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Transcript of Computer Systems
Shanghai American School
Elementary technology Integrationist I will be looking at VS A sense of community helps students to fully participate in their learning process by having them perceive the environments as safe and by fostering their sense of obligation or responsibility to meet the needs of the group (Moller, Harvey, Downs, & Godshalk, 2000) Being an International School in Shanghai, Moodle is integral to our well developed Emergency plan. As history has shown, when a particular outbreak, be it SARS (when our population exited China, forcing the school to physically shutdown, but continue online) to the recent Birdflu scare. A need for High School students to be fully versed in Moodle is important INTEGRAL Our CMS For course related documents. Upload Quizzes Two distinct groups have emerged.......
Some have embraced Moodle
Others have found alternate tools to create their own CMS Faculty enjoy Moodle for it's interactive nature, the ability to upload and place all information in one spot. Others are frustrated by its depth. It's inability to reproduce web 2.0. The unreal audience. The sense of a school space instead of a social space. Blackboard Similar to Moodle, however it seems much more suited to the Elementary environment. Downside? $ Moodle is free Positives?
It's a complete package
No "tinkering" required Downside?
Plug ins, add ons, "tinkering" required Wordpress Blogs allow for a unique real social environment. Authentic audience The result?
If we continue using free tools, a dedicated Technician must be allocated to maintain our CMS.
All systems cost! Moodle will continue to suit some faculty, however, I fully support Wordpress due to it's authentic audience utilizing web 2.0. If we are to use free tools....Moodle 2.0 and Wordpress will suffice. However, Blackboard
seems to be a complete package offering the best of everything at a price$$$