Mobile Moodle App Arrives for Open Source e-Learners

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 22, 2011

If you're unfamiliar with the fast-growing world of online learning (e-learning) it's becoming a huge business, and top universities such as U.C. Berkeley now offer free webcasts and podcasts to the public. Did you know that one of the biggest players in software and platforms for e-learning is a free, open source offering? If not, consider Moodle, which we covered here. Moodle is a course management system (CMS) that leverages developers from all around the world, and allows people to deliver and take courses online. In the latest piece of Moodle news, there is now a Moodle iPhone app.

The Moodle iPhone app also works with the iPod Touch and any iPad running iOS 4.2 or later. The folks behind Moodle note that the mobile app is not a replacement for the Moodle interface, but it does provide a lot of useful tools that allow you to upload media, send Moodle messages, and more. You can also use it to connect with other participants in Moodle courses.

Notably, the Moodle mobile app also includes complete documentation for Moodle, so if you are just getting started taking courses through Moodle, you can use it as a handy, book-like reference guide. 

In this post, we covered many free resources for getting started with Moodle. Try a few courses out, and get the mobile app. Moodle is an unusual but fast-growing open source phenomenon.