Could Moodle 3.8 Finally Kickstart A Culture Of Analytics In Your Organization?

Moodle 3.8 Learning Analytics Open Source

In a recent release, Moodle has shared a slim taste of the new enhancements coming for its Learning Analytics engine. (Formerly Moodle Inspire.) These new features are expected to become available on the open source version of the LMS’s 3.8 release, scheduled for November, 2019. They are an effort to make the powerful open source […]

A Professional Development Open LMS Competency Roadmap. Plus: Jobs And Tech Trends Update

Professional development is the art of turning yourself into a more valuable individual. Be it for your organization, your industry, your geography and, above all, yourself. Today, your self-value-adding proposition extends to the virtual communities you belong. And in Open Source, the ability to let anyone gain value from your work adds an interesting caveat. […]

Building This Missing xAPI Layer Will Make You Rich If You Figure Out How

Building This Missing xAPI Layer Will Make You Rich If You Figure It Out

If the mountain (of LMS Data) will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will develop an anonymized, xAPI-compliant LMS Data generation service. (The assumption here being Mahomet would be a pretty good Open Learning Technologist.) When it comes to disrupting industries to the core, Data Science has an Achilles heel. It’s at the start of its […]

Principles Of 2019 Web Game Development For Open Source Educators

The modern web technologies that have made fresh and snappy interfaces in Moodle and competing LMS possible, if not mandatory, have continued to evolve into robust solutions that make for groundbreaking learning technologies. We owe this evolution to game developers most of all. The web-based graphics engine OpenGL alone has become the standard for the […]

This Plugin Enhances The Text-Based Foreign Language Learning Experience

CoBRA, or “Corpus-Based Reading Assistant,” provides contextual information about words in English or Dutch to help French speakers learn either language. When CoBRA is enabled on a text, clicking on a word opens an informative panel about the word, including: Syntactical category GenderInflected forms Contextual translation Similar usage examples The panel also provides a “Save” […]

Moodle Favorite A\V Recording Plugin Family Poodll, Now Moodle-Free

Moodle Favorite AV Recording Plugin Family Poodll, Now Moodle-Free

For his next act, Justin Hunt will make his popular audio and video recording solution Poodll‘s unbreakable relationship with Moodle disappear. Thanks to the recent “Cloud Poodll API,” all users, Moodlers or otherwise, will be able to enjoy the increasing amount of features “Poodll Guy” continues to add to this beloved plugin family: Online audio […]