The Open University is moving from Moodle 2.3.x to Moodle 2.4.3 in June. As is usual with a major upgrade, we (that is Rod and Derek) did some load testing to see if it still runs fast enough on our servers.
The first results were spectacularly bad! Moodle 2.4 was ten times slower. We were expecting Moodle 2.4 to be faster than 2.3. The first step was easy.
Performance advice: if you are running Moodle 2.4 with load-balanced web servers, don't use the default caching option that stores the data in moodledata on a shared network drive. Use memcache instead.
Take 2 was a lot better. Moodle 2.4 was now only about 1.5 times slower. Still not good enough, but in the right ball park. This blog post is about what we did next, which was to use the tools Moodle provides to work out what was slow and fix it.
This is a webinar recording of an event Lambda Solutions put on. The video is just shy of 40 minutes and is an excellent quality. The webinar’s focus was showcasing Moodle 2.5′s new features like Badges, Bootstrap Theme and an improved UX.
The Engagement Analytics block provides information about student progress against a range of indicators. As the name suggests the block provides feedback on the level of "engagement" of a student, in this plugin "engagement" refers to activities which have been identified by current research to have an impact on student success in an online course.
Stanford Report Teaching online yields lessons about learning, Stanford scholars say Stanford Report Panelists at the forum, titled "Research Opportunities in Online and Blended Learning," were Keith Devlin, a mathematician and executive director...
A modular and visual course format. Hides all topics and creates a grid of icons (one for each topic) with short titles. Clicking on an icon brings up the content from the corresponding topic in a "lightbox" style display.
Feb 22nd - Major update released today. Please note that we are still listed as RC2 and not stable yet. There may still be some bugs left.
The password that even you don't know Boston.com An article last week in the MIT Technology Review detailed an innovative new fix for both problems being developed by researchers at Stanford and Northwestern: a passcode that sits safely in your...
ELIS (Enterprise Learning Intelligence System), by Moodle Partner Remote-Learneris an extension of Moodle that allows more management tools to track students at a glance and intervene as necessary. There are a lot of features added on top of Moodle which augment the system and extend Moodle to a host of new capabilities. According to the site there are 5 components of ELIS:
This is the opening ceremony for the Moodle MOOC with Martin Dougiamas, Dr. Nellie Deutsch, R. Levine also known as Fluency MC and many more surprises. (Moodle MOOC Opening Ceremony | Aprendiendo a Di...