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Moodle


Contact

Moodle International:

Developer:

Mr. Dougiamas

East Perth, Australien

Website: moodle.org

Moodle in Germany:

Ralf Hilgenstock, Renate Jirmann

info@dialoge.net
Telephone: +49 (0)228 977460

DIALOGE Beratungsgesellschaft
Hubert-Peter-Str. 14
53175 Bonn
Germany

Website: www.moodle.de  [ German Version ]

Moodle in Austria:

Peter Sereinigg

ps@sereinigg.at
Telephone: +43 664 3575561

Website: www.sereinigg.at  [ German Version ]

Documentation

You can find a continuously updated online documentation under: http://docs.moodle.org

Software

To use this software, you need to accept the GPL. You must register with CampusSource.

Further learning activities you can find on: https://moodle.org/plugins/

Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a software package designed to help educators create quality online courses. Such e-learning systems are sometimes also called Learning Management Systems (LMS) or Virtual Learning Environments (VLE). One of the main advantages of Moodle over other systems is a strong grounding in social constructionist pedagogy.

The word Moodle was originally an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, which is mostly useful to programmers and education theorists. It's also a verb that describes the process of lazily meandering through something, doing things as it occurs to you to do them, an enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity. As such it applies both to the way Moodle was developed, and to the way a student or teacher might approach studying or teaching an online course. Anyone who uses Moodle is a Moodler.

Moodle is Open Source software, which means you are free to download it, use it, modify it and even distribute it (under the terms of the GNU General Public License). Moodle runs without modification on Unix, Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Netware and any other system that supports PHP, including most webhost providers. Data is stored in a single database: MySQL and PostgreSQL are best supported, but it can also be used with Oracle, Access, Interbase, ODBC and others.

Moodle is an active and evolving work in progress. Development was started by Martin Dougiamas who continues to lead the project. Since Version 1.0 in August 2002 there has been steady series of new releases adding new features, better scalability and improved performance.

As Moodle has spread and the community has grown, more input is being drawn from a wider variety of people in different teaching situations. For example, Moodle is now used not only in Universities, but in high schools, primary schools, non-profit organisations, private companies, by independent teachers and even homeschooling parents. A growing number of people from around the world are contributing to Moodle in different ways - for more details see the Credits page.

An important feature of the Moodle project is the moodle.org web site, which provides a central point for information, discussion and collaboration among Moodle users, who include system administrators, teachers, researchers, instructional designers and of course, developers. Like Moodle, this site is always evolving to suit the needs of the community, and like Moodle it will always be Free.

Features

Moodle is an active and evolving product. This page lists just some of the many features it contains:

Overall design

Site management

User management

Course management

Learning activities in Moodle

You find more informations about all learning activities on http://moodle.org/doc.