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Presentation given at moodle 2.0 information night in Hong Kong on 9 March 2010

Presentation given at moodle 2.0 information night in Hong Kong on 9 March 2010

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  • 1. Moodle: Overview Shane Elliott Director, Pukunui Technology moodle.com.au
  • 2. moodle: overview quick introduction who is this guy??? BSc Applied Mathematics Husband/ Father Information Technology no, it’s Physics all about it’s all us about BEd Hons me Mathematics Physics Computing Studies Teacher / Lecturer Pukunui High Schools Education Technology TAFE moodle partner University Developer / Nerd mahara partner various projects moodle a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 3. moodle: overview outline what are we doing here? past present future definition statistics versions origin environment 2.0 features pedagogy sites headlines location the pieces beyond 2.0 hq a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 4. moodle: overview past: definition where did the word moodle come from? official version real version it’s an acronym ... usable as an acronym M Modular (backronym) O Object Oriented O memorable word D Dynamic L domain names were free Learning moodle.org moodle.com moodle.net E Environment a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 5. moodle: overview past: origin who started moodle? web-master at Curtin University The use of Open Source software to support a using a social constructionist commercial LMS epistemology of teaching and learning within created by must be a Internet-based Martin Dougiamas “better way” communities of reflective inquiry PhD thesis a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 6. moodle: overview past: pedagogy what is social constructionism (as it applies to moodle)? All of us are potential teachers as well as learners - in a true collaborative environment we are both We learn particularly well from the act of creating or expressing something for others to see We learn a lot by just observing the activity of our peers By understanding the contexts of others, we can teach in a more transformational way (constructivism) A learning environment needs to be flexible and adaptable, so that it can quickly respond to the needs of the participants within it a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 7. moodle: overview past: location where is the moodle hq? a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 8. moodle: overview past: HQs what does the hq look like? 224 Lord St East Perth HQ #4 a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 9. moodle: overview present: statistics who uses moodle? 45000 registered verified sites in 210 countries Registered sites contain over 32 million users, 3.1 million courses and 1.2 million teachers Over 500 sites have more than 10000 users Interface is translated into 75 languages 54 specialised moodle partners a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 10. moodle: overview present: environments in what environments is moodle used? image used with permission from M.Dougiamas a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 11. moodle: overview present: registered sites is moodle used in my country? image used with permission from M.Dougiamas a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 12. moodle: overview present: the pieces what are the moodle pieces? input/ideas finances services development organisations, institutions, users non-partner companies providing services community developers moodle.com funded by royalties moodle.org software a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 13. moodle: overview future: versions what are the versions? 1999 0.0 first prototypes 11/2001 0.9 first pre-release version on the web 8/2002 1.0 forum, journal, survey, resources, quiz, ... 8/2003 1.1 backups, workshop, chat, scales, ... 3/2004 1.2 filters, groups, glossary, lesson, ... 5/2004 1.3 calendar, blocks, RSS, media plugins, ... 8/2004 1.4 installer, resources, enrolments, wiki, ... 6/2005 1.5 XHTML, themes, blocks, gradebook, ... 6/2006 1.6 unicode, database, docs, blogs, reports, ... 11/2006 1.7 roles, admin, oracle & mssql, AJAX, ... 3/2007 1.8 accessibility, MNet, forms, multi-auth, ... 3/2008 1.9 gradebook, outcomes, performance, tags, notes, ... ??/2010 2.0 ? ??/2011 2.1 ? ??/???? 3.0 ? a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 14. moodle: overview future: 2.0 what are the new features? Major Rewrites Major New Features •Database access / handling •Repository integration •File storage / handling •Portfolio integration •Roles and enrolments •Conditional Activities •Messaging •Course completion •Backups •Progress Tracking •Gradebook and Roles •Feedback module •Navigation and Blocks •Blog 2.0 •Themes •Resources 2.0 •Text Formats •Site-wide groups •Commenting •Secure RSS feeds •Javascript handling •Web services API •Workshop 2.0 •IMS CC •Wiki 2.0 •Community Hubs •Lesson 2.0 •Totally flexible user fields a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 15. moodle: overview future: learning pathways can i create learning pathways? completion activities now have a notion of “complete” automatic / manual conditions activities may not be available until some criteria are met a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 16. moodle: overview future: repositories what are repositories? we say, anywhere a user can retrieve content almost any content system moodle files a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 17. moodle: overview future: portfolios what are portfolios? we say, anywhere a user can store content almost any content system moodle files and pages a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 18. moodle: overview future: beyond 2.0 are there any plans beyond 2.0? moodle 2.1 moodle 3.0 focus on improving ? usability activity modules pedagogy education a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010
  • 19. moodle: overview questions questions? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? a presentation by S.Elliott for CITERS 2010