The presentation is titled Moodle Do’s and Don’ts: “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” and focuses on Moodle course layouts. I’m glad I took the time to watch and learn from the presentation recording and slideshow. A link to the presentation is also available from the CEETBC.ning.com social networking site http://ceetbc.ning.com/.
View the presentation (Elluminate): http://bit.ly/g2wDHf
The presentation showcases some best practices in Moodle course design and layout, stressing
- limited text,
- consistent design,
- easy to navigate,
- contextualization of directions and information,
- use summaries and concise descriptions, and
- the addition of images to the layout
In the “Good” section of the presentation Sandy highlights courses that exemplify those characteristics to a ‘t’¹. A full list of Sandy’s “Do’s and Don’ts” are available at http://ceetbc.ning.com/ (please note that you must register to access Ning social networks, but if you’re a Moodler then this is a great social network to join).
Below is a screenshot of the presentation and an example of “Good” course layout:
¹Note that at least one of the “Good” examples shown is from OLI at Carnegie Mellon, which is not Moodle-based.