Everything is set for yet another “Learn Moodle” Basics MOOC by Moodle HQ, in which Community Educator Mary Cooch details the main uses of the world’s most open LMS and highlights the new features in Moodle 3.5. Registration is already open, as is the “Learn Moodle” introductions forum. The MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) will officially start on June 18th and is planned to run for four weeks, although students can complete the course in less time, even within a day, as soon it launches.
Eager users, or those for whom the conditions of the official MOOC do not fit well, can find a high-quality, if not better, alternative with MoodleBites. Introductory courses in English, Spanish, and French are available from HDRNZ, official Moodle Partner from New Zealand.
MoodleBites’ free introductory courses, including “MoodleBites Mobile,” are part of a comprehensive training program that spans across use cases and stages of expertise. It is the offering to beat by Moodle HQ’s Education team, announced in July last year with Tom Murdock as manager, but of which no announcements have been made since.
Learning tracks in MoodleBites include:
- Course Designers
- Administrators and Server Administrators
- Theme Designers (including Mobile)
- Developers (including SQL Reporting)
An official Moodle Course Creation Certificate and internal training are also available. Similar offerings are available in Spanish and French. The free courses are considered prerequisites for the full portfolio. All courses are compatible with accessibility guidelines WCAG 2.0.
Active courses include Course Designers (Advanced), Server Administrator, and Moodle Mobile. For the latest news, up-to-date courses, and discounts, visit moodlebites.com.■