How did the State of Georgia and Urban Ag Council educate and certify more than 13,000 people on water conservation in fewer than 90 days during an extreme drought?
By delivering a Water Use Registration Program through an Internet learning portal created with Moodle, an open-source learning management system (LMS).
This is a great example of a project that doesn't have time to wait in an IT department pileup.
In this Training 2009 session, instructors will learn how to take matters into their own hands by using open source LMS applications for special, quick turnaround training projects that don't require special technology or programming skills.
Using Moodle, one of the top-rated LMSs according to a recent eLearning Guild study, corporate trainers quickly can build online courses and launch comprehensive, low-cost Internet learning portals.
Free to download, Moodle is easy to implement by instructors and easy to use by trainees. Instructors can set up courses, create learning activities, and report learner tracking, as well as integrate Web 2.0 capabilities such as RSS feeds and blogs. To maximize LMS usefulness, instructors should understand the pros and cons of using an open-source LMS, and the project scopes it is best suited for.
Jon Aleckson, founder and CEO of Web Courseworks, is a speaker and writer on e-learning topics. Inspired by his post-doctorate studies, Aleckson produces projects in game-based learning, as well as innovative work with Moodle LMS.