Moodles and you…

Yay!! I’m excited!! I’ve just started the Portfolio process for the Diocese of Oxford, and I’ve just discovered that they have a moodle!

What, you may ask, is a moodle? Well,

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.

And it’s great! I’m also excited because we’re currently trying to set one up at school, and I’ve got myself involved in the thick of things again, as usual. So, I get to see it at work from both a student and a teacher point of view. Mostly, it allows the student to access course materials and activities from anywhere. We’re looking at using it at school because we can’t allow remote access to our website for security reasons, so we’re using it to make homework assignments and things available at home. We’re also looking at doing things like starting a homework forum which could be monitored by 6th formers to help the younger years…

I’m excited that the Diocese has started one though; it seems the perfect solution for those of us who are pread far and wide, and doing courses and things on our own time. Well done, Oxford!

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