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What have I learned from Moodle and Mahara?

What have I learned from Moodle and Mahara? | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

After an initial test with WordPress (Buddypress) and Drupal (to exploit the benefits of using taxonomies to represent competency frameworks), the choice was made to use Moodle and Exabis, a competency-based ePortfolio integrated in Moodle. We thought that using Moodle would save us from bespoke developments required by Drupal or WordPress. Then, at a later stage, it was decided that Exabis would be replaced by Mahara. My colleague Niel (@NeilOSIT) would work on the development of the main version of the course,ePortfolio for Key Competencies, while I would work on an adaptation entitled Open Badges for Key Competencies in order to address different audiences and check how easy it is to re-purpose a learning module, in the perspective of future localisations (translation and adaptation to the target audience).

 

Practicising Moodle and Mahara raised a number of issues, some specific to Moodle, others to Mahara and eventually in making the two of them work together.

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LMS Industry User Research | Capterra

LMS Industry User Research | Capterra | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Capterra surveys over 100 Learning Management System users to uncover how they find, purchase, and use their LMS software.

 

The most popular LMSs among respondents track very well with our previously published research on the subject. Moodle was far-and-away the most used, with SumTotal/Skillsoft a close second, and Blackboard and Cornerstone vying for third.

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How Moodle is driven by user and community feedback

How Moodle is driven by user and community feedback | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Dealing with many different viewpoints can be a challenge for many open source community moderators. Moodle's Samantha Gartner explains how her team prioritizes feature requests and manages community feedback.
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Top 4 Benefits of Using Moodle for your School - Why it Works as a Platform for Student-Teacher Interaction

Top 4 Benefits of Using Moodle for your School - Why it Works as a Platform for Student-Teacher Interaction | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
 ”The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”

– Carl Rodgers

The aforementioned quote rightly suffices the problem arising in prevalent education system. We have been cultivating ourselves since the early 19th century to use the ever changing and advancing technology. We have witnessed a revolution of “doing things” the novel way, which is through the use of technology but it is sad to know that our teaching or educating methods are still the traditional practices of a chalkboard inside the four walls of a classroom.

People certainly make use of the information available over the internet but there is lack of creativity in the teaching methods. It has been found that students lack interest in lectures over long periods of time, feel anxious to put forward their views/opinions, are hesitant to even ask a question and the list extends on, this results into confused behavior and leads up to long hours of surfing of questions over the vast internet that are left unanswered. So what is the ultimate solution? There are no “un–answers” here. MOODLE is the ultimate answer to all students’ as well as teachers’ worries.
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4 Ways to Increase User Confidence in Moodle

4 Ways to Increase User Confidence in Moodle | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Moodle provides a great platform to aid in moving education online. But as with any new and disruptive technology, some people – teachers and students alike – are reluctant to adopt and even embrace it. However, there are ways to increase user confidence so that they can explore the software and in turn gain maximum value from it.

The article presents 3 ways to convince those who are reluctant or hesitant to embrace Moodle, through improving Moodle user experience so that it can be more educational, informative and care-free.
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Badges and Moodle - Mark DuBois Weblog

Badges and Moodle - Mark DuBois Weblog | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

I spent some time this summer investigating the potential use of badges in my courses for the coming fall, 2013 semester. I realize that some students will embrace this concept and others will not. I thought it appropriate to provide an overview of the process of working with earned badges on this weblog. In subsequent posts, I will explain some the the technology behind the scenes.

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LEO releases major Moodle xAPI updates

LEO releases major Moodle xAPI updates | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
LEO is delighted to announce that it has released major Moodle xAPI updates to enable users to launch Tin Can-based experiences from Moodle.
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Creating Moodle Filters- Best Practices

Creating Moodle Filters- Best Practices | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

Moodle filters make it possible to automatically transform your content before output or display. For example, filters make it possible for links to media files to be converted automatically into applets for playing the media, they can render embedded equations into images, can convent glossary terms automatically into links and many other things. There is no limit to the number of things that can be achieved using filters.

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What is Moodle?

This is "What is Moodle?" by HowToMoodle on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Moodle’s Mobile Messaging Got an Upgrade Making It Similar to WhatsApp

Moodle’s Mobile Messaging Got an Upgrade Making It Similar to WhatsApp | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

Recently, Moodle Mobile 1.10 was launched that brought a lot of innovative and new features like simple navigation, ability to sync when you have a wifi connection and a lot of other fixes.


However, there are lots of other features, fixes and improvements of Moodle Mobile 1.10 that is a great mobile application. Moreover, this high-end application’s messaging interface got an upgrade, making it look more modern similar to applications such as Telegram and Whatsapp. On your android, Windows or iOS device, you can give it a go by downloading the application.

