Mary Cooch, Moodle HQ’s Community Educator and the face of the semiannual “Learn Moodle” MOOC, visited Russia recently after an invitation from ITMO University in St. Petersburg,
In a two-part article, Cooch describes the several advantages Moodle offers to the Russian learning community. A general attitude of resourcefulness seems to bode well for schools figuring out how to set up and run Moodle installations by themselves, regardless of scale.
For her intervention, she focused on the subject of foreign language teaching. For English, also known as ESL (English as a Second Language) or ESP (English for Specific Purposes,) she shared her picks of solutions for reading, listening, speaking, and writing in Moodle, sharing only free plugins but well aware that “there are some very good paid options for language teaching with Moodle.”