Gone Moodle: high schoolers take AP and Brown University considers Moodle

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Here’s a quick roundup for November 5th, 2010 of the latest in Moodle adoption news.

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  • Brown University [link]: Brown is considering several LMS systems in a move to end it’s use and maintenance of “myCourses” a Blackboard product by 2013.  Among the LMS solutions being considered by the prestigious institution are Sakai, Blackboard 9 and Moodle.  As one administrator says,

In addition to addressing the needs that surface from the surveys and focus groups, the team is also trying to find a system that could easily integrate features such as Banner and Google Apps

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan [link]: high school students at Huron High School in MI can expand their educational opportunities through a few statewide virtual programs, including one providing credit bearing courses through Moodle.

In recent years, the district has been using MVHS services less and less — zero students enrolled in MVHS classes during this past summer — and relying on Moodle, ALEKS and e2020 classes more, which saves the district money. In addition to using its own teachers, the district doesn’t have to pay for spaces in the state program.

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