Moodle (abbreviation for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As of December 2011 it had a user base of 72,177 registered and verified sites, serving 57,112,669 users in 5.8 million courses
Moodle is used to host online/offline classes. It can also be used in various other aspects of business, besides classroom delivery platform
- Hiring and Interviewing
- Roll-out Products and Services
- Managing Compliance Training
- Competency Tracking
- Create and maintain collaborated knowledge base
- Inter organization discussion forum,
- Web Conferencing
- Running workshop
- Getting employee feedback
Moodles modular design allows hosting various different types of activities and resources.
Moodle supports various different learning delivery formats and can be integrated with platform both in software and application layer.
In this article we shall try to give an overview of the feature and capability list of Moodle. This article can also be used as a reference/list of modules for activities, resources, block design and reports supported by Moodle right out of the box, with a brief description of that module.
Moodle can be used in many types of environments such as in a learning delivery tool in educational institutes, and for business settings as a community and collaboration tool, can be used for compliance and training. The modular design of Moodle allows it to address wider range of business issues then other most closed source alternatives. Moodle is Open source and free.
The Moodle market share has seen a rapid growth over last 7 years of years. While is started from less then 100 thousand and now over 1.2 million. The reason for this with loyal user base would be Mooldes features, scalability and reliability. Open sources This eliminates the possibility of any vendor lock down. There is no requirement for per user licensing. Moodles millions of registered users who constantly share the ideas, codes, information and free support. This makes scope and possibilities enormous.