Moodle 2020: A Position Paper

Holtham, Clive and Rich, Martin and Norris, Leona (2012) Moodle 2020: A Position Paper. In: 1st Moodle Research Conference (MRC2012), 13-15 September, 2012, Heraklion, Crete.

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Abstract

We address key aspects of the future of Moodle in the context of types of change in technology environments, in particular Christensen's distinction between sustaining and disruptive innovations. Our focus is higher education worldwide, and our primarily interest is in Moodle or its successors in 2020.This paper reviews the competition Moodle currently faces, and goes on to outline four potentially competing forms of learning environment architectures. Particular attention is paid to the implications of the semantic web. We conclude with a recommendation that the Moodle community needs explicitly to set up processes which in parallel to continuing evolution of Moodle 2.X and 3.X, systematically seek to design a next-generation learning environment This will be based on semantic web-based technologies and pedagogies of the mid-21st century, rather than non-semantic technologies derived from the end of the 20th century, and pedagogic mindsets derived from the 19th century.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Educational technology > Other educational technology
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 02:57
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 02:57
URI: http://research.moodle.net/id/eprint/40

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