Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are many LMSs to choose from, but none as flexible, scalable, feature-rich, and affordable as the open source ecosystem of Moodle. Moodle got its start years ago as a method to organize blended learning and online classes. Assign at least one person to manage the Moodle ecosystem.

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Need to Learn Moodle? Start With VerveEd

Ask a Tech Teacher

Moodle is an open source free cloud-based learning platform used by over 96 million people to create over 11 million courses. The problem with Moodle and what stops many educators from using it has nothing to do with its flexible and scalable platform.

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Learn Moodle USING Moodle and Enhance Your LMS Skills With VerveEd

EmergingEdTech

Learning Management & Course Management Systems Professional Development Workshops & Conferences LMS training online moodle pd moodle training online moodle courseOkay, so let’s be honest.

Moodle launches Moodle for School

eSchool News

The world’s most widely-used learning platform presents Moodle for School, a MoodleCloud hosted solution specifically designed for K-12 educational environments. Moodle, an open source learning platform, announced Moodle for School, the latest initiative from MoodleCloud.

10 Time-Proven Moodle Plugins for Teachers and Students That You Don’t Want to Miss

EmergingEdTech

Image source Making the Most of Moodle With Plug-Ins I thought these plugins, and Leona’s insights, would be of interest to some Moodle users and applaud Leona’s willingness to experiment.

Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Nik Peachey

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. And of course Moodle isn’t the only culprit.

Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Bryan Alexander

That is Martin Dougiamas , only the creator and global cat-herder of Moodle , the leading open source LMS and one of the world’s two leading such systems. I’d like to ask Martin about where he sees Moodle heading over the next decade.

Video Tutorial: Moodle 2.7 - Student Training

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In this online training series, students will learn how to get the most out of their Moodle courses. Techlearning Resources PD Tips

WizIQ Virtual Classroom Plugin for Moodle – Integrate Live Class Functionality to your Website

EmergingEdTech

Moodle is one of the most popular learning management systems among online educators and trainers. It is used across the world for various online teaching methods such as blended learning, distance. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Learning Management & Course Management Systems

Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology. What is the present and future direction by Moodle on this important topic?

Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Bryan Alexander

That is Martin Dougiamas , only the creator and global cat-herder of Moodle , the leading open source LMS and one of the world’s two leading such systems. I’d like to ask Martin about where he sees Moodle heading over the next decade.

Why Moodle’s Mastermind, Martin Dougiamas, Still Believes in Edtech After Two Decades

Edsurge

Moodle , one of the most widely used learning management system across the world today. Moodle’s “flexible modularity” allows anyone to “build the perfect LMS.”. Key to its growth, he shares, is the ability to nurture a global community of partner businesses (which make up a “major source” of Moodle’s revenues) and staunch loyalists who volunteer their time to improve the open-source platform. As a platform Moodle allows everybody to make their own LMS.

Understanding The Top Learning Management Systems

Edudemic

Articles How To Updates classroom tools edmodo featured Learning management system LMS MoodleLearning management systems may have come onto the education scene relatively recently, but they’ve come to play a huge role in many classrooms. As of 2014, the LMS industry was made up of at least 350 systems, worth over $2.5 billion. For schools and districts, that’s an overwhelming amount of choice; but there are a […].

Your Google Apps Questions!

The Electric Educator

Linking Google Apps with Moodle MoodleRooms has a pretty slick Google Apps/Moodle integration. It provides SSO between the services, syncs your Google and Moodle accounts, and allows you to add a Google Apps "block" that connects with Gmail, Docs, and Calendar. When a student is submitting a file through a Moodle "drop box" they also have the option of selecting a file from their Google Docs Account.

Using Google Classroom with an LMS

Teacher Tech

Examples of popular LMS’s: Schoology, Edmodo, Haiku, Canvas, Moodle or Blackboard. Tweet Google Classroom is a great companion for classes that are using an LMS. Google Classroom and your LMS are not mutually exclusive. There are great reasons to use both.

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4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Beneylu is a little like Moodle with its highly-adaptable options but without the intimidation that accompanies any mention of the word ‘MoodleMoodle. Of all the LMSs available, none are as flexible, scalable, feature-rich, and affordable as the open-source Moodle.

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10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

Moodle is a great example of this. Moodle is hands down, one of the most powerful free LMSs, but it’s complicated to set up, confusing to use, and intimidates most people just by hearing its name. I’ve been teaching technology for over fifteen years.

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Wikispaces has closed. What are your alternatives?

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Where Wikispaces was fairly intuitive, this one will be challenging for the average Luddite teacher (myself included), maybe on a par with a Moodle account. As with a Moodle setup, the TikiWiki marketplace offers a vast array of themes, widgets, and options to personalize a TikiWiki.

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New Posted Resources 08/22/2011

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Here’s the Easiest Way to Check for Plagiarism

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It can operate as a stand-alone web-based tool or be integrated into an LMS like Google Classroom or Moodle. The tool can be fully integrated into Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas.

