Hard Truths About Becoming An Open EdTech Entrepreneur

I was the mentor of an up-and-coming middle management planner in an ASEAN country. Mentor is a huge word: I more or less make sure she keeps her professional goals in order and on track. A few weeks ago, an European firm keen to jump into the space reached out to her with the offer […]

What Elearning Professionals Need To Know About Information Architecture (IA)

As our age grows more reliant on data, questions about how ever growing records of information are stored, organized and secure are taken more seriously. And I mean Weapons of Mass Destruction-level seriously. The global information architecture is a growing concern in a digital arms race, often including actual arms. But you don’t have to […]

Examulator, The Compass Of Your LMS Database, Updated

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At a very high-concept level, an EdTech application is the transformation of data. The application stores the data on a database. Bits of data have “relations” with one another. If a bit of data in one place changes, so do those who relate to it. Any action from a learner, big or small, involves a […]

Moodle MOOC Goes Extra! Don’t Say Farewell To “Learn Moodle 3.5 Basics” Just Yet

But the teaching is not over. Days after the final grade was earned, and the last badge awarded, Cooch dropped four more screencasts –Workshop, Database, Lesson and Feedback– to encourage diligent Moodlers to continue their learning on more detailed, possible complex topics. It is a reality that the MOOC is a compromise, intended to excite […]

Mr. Moodle: Does Anyone Else Do Multiple Gradebook Export?

Mr. Moodle: Does Anyone Else Massive Gradebook Export?

“Hi Mr. Moodle. How can I get (download) the exported gradebooks of all the courses of a specific category? (As xlsx or csv) without going into each and every course? Thanks!” Fabian Glagovsky Dear Fabian, Your request seems to be one of those unfortunate few that is regularly requested but for which no one-click solution […]

New Moodle 3.3 Entity Relationship ERD Diagram now available #Moodle3.3

An entity relationship model, also called an entity-relationship – ERD diagram, is a graphical representation of entities and their relationships to each other. ERD Diagrams are typically used in computing in regard to the organization of data within databases or information systems. ERD diagram for Moodle 3.3 Marcus green – Contributor of popular Moodle plugins […]

Moodle Mobile 3.3.1 Out, Further Into Lithuanian, Serbian, Multimedia, and Offline Zones

Moodle Mobile 3.3.1 Out Further Into Lithuanian, Serbian, Multimedia and Offline Zones

Moodle Mobile 3.3.1 is officially launched, with no extra features but several improvements to make for a more widely accessible experience for users. The major lines of work for Moodle Mobile are described as follows. See more on the release notes here and read a PR summary at moodle.com. Moodle Database Offline The Moodle Database activity […]

Untangle Your Data-Based Moodle Activities With Moodle Database Presets

Untangle Your Data-Based Moodle Activities With Moodle Database Presets

Under the philosophy of Constructionism, or the production of knowledge and learning by everyone and for everyone, Moodle hosts the Database Activity by default. But as is common with Moodle’s power and flexibility, most of us need a little help to make the most of this surprisingly powerful tool. Fear not: no matter what data you […]

Sneak Under The SQL Hood Of Moodle With This Presentation

Sneak Under The SQL Hood Of Moodle With This Presentation

For developers, getting acquainted with the relational model that characterizes the information architecture of Moodle is a basic skill. But for the rest of us, getting to know how Moodle functions underneath can offer us some insight or welcome intellectual challenge. Previously we have reviewed the work of Moodler Marcus Green, who showed us a […]