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Transforming Moodle - United for Wildlife Implementation Case Study

Moodle MOOT presentation in Dublin, Ireland on May 12th 2015
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There is a common misconception that the Moodle platform is inflexible and/or ugly. How far can you push the boundaries of Moodle without core hacks? Can Moodle be beautiful? This presentation looks at the development of a stunning MOOC site for United for Wildlife and discusses some of the hurdles and successes faced.

The first MOOC for United for Wildlife will be released in early May 2015 on a dedicated platform and has an array of plugins with improvements to; UI/UX with the theme, consistent incourse navigation, additional and modified My page blocks, custom authentication, custom login, badges block and a visually bold grid course format.

This presentation is a case-study showing what is possible with Moodle, using the plugin framework and no core hacks.

Thomas W Bell - Lead Learning Technology Architect @ Floream @thomaswbell88 / LinkedIn

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Transforming Moodle - United for Wildlife Implementation Case Study

  1. 1. Transforming Moodle United for Wildlife MOOC case study There is a common misconception that the Moodle platform is inflexible and/or ugly. How far can you push the boundaries of Moodle without core hacks? Can Moodle be beautiful? This presentation looks at the development of a stunning MOOC site for United for Wildlife and discusses some of the hurdles and successes faced. The first MOOC for United for Wildlife will be released in early May 2015 on a dedicated platform and has an array of plugins with improvements to; UI/UX with the theme, consistent incourse navigation, additional and modified My page blocks, custom authentication, custom login, badges block and a visually bold grid course format. This presentation is a case-study showing what is possible with Moodle, using the plugin framework and no core hacks. Thomas W Bell - Lead Learning Technology Architect @ Floream @thomaswbell88 / LinkedIn
  2. 2. • Accounting • Book-keeping • Marketing • HR • IT & Web Design • Management Online learning for professional qualifications Multiple joint ventures Qualt mobile learning platform Bite-size online CPD service India Courses & qualifications Focus on digital & mobile Awarding & membership bodyAcademy of Digital Business Leaders Apprenticeships Unmissable digital news
  3. 3. The 1 MOOC comprises of: • 4 learning modules (BETA launch with 1) • Community areas • OpenBadge rewards • Certificate of completion The learning deliverable
  4. 4. Does Moodle have to look like Moodle? What have we done? What can you do?
  5. 5. simplify the UI admin/nav consistency select and focus activities block-regions renderers course format

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