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About Moodle

  1. 1. About The word Moodle was originally an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, which is mostly useful to programmers and education theorists. It's also a verb that describes the process of lazily meandering through something, doing things as it occurs to you to do them, an enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity. As such it applies both to the way Moodle was developed, and to the way a student or teacher might approach studying or teaching an online course. Anyone who uses Moodle is a Moodler. The main text in this document belongs to docs.moodle.org… Martin Dougiamas’ pictures were taken from Google Images Let’s begin By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  2. 2. http://docs.moodle.org/en/Background Moodle is an active and evolving work in progress. El Development was started by Martin Dougiamas, who continues to lead the project. Martin Dougiamas and Moodle were born in Perth Australia. Take a look to Dougiamas’ words By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  3. 3. “ "I've been working on it, in some way or other, for a long time. It started in the 90's when I was webmaster at Curtin University of Technology and a system administrator of their WebCT installation. I encountered many frustrations with the WebCT beast and developed an itch that needed scratching - there had to be a better way (no, not Blackboard :-) By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  4. 4. "I also know a lot of people in schools and smaller institutions (and some big ones!) who want to make better use of the Internet but don't know where to start in the maze of technologies and pedagogies that are out there. I've always hoped there would be a Free alternative that such people could use to help them move their teaching skills into the online environment. By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  5. 5. "My strong beliefs in the unrealised possibilities of Internet-based education led me to complete a Masters and then a PhD in Education, combining my former career in Computer Science with newly constructed knowledge about the nature of learning and collaboration. “In particular, I am particularly influenced by the epistemology of social constructionism - which not only treats learning as a social activity, but focusses attention on the learning that occurs while actively constructing artifacts (such as texts) for others to see or use. By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  6. 6. It is crucial to me that this software be easy to use - in fact it should be as intuitive as possible. By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  7. 7. "I'm committed to continuing my work on Moodle and on keeping it Open and Free. I have a deeply-held belief in the importance of “ “ unrestricted education and empowered teaching, and Moodle is the main way I can contribute to the realisation of these ideals." - Martin Dougiamas By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  8. 8. A number of early prototypes were produced and discarded before he released version 1.0 upon a largely unsuspecting world on August 20, 2002. Martin Dougiamas birthday and Moodle birthday are the same day: August 20 Congratulations . . . MARIAMOODLE By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  9. 9. This version was targeted towards smaller, more intimate classes at University level, and was the subject of research case studies that closely analysed the nature of collaboration and reflection that occurred among these small groups of adult participants. Since then there has been steady series of new releases adding new features, better scalability and improved performance. The Summary in this graphic is Excelent By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  10. 10. As Moodle has spread and the community has grown, more input is being drawn from a wider variety of people in different teaching situations. For example, Moodle is now used not only in Universities, but in high schools, primary schools, non-profit organisations, private companies, by independent teachers and even homeschooling parents. By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  11. 11. A growing number of people from around the Martin Dougiamas is the founder and manager for world are contributing to Moodle in different the whole Moodle project. Since 2005 there is a team of people employed over at Moodle HQ in ways - for more details see the Credits page. Perth, Australia helping him keep on top of things (or at least within sight of the top!). By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  12. 12. Main developers Endless thanks from all of us goes to those who have contributed substantial and ongoing amounts of time to writing Moodle code and helping it grow. These are people who "get" what developing Moodle is all about and without whom Moodle would be a far lesser thing: Eloy Lafuente (stronk7), Ray Kingdon, Williams Castillo, Petri Asikainen, Henrik Kaipe, Zbigniew Fiedorowicz, Gustav Delius, Thomas Robb, Janne Mikkonen, Jon Papaioannou (pj), Scott Elliott, Shane Elliott, Roberto Pinna (Bobo), Mike Churchward, Petr Škoda (skodak), Penny Leach, Martin Langhoff, Urs Hunkler, Michael Penney, Yu Zhang, Helen Foster, Tim Hunt, Sam Marshall, Jamie Pratt, Nicolas Connault Core developers The following people have write access to part or all of cvs:/moodle: Ann Adamcik, Robert Allerstorfer, Gary Anderson, Iñaki Arenaza, Gordon Bateson, Andrea Bicciolo, Anthony Borrow, Peter Bulmer, Chardelle Busch, Dongsheng Cai, Wen Hao Chuang, Mike Churchward, Matt Clarkson, Nicolas Connault, Gustav W Delius, Martin Dougiamas, Shane Elliott, Ethem Evlice, Helen Foster, Nick Freear, Valery Fremaux, Andreas Grabs, Jenny Gray, Piers Harding, Urs Hunkler, Tim Hunt, Samuli Karevaara, Eloy Lafuente (stronk7), Martín Langhoff, Penny Leach, François Marier, Dan Marsden, sam marshall, Eric Merrill, Janne Mikkonen, Howard Miller, Jérôme Mouneyrac, David Mudrák, Mark Nielsen, Rod Norfor, Matt Oquist, Michael Penney, Mathieu Petit-Clair, Pierre Pichet, Roberto Pinna, Dan Poltawski, Jamie Pratt, Joseph Rézeau, Julian Ridden, koen roggemans, Olli Savolainen, Petr Škoda (škoďák), Alan Thompson, Jeffery Watkins, Mitsuhiro Yoshida (List updated 11:39, 20 November 2008 (CST)) By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  13. 13. An important feature of the Moodle project is moodle.org, which provides a central point for information, discussion and collaboration among Moodle users, who include system administrators, teachers, researchers, instructional designers and of course, developers. Like Moodle, this site is always evolving to suit the needs of the community, and like Moodle it will always be Free. By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  14. 14. In 2003, the company moodle.com was launched to provide additional commercial support for those who need it, as well as managed hosting, consulting and other services. This has now expanded in the Moodle Partner network of over 40 companies world-wide. By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola
  15. 15. For more about our future plans for Moodle, see the Future roadmap. http://docs.moodle.org/en/Future See you in next document By MariaMoodle & Maryel Mendiola