Thursday, March 30, 2006

Moodle, Community-Based Content Creation

Moodle represents a shift in thinking for shared experiences in learning. Moodle is an open source platform that can be shaped by the participants, a wiki for people sharing a new experience as teachers/learners. In this community model, we may perceive that teachers are really faciltators, and that students are better described as developers, since content emerges as facilitators and developers work together.

Whereas Blackboard exists as an extension of a teacher-centered pedagogical model, Moodle provides an opportunity to shift the paradigm to a learner-centered model for creating new knowledge. If we can conceptualize that making music is creating knowledge, then we are moving closer to webmusicing as community-based human activity and interaction.

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