36 – Moodle

UP 14 places in 2020

Moodle is an open source learning platform for K12, higher education and workplace training.

Website: moodle.org
Cost: Free. Open source
Availability: Download

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning:
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 32
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 16

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 36 2019: 50 2018: 42 2017: 35 2016: 27 2015: 15 2014: 12
2013: 11 2012: 11 2011: 8 2010: 10 2009: 14 2008: 9 2007: 12

Comment from those who selected Moodle as one of their top tools

“I use Moodle as a teacher for more than ten years now. Because the course, that I work for,  uses Moodle. I do use other learning management systems as well.  In 2020 I  used Brightspace and ofcourse yOUlearn an the Open University in the Netherlands (based on Liferay). The reason is that I mention Moodle as an example of an LMS/VLE is that a lot of people declared that the LMS/VLE is dead. This declaration is more than 10 years old. However, the LMS/VLE is like Mark Twain.  The report of its death is an exaggeration. Moodle has been in existence for many years and is still the most widely used digital learning environment. It is a bit like a Swiss army knife with attractive functionalities and a lot of configuration possibilities. That is a strength and a pitfall as well.” Wilfred Rubens, Netherlands, 2020

“Also an open source tool with many possibilities thanks to the large range of plugins. Moodle is our gateway to all materials (learning pathways with Xerte, H5P integration, timetables, parental communication, …” Katrien Bernaerts, coordinator Toll-net, Belgium, 2020

“Used in a couple of different contexts this year as a hub for learning where an LMS model still makes sense.” Ian Gardner, Online Learning and Development Coordinator, Switzerland, 2020

“Moodle is our LMS, it is open source & has a world wide community that assist in its ongoing development.” Steve Batchelder, Learning and Development Officer, UK

“An OK application but it is a little clunky when you put it up against the opposition” Academic Leader, UK, 2020

“I basically do not learn via a Moodle platform, but we use it to deliver our content and courses, and so it is important for me, too.” Learning Consultant, Germany, 2020

Quick Guide to Moodle 

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