We announced last week that Moodle 2.9 is on its way. The enhancements made in 2.9 are in response to the pain-points expressed by the Moodle community. This new version is coming equipped with over 300 improvements, 9 of which we will go through with you.
A common misconception about Moodle is that it is only used by the education sector for the purpose of providing online learning. This is simply not the case given Moodle’s diverse functionalities and it’s proven utility in almost every industry. Moodle is used by organizations in a variety of fields, including but not limited to healthcare, government, enterprise and non-profit, in countless different ways. In our eBook, Corporate eLearning: Six Strategies for Leveraging Moodle, we discuss six of the most common ways Moodle is used to reach business objectives by organizations of all shapes and sizes. Here are the different areas in business that Moodle can assist you with:
Now that Moodle 2.8 is on its third minor release (Moodle 2.8.3)—we’ve had a solid quarter to review the features and see what’s jiving for our corporate, healthcare and education-based clients. Moodle 2.8 is hands-down the best version of Moodle yet and we couldn’t be more excited to share how you will benefit from the new and improved features. With Moodle 2.8, users are reaping the benefits of significant enhancements to gradebook, forums, analytics and the overall usability across all devices. Continue reading for the additional 6 features that have been approved by our team of Moodle developers.
The Face-to-face plugin for Moodle makes it easy to incorporate blended learning into your eLearning courses. Today’s learners—whether in corporate or education institutions—desire the flexibility to learn in ways that resonate best. We frequently hear how older generations want face-to-face training and how younger generations want a combination of in-person and online. Blended learning makes this possible and it is extremely effective. In a study with over 30,000 students, blended learning allowed students to achieve 25% more than their non-blended learning counterparts.
Recent survey results from eLearning! and Government eLearning! Magazines indicate that respondents whom were primarily from the corporate, government, education or non-profit sectors plan to add, change or replace their LMS in the next two years. What percentage of these respondents?—according to researchers, 35% are looking to change their talent and/or learning management system and are expecting to spend $968,500 on average to do so. Interestingly enough, a large portion (25%) of this group want to change their LMS within the next year. With big changes ahead, continue reading for tips on navigating the LMS and TMS market in 2015.
Last week we released an article that provides a detailed list of the best Moodle Plugins we curated over the past 12 years. The list is extensive so if you are wanting to know the most popular plugins by number of downloads then continue reading as we provide a brief summary for the top 10 Moodle Plugins of 2014!
We have selected some of the best Moodle Plugins for you!
There are hundreds of Moodle plugins out there so a question we often have clients asking us is “which are the best Moodle plugins?” When asked about the functionality that clients want to receive from Moodle plugins, more often than not responses are: better learning engagement and user experience. With over 12 years of experience configuring Moodle for organizations of every shape and size, we built up a strong understanding of the best Moodle plugins for your specific learning and talent development needs. This list is not exhaustive by any means so if you are looking for plugins for other functionalities, give us call today. Without further ado, here is our running list of the best Moodle plugins:
Last week the Talk Openly, Develop Openly (TODO) initiative was launched by a group of 10 leading technology firms including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Khan Academy. The TODO project is open to all members of the open source community and aims to work together to overcome the challenges of large and decentralized open source projects. If you are new to what open source is and why it is so powerful, let us briefly explain.
How can I increase employee engagement? This seems to be the problem that every organization is trying solve. Just to give you an idea of how serious the issue is, Gallup surveyed 350,000 people over three years and found that 70% of employees across the US are disengaged. This means that the majority of workers are not reaching their full potential and US companies are collectively missing out on profits of $450-550 billion annually.
We are pleased to take this opportunity to challenge Moodle, our partner down in Australia, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! As a team, we collectively donated $240 to the ALS Soceity of Canada. You're up next Moodle!