How can I license MILAs for my course or website?
As of December 2017, MILAs are GPL3 Free and Open Source Software. You can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the license, or (at your option) any later version.
For more information on the GPL3 license, please see: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/
What to do
- If you haven’t already done so, install the SWF Activity Module in your Moodle.
- Download and deploy the Word search MILA with the Common Objects Learning Content Cartridge (LCC). They’re all available on the SWF Activity Module downloads page.
- Try the Word search MILA: Does the Common Objects vocabulary list load correctly? If so this means that MILAs can successfully access Moodle’s course files directories (moodledata).
- If everything works correctly, you can upload your MILA(s) to your course files directories and start deploying them.
Please note: Some MILAs require Learning Content Cartridges, e.g. Common Objects, to work, i.e. they need resources loaded into them to generate the activities. MILA Learning Content Cartridges can also be licensed. They’re open format and the images, audio and any other multimedia files can be re-used and re-purposed throughout your courses. For example, in a Moodle Glossary: address book. Alternatively, you can use the Common Objects Learning Content Cartridge as a template to copy and edit new cartridges of your own. There’s a vast library of reusable multimedia available for free on Wikimedia Commons as well as other Open Educational Resources sites.
Local testing and development environments
I recommend using BitNami’s localhost LAMP, WAMP, and MAMP stacks for installing and testing Moodle and MILAs. Please see this article: Do you want to get started with Moodle? for details.
© Matt Bury 2009. All MILAs and MILA Learning Content Cartridges have been created, developed, and tested by Matt Bury.