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14th November, 2012 | Articles |

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Online learning is something that more and more people prefer today, and if you are an educator that needs a Course Management System that will help you with your teaching material, you should consider using Moodle. In fact, Moodle is very handy and because it is a free and open source application, you can use it without having to pay for it. Moodle is also very useful, having been designed to use the best pedagogical principles that will allow educators to be able to create the most effective learning communities in the online space.

If you want to use Moodle, you can easily download it and use it on your PC while also being able to scale it from a small, one teacher site to a whole University that caters to hundreds of thousands of students. In fact, today there are as many as well over twenty-five thousand registered sites using Moodle and it is even used by Amazon.com who uses Moodle to train their employees.

Basically, you can use Moodle to help create an online course and it also enables educators to have a meaningful interaction with students. Being open source and also modularly designed, anyone using Moodle can also develop whatever additional functions they need. There are a number of features that you will enjoy when you use Moodle and among some of the notable features you can include forums, content managing, quizzing through various kinds of questions, blogs and a whole lot more.

In fact, the list of features that come with Moodle are very long and include wikis, database activities, surveys, chat, and glossaries and peer assessment as well as support for multiple languages that are as many as more than sixty languages. In addition, there is also support for using a number of third party plug-ins that can be used with Moodle. If you want to write your own modules, you would need to know PHP, though if you use the modules that come with Moodle, you will still be able to get a lot of functionality without need to write your own modules.

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