- It is FOSS (free and open source software).
- Being FOSS it is constantly evolving and improving.
- It is modular and you can add useful objects and tools to it (the number and range of these will increase).
- It allows teachers to create a course (unit of work) and deliver this content to anyone, anywhere, any time.
- Learners only need a browser such as IE or Firefox (Please give Firefox a go) and an internet connection to use it.
- It allows you to create your course and improve on it each year (no more handing in programs, I hear you say)
- It allows you to collaborate and share courses with other teachers and so, reduces the incidence of duplication (how many of us are creating the same units of work today and reinventing the wheel?).
- It manages assessment and student feedback really well.
P.S. No sign of the new netbooks yet that are ordered but I am hoping we can get hold of them by next term. Hopefully, I can have a couple of decent units of work ready to deliver via Moodle when we get the devices up and running.