To Moodle or Not to Moodle

November 24, 2010

With Mason, myself included, using Blackboard and pbworks, I have to question my thought to try out moodle for a class next semester.

The thing I like about it right away is that it was created with constructionist pedagogy in mind.  The guy who created it, Martin Dougiamas, has advanced degrees in both computer science and education. I can get down with that — as a c.s. guy, I’m sure he’s probably more linear and formulaic in his thought processes than circuitous and unbounded. And while I find freedom of thought enticing, I know it is a big time-vacuum for those that know how to think and basically a waste of time for those yet unschooled in deep, scholarly (read “end product required”) thought. So, I think I’ll give it a go.

I especially appreciate the Glossary feature — could really use that for To Kill a Mockingbird vocabulary in HAR. (see this example on the Moodle demo site:

I’ll need to check that

  • students can post files to share and edit (in real-time)
  • I can create folders and subfolders for student work

Now I must listen to OCS student recordings 🙂

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