Moodle Magic: Make It Happen
Author: Laurie Korte
These are amazing times for the Internet and online learning. We are seeing a rapidly increasing commitment to internet-based learning from teachers, students, and institutions of all kinds, using it to increase flexibility and communication within existing courses and to enable courses that could never exist before. Moodles have been implemented for users at all age levels. Online classroom are here NOW! Colleges and Universities offer Distance Learning NOW! There are even Virtual High Schools NOW! Let me show you what others and myself have come up with as well as some tips and tricks to make it easer, friendlier, and safe. Don't let the learning stop with the dismissal bell. This is a chance to showcase learning at home too. As a Librarian/Media Specialist/Information Specialist/Teacher/Administrator or whatever title you have...you can do this.
*Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. You can download and use it on any computer you have handy (including webhosts), yet it can scale from a single-teacher site to a University with 200,000 students.