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A description of an online course management system called Moodle

A description of an online course management system called Moodle

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  • 1. A T E C H N O L O G I C A L I N S T R U C T I O N A L T O O LTori ClayTexas A&M University
  • 2. What is Moodle? Moodle, a software program, is an online coursemanagement system (CMS), used in educational, trainingand development, and business settings. Moodle is an abbreviation for Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment Moodle is designed for universities, primary andsecondary schools, non-profit and profit organizations.(
  • 3. What Features Does Moodle Offer? Features that Moodle offers for learning toolsare:1. Communication tools:- Discussion Boards- Chat2. Assessment Tools:- Create quizzes- Upload assignments-Reading materials- Wikis (lecture notes and documents)3. Video and Audio Upload4. Feedback:- Grades- Tracks performance level- Allows instructor comments(Hargadon, 2008)
  • 4. Perception of Tools Validity Moodle is a great technological instructional tool touse for distance education learners. Not only does Moodle help instructors relayinformation, it creates an online learningenvironment. Students are able to interact with one anotherincluding the instructor just like a face to face class. Moodle also offers many features that can contributeto each students’ learning needs.
  • 5. Moodle Strengths Moodle can be installed on any computer that canrun PHP, and can support an SQL type database. Moodle can be run on Windows and Mac operatingsystems and many flavors of Linux. Moodle is offered at low costs. Known for easy implementation. Consists of a variety of learning features. Can be accessed anywhere with internet connectionat anytime.(
  • 6. Moodle Weaknesses Not able to support a large number of users.- The more students, the slower the system mightbecome. Moodle lacks human resource systems.- If a problem arises, it is very difficult to find helpfrom Moodle Technical Support.(Martinez & Jagannathan, 2008)
  • 7. Will Moodle Stay Around? Even though Moodlehas been primarilyused by universities,primary, andsecondary schools,many organizationsare now implementingthe software programfor training anddevelopment. Moodle usage issteadily climbing ingrowth.( sites 77,179Countries 229Courses 7,159,342Users 66,754,438Teachers 1,292,721Enrollments 58,371,098Forum posts 120,218,566Resources 64,387,514Quiz questions 150,239,048Statistics
  • 8. More Information If you are interested in Moodle and seeking moreinformation, please visit the following websites:Moodle Website http://moodle.orgYoutube Informational
  • 9. References About moodle faq. (2013, Febuary 27). Retrieved March24, 2013, from Hargadon, S., (2008, January 17).Implementation Study#3: Moodle. Retrieved March 24, 2013 from Martinez, M., & Jagannathan, S. (2008, November10).Moodle: A low-cost solution for successful e-learning. Retrieved March 24, 2013, from