Moodle

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Introduction

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. 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.

Statistics

Registered validated sites 44,578

Number of countries 207

Courses 2,920,984

Users 29,653,768

Teachers 1,283,616

Enrollments 20,043,970

Forum posts 43,328,265

Resources 23,517,060

Quiz questions 36,668,183

Activity Modules

Many 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.

See Also

For more information about this technology go to their website: http://moodle.org

References

http://moodle.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moodle