Moodle Online Platform

Effective Technology

Stratford University uses Moodle to conduct online courses. Moodle is an open source learning management system which was developed by Martin Dougiamas to overcome the deficiencies of currently available systems. Moodle has a rich set of tools which allow the instructor to engage the students with activities that promote reflective inquiry.

Moodle is an acronym which stands for Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. As of December 2011, Moodle had a user base of 72,177 registered and verified sites, serving 57,112,669 users in 5.8 million courses.