An Open Source Learning Management System It’s Free! (Like Free Kittens) Ken Ronkowitz
Moodle was designed to help foster online learning communities. It has an active development and support group (very important for open-source projects) and has users in over 150 countries. Moodle was built following social constructionist pedagogy as a virtual learning environment. 150,000 registered users on moodle.org moodle.org /stats/ Humboldt State Moodle has 12,288 courses and 42,121 users. The Open University (OU) in the UK has converted their courses to MOODLE for their 250,000 students. UCLA, UC-San Diego & Smith College are now using Moodle, and many are piloting it (Lafayette, Bennington...) SEE MY BLOG
The Calendar allows you to enter events in various categories (User, Course and Site). You have the option to also show upcoming events, assignments etc., and recent activity in the course. Calendar
The Chat feature in Moodle will facilitate real time conversations between users. It can be logged. Chat
The EDIT view allows the teacher to add content, edit content, add activities and resources, rearrange content, and “hide” content from students.
A Forum is a posting area where students can create or contribute to a topic with their own comments (AKA bulletin board or discussion) OPTIONS include: Grade posts, set open/close date, no reply, one reply only etc.
Lessons, similar to learning objects, represent a means of delivering structured learning through Q & A sessions that are drawn from embedded content. Lessons
Moodle Community Discussion http://moodle.org/course/ Using Moodle by Jason Cole Moodle: Learning Course Development by William Rice IV
Ken Ronkowitz [email_address] Manager of Media & Instructional Technology University Web Services, NJIT Check my March 22 Serendipity35 blog entry for this session to find the links mentioned today and more information. http://devel2.njit.edu/serendipity/ NJIT Moodle Pilot http://www.njit.edu/tlt/cms/