(the following description is directly from Moodle)
What is Moodle?
Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as
a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment
(VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a
tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students.
The focus of the Moodle project is always on giving educators the
best tools to manage and promote learning, but there are many ways to
- Moodle has features that allow it to scale to very large
deployments and hundreds of thousands of students, yet it can also be
used for a primary school or an education hobbyist.
- Many institutions use it as their platform to conduct fully online
courses, while some use it simply to augment face-to-face courses
(known as blended learning).
- Many of our users love to use the many activity modules (such as
Forums, Wikis, Databases and so on) to build richly collaborative
communities of learning around their subject matter (in the social
constructionist tradition), while others prefer to use Moodle as a way
to deliver content to students (such as standard SCORM packages) and
assess learning using assignments or quizzes.
(other youtube videos from Moodle and from users are on this page)
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