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Gamification - What is it and What it is in Moodle

This presentation focuses on a number of areas. It first deals with an ov
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Mobile cloud learning for higher education: A case study of Moodle in the cloud

Mobile cloud learning for higher education: A case study of Moodle in the cloud | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Mobile cloud learning, a combination of mobile learning and cloud computing, is a relatively new concept that holds considerable promise for future development and delivery in the education sectors. Cloud computing helps mobile learning overcome obstacles related to mobile computing. The main focus of this paper is to explore how cloud computing changes traditional mobile learning. A case study of the usage of Moodle in the cloud via mobile learning in Khalifa University was conducted.
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Save Time When Building Your Moodle Courses

Save Time When Building Your Moodle Courses | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

If you build courses in Moodle, then this post is for you. Today, I’m going to provide you with some time saving techniques to use when building your Moodle courses. - See more at: http://www.moodlerooms.com/resources/blog/save-time-when-building-your-moodle-courses#sthash.Ol7tfwEs.dpuf

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Moodle 2.8 Release Highlight: Gradebook - YouTube

Moodle 2.8 provides evolutionary improvements to Gradebook, including a more modern Grader interface that scrolls well on all devices including touch screens...
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Extensive Moodle System Architecture Overview

Extensive Moodle System Architecture Overview | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
For many years, Moodle system has been the most preferred learning system for most learners, administrators, educators and institutions. It’s well customized designs makes it a great choice for making educational courses and settings. If you are new to Moodle systems, it’s good to learn the architectural design of this powerful web application. Moodle comprises of different architectural categories that can be redesigned for a greater use and profitability.
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Introducing Moodle VR

Introducing Moodle VR
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Happy April 1st Eveyone!

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Moodle 2.9Dev now available for testing and development

Moodle 2.9Dev now available for testing and development | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
If you've developed a plugin or theme and want to get a jump start on testing that theme against the changes that will be released in Moodle 2.9, the 2.9Dev branch is for you and is available now. ...
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Badges and Moodle Part 2 - Mark DuBois Weblog

Badges and Moodle Part 2 - Mark DuBois Weblog | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
Here are the steps I went through (along with screen captures).In Illustrator, I created a new file with a single artboard. I really didn’t care that much about the size as I wanted to have something which would be roughly 150 x 150 pixels as a finished product. I just needed room to work. The end result is shown below. Note that it is a lot larger than the actual badges.
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Game Logic in Moodle Overview

Game Logic in Moodle Overview | Moodlicious | Scoop.it

An attempt to create a better *PLE (personalized learning environment), drawing on the established editing game logic, for Moodle, is the aim of this project. The main underpinning principle includes activities and resources which are selected automatically by the computer and shown to the student.

PLE (personalized learning environment) enables students to make progress at their own pace (affording achievement and/or attainment).Gaming involves advancing across a game whereby there is a sense of choice, freedom and control for the player. This means the learner has an opportunity to progress along individual learning trajectories at their own pace and chosen level/pitch.

The following table highlights the relationship between key definitions and gaming for learning and teaching with Moodle.

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Moodle Authentication Methods You Need to Know

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Enter Now and Discover the Moodle Authentication Methods You Need to Know to Ensure Your Username and Password is Secure.
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Tin Can in Moodle

Tin Can expert Andrew Downes presented a webinar at iMoot in May 2014 about the way Tin Can interacts with Moodle. 

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Moodle Socialwall (eCommunity) Course Format

The initial release of the #Moodle Socialwall (eCommunity) course format is ready for the general public.  

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New Microsoft Office 365 open source integration with Moodle transforms education technology

The open source Office 365 and Microsoft Services plugins for Moodle include integration with OneDrive for Business, OneNote and Office 365 Outlook calendar. The integration allows students and instructors, as well as enterprise users, to sign on to Moodle with the same ID, making single sign-on easier and faster for education institutions and other Moodle users with Office 365 accounts. In addition, events created in Moodle will be stored in teachers' and students' personal Office 365 calendars, enabling them to easily track course events and due dates. Previously, instructors needed to update their Outlook calendars manually, or send event invitations separately to students.

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Mahara: ePortfolios for Moodle users

Presentation by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner at the iMoot, the International MoodleMoot, on 15 May 2015.

Slides available for download at https://www.slideshare.net/4nitsirk/m...

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Mahoodle explained by Kristina

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Free How to use Moodle 2.7 book

Free How to use Moodle 2.7 book | Moodlicious | Scoop.it
This book is available as a free reference book for learning Moodle 2.7 LTS released under Creative Commons Sharealike license.
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Moodle 2.8 Release Highlight: Usability

Moodle 2.8 provides evolutionary improvements to Gradebook, including a more modern Grader interface that scrolls well on all devices including touch screens...
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