What is
and how can I use it to help my students learn?

Moodle is an acronym for "Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment" - basically a dynamic and interactive online learning environment.

More and more, our classrooms are beginning to look like this:

well, maybe not the lecture hall, but we have more and more students using devices DAILY in our classrooms and hallways.  It has become increasingly important to investigate new ways of using those devices to engage them and provide new methods and resources for learning.

Moodle is one of many tools available to teachers at Eastwood to enhance and supplement our teaching and provide another innovative academic experience for our students.  According to an infographic at, 31% of college students are taking at least one online course. Knowing this, we are seeking to provide our students with experience in online coursework, while still working within the framework of traditional classes as well.  Moodle provides Eastwood students that opportunity.

What can Moodle offer?

  • Online, 24/7 accessible courses for students to access at their convenience
  • Resources for instruction as well as formative and summative assessment
  • Provides students experience in online learning environment - a MUST for those who are college-bound!
  • Variety of modules for different objectives such as coordinated research, quizzes, blogging, wikis, lessons for differentiation and more!

If you'd like to know more, Eastwood has an Introduction to Moodle course (done, of course, in Moodle!) that you may access at your leisure.  It is complete with explanations of the different resources as well as screencasts (video podcasts) of how to start creating your own Moodle course! Just click on the Moodle icon below:

Know that Eastwood's ELearning Team of Betsy, Deb, Richard, Cindy, and Jennifer are available to help should you decide to take the Moodle plunge!