[IAEP] format for lessons/content

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 06:29:17 EDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 7:03 AM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> I ran into Jason Cole

I know Jason fairly well ;-) and MoaS too.

> the problem of creating content/lessons for Moodle.

Ah, the drama. In an XS/Moodle centric world, just create them in
Moodle, and if needed trade moodle "course backups". That is what
Jason is suggesting.

If you are the local ministry of ed asking content creators to give
you content, our options are to ask for

 - Moodle specific: Moodle "course backups" (which can be produced
with a normal moodle or a MoaS)

 - Portable: IMS-CP / SCORM packages using HTML, PDF, Flash (tested to
be Gnash compatible!) content

IMS-CC tries to be a portable "full course" export akin to the "course
backups" above. But it is rather green, and the facilities in each LMS
are fairly different, so I am not sure that it will ever be good
enough in real life. (For the record, Moodle is part of the IMS
consortium, and I have been to the IMS-CC meetings.)

Using MoaS for editing content is good on a full blown machine. On an
XO, it is way too heavy. Be within range of the XS wifi or wait for
the "offline moodle" efforts to come to fruition.


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