Which is better Moodle or Olat

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Learning platform - in progress -

(Article in the online administration lexicon olev.de, Version 1.1)

also: Learning Management System (), a program package that is used to provide learning content, organize teaching and learning, examinations and communication. The range of functions now also includes a wiki in popular programs that are available free of charge and opens up the potential of Web 2.0, i. H. The learning platform is interactive, enables students and teachers to work together, to exchange ideas and to organize the content and, in some cases, the structures themselves, such as with "social media" (wikis, forums, Facebook etc.)

2.1 State of development

2.1.1 Open Source

"Open Source", ie programs available free of charge such as Ilias, Moodle (e.g. used by the Fernuniversität Hagen), OLAT and Dokeos, are widespread in the area of ​​universities, without claiming to be complete (see the current list on Wikipedia). