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Why Moodle?
Why Moodle?
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Why Moodle?
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Why Moodle?
Why Moodle?
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Why Moodle?
Why Moodle?
Why Moodle?
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  • 1. Why Moodle ® ? Pierre JT de Villiers. CEO, AOSIS
  • 2. Est 1999
  • 3. Online continuing professional development for 20,000 healthcare practitioners www.ecpd.co.za
  • 4. OpenJournals Publishing Portfolio of 20 scholarly journals “ Open access” www.openjournals.net
  • 5. What is Moodle? Learning Management System (LMS) Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Used to create a dynamic online learning site.
  • 6. <ul><li>“ Martin Dougiamas is the Linus Torvalds of the LMS world and his software is the Linux of this software.&quot;   </li></ul>Martin Dougiamas PhD student at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
  • 7. M odular ( M artin’s) O bject- O riented D ynamic L earning E nvironment
  • 8. moodle (verb): “ improvisational process of doing things as it occurs to you to do them, an enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity.”
  • 9. The social shift in education <ul><li>Classroom v/s Global </li></ul><ul><li>Modern working environment needs </li></ul><ul><li>Global Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Social Constructivism </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing learning </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>Constructivism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building knowledge interacting with your environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Constructivism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extending that into a social group </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Social constructivist </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operative and collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Self-paced learning </li></ul><ul><li>Users track own progress </li></ul><ul><li>Off-line, on-line and blended learning </li></ul>1. Pedagogy of Moodle
  • 12. 2. Popularity of Moodle Registered validated sites: 37,191 Number of countries: 202 Users: 25,365,380 Languages : 70 31 Aug 2009
  • 13.  
  • 14. The heartbeat
  • 15. <ul><li>3. Quality of Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly interface </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to manage varied teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable user roles </li></ul><ul><li>Plug-ins for expanding its capabilities </li></ul>
  • 16. <ul><li>Quality of Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Housing and linking to multiple and varied resources </li></ul><ul><li>Portable and amenable to deployment in varied situations </li></ul><ul><li>Built on a block and module system - varied design </li></ul>
  • 17. Moodle Tools <ul><li>Social networking – Blogs, forums, wikis, glossary, chats </li></ul><ul><li>Audio & video </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Help function </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of resources and file uploading </li></ul><ul><li>Online and offline assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals and groups </li></ul>
  • 18. Quizzes <ul><li>Eliminates student dishonesty </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic grading </li></ul><ul><li>Paperless testing </li></ul>
  • 19. Managing Students
  • 20. Gradebook
  • 21. <ul><li>Ease of upgrading , backwardly compatible. </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for internet, intra-web or standalone computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with corporate systems </li></ul>4. Flexibility of Moodle
  • 22. <ul><li>Free software, open source </li></ul><ul><li>Install & setup: “do-it-yourself” or hire expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Customising </li></ul>5. Cost of Moodle
  • 23. <ul><li>Moodle community </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals or companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle Partners </li></ul></ul>5. Support for Moodle
  • 24. Amazing community support! Moodle.org  
  • 25. Commercial country based support system Moodle.com   % of turnover to support the Moodle Trust
  • 26. <ul><li>Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Installation & Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting Packages </li></ul><ul><li>Support & Coding Development </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul>AOSIS Moodle services
  • 27. <ul><li>Moodle® Training </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle® Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle® Course Creator & Basic Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle® Course Creator Certificate - MCCC </li></ul>
  • 28. <ul><li>Moodle® </li></ul>Setting the pace !!!

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