"What is Moodle?"

Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  Moodle can be used to deliver online courses and to supplement traditional face-to-face courses.  Moodle is a web-based software package designed using sound pedagogical principles to help educators create effective online, constructivist, learning communities.

How does the use of Moodle benefit teaching and learning?

Moodle is designed around a professional learning community, it allows teachers to act as facilitators of learning and to provide a framework for face-to-face and online interaction that may take place both in and out of the classroom.  Through this framework, the students and teachers will be able to experience collaborative online  interaction where ideas can be shared and a consensus to understanding can be constructed in online activities, discussions and interactions.

The following courses are meant to help you understand how to use Moodle as well as to give you ideas on how you might be able to use it.