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Moodle Wonderland - Moodle success at ULCC


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David Hooper, e-Learning and Web Manager at ULCC, looks back at 2009 and how we prepare for 2010.

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Moodle Wonderland - Moodle success at ULCC

  1. 1. Moodle success at ULCC 17 th December 2009 Moodle Wonderland
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Success in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Progress in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The ULCC data centre strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Scaling up your moodle service </li></ul>
  3. 3. Success <ul><li>‘ Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Woody Allen </li></ul>
  4. 4. Highlights of the year 100+ Moodle customers Hosted user group 2009 Echo360 pilot Gordon’s podcasts Video streaming Recruited extra staff Conversions from Pilot to Live
  5. 5. Number of Moodle/Mahara installations at ULCC
  6. 6. Registered Moodle users at ULCC
  7. 7. ULCC Moodle activity Jun08 - today
  8. 8. Average activity per customer
  9. 9. Average number registered Moodle users per customer
  10. 10. Scaling the service Scaling up General VM cluster Hardware server App Services VM cluster VM console
  11. 11. ULCC infrastructure <ul><li>Advantages of VMware platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide automatic fail over if a hardware platform fails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources are utilised more efficiently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to upgrade – more CPUs, more RAM as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier system management </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Scaling Moodle levels Entry Level Scaling up ILPs, Mahara Live usage, but early days Shared with many other installations Shared VM with limited number of others Dedicated VM, 2 CPUs Year1 Year2 onwards Dedicated VM, 4 CPUs or more, more RAM, disk space Additional features User maturity
  13. 13. Another quote <ul><li>&quot;If A equals success, </li></ul><ul><li>then the formula is A = X +Y + Z, </li></ul><ul><li>with X being work, Y play, </li></ul><ul><li>and Z keeping your mouth shut.&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Albert Einstein </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Placeholder stats <ul><li>Moodle activity in November is up from 1.2 million in 2008 to nearly 4.5 million in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>2007/8 = 40 Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>2008/9 = 80 Moodle/Mahara </li></ul><ul><li>2009/10 = 120 (after 6 months!!) </li></ul>154 External Customers 37 Web 3 Assessment 27 ILP/PLP 17 Mahara 102 Moodle
  15. 16. Moodle activity at ULCC