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*[http://demo.moodle.org/ Moodle Demonstration Site]. Here you can play on a Moodle site as a teacher, administrator or student.  
 
*[http://demo.moodle.org/ Moodle Demonstration Site]. Here you can play on a Moodle site as a teacher, administrator or student.  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moodle The Moodle page at Wikipedia]. MoodleDocs and Wikipedia both use [[MediaWiki]].
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moodle The Moodle page at Wikipedia]. MoodleDocs and Wikipedia both use [[MediaWiki]].
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*[http://www.infonary.com/moodle Moodle News at Infonary]   
 
*[[Moodle_manuals]] has many links or there is the [[Using Moodle book]] for those who must have an Adobe document to read or print.
 
*[[Moodle_manuals]] has many links or there is the [[Using Moodle book]] for those who must have an Adobe document to read or print.
 
*[[Moodle presentations| Here is where Moodlers]] share their "This is Moodle" presentations.
 
*[[Moodle presentations| Here is where Moodlers]] share their "This is Moodle" presentations.

Revision as of 06:26, 16 April 2011

Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites. It is a global development project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education.

Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software (under the GNU Public License). Basically this means Moodle is copyrighted, but that you have additional freedoms. You are allowed to copy, use and modify Moodle provided that you agree to: provide the source to others; not modify or remove the original license and copyrights, and apply this same license to any derivative work. Read the license for full details and please contact the copyright holder directly if you have any questions.

Moodle can be installed on any computer that can run PHP, and can support an SQL type database (for example MySQL). It can be run on Windows and Mac operating systems and many flavors of linux (for example Red Hat or Debian GNU). There are many knowledgeable Moodle Partners to assist you, even host your Moodle site.

The word Moodle was originally an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, which is mostly useful to programmers and education theorists. It's also a verb that describes the process of lazily meandering through something, doing things as it occurs to you to do them, an enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity. As such it applies both to the way Moodle was developed, and to the way a student or teacher might approach studying or teaching an online course. Anyone who uses Moodle is a Moodler.

Come moodle with us!

See also