Lewis Carr (CEO and Founder of AdaptiVLE Ltd), has shared a nice infographic prepared for the MoodleMoot Ireland UK 2016 (#MootIEUK16) about designing Moodle courses for Mobile. The infographic is self explanatory and contains brief step by step instructions for creating a mobile friendly course with Moodle.
Moodle is a powerful learning management system which is widely used by academics and students to build online course management and e-learning websites for universities and institutions around the world.
Rafael Scapin, the Coordinator of Educational Technology, Teacher & Moodle Evangelist at Dawson College, Montreal has shared a presentation on the best #Moodle modules and plugins on slideshare. The workshop presentation was presented at the annual Moodle Day at Dawson College (Montreal).
You can check out the presentation below or through this direct slideshare link.
Moodle has supported ClamAV from the era of Moodle 1.3 and by default, ClamAV was the only antivirus tool available for Moodle sites. In Moodle 3.1, a new plugin type is added to incorporate external Antivirus plugins developer by different service providers (see our previous coverage over the Moodle Tracker issue here.)
The Antivirus plugin implements the virus scanning functionality in Moodle. The new type of plugins will allow the external contributors to develop plugins for different antivirus products and extend existing antivirus functionality to different areas of Moodle. By default, ClamAV will be available in Moodle core as antivirus tool.
Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes
Alan Bessette's insight:
Discussion of some major trends of recent years, how these have impacted Moodle (including a discussion of some Moodle extensions addressing them) and some observations about future trends that will impact how Moodle developers will want to adapt the technology in the future.
There are two ways in which you can add a YouTube video to your course. You can add a link to the video or embed it within your course. Embedding YouTube videos in your course means students can watch them without leaving Moodle.
You can embed a YouTube video anywhere you have access to Moodle’s text editor. This includes: Labels, Topics areas, Book resources and Moodle Pages.
Follow the instructions in the guide below on how to add a YouTube video to your course.
The QR Links plugin has received a lot of stability fixes in its latest release. QR Links lets you to involve physical spaces and mobile phones in your Moodle experience. With a little creativity you can get your version of subject-savvy Pokémon Go!
Did you know: When students activities involve physical spaces, not only their spatial skills improve. Improvement in spatial skill tends to improve basic math skills such as arithmetic. This according to an article published in the Developmental Psychology Journal.
Besides providing an easy way for your students to access, save and share part of your course, QR codes have proven to be an easy and flexible solution to many related information problems. So why should learning be the exception?
If you are a web nerd and have not heard of Zapier then you need to get out more (or stay in more and spend more time on the web). Zapier, for those who don’t know, is a service that triggers events and actions based on specific things happening on your website, in your inbox or with the apps and websites you use daily.
Or as Zapier neatly put it, “A web automation app which can automate part of your business or life”. So you can, for example, automatically update a spreadsheet from an email triggered from Moodle, or turn new Moodle users into Mailchimp subscribers. Or post your RSS feeds and course updates to social networks.
Today I stumbled upon a blog post on E-Learning industry about “5 Reasons To Look For Moodle Alternatives” which are mentioned by the author – Ridvan Aliu. In the post, he mentioned his own experience with Moodle and provided 5 reasons to migrate to other commercial systems like EDUonGo.
Being a strong supporter of Moodle, the points mentioned by Ridvan are not agreeable to me, so I thought to clarify as per my level of understanding with Moodle – Why you shouldn’t look for Moodle alternatives and prefer Moodle over others
The Moodle Cloud service was introduce by Moodle HQ just over one and a half years ago as a way to support smaller scale users of Moodle. The service is completely free (unless you want to turn off advertising, and recently Martian Dougiamas announced new tiered pricing at the #MootIEUK16) and is a fantastic way to do everything from get your first Moodle up and running, to hosting a small course or just experimenting with the platform.
The service was designed with the non-tech portion of the Moodle community in mind. It is literally a “sign up and go” service with everything you need to run courses. As such, users of Moodle Cloud can’t integrate all of the plugins and customizations they may want, but that’s not really the point.
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