[ubuntu-uk] Persuading a school to switch
matt at mattjones.me.uk
Tue Mar 25 20:11:54 GMT 2008
Rob Beard wrote:
> The final thing I can think of is Moodle (which is included with
> Karoshi) which is a complete Virtual Learning Environment. It's free
> and runs on Ubuntu and most other flavours of Linux. I've had a bit of
> a play with it but not being an expert I'm not sure how well it would
> fit a schools needs, but as far as I know it is used in schools in this
> country and around the world. I've built a test Moodle server for a
> friend's wife who is being put in charge of IT at a primary school and
> she seems to think it would do the job.
> If you need any more help, feel free to drop me an e-mail either on the
> Ubuntu list or off list.
> Good luck.
Moodle is used quite extensively in various schools, and espescially
colleges for their VLE's. For example, Hereford sixth form (A fine
establishment) uses it. The usefulness depends on the content, Some
subjects are really good, all information is put on there, which is very
useful. Some subjects have very little documents on it, which can be
The college is pretty much an all MS system, xp on the desktop, with MS
file servers, and an exchange email system for student email. Moodle is
the only piece of open source.
The college uses a network based register system, I think it may be a
I think if you contact your local LUG, an organised group can have more
of an effect than an individual. I think this ties into the discussion
about replacing XP, Most schools are running P4 class machines, nothing
very fancy, but good solid systems for Linux, but not good enough to run
vista comfortably. The cost of replacing 200+machines is not cheap even
dealing in large quantities.
More information about the ubuntu-uk