In part 3 of our What is Moodle series, we look at how Moodle can be used as a content resource hub, communicative, assessment and collaborative solution for your brand, organisation or business.
So, whether you need a solution to communicate and collaborate with students and teachers, or staff and customers – Moodle can be used for many different things (and already is, by tens of millions worldwide).
Checking Up and Checking In
With Moodle you can access extensive reporting and data, all at the click of a button. And you can personalise your learners’ journey exactly as you wish and need. You can choose how you’ll assess your students, the difficulty of that assessment, the nature of the feedback that will be provided, and how that assessment will contribute to the final course grade.
There are a range of question types available – 17 in fact – from multiple choice to drag and drop interactive, and you can select either a single end-of-course test or multiple assessments. Learners can submit their work as essays or videos, and can demonstrate their competency, understanding and proficiency.
It’s great for assessors too, as they can download all of this for offline marking when it suits them. Grades are stored centrally, and you can configure weightings. Learners themselves get a personalised dashboard to track their progress, plus they can publish their achievements externally via an online CV or blog, and get a PDF certificate when they complete the course.
It’s All About Collaboration
Moodle is founded on social learning theory, where collaboration is at the heart of all that’s done. Developers collaborate to create new plug-ins. Trainers collaborate to create and facilitate new content. And learners collaborate to support each other and to learn from each other. Hey, even the content itself is often collaborative in nature – from forums to wikis and onto surveys, Moodle empowers you to bring your learning community together.
Coming up in the next few weeks is our final edition of Thriving with Moodle and we’ll be looking in-depth at one of the reasons why it’s such a popular e-learning platform…
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