The How, What and Why of MOODLE

Outline of a presentation for faculty about MOODLE

What is MOODLE?

LCMS defined (if needed)

is a software system designed to facilitate teachers in the management of educational courses for their students, especially by helping teachers and learners with course administration. The system can often track the learners’ progress, which can be monitored by both teachers and learners. (Virtual Learning Environments. (2007, April 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 02, 2007 , from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Course_management_system)

Popular lcms’

  • Blackboard
  • Angel
  • WebCT (now owned by Blackboard)
  • MOODLE

Instructional pedagogy and social Interaction

Evaluation and Comparisons of MOODLE and other lcms’

Factors considered in our evaluation of a lcms

  • Feature Set
    • Collaboration tools
      • Dsicussion Boards
      • Wiki
      • systemwide communication
  • Content Creation
    • Quizes
    • Web pages
    • Images/audio/video
  • Cost
  • Usability
  • Support/Mainteance

Other major evaluations

Who (else) is using MOODLE

Our experiences with MOODLE

First use of MOODLE @ CCE early 2004

Course development

Instructor commitment

Needs for building fostering interaction

User interaction/satisfaction

Hwwff Survey results

Support/community

The demo with q and a.

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