This article is a summary of “How Learning Analytics Can Improve Corporate Training”, a webinar conducted by our Director of Product Management, Stewart Rogers.
Moodle’s flexibility and powerful features make it a valuable tool to improve your company’s productivity and the overall growth of your organization. Let’s explore three ways you can adapt Moodle to maximize your company’s operations.1) Hiring and Interviewing with Moodle
Did you know you can use the Moodle learning management system to make money? Universities, private colleges, technical institutes and all kinds of private online learning providers can offer courses commit a lot of time, effort, and money into developing their online learning programs, increasing the amount of pressure on learning departments to either become cost neutral, or turn a profit. Moodle helps this process by allowing education instituties to offer their online courses – even entire online learning programs – at a profit.
New Moodle Plug-in Helps Prevent Online Cheating
One of the benefits of online learning with Learning Management Systems is that it provides students the flexibility to learn online and take quizzes from home — but it also makes cheating much easier. Educational institutions and industry certification authorities continue to face the problem of cheating on tests. Common solutions can be proctored exams, authentication, identity verification by proxy, and code of conduct warnings. Despite these preventative measures, whether you administer learning in a traditional classroom or through online education, there will still be a few learners who will attempt to manipulate the rules.
Open Source vs. Proprietary Learning Management Systems
We're looking at the key cost differences between closed or proprietary solutions, and open source solutions such as Moodle or Totara LMS.
If you’re adopting a learning management system (LMS), then chances are you will need to prove the return on investment (ROI). The method for proving ROI of your LMS will depend on the method your company is currently using for training. We’ll explore some of the differences below.
It’s an undisputable fact that online learning has been a disruptive force in the face of traditional, corporate training methods. Despite this, it is most effective not when it’s used as a replacement for face-to-face learning, but supplemented with it. In fact, access to online learning tools has spurred outcome-improving innovations meant to enhance face-to-face training.
One of the greatest benefits of eLearning, is the ability to incororporate multimedia like audio, and video. Currently, video accounts for 47% of global internet traffic. This year, this number is expected to reach 86%. Video is one of the most effective ways to keep students engaged and interested in the learning material, and can be used to provide students with lectures they missed, or to deliver learning videos (Eg. “How to”). There are numerous ways to use video in your Moodle or Totara courses. We’ll show you how to prepare your Moodle site to use multimedia, and then demonstrate three simple ways you can add video to your learning environment.
Topics: Moodle plugins
Hundreds of custom third-party plugins are offered for free by Moodle plugin contributors. Much like WordPress Plugins, Moodle plugins, once installed, change the look, feel and functionality of your LMS site to suit your requirements. Moodle’s category of available plugins is long and growing daily. To make things easier we’ve decided to share with you some must-have Moodle Modules to help you present, manage and administer pure online and blended learning sessions. Our Plugins webinar on January 23, will demonstrate how some of them work, including Face-to-Face, Real-Time Quiz, Drag and Drop Marking, and Attendance. We have also compiled a list of our all-time favorite plugins for various activities that you can review in the mean time.
Plugins are great because they can extend the value of your learning management system. Need to add a webinar? There’s a plug-in for that. Want to run a real time poll? There’s a plug in for that too. There are plugins for almost everything you can think of. While plugins are great, they can also lead to system freezes due to conflicts. Selecting your plugin wisely is important and you can read our previous blog post on that topic.