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Please use the page comments or an appropriate moodle.org forum for any recommendations/suggestions for improvement. Virtual Learning Environments: e-portfolio. 07 Oct 2013 Ofsted Ref: 120361 Introduction This suite of materials on Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) reflects what we have been seeing on inspection, or as the result of visits and research, and offers resources and ideas for those looking to improve their Virtual Learning Environments.

Virtual Learning Environments: e-portfolio

Watch the welcome message: and find out more in the Ofsted VLE portfolio introduction (ppt 9.4MB) – open in slide show mode to hear the narration. The portfolio offers the following resources – you can download each individually, or save a zip file containing all the resources. Section 1: case studies To provide ideas or inspiration we offer a selection of case studies of providers that have, in our judgement, been using virtual learning environments well.

Section 2: learners' views.

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First look at Moodle 2.0: html editor  Welcome to Moodlenews.com A resource site for all Moodle-related news, tutorials, video, course content information and original resources.

First look at Moodle 2.0: html editor 

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe: RSS feed| Weekly Email Newsletter | Moodle News Twitter Thanks for visiting! Moodle 2.0 has not been released as a stable version yet, but ‘Moodlerific’ Mel Benson (Moodlerific.org/@Moodlerific) was kind (and savvy) enough to install the latest build so that Moodle Monthly could get hands on with the next gen LMS. In the near future we’ll be posting as much as we can to give everyone a “sneak peak” at what’s coming in Moodle2.0. This is the first installment. One of the best things so far about Moodle: the new text/html editor. In Firefox and Internet Explorer (the only supported browsers for HTMLArea) the same page is rendered correctly, showing the text editor:

47 Interesting Ways to Use Moodle in the Classroom (started by @TomBarrett)  Moodle Evolution – Swiss Army Knife or Portal? - JISC RSC Blog. Share The open source learning platform “Moodle” is used across all sectors to deliver resources and learning experiences to students.

Moodle Evolution – Swiss Army Knife or Portal? - JISC RSC Blog

Version 2 of Moodle came out in 2011 and since then regular updates have been made to improve its usability and functionality. A recent meeting of the East Midlands RSC Moodle User Group looked at some of the features on offer in the latest version which came out in the summer. Moodle Users Group. More on Moodle 2 and Planning for next year We met on a very warm summer’s day in Basford.

Moodle Users Group

Rob and Adam from Stamford demonstrated their adaptation and use of a plug-in which enabled on screen marking of assignments and return to the student within Moodle. The system is now in use by the whole college’s teaching staff – saving time, paper and print costs in the marking process. Interestingly the students as a group were very keen for it to be implemented as it would save their cash on printing credits. Vle forum, oct 2010. VLEs. RSS Plus – a new RSS Kid On The Block for Moodle 2.x 

Welcome to Moodlenews.com A resource site for all Moodle-related news, tutorials, video, course content information and original resources.

RSS Plus – a new RSS Kid On The Block for Moodle 2.x 

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe: RSS feed| Weekly Email Newsletter | Moodle News Twitter Thanks for visiting! Totara LMS supports the work of Frankie Kam as he explores the many possibilities of Moodle for fun and to improve his college’s course site. I. MoodleMoot Japan 2011. @WiZiQ Live Class Module now works for Moodle 2.0.2  Welcome to Moodlenews.com A resource site for all Moodle-related news, tutorials, video, course content information and original resources.

@WiZiQ Live Class Module now works for Moodle 2.0.2 

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe: RSS feed| Weekly Email Newsletter | Moodle News Twitter Thanks for visiting! Course: Web conferencing. Video of the New view/display for Quiz Materials in Frames  Welcome to Moodlenews.com A resource site for all Moodle-related news, tutorials, video, course content information and original resources.

Video of the New view/display for Quiz Materials in Frames 

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe: RSS feed| Weekly Email Newsletter | Moodle News Twitter Thanks for visiting! Earlier this week we highlighted a project by Frankie kam, a Moodler at SCM.Moodleace.com, who created a new way to display additional quiz information and content in tandem to a Moodle page [link]. The project lets students navigate through a quiz without ever losing access to information that the teacher/facilitator has deemed relevant (and available) during the quiz session. Frankie uses a program called Xerte which makes creating elearning content and packages easier. Check out the full contribution and demo at this Moodle.org thread: Frankie was kind enough to create a video which helps to demonstrate the feature, check it out [Youtube:

Moodle Accessibility Test - MSU. JISC RSC South West eLearning Gems. The five most fabulous Moodle 2.0 features. Moodle is now well into its second generation, with Moodle 2.2 as the most recent release.

The five most fabulous Moodle 2.0 features

For anyone still hanging onto a first generation Moodle (version 1.9 seems popular), it is well worth considering an upgrade to Moodle 2. Here are five of the most fab features, imho: 1. Mobile-friendly. Version 2.2 of the Moodle online learning platform released. By the H Moodle founder, Martin Dougiamas, has announced the release of version 2.2 of his open source online learning platform.

Version 2.2 of the Moodle online learning platform released

Moving to Moodle 2? Some things to bear in mind… Last week I attended the first Moodle User Group London meeting at City University and sat in on an interesting breakout session with James Ballard (ULCC) as speaker. It was useful stuff and I think we all particularly enjoyed trundling around on the mobile desk/revolving chair/pod things which replaced the usual boring desks and chairs. Or was that just me? A Virtual Student and Pronunciation Activity for your Moodle course  Welcome to Moodlenews.com A resource site for all Moodle-related news, tutorials, video, course content information and original resources.

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe: RSS feed| Weekly Email Newsletter | Moodle News Twitter Thanks for visiting! Nicholas Walker, an ESL teacher at Montmorency College (Canada), has used Google Chrome + HTML5 + Google Speech Recognition + HTML code embed into Moodle to create a Virtual Student. It is as part of a English Language Lab activity that Nicholas and his colleague, Melvin Shantz, are currently testing. What’s really GREAT about the experimental Virtual Student is that it can be used by English language students to test their pronunciation skills. Absolutely riveting stuff! Bitty Browser magic – how to embed a website inside your Moodle webpage  Welcome to Moodlenews.com A resource site for all Moodle-related news, tutorials, video, course content information and original resources.

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe: RSS feed| Weekly Email Newsletter | Moodle News Twitter Thanks for visiting! Bitty Browser is truly an amazing web application. It allows you to embed a website within a website. So you can embed a entire working website inside your blog or Moodle site. The embed code that I used for the “embeded iframe” website above is: Moodle_add_flv.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) What's new with MOODLE 2. 100 ways to use a VLE – #11 Integrating Turnitin. A decent VLE will allow you to integrate different tools and services into it. Turnitin is a service that allows both learners and staff to check the originality of their work and then some… Turnitin is far more than just a plagiarism prevention and originality checking tool. Turnitin is an integrated set of tools that helps educators manage the process of delivering meaningful feedback during the entire writing process – from drafts through reviews, revisions and even reflections.

Now you could simply link to Turnitin from your VLE, however what you can do with a VLE such as Moodle, is to integrate it into the assignment submission process. What this means is that both practitioners and learners don’t need to create new accounts to use Turnitin, the process is automated. Modules and plugins. Uploading/Importing Users with @Moodletuts  Preventing Email overload from Moodle by @sbrandt  Moodle languages portal. VLEs. Theme Customization Tutorial with @EnovationIRE  Moodle 2 and Google Docs Integration.