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.

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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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