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Virtual Learning Platform Nightmare... Help!

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by manxli, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Moodle - http://moodle.org
    I can't let you see our school site as it is closed as an intranet and in German anyhow. But take a look at
    to get a look and feel. There are some simple language games on this demo site.
    It's even possible to run on an old common PC as a linux server and there's lot's of help to be had on the support forums.
    We love it!
    Regards from Switzerland

  2. You can make Moodle suit primary schools- I'm blogging this week about ways our local primaries use Moodle and if you contact me privately I can send you some info - not selling anything promise[​IMG]; just that I can't put the stuff out to the public as it has children's names on.
  3. smartiemonster

    smartiemonster New commenter

    Hi, as an ICT consultant can highly recommend that you don't use Moodle for an Infant school. It takes quite a bit of time to set it up from scratch and administer and unless you are very lucky I am guessing that you don't have a permanent full-time technician in school? By all means have a look at Moonfruit as suggested but bear in mind it is just a website, not a VLE - the two are very different. There will be no links through to your SIMS and you will not be able to send individual tailored work the way you would with a VLE. Uniservity has always been plagued with bugs, although I have seen it work quite well in some primary schools. If you are able to break free from your consortium get the day off and go to the BETT fair after Christmas. As there is no Becta now new companies are springing up all over vying for business and will be willing to negotiate on price and training packages.
    If you need a freelancer to help you sort it quickly please PM me - always happy to help out!
  4. I have no experience in the primary sector, but Moodle is an incredibly powerful tool and is free (as in purchase price, though not as in time to develop it). If you feel confident with IT (no coding needed) and you can get SMT to give you some time, then Moodle can be a very powerful platform.

    If you want something a bit less heavy, but still free, have a look at Edmodo. It's not run locally and it's not as powerful - it is quite simple to get into though, so less development time.

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