From the Moodle Site:
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.
Despite the puch for modernizing education worldwide I'm still amazed by the number of schools and teachers that insist on pen, paper and books despite the proximity of a fully operational networked computer lab... It's partly because teachers are woefully under trained when it comes to electronic education delivery mechanisms. Why should a modern school behave any differently than a modern university or business place? Socializing skills and learning to work with each other is invaluable but does a traditional stand-up training environment provide that necessarily? I think not. There should be a much tighter connection between the 'real' world demands and the classroom. Networked education environments where every class is somehow recorded and published, maybe in screencasts like this, is a first step towards providing every learner with every opporunity and access point for structured education.
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