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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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Mahara

Established in 2006, Mahara is the result of a collaborative venture funded by New Zealand's Tertiary Education Commission's e-learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF), involving Massey University, Auckland University of Technology, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and Victoria University of Wellington.

Released in Feb 2007 Mahara is a fully featured electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online communities.

Mahara is designed to provide users with the tools to demonstrate their learning, skills and development over time to selected audiences.

Meaning `think' or `thought' in Te Reo Maori, the name reflects the project's dedication to creating a user-centred life-long learning and development application as well as the belief that technology solutions cannot be developed outside the considerations of pedagogy and policy.

Mahara is provided freely as Open Source software (under the GNU General Public License). In brief, this means that you are allowed to copy, use and modify Mahara provided you agree to; provide the source code to others; not modify or remove the original license and copyrights, and apply this same license to any derivative work.

For further information please see https://eduforge.org/projects/mahara/ and http://mahara.org

MAMP

Mac, Apache, MySQL and PHP configuration - for the Mac.

martinized

"Martinized" was originally a patented dry cleaning process by a North American firm. Now it refers to a similar process occurring when the moodle chief developer thoughtfully V-. checks over code submitted for inclusion in the next updated version.

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.