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Friday March 27th 2015
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United Nations seeking a Moodle Developer

United Nations seeking a Moodle Developer

In another job posting this week, the United Nations (UN) is seeking a Moodle developer to work with them on their Examinations and Tests Section (ETS) which is looking to create a large scale psychometrically validated testing project. According to the post, ***2.5 Month IT Consultancy for Moodle Developer (Web Application / Hosting Specialist) at the United Nations (New York, USA with [...]

Cool UX/UI elements for course editing in the new Blackboard Learn

Cool UX/UI elements for course editing in the new Blackboard Learn

I've been looking at a few other LMSes and how they handle editing and the student view of content for inspiration (always good to keep tabs on what new UI/UX trends are in the marketplace). Recently that brought me to the "New User Experience" which is purportedly coming to Blackboard Learn and is covered in this webinar recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4E4jlxQy9o. What's cool [...]

Free Webinar Today (3/26): 6 Ways to Deliver Corporate eLearning with Moodle

Free Webinar Today (3/26): 6 Ways to Deliver Corporate eLearning with Moodle

Lambda Solutions is hosting a free webinar today March 26th focused on using Moodle to delivery corporate training online. According to the event posting, There is a reason why Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, is used by 73 million users worldwide—because it is open source and provides organizations with a feature-rich solution to ensure their learning [...]

Moodle HQ is hiring: HR Co-ordinator & Sr Graphic Designer

Moodle HQ is hiring: HR Co-ordinator & Sr Graphic Designer

Moodle HQ is seeking interested applicants for two positions to help "support education around the world". Expansion to Moodle HQ is happening in two positions, Human Resources Co-ordinator and Senior Graphic Designer. Both positions are wanted for the West Perth HQ offices. Apply for the Sr Graphic Designer position here: https://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=54&rid=6942. Job [...]

Moodle 2.9Dev now available for testing and development

Moodle 2.9Dev now available for testing and development

If you've developed a plugin or theme and want to get a jump start on testing that theme against the changes that will be released in Moodle 2.9, the 2.9Dev branch is for you and is available now. This non-production-ready version of Moodle's future major release is available almost two months in advance of the mid-May launch date. Download it for testing [...]

Want to know what’s up with Moodle Development? This Calendar details it all

Want to know what’s up with Moodle Development? This Calendar details it all

The official Moodle development calendar is open to the public if you want to see where HQ and the community are in terms of the next release (2.9 which is due out in May). Each week is broken down to the general tasks, but more important milestones suchs code freeze, QA start, and documentation are all also charted. The calendar is available [...]

MoodleMoot US 2015 Call for Presentations is Now Open!

MoodleMoot US 2015 Call for Presentations is Now Open!

This year's MoodleMoot US in Minneapolis, MN is being coordinated by Moodle HQ and will take place August 4th-6th. The theme for HQ's US Moot is "You make Moodle". The call for presentations is now open soliciting ideas and proposals for longer workshop sessions, shorter demonstration, development, research and case studies or even panel discussions. Proposals are due by Tuesday, June 9 and [...]

Improvement Watch: Change to Random Question Block will expose students to different questions on reattempt

Improvement Watch: Change to Random Question Block will expose students to different questions on reattempt

While the big changes are the ones that get the most attention, small tweaks to Moodle's modules and usability can go a long way in making your course and course experience that much better. This small (in scope not in difficulty or complexity) change proposed by Tim Hunt is one that I can get behind: the proposal is to modify the behavior of random question blocks in the quiz to assign a [...]

Use of Moodle for a Distance Program earns Coventry University runner-up University Award

Use of Moodle for a Distance Program earns Coventry University runner-up University Award

Coventry University was named a runner up in the Guardian University Awards online and distance learning category for its collaborative program with Universidad de Monterrey in Mexico which bridged students from both institutions to help them be better global citizens. The course was integrated into the curriculum at both institutions and hosted at Coventry on the virtual learning environment [...]

iMoot organizer interview (Part III), register today!

iMoot organizer interview (Part III), register today!

I had a chance to interview Vinny Stocker, one of the people behind the 5 day whirlwind virtual Moodle conference which is taking place for the 6th time this May. Read Part I and Part II of our interview for the full story. The iMoot is an excellent way to learn more about Moodle, to present on how you use your Moodle or what you learned by using Moodle to a wider audience in an extremely [...]

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