Here are a few schools in the news this week for their usage of Moodle in the classroom:
- UMASS-Amherst, USA [blog post/press release]: UMass Amherst, Massachusetts flagship public university, has decided to move from Blackboard/WebCT to Moodle in the coming year. The move will be completed in January 2013 (due to the current volume of online courses and users [23,000+ users] accessing their legacy LMS) according to the letter to faculty. For more information about their decision process and timeline visit http://blogs.umass.edu/futurelms/.
- Notre Dame High School, UK [Guardian UK article]: this short article and video highlights the use of mobile devices and Moodle to enable to-do lists, assignment reminders, podcasting and so much more. The video is well worth the watch. Check out their school site and thoughts on using student’s own mobiles for academic purposes at: http://www.notredame-high.org.uk/
- Coyle and Cassidy, MA, USA [article]: teachers at this US high school utilize Moodle and other technologies to make educational resources for students available around the clock. Learn more about their Moodle at http://www.coylecassidy.com/