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New Posted Resources 06/01/2010

The Web20Classroom

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Techniques for Unleashing Student Work from Learning Management Systems

MindShift

Learning management systems, like Blackboard and Moodle, have helped educators manage assignments. However, the LMS can be an obstacle to letting students take their work with them while connecting. [[ This is a content summary only.

K-12 Dealmaking: Volaris Acquires Edumate; Hobsons Partners With Clever

Marketplace K-12

A Canadian investment company, Volaris, has acquired Edumate; also, Australian learning platform Moodle has raised $6 million. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Volaris Acquires Edumate; Hobsons Partners With Clever appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum K-12 Dealmaking Learning Management / Student Information Systems Mergers and Acquisitions

Whatever Happened to Course Management Systems?

Edudemic

Back in 2012, Jason Blanchard wrote an article for Edudemic about the problems with Course management systems (CMSs), such as Blackboard and Moodle. At that time, CMSs were centralized platforms that host software tools essential for online course instructors and students. CMS tools often offered: a way for professors to upload content, like lectures, notes, […]. The post Whatever Happened to Course Management Systems? appeared first on Edudemic.

How people actually use Blackboard, according to Blackboard

Bryan Alexander

I wonder if that holds true across other LMS tools (Moodle, Sakai, Canvas, etc). How do instructors and learners use learning management systems? Blackboard shared some interesting stats about what people actually do with their LMS.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker. The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Ally is an accessibility checker that you can put on Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, a couple other different LMS’.

Happy Birthday YouTube! Tips and Tricks For Doing More With Our Favorite Video Service

The Web20Classroom

When I am designing Moodle courses, I will sometimes only need small parts of videos to embed. Today (April 23, 2014) is the 9th Anniversary of the first video ever being uploaded to YouTube. You can still see that first video here.

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From Tech Newbie to Ninja to Sensei

Teacher Reboot Camp

Try Edmodo , Google Classroom , Schoology , Moodle, Edublogs , Haiku Learning, Wikis , or Google Apps for Education. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates. Recently, I conducted a webinar for SimpleK12’s technology day, Technophobe to Technoninja.

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Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker. The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time.

Flipping Instruction for Struggling Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

These are a few free options- Edmodo , Schoology , Educlipper , Google Classroom , Edublogs , Weebly , Moodle , Edubuncee , Blendspace , PBWorks , Wikispaces , and Haiku Learning. “The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?” ” – Jonathan Bergmann. We can flip the traditional model of instruction to help support all our students!

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Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

The Electric Educator

Moodle? Video: comparing Google Classroom, Edmodo, and Moodle By Valerie Beilman, Plymouth Canton School, Michigan Setting up your first Google Classroom Brand new to Google Classroom?

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Platforms like Moodle require server space. Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers ! “The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” ” – Steve Ballmer.

Summer Learning Series-Doing More With YouTube

The Web20Classroom

When I am designing Moodle courses, I will sometimes only need small parts of videos to embed. This is the fifth post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall. First was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo and then we followed up with Learning With Hashtags. Then we looked at TED Talks. Our last post centered around Twitter chats.

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Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions

Edsurge

Doug Belshaw, who is involved in Open Badges and now works for Moodle, asked why it was in Credly’s interest to hold the patents, and mentioned a recent decision by Microsoft to transfer some of its patents to what he called “community ownership.” When the U.S.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

We use Moodle as a Learning Management System. So you can have these types of assessment items on a Moodle platform. Sean Nank on episode 228 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

More Than Just A Tool – Technology As Transformative Opportunity

There is no box

The end of week quiz must have been born from necessity, a form of feedback that was made super simple by the Scantron (thankfully I skipped them in my classes but sadly still managed to mirror the experience with Moodle quizzes). It may take a bit more effort to initially setup (no way it’s as hard as building a Moodle quiz) but once it’s done, the time savings alone are worth it. Technology is more than just a tool, it is a total game changer.

Cikumas–an LMS that’s easy to understand

Ask a Tech Teacher

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options. Swiss-based Cikumas makes the creation and implementation of virtual classrooms quick, intuitive, and without the steep learning curve that so often accompanies LMSs (Learning Management Systems).

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Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Moodle Share – MoodleShare is a community of Moodlers sharing their Moodles, Moodle Sites, and Moodle Lessons. Moodle Exchange – Shares Moodle courses and other content useful for Moodle teachers.

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Some Handy Tools For YouTube

The Web20Classroom

When I am designing Moodle courses, I will sometimes only need small parts of videos to embed. Today (April 23, 2012) is the 7th Anniversary of the first video ever being uploaded to YouTube. You can still see that first video here. Many districts are realizing the potential that YouTube learning can have in the classroom. There are lots of great videos and channels out there on 1000''s of topics. I have put together a list of some of my favorite tools to use with YouTube.

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