To Become The Owner Of Your Virtual Classroom, ‘Scrum’ It

To Become The Owner Of Your Virtual Classroom, 'Scrum' It agile project management

So you’re were gently persuaded into online learning for the first time. (Alright, maybe not very gently. But definitely beneficial!) I’m sure you’ve run into lots of people, coworkers, social media personalities and community members who, out of good intention and a genuine desire to help, have thrown all kinds of useful apps, posts, links […]

AI For Your Open LMS In 2019: How To Frame An Artificial Intelligence Problem

AI Competency Roadmap

Artificial Intelligence (or AI) continues to capture the imagination of educators everywhere. Now, Human Resources professionals seem hyped in a similar vein. There is still a lot of doubt about AI’s disruptive potential in the workplace. But that has not stopped AI-related skills to already reach the top of 2019’s most in-demand skills. As we […]

What Comes First, The Competencies Or The Learning Plans?

What Comes First, The Competencies Or The Learning Plans

First, a few words on project management If anything, one of the merits of “Agile” approaches in project management is a certain relief. Unlike Waterfall or Logical Framework, Agile lets us know that it’s okay not to start at the beginning. It is not only a possibility, but a realistic take on how we work. […]

Qualitative Moodle Series Part III: The Agile Market Researcher

Qualitative Moodle Series | Moodle Cualitativo

In this three-part series, we hope to bring to light a few advantages of qualitative research in education within a user case project that highlights the tools that Moodle offers to apply the techniques to benefit your particular classroom. Project Three: The Agile Market Researcher Our last project focuses on storytelling as a persuasion tool. […]

Qualitative Moodle Series Part II: The Classroom Ethnographer

Qualitative Moodle Series | Moodle Cualitativo

In this three-part series, we hope to bring to light a few advantages of qualitative research in education within a user case project that highlights the tools that Moodle offers to apply the techniques to benefit your particular classroom. Project Two: The Classroom Ethnographer In this project, you gain more awareness about the specific dynamics […]

Moodle HQ Code Freeze Starts Monday October 6th in advance of 2.8

As an agile development shop, Moodle HQ has several events in its development and release cycle. This coming Monday will start the code freeze in advance of the Quality Assurance, testing and final release of Moodle 2.8 according to Michael de Raadt [general developer forum post]. Interested in other other events within the cycle? You […]

Moodle HQ Development Framework (Scrum and Agile) Explained by @Salvetore

Michael de Raadt, Moodle HQ Development Manager and Scrum Master, recently created a helpful video that explains the agile framework utilized by Moodle HQ. The video helps to explain the process behind the scenes for development by Moodle HQ, how bugs and issues are triaged and tackled, how issues are promoted to be worked on, […]