Moodle Myths and solutions #MoodleMyths #MoodleBeginner

The decision making authorities in all educational and corporate institutions often face a lot of questions based on Myths while choosing the LMS for their institution. Among all the top questions related to Moodle the most often asked questions are:

  • Moodle is open source as of now but it will be put under some sort of commercial license.
  • Moodle will  not be compatible with our existing software’s/systems.
  • Moodle is not having commercial experience which we are looking for.
  • You need to be an expert and tech savvy to use Moodle.
  • With Moodle, You need to be on computers all the time.
  • Moodle is just about fun and games, it’s a time waster and does not encourage ‘real work’,
  • …and many more.

Today I stumbled upon a Moodle docs page which clarifies all these questions in a great detail. It includes all these questions and their resolution which are good enough for a beginner to clarify his doubts over Moodle.

Also there is a nice forum thread from 2005-06 discussing the myths spread about using Moodle.

What are the myths what you have faced before started using Moodle in your organization? Do share with us in the comments below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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