Friday, April 4, 2008

Free Moodle Hosting on Global Classroom

Today, I had lunch with Joe Thibault at the FOSS VT conference. Joe works with Global Classroom. Global Classroom provides free hosting for Moodle. Global Classroom classroom also provides free Moodle training for teachers. Moodle is a powerful application, but it does require server space and network management. Global Classroom removes the biggest obstacle to using Moodle, server capacity and network maintenance. Global Classroom hosts and manages a global Moodle network that any teacher can join and use to create their own online classroom. This is an excellent free service that schools should take advantage of.

Moodle is an open-source program for creating online learning environments. Moodle has hundreds of features that teachers and students can utilize. Some of the most commonly utilized features of Moodle are online test creation and test taking, wiki pages, posting and collecting assignments, attendance register and gradebook.

Below is a short video introduction to Moodle.