Moodle & Second Life!

sloodle – Virtual Environment Learning System

“One of the things that I’m most excited about is a mashup between Second Life and the learning management system, Moodle. Its called Sloodle.” – Joe Miller, VP Platform, Linden Lab

From Sloodle is an Open Source GNU-GPL project which integrates multi-user virtual environments such as Second Life with learning-management systems (VLEs) such as Moodle and helps the community of educators in virtual worlds test curriculum innovations and advocate those proven successful. Sloodle provides a range of tools for supporting learning and teaching to the immersive virtual world; tools which are fully integrated with a tried and tested web-based learning management system used by thousands.

Says Daniel Livingstone, one of the minds behind Sloodle, in the journal revista LearningReviews:

Sloodle es la unión del mundo virtual 3D inmersivo Second Life junto con el Learning Management System basado en web y de código abierto Moodle. Second Life es fantástico para los encuentros sincrónicos, discusiones, simulaciones y aprendizaje donde la gente puede encontrarse virtualmente. Pero cuando los usuarios están en línea a diferentes horarios, o cuando se necesita administrar clases, proveer soporte para los estudiantes fuera de los encuentros sincrónicos, o lidiar con grandes cantidades de texto, allí Second Life cuenta con debilidades. Los educadores ya utilizan un rango de sistemas web junto a Second Life en sus clases, pero nosotros creemos que atar estos sistemas puede enriquecer la experiencia de aprender en Second Life.

About Antonio Vantaggiato

Professor, web2.0 enthusiast, and didactic chef.
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2 Responses to Moodle & Second Life!

  1. Great news, Joao!! Thanks, and keep us posted, please.

  2. João Mattar says:

    Dear Antonio:

    I have been deeply exploring Second Life in the last 2 years and am now interested in understanding a little more the pedagogical possibilities of Sloodle.

    On the Moodle Moot Brazil (in some days) I will be presenting a paper on Sloodle (which seem to be the only one on the event):

    I will keep you and your readers updated on my progress on Sloodle.

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