Why choose Moodle? Outlining the benefits

Friday, September 29, 2017 02:21

Katherine Hockley by Katherine Hockley

Why choose Moodle?

If you’re in the business of education or training, you’ve no doubt considered the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Perhaps you’ve heard of Moodle and are unsure of whether it is right for you or your users. Here are some reasons why we consider Moodle to be one of the best platforms around.

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It’s open source

Distributed under the GNU General Public License, Moodle is completely open for development. This means it is fully flexible, customisable, and you’re not left with a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution that is unsuitable for your needs.

Always changing

Change means improvement in the VLE world. New plug-ins are always being developed in order to make the learning experience the best it can possibly be. You can access a huge variety of tools to suit your learners.

Scalable software

Moodle is used in HE, FE, government, and business. These types of organisations all differ in size, but Moodle is able to accommodate them all.

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Why choose Moodle

Community

If you ever have an issue with your platform, the Moodle community can act as a lifeline. It is a global network aimed at solving issues and helping those who are stuck with technical bugs or are seeking advice and direction. 

Tailored learning

The platform allows you to completely customise your course(s). For example, if some students are visual learners, you're able to incorporate elements like video and graphics into their online learning resources. 

It’s a cheaper option

The cost of running a Moodle platform is considerably cheaper than buying a platform which runs on its own private software. This is because you’re not paying for the Moodle software, you’re paying for the running and management of the system.

That’s why we chose Moodle as the basis of our Virtual Learning Environment; Bloom. We offer Bloom VLE as a fully managed platform, or can simply aid and support the running of independent VLE platforms.

If you’re interested about learning how we can support your Moodle platform, get in touch via info@cosector.com

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