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Learning Management System Moodle
Václav Lohr
Department of IT
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CULS e-learning and Moodle
• Few words about Moodle
• How it began at CULS
• Where are we now?
• How is it useful?
• Exa...
3
Few words about Moodle
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Few words about Moodle
Few words about Moodle
• „Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning
Environment“ = MOODLE
• Firstl...
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Multiplatform system
• Moodle server runs on
– UNIX, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X,
NetWare…
• It requires
– PHP
– s...
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Basic Moodle Features
• Assignment submission
• Discussion forum
• Files download
• Grading
• Moodle instant messages
• ...
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Moodle parts
• Modules / Plugins
– Software code extending Moodle functionalities
– Different types of plugins
– Users c...
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Different types of modules
• Activities (assignment submissions, chats, …)
• Resources (lessons, presentations, audio,
v...
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Different possibilities of interoperability
• Authentication
– E-mail registration, LDAP, Shibboleth, IMAP, …
• Quizzes ...
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Different question types
• Calculated
• Description
• Essay
• Matching
• Embedded answers
• Multiple Choice
• Short ans...
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Pedagogical approach
• Pedagogical
constructivism
• Social constructionism
• There are no negative
points.
• Minimum yo...
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How it began at CULS
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How it began at CULS
• 2006 – Team of IT experts had created a
technical report about e-learning.
• They considered man...
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Beginning of Moodle at CULS
• 2007 – Pilot project – few departments, Moodle
version 1.6.1
• 2008 – 10000 users, 445 co...
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Users’ hierarchy
GAELP
=
Electronic support
guarantee
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Where are we now?
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Current moodle.czu.cz stats
• Courses
– Total: 7074, available: 2053, in this semester: 1006
• Users
– Total: 31254, ac...
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How is it useful?
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How is it useful?
• Sharing of information is easier and faster.
• Everything (materials, resources & activities) is
at...
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Examples from practice
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  1. 1. 1 Learning Management System Moodle Václav Lohr Department of IT
  2. 2. 2 CULS e-learning and Moodle • Few words about Moodle • How it began at CULS • Where are we now? • How is it useful? • Examples from practice
  3. 3. 3 Few words about Moodle
  4. 4. 4 Few words about Moodle Few words about Moodle • „Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment“ = MOODLE • Firstly released in 2002 (version 1.0) • Comes from Australia • Original author Martin Dougiamas • Opensource software written in PHP
  5. 5. 5 Multiplatform system • Moodle server runs on – UNIX, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X, NetWare… • It requires – PHP – some database: MySQL or PostgrSQL or Oracle or MS SQL Server… Few words about Moodle
  6. 6. 6 Basic Moodle Features • Assignment submission • Discussion forum • Files download • Grading • Moodle instant messages • Online calendar • Online news and announcement • Online quiz • Wiki Few words about Moodle
  7. 7. 7 Moodle parts • Modules / Plugins – Software code extending Moodle functionalities – Different types of plugins – Users can develop their own modules • Blocks – Parts of course (or title page) – 3 columns of blocks (left, center, right) Few words about Moodle
  8. 8. 8 Different types of modules • Activities (assignment submissions, chats, …) • Resources (lessons, presentations, audio, video, …) • Questions (different types for quizzes) • Data fields (for data collection in databases) • Themes (different layouts) • Authentication methods (e-mail, central authentication, SSO, …) • … Few words about Moodle
  9. 9. 9 Different possibilities of interoperability • Authentication – E-mail registration, LDAP, Shibboleth, IMAP, … • Quizzes formats – GIFT, IMS QTI, XML • Resources – SCORM, AICC, IMS content Few words about Moodle
  10. 10. 10 Different question types • Calculated • Description • Essay • Matching • Embedded answers • Multiple Choice • Short answer • Numerical • True/False, … Few words about Moodle
  11. 11. 11 Pedagogical approach • Pedagogical constructivism • Social constructionism • There are no negative points. • Minimum you can obtain is zero, not minus points. Teacher Learner Other students Educational experience Few words about Moodle
  12. 12. 12 How it began at CULS
  13. 13. 13 How it began at CULS • 2006 – Team of IT experts had created a technical report about e-learning. • They considered many different learning management systems, visited and consulted it with colleagues from partner universities. • They constituted a new group: „E-learning support centre.“ • And finally – we have installed the winning system – Moodle.
  14. 14. 14 Beginning of Moodle at CULS • 2007 – Pilot project – few departments, Moodle version 1.6.1 • 2008 – 10000 users, 445 courses • … some upgrades … • 2011 – Moodle 1.9.5; 678 courses in active semester (3722 total courses), 35109 users (13246 active users in last 30 days), 855 teachers, 64 GAELPs • Moodle.czu.cz is in top 300 biggest Moodles in the world (>99% of worldwide installations).
  15. 15. 15 Users’ hierarchy GAELP = Electronic support guarantee
  16. 16. 16 Where are we now?
  17. 17. 17 Current moodle.czu.cz stats • Courses – Total: 7074, available: 2053, in this semester: 1006 • Users – Total: 31254, active in semester: from 10000 to 18000 • Teachers – 1233, GAELPs (guarantees) – 67 • Moodle version: 1.9.5  2.5 (upgrading…)
  18. 18. 18 How is it useful?
  19. 19. 19 How is it useful? • Sharing of information is easier and faster. • Everything (materials, resources & activities) is at one place. • Some teachers can’t imagine examination without electronic quizzes.
  20. 20. 20 Examples from practice
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