Moodle is a software package for producing internet-
based courses and websites.
Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software
under the General Public License – meaning it is
copyrighted but the user has additional freedoms.
It is a global development project designed to
support a “social constructionist” framework of
4. Founded by
Moodle Founder and
Director of Moodle Pty
Master in Education
Mostly Australian team of more than 20 developers who are
directly funded by the Moodle project to work full-time on core
There is No Cost to:
install, use or change LMS
no royalties, fees or user charges
There is Cost Associated with:
A company or organization hosting the software
Maintenance, tech support and training
8. Moodle Market Share
Largest and Widely Deployed LMS in the World
Moodle has a user-base of 55,110 registered sites
44,966,541 users in 4,763,446 courses in 214 countries
There are 69,134 currently active sites that have
registered from 222 countries.
15. Certified Service Providers Worldwide to assist with
implementation of Moodle.
A Moodle Partner belongs to a group of service companies
guided by the core developers of Moodle. They provide a range
of optional commercial services for Moodle users, including fully-
serviced Moodle hosting, remote support contracts, custom code
development and consulting.
Licensed by Moodle.org.
These companies often have their own developers and may
contribute to Moodle directly by working on core code or by
17. Who is the Competition
18. Road Map
Plans to release a new version
Community of Users, developers and Administrators are
continuously providing feedback and strategies for
improvement and advancement
The company supports a sustainable business model,
has proven market share and continues to grow in
19. New Business
As of July 11, 2012, Moodle is developing
Moodle Mobile on HTML5
It is planned to be
released at the end of 2012
20. Reflective Comments
Students will have the option of using their own personal devices,
such as laptops, tablets and smart phones, all compatible with
Moodle supports design templates that are divided into two
categories: “resources” and “activities”.
Resources are external sites where information can be uploaded
to the site, such as PowerPoint, Word documents, Really Simple
Syndication or Rich Site Summary feeds (RSS feeds).
Activity pages capture student participation through
assignments, quizzes, discussion forums, real time chat, wikis, e-
mail, and messaging, audio, and social networking capabilities
Discussion forums and other collaborative tools offered through
Moodle will replace the hard copy of reflective journals and case
reports that the students currently complete. Students can use
the e-portfolio tool to build a repository of skills and experiences.
21. Personal Experience
I recently developed a pilot project course using
Moodle to be implemented into the clinical course in
This platform supports a collaborative learning
community that promotes reflective practice, critical
thinking and decision-making skills as they relate to
Moodle has the capabilities to support a virtual
learning community that will promote constructive
learning activities; opportunities for reflective practice,
collaborative learning, and social networking plug-ins.
22. The integration of Moodle will support principles
of good teaching practice for undergraduate
education; it will improve contact between
students and faculty, offer active learning
techniques, and provide students with prompt
feedback, emphasize timelines for completion of
work, communicate expectations around
learning and respect diverse learning styles.
(Chickering & Gamson, 1987)
Chickering, A.W. & Ehrmann, S.C. (1996). Implementing the Seven
Principles: Technology as Lever. American Association for Higher
Education Bulletin, 49(2), 3-6.
Chickering, A.W. & Gamson, Z.F. (1987). Seven principles for good
practice in undergraduate education. American Association for
Higher Education Bulletin, 39(7), 3-7.