Introduction to Moodle

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Slide show used for LinkedIn 'Learning and Development Group' Webinar on 10th November, 2011

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Introduction to Moodle

  1. 1. Moodle LMS Mark Aberdour, Head of Open Source Solutions Craig Taylor, Solutions Consultant
  2. 2. <ul><li>Moodle overview (5 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Live demo (30 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle follow up (10 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Questions (10 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Please ask questions as we go… </li></ul>Agenda
  3. 3. Introduction to Moodle
  4. 4. What is Moodle? <ul><li>The world’s leading LMS in terms of satisfaction and market share </li></ul><ul><li>Open source – zero license fees, large community, freedom to amend </li></ul><ul><li>Mature, robust, scalable platform </li></ul><ul><li>Fully re-brandable </li></ul>
  5. 5. E-learning Guild 2010 <ul><li>Top 3: Moodle, Blackboard, TotalLMS </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle has highest satisfaction for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time to implement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Living up to promises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Migrating content and customization. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Core features <ul><li>User management </li></ul><ul><li>Course management </li></ul><ul><li>Content assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Content access (e-learning, m-learning, files) </li></ul><ul><li>Activity access (wiki, workshop, forum, chat, blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment (quiz, assignments) </li></ul><ul><li>Learner/course tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting and analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Content authoring </li></ul><ul><li>Content management </li></ul>
  7. 7. Popular extensions <ul><li>Classroom courses </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>E-commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation structure </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Professional Development </li></ul>
  8. 8. Poll <ul><li>How familiar are you with Moodle? </li></ul><ul><li>Not at all </li></ul><ul><li>I have basic familiarity </li></ul><ul><li>I am an expert user </li></ul>
  9. 9. Demo
  10. 10. Moodle community
  11. 11. Which Moodle version? <ul><li>Moodle 2.1 is latest version </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle 1.9 support being phased out </li></ul><ul><li>Major release every 6 months, each receives 18 months of official support </li></ul><ul><li>Some commercial distributions have emerged, but are lagging 12 months behind and lack open community benefits </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Flavours’ now launched, featuring Moodle core + packaged extensions </li></ul>
  12. 12. The open source advantage <ul><li>No license costs </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid vendor lock in </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigation of vendor collapse </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigation of product discontinuation </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid fixes and patches </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of customisation </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What stage in the LMS implementation cycle are you? </li></ul><ul><li>Short-listing </li></ul><ul><li>Final evaluations/selection </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Already rolled out </li></ul><ul><li>Considering a replacement </li></ul>Poll
  14. 14. Implementation considerations <ul><li>E-learning, face-to-face, blend </li></ul><ul><li>Content authoring / libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Learner journey / instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop, tablet, mobile </li></ul><ul><li>LMS setup, customisation, hosting, support – in-house / external </li></ul>
  15. 15. Contact our team: Craig Taylor Solutions Consultant [email_address] Mark Aberdour Head of Open Source Solutions [email_address]
  16. 16. Questions?

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