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Moodle February 2013

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  • 1. FuturesMartin Dougiamas Lead DeveloperDirector of Moodle Pty Ltd @moodler
  • 2. Free Flexible Why?Personal Open Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 3. Moodle is not used well80% of the teachers use 20% of the features (educated guess) Copyright 2010 © Martin Dougiamas Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 4. We know very little about the actuallearning outcomes Copyright 2010 © Martin Dougiamas Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 5. Why the lack of use?The tools can be MUCH better Copyright 2010 © Martin Dougiamas Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA 2013
  • 6. Back to the classroom Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 7. Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 8. Re-engineering education Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 9. Moodle HQCopyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 10. Community Feedback Partners Forums TrackerSocial media, blogs etc Conferences Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 11. research.moodle.netCopyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 12. Hacktoberfest 201240 developers (all of HQ devs plus 20 others)Brainstorming future tech developmentsDeciding on architecture changesWorking on code together5 days Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 13. Moodle HQ Focus1. Core development Usability Feedback Performance2. Plugins3. Community Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 14. Open Source Platform Moodle Repositories SIS User contributions Portfolios Authentication Course designMods Plugins Payment Conferencing Standards etc Moodle Core Reports Plagiarism Open Source Other SystemsCourse Management System (Open Source or Proprietary) Copyright 2010 © Martin Dougiamas Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 15. Moodle 2.4PerformanceMoodle Universal Cache (MUC) to improve performance for large sites (and more)New vector icons (SVG)Completely new default icons for activities, blocks and actions, with SVG support.Course formatsRewritten to make course formats more flexible and pluggablePluginsUpgrade via web interfaceAssignmentNew features from Netspot et al like groups, blind marking etcCalendarImport iCal streams into the Moodle calendarEnrolmentSync cohorts to groups, many other fixesEditorButtons are admin-configurable, plus new plugin type to add new buttons Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 16. Moodle 2.4 vector icons Course: Moodle 2.4 Demo Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 17. Moodle 2.5 and 2.61. Performance2. Feedback3. Usability Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 18. Moodle ReleasesCopyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 19. Moodle 2.5 and 2.6Performance in progress Logging - very very fast and detailed system to log everything Caching - implement fast caching all over Moodle File plugins - makes Moodle faster on clustered servers (cloud) Caches Logs Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 20. Moodle 2.5 and 2.6Feedback tools in progressAnalytics/Reporting a new framework for reporting and analyticsOutcomes stage 2 deep integration of outcomes/competenciesOpen Badges allows signed badges to be given and used externallyNotifications via Mobile devices and other means Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 21. Moodle 2.5 and 2.6Usability in progress Mobile - Open source, cross-platform HTML5+JS client will also affect how Moodle looks on mobile Course listings - A new interface for course/category management Themes - new core themes with better responsive design for all screens Forms - new library and also better progressive disclosure Assignments - better GUI and offline marking on mobile Survey 2 - combining Survey, Questionnaire and Feedback Forum 2 - Review ForumNG from OU as a complete replacement Wiki 3 - Review OUWiki as a replacement for wiki in core Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 22. Course listingsConsistent styling and feel for courses on front pagesDevelopers: new classes for courses and categoriesSeparate interface for editing and browsingNew AJAX interface for course/category management Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 23. Forms 2.4Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 24. http://mm.cvaconsulting.com/app/# Copyright 2010 © Martin DougiamasCopyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 25. 2. PluginsPlugins - like “apps” for Moodle OSEasier for developersEasier for usersMany improvementssince Moodle 2.0 Copyright 2010 © Martin Dougiamas Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 26. Plugins Database Copyright 2010 © Martin DougiamasCopyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 27. Plugins maintenanceMoodle 2.3 NotificationsMoodle 2.4 Upgrades Download and upgrade completely via webMoodle 2.5 Installs Install to your site directly from plugins listing Copyright 2010 © Martin Dougiamas Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 28. Plugin Developer Docs Copyright 2010 © Martin Dougiamas Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 29. Plugin Translation Copyright 2010 © Martin DougiamasCopyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 30. External “Plugins” (Plugouts?)1. Simple links/embeds2. Learning objects3. IMS LTI4. Web Services Copyright 2010 © Martin Dougiamas Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 31. 3. Communitymoodle.orgNew site in construction. Simpler, more international structure. Better links to all below.tracker.moodle.orgBeing upgraded in December with new Jira.docs.moodle.orgContinuing to grow - please contribute!moodle.comhas been recently upgraded with more Partner information, videoshub.moodle.org -> moodle.netMOOCH will be migrating to moodle.net and be promoted better in 2013 as our OER andpossibly also a site for MOOCs. Copyright 2010 © Martin Dougiamas Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 32. Moodle futureAn open, yet private, platform that:• you can use for free, from any device• scales to any size• extends easily with plugins• supports us in our teaching and learning• provides a capable toolset for local implementation• helps you perform high-quality learning research and feedback to improve how you do things• allows us all to contribute back to the global community of educators to help others Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA
  • 33. Questions?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? Copyright 2010 © Martin Dougiamas Copyright 2012 © Martin Dougiamas - CC SA