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==The plastic guy==
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[[Image:Colinmoodle1.gif|left| me- on a good day.]] Yep - me...
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I started using Moodle and was enthralled by the essential ease with which I was able to pick up on things. I was creating courses and soon downloaded a copy of Moodle for home. I bungled the installation, then retried it, and it worked. I built it, wrecked it, rebuilt it, wrecked it again, and each time, I learned more about what I did not know.  
 
I started using Moodle and was enthralled by the essential ease with which I was able to pick up on things. I was creating courses and soon downloaded a copy of Moodle for home. I bungled the installation, then retried it, and it worked. I built it, wrecked it, rebuilt it, wrecked it again, and each time, I learned more about what I did not know.  
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The major problem for me is that I am just not technically literate, that is - a spade and a shovel are the same. Trying to interpret the hidden meanings of a lot of the highly jargonistic approaches taken by far too many techies was just too much hard work. 
  
 
I started to seriously administer Moodle as an intranet for a school. I moved schools, then created a new Moodle. Hopefully, I have left behind people to want to make those Moodles work and be useful learning tools.  
 
I started to seriously administer Moodle as an intranet for a school. I moved schools, then created a new Moodle. Hopefully, I have left behind people to want to make those Moodles work and be useful learning tools.  
  
In the meantime, I have discovered I know less than I thought, so I have scoured the documentation available and found I understood less and less. For this reason, I sent an email to Mary Cooch about trying to set up a [[Beginning Administration FAQ]], in plain (well, OK, plainer) language. She recommended I actually talk to Helen Foster about it. Helen must have thought "Give him what he wants, that will keep him quiet!" And it did.
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In the meantime, I have discovered I know less than I thought, so I have scoured the documentation available and found I understood less and less. For this reason, I sent an email to [[User:Mary Cooch|Mary Cooch]] about trying to set up a [[Beginning Administration FAQ]], in plain (well, OK, plainer) language. She recommended I actually talk to [[User:Helen Foster|Helen Foster]] about it. Helen must have thought "Give him what he wants, that will keep him quiet!" And it did.
  
 
My problem now is that I am starting to learn a little about Moodle, but I know nothing about networks, less about [[PHP]], and what I thought I knew about databases and SQL is so rusty as to be nearly useless. This could all be a bit of a handicap in future.
 
My problem now is that I am starting to learn a little about Moodle, but I know nothing about networks, less about [[PHP]], and what I thought I knew about databases and SQL is so rusty as to be nearly useless. This could all be a bit of a handicap in future.

Latest revision as of 09:40, 12 December 2009

The plastic guy

me- on a good day.

Yep - me...

I started using Moodle and was enthralled by the essential ease with which I was able to pick up on things. I was creating courses and soon downloaded a copy of Moodle for home. I bungled the installation, then retried it, and it worked. I built it, wrecked it, rebuilt it, wrecked it again, and each time, I learned more about what I did not know.

The major problem for me is that I am just not technically literate, that is - a spade and a shovel are the same. Trying to interpret the hidden meanings of a lot of the highly jargonistic approaches taken by far too many techies was just too much hard work.

I started to seriously administer Moodle as an intranet for a school. I moved schools, then created a new Moodle. Hopefully, I have left behind people to want to make those Moodles work and be useful learning tools.

In the meantime, I have discovered I know less than I thought, so I have scoured the documentation available and found I understood less and less. For this reason, I sent an email to Mary Cooch about trying to set up a Beginning Administration FAQ, in plain (well, OK, plainer) language. She recommended I actually talk to Helen Foster about it. Helen must have thought "Give him what he wants, that will keep him quiet!" And it did.

My problem now is that I am starting to learn a little about Moodle, but I know nothing about networks, less about PHP, and what I thought I knew about databases and SQL is so rusty as to be nearly useless. This could all be a bit of a handicap in future.