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Moodle and schools

Not every school is blessed with ICT technical support but to me this just highlights an excellent opportunity for cooperation between second and third level. One area of cooperation that costs noting but time, is support schools to set up a LMS of their own. Simply by providing support to local schools in the early stages, institutes of technology would reap the benefits in the long term.

Why not contact your local Institute of technology and ask them to help you set up an instance of moodle. Go through the school liaison officers, try sell the idea as a promotion opportunity. Institutes won’t be able to take on every school but already Dundalk, Tallaght and Waterford have seen the value of such a venture. between them they offer Moodle to over 40 local schools. If you are interested in finding out more about benefits associated with this idea and how you could get involved, either as a school or a college please leave comments below.

Which Learning Management System should I pick?

According to Wikipedia – A learning management system (commonly abbreviated as LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, and training content.

Everybody is talking about them. Everybody else seems to have one – so which one should I get?

There are a variety of choices out there. Using an analogy for buying cars, there is everything from the Nissan Micra to the Mercedes S class. Each one has their own advantages and disadvantages and not everybody will choose the same one because their circumstances are different. That said, if money was no object, you would always strive to get the best high quality product. I know if I could afford it I would be driving a Merc!

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