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Why Moodle for an Academic Institution?
This story goes back two years
By: Gaurav Parashar
Nov. 10, 2010 01:45 PM
Now, you all will be wondering that earlier I told that it is an easy software to work with and now I am telling that it took one year to learn the software.
Ha ha ha... :)
It was just due to many other engagements of mine. The time I started learning moodle I was course coordinator - MCA at INMANTEC. Six months i took to install, reinstall on different Operating Systems like Windows and Linux and check issues those might come. Then next 6 months to understand the features of the software.
I have done many experiments with moodle and at last I found that it was good software for an educational institution. I was astonished to know that it is a great software which provides ample opportunity to learn and experiment. This software made mine and my colleagues life easier.
As I started working with the software, it gave me ideas on how to solve the problems that I and many of my colleagues were facing.
Some of the Problems
We tried displaying notices on our website, but volume of the notices were so large that website was not able to handle this.
We always have to ask the website admin to upload the notices, again an Issue!!
I had so many other issues but not to mention on a public portal.
Some of the problems are petty but when it comes daily in your own life it becomes a headache. They were for me atleast. All these problems were solved by features of moodle.
I will now tell what i had done to make moodle work for us.
Ah! At last I found someone to solve my problems!!
Great software Indeed. If you are an academician and would like to solve your problems this software that will solve most of your issues. It works well with most of the Databases and operating systems. I have personally tried on Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 2003 and Win XP believe me it is trivial.
There are many books, videos and documentation on the web.
Let me show you my work on moodle and how i had customized it for my college.
We call moodle as cms (Course Management System). The weblink to moodle of INMANTEC is http://cms.inmantec.edu/.
This is a glimpse of my work. I will explain you the features which I had used to solve my problems and the features of moodle which can be used to facilitate users of an academic institution.
Implementation done so far:
I hope you have enjoyed the blog and have understood the basic issues that we had as an academic institution.
Will be happy if you could provide some valuable feedback. Thanks for reading.
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