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Choosing a suitable MLE

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Started by Monika Kern 25 Mar 2012 12:31pm () Replies (29)

Hi there, I'm fairly new to VLN but trying hard to get up to speed :)

I work at a Decile 1 Intermediate in the Far North. I would like to run my computing class web based, and advice in a different group was to look at moodle or similar. The MoE website lists three providers for MLEs, KnowledgeNET, Ultranet and Moodle. We have also received information from a 'new to NZ' firm offering EduSpot.

How do we choose the most suitable MLE??? Money is an issue (goes without saying). Any advice would be MUCH appreciated!!!!!


By the way, EduSpot run a webinar on Wednesday 28 March 12:00

Link: https://promo-manager.server-secure.com/ch/7360/r9nb4m/484293/3a1199zcm.html

Meeting Number: 620 618 844

Meeting Password: eduspot

Many thanks in advance, Monika


  • Chris Le Cren (View all users posts) 26 Mar 2012 3:14pm ()

    Hi Darren, Monica and others reading this discussion. I think the most important thing is to be clear on what you want the LMS to do. Different people have different experiences and even different interpretations of what an LMS is and can do. You may end up needing a combination of tools, e.g. Google Apps in conjunction with an LMS such as KnowledgeNet or Ultranet. Google Apps on their own may not be enough. Different LMS provide different features ranging from email communication, collaboration and document sharing; to online course generation; e-portfolios; and even securely managed social networking for students, parents and teachers (who may or may not be in the same school, or even the same country). For the schools I work with, the key factors in deciding on what is required has been the services provided by the LMS to meet identified learning and organisational needs. Roll size doesn't come into it. There are schools using MoE accredited LMS with rolls ranging from around 30 to over 1500. 

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