Original article: https://elearningindustry.com/learner-engagement-moodle-4-ways-increasing by Ben Young Gaining the interest of learners and maintaining it throughout the training experience is one of the main goals of every learning professional. Here are some Moodle key features and functionalities that will help you increase learner engagement in Moodle LMS. 1. Badges In Moodle The Harvard Business Review named eLearning badges as one of the most innovative trends to watch in 2013, and five years later LMS badge functionalities have only gotten better. A digital Moodle badge is essentially an online recognition of your achievements and skills. If a user has a number of certifications, for example, they can receive and display LMS badges online to recognize their achievement or competency. Moodle badges can be given out based on a number of different achievements or criteria. With the ability to track a recipient’s communities of online interaction, a Moodle badge will explain the work completed, and the outcomes learned to achieve said badge. Moodle Badges are a great motivation and engagement tool to award students for their progress and hard work. It is a simple, yet effective way of accrediting learning. Moodle Badges motivate students who have received them to work hard to gain more, and they motivate other students to work hard to gain their own badges. Badges can be managed at either the course or site level. Badges come in two varieties. First, there are site badges. These can be used across Moodle, and are offered for activities that are site-wide, such as completing a set of […]
Original Article: Why You Should Pick A Community-Developed LMS – eLearning Industry by Andy Schermuly If you’re in the market for a Learning Management System, you’re likely experiencing a familiar predicament: finding an LMS with the features you need using the limited budget you have. Consider a community-developed LMS—the low-cost alternative to building a custom LMS. Picking A Community-Developed LMS: Why Should You Do It? Are you looking for a new LMS? Then you’ve probably researched open source Learning Management Systems only to realize that, while the system itself may cost little to nothing, the servers you need to host it are expensive. Next, you may have investigated proprietary LMSs that may or may not have the features you want, but—regardless—the price tag simply puts it out of reach. What else can you do? If you’re looking for a low-cost alternative to building a custom LMS, consider choosing a community-developed LMS. When your LMS provider uses a community-driven development model, customers like you drive LMS development by requesting and paying for changes that are shared across the community. Of course, all customers in the community should be able to opt in or out of any new changes to the system. 2 Top Reasons To Pick A Community-Developed LMS Here are the top 2 reasons why you should consider a community-developed LMS: 1. Low Implementation And Life-Cycle Costs Since changes to the system are funded by customers, they should not be amortized into the hosting cost. Due to the community model, hosting costs for customers can […]
12 Months ago I presented at the iMoot16 Mini Moot I presented on Understanding Student behavior in Moodle. I no longer work for the company that I developed the Moodle plugin for, but I still use the principles today for learning analytical data. Below is the presentation recorded and recently uploaded to YouTube.