Course on Moodle: Module 1 Moodle Basics; Unit 1: What is Moodle?
Session 1; Introducing Moodle
Create the above navigation bar on your project page by copying its wiki markup to your project page. Replace the words 'My test project' and 'Test section with the project and topic names of your choice
- To provide basic information on Moodle
(: "Moodle (abbreviation for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free source e-learning software platform, also known as a Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As of October 2012 it had a user base of 70,793 registered and verified sites, serving 63,204,814 users in 6.7+ million courses with 1.2+ million teachers." - Wikipedia)
Moodle is a free and open source PHP web application for preparing and delivering modular internet-based courses. Moodle was originally developed by Martin Dougiamas to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content, and is in continual evolution. The first version of Moodle was released on 20 August 2002.
Martin Dougiamas (born August 1969)
Martin Dougiamas, Founder and Lead Developer of Moodle
, lives in Perth, Australia and is an educator and computer scientist with postgraduate degrees in Computer Science and Education. His work has made a significant impact on the implementation of constructivist models of teaching and learning online with Moodle. Dougiamas's PhD thesis is entitled "The use of Open Source software to support a social constructionist epistemology of teaching and learning within Internet-based communities of reflective inquiry".
Moodle has several features considered typical of an e-learning platform, plus some original innovations (like its filtering system).
- Student Registration
- Assigning teachers to students/student groups
- Tracking of student activities
- Content creation and delivery
- Assignment submission
- Online quiz
- Question Bank
- Discussion forum
- Files download
- Moodle instant messages
- Online calendar
- Online news and announcement (College and course level)
- Wiki and more
There are thousands of prominent users of Moodle. These include large-scale users as well. For example the Open University of the UK currently uses a Moodle installation for their 200,000 users.
| Search and find out three articles on Moodle in the following manner
- a Wikipedia article
- an article from any online journal
- a blog on Moodle
urls of the above articles should be pasted under the section with your name on the Session 1 Activity page
Prepare a blog on Moodle linked to your user page using the wiki markup [[/Blog on Moodle/]] (add this markup on your user page and edit the new link)
Attend a simple review quiz
After completing this project, please see your colleagues project page and add a comment on the discussion page connected to the project page