10 Things To Like About Moodle

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This presentation presents 10 characteristics of Moodle that have made it such a successful project.

This presentation presents 10 characteristics of Moodle that have made it such a successful project.

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  • 1. 10 Things to Like About Moodle Hans de Zwart Stoas Learning
  • 2. A promise in advance...
  • 3. No interactivity and no time for any questions...
  • 4. I like to talk about: The Internet Revolution ● Popular science writing ● (E-)Learning ● Philosophy ● Open source software (Linux!) ● Nintendo (DS) ● Juggling ● Civil rights in a digital sociecty ● Myself (as you are starting to notice...) ●
  • 5. The title is a shameless ploy
  • 6. The title is a shameless ploy
  • 7. I have been with Moodle for a quite a long time...
  • 8. Why did I stick with it?
  • 9. Alternatively: What makes Moodle so special?
  • 10. 10 reasons (relatively arbitrary)
  • 11. More conceptual than functional & More as a project than as a piece of software
  • 12. ...
  • 13. 0. Moodle's philosophy
  • 14. Constructivism, Constructionism and Social Constructivism
  • 15. The teaching paradox
  • 16. Forums, forums, forums & the humane interface
  • 17. CC-licensed photo by furryscaly
  • 18. Yochai Benkler: „Technology creates feasibility spaces for social practice. Some things become easier and cheaper, others become harder and more expensive to do or prevent under different technological conditions.“ Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:YochaiBenklerJI6.jpg
  • 19. Course Facilitator: This is by far the best online discussion we've had, in terms of participants responding to eachother. I think the most likely explanation is the overall appearance of the Moodle system (the Teletop facility wasn't that different, but somehow it didn't seem to encourage responses).
  • 20. 1. Moodle's Leadership
  • 21. Martin Dougiamas G'day! Image source: http://anamartos.wordpress.com/2008/11/15/antecedentes-moodle/
  • 22. He purposefully chose for and steered towards collaboration/shared effort
  • 23. PHP Community General helpfulness Internationizsation
  • 24. Leading by example
  • 25. A recent favourite...
  • 26. Partner network
  • 27. 2. Moodle's License
  • 28. GNU General Public License Version 2
  • 29. Richard Stallman Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrys/5592200
  • 30. 3. Moodle's Community
  • 31. 940/((24*60)/50) = 32.6
  • 32. Truly exceptional for the Internet
  • 33. Example 1: Debian
  • 34. A question...
  • 35. The answer:
  • 36. Result:
  • 37. Not very constructive...
  • 38. Example 2: Moodle.org
  • 39. A question...
  • 40. First answer:
  • 41. Another answer:
  • 42. More...
  • 43. Very constructive!
  • 44. It is a community of teachers!
  • 45. 4. Moodle's Adaptability (scalability/range/one pair of sox fits all/etc)
  • 46. One man band Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22439313@N07/2443261127/
  • 47. Every level of education: Prenatal Primary Secondary Tertiary Adult
  • 48. Multinational corporations: e.g. Shell, Google, Cisco
  • 49. Large user base means a lot of problems have been solved already
  • 50. 5. Moodle's Accessibility and Diversity
  • 51. A measure of civilisation
  • 52. How do people who cannot see „view“ a web page?
  • 53. 6. Moodle's Support
  • 54. 7. Moodle's Transparency
  • 55. 8. Moodle's Modularity
  • 56. „Hooks“ for adding functionality
  • 57. How many can you think of? (not meant as an interactive exercise, purely to make you think... I am keeping my promise)
  • 58. Modules Question types Blocks Filters Glossary types Database fields Capabilities Resource types Grade reports Admin reports Cron Course formats Themes Database presets Quiz reports Languages
  • 59. 9. Moodle's Future?
  • 60. Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/hansdezwart Twitter: hansdezwart LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/hansdezwart Blog: http://blog.hansdezwart.info