2-3-98: Moodle Soup: Many Uses for Many TastesPresentation Transcript
Moodle Soup: Many Uses for Many Tastes Clark Shah-Nelson, Coordinator of Online Education SUNY Delhi College of Technology Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike: Clark Shah-Nelson, 2008.
Appetizer: Something Fried
First found Moodle:
Some accidental stumble upon
After years of using a commercial LMS and having NONE of my requested enhancements come to fruition…
Hey! An LMS that I can install on my own computer?
Hey! An LMS that I can install multiple instances of very easily on a $5.00 a month shared hosting site???
Hey! Second Appetizer: Escargots
An LMS user community that I can share with, learn from, and grow and develop with?
I can report bugs, suggest changes, vote on enhancements, and even edit the code to suit my needs?
Salad: Tabouli Design/Layout
Easy to follow chronological sequence through learning events
3rd party blocks for added functionality - browse, download and install from moodle.org
AJAX for moving and dragging items
Soup: Gaspacho Features
Types of resources and activities
Number and type of blocks for funtionality
High level of customizability in administration
Easily embed media from other sites and incorporate other sites into courses
Test, demo site for prospective students, committees, discussion groups, faculty exchange, replace email lists with courses that go beyond email lists
TCO or TAC - bottom line: least expensive, most feature-rich, easy-to-use LMS
Dessert: Mousse Open vs. Enterprise
Rich community of user forums, tutorials, resources, bug tracker
Less Cost - at all levels
Luminis Message Broker Digester - $0
WebCTimport tool - $0
Just as stable and more feature-rich
More social networking capability, Web 2.0
Quicker to gain new features
Did I mention cost?
Aperitif: Faculty Members
Concerned about training:
Took much less time than WebCT to learn
Easier to use
Exciting new possibilities
iPod training program
Concerned about converting courses:
We do that for them
Webctimport plugin from moodle.org
Turkish Coffee: Students
Love the new system:
Easier to navigate than WebCT
Like having images of fellow students
Easier to follow discussions
Nap Time: Coordinator
Faculty are more self-sufficient
More fun to administer
More focus on training
Hosted in expert environment
High level of customization
More funds for faculty development
Rapid Eye Movement: Staff
More interested in using the LMS for training and staff development
See LMS as a way to reach students
Involved with Moodle Orientation for students
No noticable difference for registration, enrollments, etc.