Teaching with popular Open Source Course Management System

Moodle manual PDF

Moodle is an open source Course Management System (CMS) that universities, com munity colleges, K–12 schools, businesses, and even individual instructors use to add  web technology to their courses. More than 30,000 educational organizations around the world currently use Moodle to deliver online courses and to supplement traditional face-to-face courses. Moodle is available for free on the Web (http://www.moodle.org), so anyone can download and install it. More on that later in this preface.

The name Moodle has two meanings. First, it’s an acronym (what isn’t these days?) for  Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. Moodle is 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.

Moodle was created by Martin Dougiamas, a computer scientist and educator who spent time supporting a CMS at a university in Perth, Australia. He grew frustrated with the system and learned that engineers, not educators, had built it. Martin realized that a system built by someone who started with the educational process, rather than an engineering process, would be infinitely better than what he had to work with. He put his postgraduate degrees in Education and Computer Science to work and started  developing Moodle as an alternative. Martin now works on Moodle full-time. A community of dedicated open source developers from around the world works with him in a collaborative effort to make Moodle the best CMS available. Martin lives in Australia with his wife, daughter, and son.

Who Is This Book For?
This book is for people who want to teach a course using Moodle. You can use Moodle  to teach a fully online course or to supplement a face-to-face course in a traditional  setting. It doesn’t matter if you teach at a primary school, a secondary school, in higher  education, or in a corporate setting; you can use the tools and features available in  Moodle to create an effective class.

Link :  www.accp.org.in/moodle/usingmoodle.pdf

Moodle is an easy to use learning management system.
However, it will take time and use to get some hold.
The official tutorial is at: http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/Getting_started_for_teachers
Here is a helpful blog: http://moodle-tutorials.blogspot.com/

It is the open source forum for educators to post module and then conduct online test of participants.

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