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Here is a collection of the key terms regularly used in Moodle. Best to learn them now. It will assist your future learning a use of Moodle. One can't learn the concepts without first understanding the words.



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meta tag


Meta Data is data about data, describing the type of data under discussion. Meta tags in HTML are used to identify which version of HTML is in use, the language (both used by the browser to parse, or interpret the code) and other technical information. Two special meta tags of great interest to web weavers are the content and keyword tags. These provide special information that's often used by search engines to enhance retrieval of the page.

MLP

Mindless Link Propagation

Moodle

Moodle was originally an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, but now it's just a name. :-)

It's also a verb: "I try and moodle every day!"

Moodle Docs

Moodle Docs is the Moodle Documentation wiki, where the Moodle community documents Moodle. There are sections for Teachers, Administrators and Developers.

Moodle Exchange

This area is for exchanging complete Moodle courses in Moodle Backup format, as well as other content like glossaries or quiz banks.

All content in here is free to download and use, and you can add and update your own content whenever you like.

The Moodle Exchange is at: http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=15

(This entry can be replaced with a Resource pointing to Moodle Exchange so that the link is more direct ;-) )

Moodle Partners

The Moodle Partners are a group of companies affiliated with moodle.com who:
  • Are very knowledgeable and supportive of the Moodle project
  • Provide quality Moodle services such as hosting and consulting
  • Support Moodle development directly via royalty payments
  • Are often found around moodle.org, helping people for free
For more information about Partners (and perhaps even becoming one) see the moodle.com/partners site.

MySQL

MySQL is the world's most popular open source database, recognized for its speed and reliability.

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nightly

A Moodle Nightly is built automatically every day from the most recent code, and is available from the Moodle.org download page. It can be useful if you don't have CVS, but you want to try the latest features. It can also contain bugs, since they may not have been well-tested yet.

NZVLE Project

NZ Open Source VLE Project is a New Zealand-based project, hosted at Eduforge.org

It is helping Moodle adoption as part of a greater project of developing OSS e-learning application software for deployment throughout New Zealands education sector. System integration of portal website framework, lcms, content creation tools and modular toolkit.

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Oodle-Moodle

A symptom or psychoses prompted by too much Moodling. Oodle-Moodle often manifests itself in relationships that have been stunted while Moodling. Husbands, wives, and children may ask an oodled soul to "step away from the machine" and to communicate once again with hand gestures and verbal cues rather than emoticons.

Might be contagious.

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