The open source LMS battle hots up

A few years ago the debate at my university was between Sakai and Moodle – which was the better LMS (learning management system) and how/when should we transition to one of them? Researchers favoured Sakai (good for collaborative projects), while teaching staff liked Moodle (in case you’re wondering, it stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment). As it has turned out, Moodle won the day, but step forward to the current online environment and the battle is on again. It’s bigger, tougher, more complex and the stakes are higher than ever. Continue reading

Is your Moodle course accessible?

The strengths and virtues of the International Review of Research in Distance and Open Learning (IRRODL) have been extolled previously in my ramblings. It’s still churning out relevant and useful articles, reviews and comments on a regular basis, under the fine tutelage of Terry Anderson.

The May 2010 (Vol. 11, No. 2) has a really nice article (strictly speaking, a ‘Technical Note’) for all you Moodle addicts out there: ‘Universal instructional design principles for Moodle‘. Continue reading