (+ 13 helpful videos)

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If you’re not planning on attending any upcoming Moot or local presentation, have no fear: you can have your own personal professional development session about Moodle just by sitting back at your computer and listening to Stephan Schmidt’s “Think Outside the Square with Moodle” presentation recorded this past April 6th.  Of the session Stephan (@ozesteph1992) says,

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I will show you how to think outside the square with Moodle, by showing you an alternative way to build your online course – a technique/principle that works around the scroll of death in Moodle…..well sort of.   Let’s build the shell together and you enter your own content.

The 2 hour session highlights Stephan’s background in working with Moodlers and different LMSs and how he’s managed to create some of the most striking Moodle sites and courses (that hardly look like Moodle).  You might say that much of his success comes from putting himself in users’ shoes and asking “what looks good?”  He goes on to explain and showcase several tips and tricks that even the non-tech savvy can exploit to create fresh, consistently laid out and navigation friendly Moodle courses.*

You can watch the entire session, all of the supporting tutorial videos and presentation slides by visiting http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/content/think-outside-square-moodle-6-april-2011

Just one example of Stephan's anti scroll Moodle design...

Below is the first of 13 short videos that also help to illustrate Stephan’s presentation [direct link: http://www.screenr.com/Qy3]

For all of the resources go to: http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/content/think-outside-square-moodle-6-april-2011

*Note that many of the features and methods that Stephan employs are made possible by the Book module which is not a standard Moodle module.