Dougiamas quickly went over the current portfolio. Will everything stop being called “Moodle” soon?
A plea for a higher end was the necessary touch to finish and officially inaugurate the Moot at ESADEFORUM. That, and a picture.
Like what you’re reading?
Subscribe to our newsletter and get the top Elearning, EdTech & LMS news delivered to your inbox every Thursday. Just enter your email below — It’s that easy:
PS — We never spam or share your info.
H5P workshop led by 'Falcon' himself
"Falcon" is the nickname Griff chose for himself (and also his GitHub handle). He introduced H5P to the few still living under the Open EdTech rock; and gave details on the Moodle-H5P integration.
Few more bits on Moodle Workplace
Still very much under wraps, we learned a few new things on Moodle's plea to corporates:
It will be developed by selected Moodle Partners on independent project tracks.
It's set to be available January 2020.
Plans continue to be revised on a daily basis!
IntelliBoard: By-default privacy compliant
Dr. Riney quickly deals with a series of common questions she's getting in recent days. There were suggestions that IntelliBoard captures student data without the user acknowledgment. This could have implications for GDPR compliance, the European ruling.
Riney details the data capturing process of IntelliBoard, which at no point takes information away from the LMS. It does not access nor store any private data, making it "compliant by default."
She also discusses the clever ways in which IntelliBoard assess actual LMS activity. You could have Moodle on one screen and Netflix in another. IntelliBoard makes sure the analytics account for that and reveal meaningful interactions.
Wooclap: Unique live classroom interaction technology
By signing up to a live classroom from your phone (no app needed), the presenter can continuously invite input from participants. Simple, visually appealing, and evidence-based, Wooclap adoption should grow across Basic (where it's free) and Higher Ed.
Unicheck: If your plagiarism checker doesn't do this, it will be tricked
Not all plagiarism checkers are made equal. Many have already been figured out by students. Then there's the "contract cheating" situation, how could a software address that? The answer lies in a little Machine Learning magic.
My Learning Consultant: 'unHosting,' the best Moodle technology in recent years?
A long development process reflecting decades of careful listening to the needs of teachers and non-savvy users led to "unHosting," an impressive solution based on flexibility and automation. Find your plugin straight from the LMS and it will take care of installing it and keeping it up to date forever.
Evening panel with Moodle HQ
The Moodle HQ star squad (minus CPO Stene) joined the audience for an open QA. Issues included UX, unfounded security concerns, the "Canvas LMS situation" and obstacles (and possible avenues?) to make money out of Moodle plugin development.
University of Helsinki's Heikki Wilenius (Moodlefying assessments in medical education), Universidad Católica Redemptoris Mater's (Virtual Education in Nicaragua), RWTH Aachen University's Susanne Kubiak (Strategic changes, developments, support structures), Université de Lausanne's Jean-François Van de Poel (User support), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University's Na Li and Roland Sherwood (Tracking Student Attendance), Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles' Thomas Verniers (Escape Game 100% in Moodle).
Our coverage on the Marketplace is supported by Lingel Learning, where learning begins. The People at Lingel Learning are dedicated to developing creative eLearning and LMS hosting solutions. Click here to learn more. Lingel Learning is a Certified Moodle Partner.