Presentation on NJIT's pilot program using Moodle as a learning management system. Given in cooperation with NJEDge.Net for other NJ schools. August 22, 2007 (Revised version from earlier
Presentation on NJIT's pilot program using Moodle as a learning management system. Given in cooperation with NJEDge.Net for other NJ schools. August 22, 2007 (Revised version from earlier presentation available here.)
Hesitant to move to CE6 just to move to next generation Blackboard product later
Concerns about NJIT supporting Moodle at the proper level
Result: Continuing use of CE4 07-08 and concurrently continuing to pilot Moodle as well as work with CE6 testing.
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. Humboldt State Moodle has 12,288 courses and 42,121 users. BRNO University of Technology has 19,223 courses and 41,305 users. The Open University (OU) in the UK has converted all their courses to MOODLE for their 250,000 students. Recent converts to Moodle include UCLA, UC-San Diego, Smith College, Lafayette, Bennington...
The Moodle interface can be displayed in either Weekly , Topic or Social format.
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