Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner's Guide

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Learn
  • Use lesson modules to create training for sales and end users
  • Set up forums to create product and service user communities
  • Upload a feedback form for internal collaboration and decision making
  • Make employee inductions interactive and track their training with SCORM modules
  • Create a company intranet to promote peer-to-peer based collaboration
  • Make it easier for your employees to work from home with web conferencing
  • Extend Moodle with open source tools such as Mahara, Jasper Reports, and Alfresco
  • Theme your site with a color scheme, company logo, and language packs
  • Move your existing documents and processes to Moodle and integrate your back-office data with the enrollment and authentication plugins
About

Many people will recognize Moodle as a Virtual Learning Environment that can be used in schools to teach lessons and organize student information. Fewer people will realize that Moodle can be used in businesses to dispense training, share important documents, and encourage teamwork.

Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner's Guide will show you how to set up Moodle in your corporation. By introducing a system within your company that will allow for a centralized, accessible repository of knowledge, staff training will become a lot more streamlined, and the retention of skills will improve, leading to huge productivity benefits.

An easy-to-access, user-friendly system is crucial to keep communication flowing in any successful business. By putting your H.R. documents, newsletters, discussions, and training documents all in one place, which is accessible from the office or from home, you are giving your employees all the information that they need to be productive and become integrated members of your company. This book will show you how to get your important business documents online, as well as the recruitment and training processes. You will learn how to move any existing processes to Moodle, as well as set up new ones that will have you wondering what you did before Moodle came along!

Features
  • The first book that shows how to use Moodle in a corporate environment
  • Practical examples allow you to set up Moodle in your business with ease
  • Well-known companies that have implemented Moodle for staff training share their experiences in the form of case studies
  • Use Moodle for recruitment, training, group activities, and much more
Page Count 324
Course Length 9 hours 43 minutes
ISBN 9781849514200
Date Of Publication 2 May 2011

Authors

Gavin Henrick

Gavin Henrick has worked with Moodle in business, learning, and development since 2007. Initially, he worked with Moodle partners in Ireland and Canada, USA, UK, where he gained valuable experience, and in 2011, he started his own consulting firm—Learning Technology Services.

Through the new company, Gavin currently works on supporting organizations with e-learning projects, including Moodle rollouts, hosting and support tenders, Moodle upgrade strategies and processes, and training and best practice workshops.

He is a regular speaker at a number of Moodlemoots and conferences and has organized the UK and Ireland Moodlemoot since 2012.

Gavin recently published the book Moodle Add-ons with Michael de Raadt, then the development manager at Moodle HQ. The book provides advice to evaluate add-ons and also helps you identify some great add-ons that will enrich specific aspects of your platform.

He also co-authored the book Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner's Guide with Jason Cole and Jeanne Cole. The book included the key areas that businesses would address in Moodle deployments and included case studies of different implementations.

Gavin has published a number of white papers on Moodle 2 Repositories and Moodle 2 Themes.

Jeanne Cole

Jeanne Cole is a Senior Project Manager for Remote-Learner US. She is an experienced Moodle course developer and project manager who has migrated hundreds of courses from other learning management systems to Moodle, as well as created courses from client materials. She also has experience managing projects applying multiple open source products to meet a wide variety of client needs. Prior to her Moodle career, Jeanne worked as a project engineer / manager for contractors in the US and UK.

Jason Cole

Jason Cole, Ph.D is the Chief Operating Officer for Remote-Learner, US, an official Moodle partner providing hosting, support and instructional design services. Jason oversees Remote-Learner’s daily operations, providing technical services to over 1,100 clients, from small non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies. Jason started using Moodle at San Francisco State University in 2003 when he led the transition from Blackboard to Moodle. Later, he led the implementation of Moodle at the Open University in the UK, currently one of the top three largest Moodle deployments in the world. Over the ensuing 2 years he successfully architected a system that currently supports over 225,000 student users with multiple enrollments. Jason is the co-author of Using Moodle (c2006 & 2007) published by O'Reilly Community Press, and has been the organizer of several successful Moodle Conferences in the US and UK.