What is Moodle?


Moodle (abbreviation for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

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 General 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.

This presentation sums it up it up nicely




About Mark Glynn

Head of Teaching Enhancement Unit, Dublin City University

Posted on May 16, 2012, in Moodle and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. nice to see moodle blogs
    ur site so much looks like mine 🙂 probably it is just the theme

    • Thanks Saad. The Mystique theme is very popular on WordPress although I am sometimes a little frustrated by the difficulty with embedding flash objects into WordPress overall I’m very happy with the site

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