The thing that everyone should do…is always make sure your Moodle sites engage our audience.
The quote in the title comes from the MoodleMayhem podcast by Diana Benner (@diben) and Miguel Guhlin (@mguhlin) who recently interviewed Julian Ridden (@moodleman). It occurs at about 25 minutes and is a great message about theming your Moodle site to engage the students. This might speak to Julian’s graphic design background, but it’s a telling quote about allowing the students to own their educational site. A prime example is a site that Julian’s worked on, http://quantum.riverview.nsw.edu.au/.
Note that the Wood and Metal theme will not be included in the Moodle 2.0 core. 😀
Go listen to the whole podcast (download it here) for all sorts of other goodies.
- MoodleMayhem podcast: http://sites.google.com/site/moodlemayhem/project-updates/podcast3-julianridden
- Julian’s Theme tutorial: http://www.moodleman.net/archives/40
- Miguel’s post with lots of Moodleman links: http://www.mguhlin.org/2010/07/moodle-mayhem-podcast-3-interview-with.html