Happy Birthday Moodle, now what about these growing pains you’ve got?

Happy Birthday!


Our Moodle is almost 10 years old. Inspired by a presentation from Wildern School we submitted a proposal to our Leadership team and in the April of 2004 Sean Keogh, then of Pteppic.net, installed our server and Moodle came to Perins.

Two years later, Mahara appeared and was then swiftly followed by our 1-1 notebook (now eLearning) scheme.

With our eLearning thinking it is quite grown up, rapidly approaching the tricky teens and under some pressure from its peers I thought it was time to look at it from a different perspective.

The presentation below was part of our regular 10 minute CPD to staff. It was given as we begin of the development of the next three year strategic plan and before an INSET Day where we consider, amongst other things, the role of eLearning.

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Some mildly controversial points….

Moodle 2.6 for Teachers: An Illustrated Guide. eBook: Mark Rollins:

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Moodle 2.6 for Teachers:-An Illustrated Guide. – Kindle edition by Mark Rollins. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

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Mark does lots of excellent and often free stuff on Moodle and eLearning. His website/blog is highly recommended and covers all manner of features from strategic deployment of elearning to pedagogy changes and how to get started videos. Find it at http://muppetmasteruk.wordpress.com

He also does some highly recommended consultancy through his website http://e-teachuk.net

Mark also uses ScoopIT where he posts some super resources: http://www.scoop.it/t/e-learning-and-technology