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Speaking of addiction I was up in Melbourne talking to the office folk who run the Science Teachers Association of Victoria, STAV today. I was trying to sell the virtues of Joomla, Moodle and Elluminate. Now I have to admit that though I have played with each of the latter two, I could hardly be called knowledgeable. As for Joomla, well at least I know how to spell it. Despite this lack of working knowledge I have enough appreciation of each to know that they can meet a number of ideals that association has.
We are looking to engage our members more in discussion and sharing and creation of content. Experience with Moodle suggests that it will better suit our purposes than existing email based lists. We need to come up with other ways to deliver professional development over distance to multiple venues, my wife’s experiences with Elluminate suggest that in spite of the significant costs involves it may again meet our needs. The association also has a web space managed at a distance but are looking to a space where content can be more easily added and manipulated from the office. Joomla could meet this requirement.
” …….Rob Ruberry and Jason Hando, two Australian teachers that have a good deal of experience with such Open Source tools as Joomla, Mambo and Moodle. They discuss how these tools could fit into your school and about the pros and cons of Open Source software generally.”
Check out the episode and see if you reached the same conclusions I have. I would also love to hear from any readers with personal experiences with any or all of these tools too.