Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown has recently taken another progressive step by becoming one of the first schools in the Kilkenny VEC to embrace the world of On-Line File Sharing.
The official address is http://moodle.colaistemhuirekk.ie/ However, you can access the site through our MOODLE link on the Coláiste Mhuire Home Page (located on the Top Right Hand Side of the screen Below the School Photo & Beside the CONTACT menu).
For further information on this area please contact Miss Dunphy or a member of the Coláiste Mhuire IT or Science Departments.
What is MOODLE?
MOODLE is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.
moodle.org is the official community website where MOODLE is made and discussed. Click on the link to find out more information about this wonderful facility. Below you will find a summary of some of the main features according the MOODLE home page. Finally, there’s a link to the official Demonstration Site further down but you’re welcome to click on the link here to skip straight to it.
The focus of the MOODLE project is always on giving educators the best tools to manage and promote learning, but there are many ways to use MOODLE:
- MOODLE has features that allow it to scale to very large deployments and hundreds of thousands of students, yet it can also be used for a primary school or an education hobbyist.
- Many institutions use it as their platform to conduct fully online courses, while some use it simply to augment face-to-face courses (known as blended learning).
- Many of our users love to use the activity modules (such as forums, databases and wikis) to build richly collaborative communities of learning around their subject matter (in the social constructionist tradition), while others prefer to use MOODLE as a way to deliver content to students (such as standard SCORM packages) and assess learning using assignments or quizzes.
The Demonstration Site is a full MOODLE site with some sample courses that you can try as a teacher, student or even an administrator. Don’t worry about making a mess, the whole site is reset to a clean state every hour.