Ray Strodl from RSC and Irene Zambelis from IHRM have been invstigating implementing on line computer based training to be used as part of a blended learning approach which which would provide online support for reading, resource material, assignments, group work, group discussions, formative assessments, preparation and submission of portfolios of evidence and preparation for summative assessments and examinations.

The system being used is called MOODLE which is an open based system developed by educators for educators and will we believe fit into the philosophy and training methodology of our organizations which is based on outcomes based adult education.

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.

If you want more information check out the Moodle web site: