We were joined this evening by Amanda Blasko of Oberlin College who spoke about her experiences using Moodle for creating materials in her 300 level Russian class. Amanda talked about why this tool has worked for her in the context of her classroom.
As we were beginning to talk about the social constructivist educational theory upon which Moodle is built, and whether either one of us understood that at all, we were joined, remarkably, by Martin Dougiamas, the lead developer and creator of Moodle from Perth,Western Australia. (where it was already tomorrow) Oh my.
Martin explained the pedagogical underpinnings of Moodle and then talked briefly about some of the upgrades we can expect to see in Moodle 1.7 and eventually in Moodle 2.0, which due out this summer. (Martin had just left a Moodle Developers Meeting and then came on to join us)
What an amazing evening! Thank you Amanda and Martin for joining in! Access the downloadable file and chat log, or stream this episode using the built-in player: