This morning at 8am EST I attended Tomaz Lasic’s (@lasic) demonstration and overview of the Mt. Orange School Demo site. It was very well attended and after a quick welcome by Martin Dougiamas featured Tomaz diving into the “guts” of the Mt. Orange School.
The school, if you’re not familiar with it, is a demo site which helped to test and now helps to feature the various new features and components of Moodle 2.0. You can find the Mt. Orange school and all of it’s users/courses to explore at http://school.demo.moodle.net/.
A few highlights from Tomaz’s walk through:
- Mt. Orange demo site features a few of the various role possibilities for a Moodle site, complete with information, courses, blog posts and customized myMoodle pages already propagated to get the best feel possible for what can be done with Moodle 2.0
- Each role has a list of possible features/activities with links so you can see various possibilities complete with examples of those activities executed.
- School administrators or individuals interested in playing with the site on a more deeper level can download the entire Mt. Orange site to play locally! More information: http://school.demo.moodle.net/mod/page/view.php?id=930
Most importantly from the session this morning was a call to action:
Tomaz is looking for teachers around the world to volunteer a little time in 2011 to build out a course that exemplifies a good/great/novel use of Moodle. Share a real course with some exciting feature or activity, create a whole new experience for individuals to learn Moodle 2.0 or collaborate with a colleague to increase your own Moodle-skills. If you’re interested in getting involved, join the conversation and register your interest at this Moodle.org forum thread [link].
The session slides and recording are not yet available.