In a surprising announcement this morning at the Australia Moot, founder Martin Dougiamas announced the launch of MoodleCloud, free Moodle classroom hosting for educators worldwide.
The service will provide educators around the globe the ability to sign up, create courses, and host their classes online for free all on a current Moodle version without needing their local IT staff or administrators to setup a site or fees for hosting.
While the site is not designed for running a MOOC or larger course (users are limited at 50) it does come with free access to BigBlueButton web conferencing for up to 6 users at a time, potentially a great resource for online tutoring sessions and live instruction.
The service will be supported through “minimal advertising”.
According to the official press release [read the full document here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6dptaPpGZSHWHd2cGFMMUVZV0E/view?usp=sharing],
Via Miloš Bajčetić, Juergen Wagner, steve batchelder, THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*