Overview on Moodle 2.0 books

Moodle 2.0 has been out now since November 25th 2010, yes its been 6 months already, and so far there are 5 books out which focus on Moodle 2.0. So here is the list of books, and a short comment about each.

Hope I didn’t miss any out. If there are others, please let me know and I will add to my list.


Moodle Add-ons by Michael de Raadt and Gavin Henrick
Whether you are a developer, teacher, administrator or project manager, if you wish to enhance your Moodle site with add-ons, this book will provide advice for evaluating add-ons and also help you to identify some great add-ons that will enrich specific aspects of your platform.

Check out the reviews on moodleblog.net
Moodle 2.0 for Business Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner’s Guide by Jason Cole, Jeanne Cole, and Gavin Henrick (me)
Is refreshingly different from the other Moodle books in that its focus is not on students in an educational institution learning, say geography; rather; it concentrates on another major global use of Moodle commercial enterprise.” – Mary Cooch
Check out the reviews on moodleblog.net Moodle for education and business


Moodle 2.0 First Look Moodle 2.0 First Look by Mary Cooch
“Overall the book has been a joy to read, with a well-paced and friendly narrative. The key changes are highlighted and the new features well explained. If you currently use Moodle 1.9 and are even thinking about Moodle 2.0, if you havent already bought this book, my only suggestion is go get it!” – ghenrick
Check out the review here


Moodle GradebookMoodle Gradebook by Rebecca Barrington
The introduction is a great primer about the gradebook, providing a strong overview of what the key features are and how it can be used. It is short and to the point and leaves the reader ready to target the areas which are of most interest to them.
Check out our review here


Moodle 2.0 Administration by Alex Alex Buchner
“In some ways, its an impossible dream to try to cover everything about Moodle 2 administration in 370 pages, however Alex provides a good overview of all aspects of Moodle 2 administration which is useful to both the newcomer to Moodle and to those experienced with Moodle already.”
Check out the review here and on moodleblog.net


Moodle-Multimedia-CookbookMoodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook by Silvina P. Hillar
“Each chapter focuses on a different multimedia effect. If you don’t have the time to work your way through a long tutorial, then this is the book for you. The step-by-step recipes are independent from each other so you can dip in and out of the book to add great effects to your course as and when you need them.”
Check out the review on Moodleblog.net


Science-Teaching-with-Moodle Science Teaching with Moodle 2.0 by Vincent Stoker
“In conclusion ,this is an easy to read, easy to follow book. In parts I think the explanations are a bit cursory but the payback for this is that a teacher reading the book wont be overwhelmed by non-essential technical detail and can simply get on with their job.”
Check out the review on moodleblog.net and on elearningqueen here


Moodle JavaScript Cookbook Moodle JavaScript Cookbook by Alastair Hole
“This is a cookbook that contains a list of recipes explaining step-by-step how to use JavaScript in Moodle. The first two chapters concentrate on the basics of how to start working with JavaScript and the YUI while the later chapters show how to use these techniques as a basis for implementing more complete functionality.”


Moodle 2.0 Course Conversion by Ian Wild
This book shows you the quickest way to start using Moodle and e-learning, by bringing your existing lesson materials into Moodle. Demonstrates quick ways to improve your course, taking advantage of multimedia and collaboration.



Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development by William Rice
A straightforward coverage of installing and using the Moodle system, suitable for newcomers as well as existing Moodle users who want to get a few tips. A unique course-based approach focuses your attention on designing well-structured, interactive, and successful courses.

Check out the review on moodleblog.net


History Teaching with Moodle 2 by J Mannion
Follow the creation of a history course that includes activities for all age groups, with subjects ranging from the medieval times up to the fall of the Third Reich. Make your students ‘ homework more exciting by enabling them to watch videos of historical documentaries, participate in group discussions, and complete quizzes from home.
Check out the review on moodleblog.net


eBook: Moodle 2.0 with Microsoft Technologies by Alex Pearce
If you are faced with having to deploy Moodle 2 internally on a Microsoft platform without any external help, then this is a book that will certainly help you in the right direction.



The File Picker
Moodle 2.0 The File Picker by Sue Harper
The release of Moodle 2 is the most significant upgrade to Moodle since its initial release in 2002. Much has been said about the new features, new architecture and new focus on Moodle being more ‘pluggable with a multitude of other systems.

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9 Responses to Overview on Moodle 2.0 books

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    • admin says:

      Thanks for that Sue, any chance of a review copy? or has someone else done a review I can link to?

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  4. Vinny says:

    Hi, Science Teaching with Moodle 2.0 was written by myself – Vincent Stocker not the person mentioned above.

    I’m glad you liked it, and found it useful.

  5. peter says:

    Great list.

    For completeness sake I would add the following recent Moodle 2.0 book

    Moodle 2.0 Course Conversion

    This book is about converting worksheets, notes etc. to Moodle


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