Open Moodle

Project Stretch Meeting 4/30
Labeled Screenshot - Meta Moodle
MOMO: Mobile Moodle
MLE: Mobile Learning Environment
Widget Plugins
myUdutu Course Authoring Module
Moodle.org Modules & Plugins
Standards Based Moodle Themes
Moodle.org Themes
Niles High School

Schematics
Moodle Database Schema
Moodle Webservice Architecture
Moodle Webservice Layers
Freemind Schematic of Moodle
Moodle Icons
Moodle as Troll Cartoon
Sample Populated Physics Course in Moodle
Integration of Moodle, Drupal & Elgg
Moodle for Student Engagement

Quotations
When Free Isn't Free: The realities of running open source in school
Most schools now use open-source software use primarily in back-office functions, such as the Apache Web server and Drupal content management for Web sites, says Hargadon. (OSS) is slowly becoming more visible in schools, however, in applications such as the Firefox browser, which requires minimal user adjustment, and Moodle, the popular Web-based open-source-curriculum alternative to Blackboard, which many schools simply cannot afford, he says. “Moodle has bridged the chasm,” Hargadon says. “Everyone might not be using it yet, but there isn’t a district IT director who doesn’t know about it."

Moodle &/or ELGG &/or Drupal
Offering class sites in both Drupal and Moodle will allow instructors to choose the tool that works best for them. To generalize, Drupal sites offer a greater degree of flexibility in crafting a learning environment — some users make the case that class sites in Drupal feel more student-centered than class sites in Moodle. This flexibility, however, comes at a cost. From a sysadmin perspective, Moodle is easier to maintain than Drupal. Additionally, some users claim that the focused UI of Moodle is easier for users who are not tech-savvy. The ease of use caveat, however, is directed more at teachers than at students. Students thrive in either Drupal or Moodle.

Bad News for Blackboard, Good News for Moodle
The American Association of Community College’s Instructional Technology Council (ITC) has just published its 2007 Distance Education Survey Results, covering data from 154 U.S. community colleges. (Among the findings:) Blackboard is losing market share rapidly; Moodle doubled it’s market share in the past 12 months and now has the highest market share after Blackboard/WebCT in this market segment. It seems that the recent merger of Blackboard-WebCt in February 2006 and a substantial increase in fees may have prompted a growing number of colleges to review their learning management system (LMS) commitments. Thirty-one percent of the respondents indicated they were considering switching from their current LMS. Although licensed LMS solutions prevail, Moodle, an open-source solution, reflected a doubling of its share in one year.

Code
Moodle-Google Integration
Google Code: SWF Activity Module Plugin
MOMO: Mobile Moodle
MLE-Moodle
MLE Moodle Testing Ground
Wookie widgets
myUdutu Course Authoring Module
RefinedData & Adobe Connect Pro Integration
Moodle.org Modules & Plugins

Aesthetics
Moodle.org Themes
NewSchool Learning
NewSchool Learning Demo Site
Sample Moodle Site - Mr. Malley
Theme Gurus
Moodle.com Theming Consultants
Liip Moodle Theme
Forums - First Impressions

Documentation
Kassblog on Moode Administration by Packt
Packt Publishing Moodle Guides
Google Collaborates on Moodle Integration
Moodle Wiki Types
Moodle Sample E-Book - William Rice for Packt Publishing
Open Source SMC Sampler - Packt Publishing
Faculty Guide to Moodle - Colby College

Sundry
Kassblog on uploading images in wiki
Moodle.com Integration Consultants
Interview with Martin Dougiamas
NERCOMP Moodle User Group
Glossary
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