Providing Learning Resources

Introduction to Unit 2

1. The role of learning resources

Learning resources, often seen as the raw material of learning, come in many forms. In traditional education, a textbook is often the main learning resource, providing the core content students are expected to master. But most courses also offer additional readings, examples, cases, problems, and exercises. Logistical resources are also necessary for guiding students in courses, such as the syllabus or calendar, study guides, instructions, assessment guidelines, etc. 

Accordingly, Moodle offers many options for providing learning resources, some seemingly as traditional as the Book (although in fact, the Moodle Book resource is anything but traditional), to an interactive Lesson and opportunities to develop resources collaboratively with students. Some resources can be built inside Moodle, and others can be uploaded, or merely linked to.