Released in 2002, Moodle is a free and open-source learning platform written in PHP. Founder Martin Dougiamas, an Australian programmer and teacher, prefers to call Moodle a learning platform than an LMS. There is a subtle but important distinction – the Moodle can be used by anyone to create their own LMS.
The Moodle framework is based on a social constructionist pedagogy, the idea that people learn best when they can collaborate, share, and construct artifacts in a social environment.
Moodle.org partners – educators, website developers, IT professionals, and business consultants – also use Moodle to generate new income opportunities
Making Money With Moodle
Moodle partners provide hosting, consultancy and implementation services, and courseware, and are allowed to use Moodle trademarks. In return, they pay a percentage of their profits to Moodle. But anyone can make money with Moodle by creating their own eLearning courseware and using Moodle to set up an online store to market and sell it.
Moodle Benefits of Virtual Education
- Ensures compliance with eLearning guidelines and industry-specific education regulations
- Enables a collaborative learning experience
- Allows learning content to be organized in one place
- Gives learners access to learning material wherever they are and on any device
- Automates the tracking of learners’ progress
- Personalizes learning content
- Allows a rich blend of multimedia learning content
- Promotes effective communication using automated notifications, reports and collaboration features like chat, discussion boards and blogs
- Limits access to learning material on a need-to-know basis
Moodle Benefits for In-House Business Training
- Help businesses onboard new employees with reusable training guides
- Create a secure remote environment to train partners
- Reduce training costs
- Allow employees to study outside of core working hours and at their own pace
- Encourage employees to upskill
- Enable businesses to ensure their employers are conversant with compliance regulations
- Distribute new product information to employees
- Define competencies required for employees to be promoted
Moodle Benefits for Non-Profits
While Moodle is used by a wide variety of industries, non-profits are increasingly making use of Moodle to train volunteer staff around the world, and to help disadvantaged learners to access learning material at little or no cost. Moodle’s simple course creation features allow non-profits to generate revenue through eLearning programs and stimulate awareness about their causes, for example environmental issues, drug abuse, and community initiatives.
Moodle Benefits for Professionals in Mission-Critical Positions
Moodle can be used as the central location for employee training, assessment, and certification of skills in mission-critical industries, like healthcare, oil & gas and emergency services. Formal training for professionals in many mission-critical roles is specified by government or industry compliance regulations. eLearning enables organizations to comply with statutory regulations, improve their services, and cut training costs.
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