What do I do?
I develop software, resources, learning activities and courses for facilitating Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and I usually have a small number of volunteer learners who participate in online English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programmes in addition to the classroom teaching they receive from me (Blended learning). They participate in online learning activities and courses in return for helping me to develop better systems, learning and teaching strategies and learning resources. I use Moodle because it is by far the world’s most popular and widely used free and open source Learning Management System (LMS) and it also provides a framework for effectively implementing a range of research supported learning and teaching approaches.
What is Moodle?
eLearning and studying online is steadily increasing in popularity and use. Moodle is a platform for creating and deploying online courses and is used by schools, colleges, academies, universities, governments, NGOs, institutions and businesses around the world. Anyone can download, install and start creating courses and learning content on Moodle immediately. Official Moodle site.
“Moodle (abbreviation for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As of December 2011 it had a user base of 72,177 registered and verified sites, serving 57,112,669 users in 5.8 million courses.” —Wikipedia.org
Introductory video by MoodleHQ
My plugin activity modules
Here are the plugin modules that I’ve designed, developed, and maintain.
- SWF Activity Module
- Media Player module (Moodle 1.9 only)
- Presentation module
- Readability analysis filter (not available yet)
I’ve also made customisations to other 3rd party Moodle modules on the behalf of clients.