MoodleMootUK 2010 - DataPlus and Mobile Moodle

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MoodleMootUK 2010 - DataPlus and Mobile Moodle

  1. 1. Mobile Moodle and DataPlus Anthony Forth Learning and Teaching Solutions
  2. 2. Mobile Moodle <ul><li>6000 iPhone users </li></ul><ul><li>Several thousand users of other mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>High level recognition of importance of mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Improved support through OU StudentHome, etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mobile Moodle <ul><li>Two initiatives in progress to improve Moodle for mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile interface </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile application for Android and iPhone </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Course page </li></ul><ul><li>Resource pages </li></ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul>
  5. 6. Mobile Application <ul><li>Shell application for Open University </li></ul><ul><li>Provide access to content packages produced via Moodle integration with Structured Content </li></ul><ul><li>Application manages content packages and can be used offline or online </li></ul><ul><li>Support for MP3 and MP4. </li></ul>
  6. 9. DataPlus <ul><li>Creation and collaborative contribution to database </li></ul><ul><li>Based on SQLite3 </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of simple non-relational databases </li></ul><ul><li>Potential to be expanded. </li></ul>
  7. 10. Database Module Issues <ul><li>Poor performance with larger datasets </li></ul><ul><li>Problems with search </li></ul><ul><li>Export </li></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of relational databases </li></ul>
  8. 19. Strategic Development Learning and Teaching Solutions The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA [email_address] http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/dataplus/

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