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Moodle, A Freely Available Open Source Virtual Learning Environment....but what are the actual costs?. Eric D Clarke; Claire Doody; Ruaidhri McVey Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MedBiquitous Annual Conference May 13-15, 2008 Baltimore, Maryland. Overview What is Moodle? Actual costs
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Eric D Clarke; Claire Doody; Ruaidhri McVey
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
MedBiquitous Annual Conference
May 13-15, 2008
My open source platform has more potential
than yours. I am really tired of the rhetoric and
really ready for collaborative learning platforms.
Dispatches From the Course-Management Wars
EDUCAUSE, Seattle, October 07 - Josh Fischman
Blackboard Biggest booth
Angel Learning “We’re kind of the upstarts”
Desire2Learn Touting an oxygen bar at their booth
Desire2Learn skirmishing with Blackboard
in the exhibit hall, with lawyers seeking
to collect evidence that the bigger company
may be engaging in unfair competitive practices
Size matters? (BRNO University, CZ)
Since October 2005
Academic (Basic and enhanced)
Assessment (Formative and summative)
300 MCQs live now
Assignments (Clinical case uploads)
30,000 since Jan 07
20,000 IMs per month
Third party support€50k pa
4 Moodle sites
HEAnet Services €55k pa
Server/back up €30k
User support €?
We asked the students what they thought!
The Moodle effect part 1
We need 24/7 support technical support
Moodle is ugly
Too much dependence on Moodle
It’s a ‘dumping ground’ for information
Becoming a valid excuse for students who should be spending time on wards
How much space is there in a medical student’s head?
What is the cost to the student if we try to overfill their head?
“To ensure proper use of Moodle and online resources students need consistent and reliable internet access on all RCSI sites. We need reliable connections!”
Cannot cover everywhere!
3G on all student laptops?
€20 per month per students
Can I have it in Red?
There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
Robert A. Heinlein
“He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.”
Sir William Osler
Thank you for your time and attention