Moodle was launched as a pet project in 1999 by Martin Dougiamas. Since then, it has grown into an enormously popular learning platform that boasts over 57 million users who have access to roughly 5.8 million courses.
Moodle is an open source, community driven learning management system that is used in traditional, blended, and fully online classrooms. Anyone can setup a Moodle server and start building online courses in a matter of minutes.
Because of my interest in online learning, I am co-hosting a Moodle Hangout on Google+ with fellow educator Sean Beaverson. This gathering is an informal conversation on all things Moodle. Whether you newbie or a ninja, you are welcome to join the conversation. We will be discussing the pros and cons of Moodle vs. other proprietary LMS systems (BlackBoard, BrainHoney, Haiku, etc) as well as more technical things such as the differences between Moodle 1.9 and 2.0. Come ask your questions, give some answers, and learn about how Moodle might help you!
When: Tuesday, January 17 at 1pm (Eastern)
Where: Google+ (to join the hangout, you will need to “circle” myself or Sean Beaverson)
What: A discussion about using Moodle in traditional, blended, and fully online classrooms.