A Moodle metacourse is a course that is linked to one or several other courses from which it can automatically access the enrollment particulars of all the students that may be participating in it. These courses linked to metacourses go under the name of “child courses.”
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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. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction.
Chris Kenniburg recently posted an update on the Michigan Moodle Theme he’d been showing off. The theme got a name change (to remove Moodle from the title) and he also published a link to the source code at Github: https://github.com/kennibc/moodle-theme_evolved.
The theme features all sorts of enhancements to the standard More theme, including a lot of custom options which can be managed by an administrator:
A recent study made a great point about blended learning: It starts with a few interested faculty who experiment with the model, but often faculty and IT are at a loss in how to get the institution on board.
Capterra, a site to learn more about different software programs, has published its third update to the “Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software” lists this past June and Moodle is once again at the top. The rankings are determined by a weighted score that includes measurement of total users, number of customers, social presence and vendor size.
Social presence and customers play a huge role in the rankings which helps to put Edmodo in the #2 spot above players like Blackboard, Desire2learn, Instructure, Schoology, Sakai and others. ConnectEdu a k12 and higher ed services company (known for their product Epsilen) comes in at number 3, Blackboard at 4, and SumTotal Systems (HR and talent management) is at 5th.
By Marisa Sergnese, training and professional development leader at Steelcase Education Steelcase Education believes that pedagogy, technology and space are three key elements of an active learning environment.
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