Moodle Link Love

I figured I had better write up a quick post before I leave town for Chicago, then New York for a week! Below are a few links I recently gathered up through Twitter, Google Alerts and my Google Reader.

When I get back I will be doing a Part II of my previous blog post, Best Moodle Modules & Plugins. There was a section in the book, Moodle Administration, all about modules and I wanted to write a little more on the topic. I also saw a few other suggestions that people have recommended. If you have anything to add on the subject please comment on the first post about Modules.

I am also planning to write a review on the book, Moodle Course Conversion: Beginner’s Guide. I’m only a few chapters in but I am pleasantly surprised so far.

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July – be back in a week!

My Moodle improvements in Moodle 2.0

Helen Foster posts a blog about My Moodle in Moodle 2.0 :

Great news for My Moodle users: Mike Churchward is planning major improvements in Moodle 2.0 (MDL-19124). Please join..  read more

Sweet! I love the My Moodle feature and I think it has much potential! Take a look at Lewis Carr’s My Moodle development.

A Few Links

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Moodle Playpen

Brought to you by the Moodleman Blog, The Moodle Playpen is a demonstration Moodle site that allows users to explore Moodle’s possiblities. There are demos of standard features, advanced features, layout examples and discussions.

This site has been around for awhile and is maintained by Julian Ridden (follow him on Twitter!). Whether you’re looking for a new look or a way to spice up the functionality of your Moodle site, The Moodle Playpen is a great place to get ideas for your own Moodle site. One of my favorite demos is the Accordion Course Format layout! Check out The Moodle Playpen for more ideas!

The Moodleman Blog
The Moodle Playpen
The Moodle Playpen – 2.0 Alpha
Using Moodle: Accordion Discussion

Web 2.0 Moodle Course

On the ICT Guy blog, he posts about a Web 2.0 Moodle course for teachers professional development.

The aim was simply to be an introduction to the world of web2.0 and how it might impact on the classroom.

As a way of giving back to the open-source world he is offering to give the course away as a download, check it out!

A few more links – including an old Dougiamas interview

I was looking through the U of M Moodle link and I ran across a link to an old interview with Martin Dougiamas by my current boss! So I asked him (he was right next to me in his office at the time), “Hey, Tim! you interviewed Dougiamas?!” He came out and said yeah had! Download the podcast interview on his blog, The Savvy Technologist. I have not listened to it yet but I plan to listen this afternoon. It was back in 2005, so it will be interesting to hear Martin’s thoughts and see if it corresponds to what Moodle is now.

Other links

Planet Moodle

Are you interested in Moodle developer news and finding out what we’re currently working on? If so, please visit and/or subscribe to Planet Moodle. [from Announcements – Read More]

A few links to check out!

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