Gone Moodle: Michigan State, Keuka College and University of Maryland

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Here are a few articles where Moodle made the news as either a LMS being considered, piloted or used in higher ed recently:

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  • Michigan State University, Michigan, USA [blog post | article | Moodle site]: MSU is has piloted Moodle in several courses in consideration of moving from its current LMS, Angel.  The flagship university has piloted Moodle 2.0 (you can see the site superficially at https://qa.moodle.msu.edu/).
  • Keuka College, New York, USA [article| Moodle site]: Keuka is using Moodle to provide more opportunities for students to take high demand courses like Intro to Sociology and College English II.  The availability of these courses online via Moodle is for Keuka’s accelerated adult learning degree program.
  • University of Maryland, Maryland, USA [article | Moodle site]: in advanced of the expiration of its Blackboard contract UMD students, staff and professors are piloting 5 different learning management systems, including Moodle in order to best chart the future of their on-campus/online learning technologies.  All things equal, students have voiced their concern that each LMS is viable but “the system can only improve if their instructors actually make use of it”.