10 Things to Like
  About Moodle

    Hans de Zwart
    Stoas Learning
A promise in advance...
No interactivity and no time
    for any questions...
I like to talk about:
    The Internet Revolution
●



    Popular science writing
●



    (E-)Learning
●



    Philosop...
The title is a shameless ploy
The title is a shameless ploy
I have been with Moodle
 for a quite a long time...
Why did I stick with it?
Alternatively:
What makes Moodle so special?
10                            reasons
     (relatively arbitrary)
More conceptual
      than functional
             &
     More as a project
than as a piece of software
...
0. Moodle's philosophy
Constructivism,
Constructionism and
Social Constructivism
The teaching paradox
Forums, forums, forums
& the humane interface
CC-licensed photo by furryscaly
Yochai Benkler: „Technology creates
feasibility spaces for social practice. Some
things become easier and cheaper, others
...
Course Facilitator:

This is by far the best online
discussion we've had, in terms of
participants responding to eachother...
1. Moodle's Leadership
Martin Dougiamas

                              G'day!




Image source:
http://anamartos.wordpress.com/2008/11/15/anteced...
He purposefully chose for
   and steered towards
collaboration/shared effort
PHP
    Community
General helpfulness
Internationizsation
Leading by example
A recent favourite...
Partner network
2. Moodle's License
GNU General Public License
       Version 2
Richard Stallman




Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrys/5592200
3. Moodle's Community
940/((24*60)/50) = 32.6
Truly exceptional
 for the Internet
Example 1: Debian
A question...
The answer:
Result:
Not very constructive...
Example 2: Moodle.org
A question...
First answer:
Another answer:
More...
Very constructive!
It is a community of teachers!
4. Moodle's Adaptability
(scalability/range/one pair of sox fits all/etc)
One man band




Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22439313@N07/2443261127/
Every level of education:

        Prenatal
        Primary
       Secondary
        Tertiary
         Adult
Multinational corporations:

 e.g. Shell, Google, Cisco
Large user base means
    a lot of problems
have been solved already
5. Moodle's Accessibility
     and Diversity
A measure of civilisation
How do people who cannot
 see „view“ a web page?
6. Moodle's Support
7. Moodle's Transparency
8. Moodle's Modularity
„Hooks“ for adding
   functionality
How many can you think of?
(not meant as an interactive exercise, purely to make you think...
                    I am kee...
Modules
 Question types
      Blocks
      Filters
 Glossary types
 Database fields
   Capabilities
 Resource types
  Grad...
9. Moodle's Future?
Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/hansdezwart

Twitter: hansdezwart

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/hansdezwart

Blo...
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10 Things To Like About Moodle

  1. 1. 10 Things to Like About Moodle Hans de Zwart Stoas Learning
  2. 2. A promise in advance...
  3. 3. No interactivity and no time for any questions...
  4. 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. 5. The title is a shameless ploy
  6. 6. The title is a shameless ploy
  7. 7. I have been with Moodle for a quite a long time...
  8. 8. Why did I stick with it?
  9. 9. Alternatively: What makes Moodle so special?
  10. 10. 10 reasons (relatively arbitrary)
  11. 11. More conceptual than functional & More as a project than as a piece of software
  12. 12. ...
  13. 13. 0. Moodle's philosophy
  14. 14. Constructivism, Constructionism and Social Constructivism
  15. 15. The teaching paradox
  16. 16. Forums, forums, forums & the humane interface
  17. 17. CC-licensed photo by furryscaly
  18. 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. 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. 20. 1. Moodle's Leadership
  21. 21. Martin Dougiamas G'day! Image source: http://anamartos.wordpress.com/2008/11/15/antecedentes-moodle/
  22. 22. He purposefully chose for and steered towards collaboration/shared effort
  23. 23. PHP Community General helpfulness Internationizsation
  24. 24. Leading by example
  25. 25. A recent favourite...
  26. 26. Partner network
  27. 27. 2. Moodle's License
  28. 28. GNU General Public License Version 2
  29. 29. Richard Stallman Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrys/5592200
  30. 30. 3. Moodle's Community
  31. 31. 940/((24*60)/50) = 32.6
  32. 32. Truly exceptional for the Internet
  33. 33. Example 1: Debian
  34. 34. A question...
  35. 35. The answer:
  36. 36. Result:
  37. 37. Not very constructive...
  38. 38. Example 2: Moodle.org
  39. 39. A question...
  40. 40. First answer:
  41. 41. Another answer:
  42. 42. More...
  43. 43. Very constructive!
  44. 44. It is a community of teachers!
  45. 45. 4. Moodle's Adaptability (scalability/range/one pair of sox fits all/etc)
  46. 46. One man band Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22439313@N07/2443261127/
  47. 47. Every level of education: Prenatal Primary Secondary Tertiary Adult
  48. 48. Multinational corporations: e.g. Shell, Google, Cisco
  49. 49. Large user base means a lot of problems have been solved already
  50. 50. 5. Moodle's Accessibility and Diversity
  51. 51. A measure of civilisation
  52. 52. How do people who cannot see „view“ a web page?
  53. 53. 6. Moodle's Support
  54. 54. 7. Moodle's Transparency
  55. 55. 8. Moodle's Modularity
  56. 56. „Hooks“ for adding functionality
  57. 57. How many can you think of? (not meant as an interactive exercise, purely to make you think... I am keeping my promise)
  58. 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. 59. 9. Moodle's Future?
  60. 60. Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/hansdezwart Twitter: hansdezwart LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/hansdezwart Blog: http://blog.hansdezwart.info
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