Implementing a learning management system (Moodle) in a secondary school, a pragmatic view

Hutchings, Nathan (2010) Implementing a learning management system (Moodle) in a secondary school, a pragmatic view. QUICK: Journal of the Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education, 115: 8-10.

Author Hutchings, Nathan
Title Implementing a learning management system (Moodle) in a secondary school, a pragmatic view
Journal name QUICK: Journal of the Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education
ISSN 0811-5222
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 115
Start page 8
End page 10
Total pages 3
Editor Peter Whitehouse
Place of publication Red Hill, Qld, Australia
Publisher QSITE (Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education)
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract This paper outlines an approach to implementing a Learn Management System (LMS) in a Secondary School environment. The LMS that will be discussed is the open source GNU licensed Learning Management System Moodle. I will be drawing upon my own experience of implementing 3 Moodles in three different schools over the past four years. The level of detail will not be overly technical but at a level hopefully suitable for those curious about LMS and especially open source solutions like Moodle. By the end of the article you will gain an understanding of the general processes necessary to successfully install a Moodle LMS at your school. Even if you are not considering installing Moodle or already have a LMS at your school this article may provide ideas about how to improve your existing practices or even consider migrating to Moodle.
Keyword LMS
Moodle
Learning management systems
Secondary school
Open source software
eLearning
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Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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