@eschoolnews presents a free webinar: “Best Practices for Hosting, Support and Use of Moodle in K-12 Schools” on October 5th

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Eschoolnews (@eschoolnews), an online paper for the education industry is hosting a free webinar about Moodle on October 5th, 2011 at 2pm EST (the event is co-sponsored by Moodlerooms).  The webinar will focus on hosting and support case scenarios and best practices.  According to the event announcement,

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The Moodle learning management system is synonymous with providing educators and learners with a wide range of accessible and intuitive tools for teaching and learning online. Although Moodle is freely accessible to anyone, it requires a considerable investment in resources to host, maintain and sustain its use. As K-12 schools consider incorporating Moodle into their day-to-day instruction, schools should consider partnering with a trusted provider to establish the most affordable and sustainable plan for adoption. Join Moodlerooms and a panel of educators to learn about best practices for Moodle adoption and its uses in today’s K-12 schools.

What you will learn:
+Discover what is required to implement, host, support and sustain Moodle for a K-12 school or district.
+Learn what alternatives to self-hosting are available and why hosting with a trusted provider is more affordable and sustainable.
+Hear real world examples of why two K-12 schools chose to host Moodle with a trusted provider instead of hosting Moodle themselves.
+See how today’s educators are using Moodle to engage students in new ways inside and outside of the classroom.
+Check out the newest features of Moodle and learn how Moodlerooms is optimizing these features for today’s K-12 educators.

Webinar speakers include Vicki Butler, Director of Academic Technology at the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, Sarah Weston, Curriculum Director of Open High School of Utah and Moodlerooms’ VP of Product Strategy Phill Miller.

To register for this free event go to http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/08/10/to-self-host-or-vendor-host-moodle-best-practices-for-hosting-support-and-use-in-k-12-schools/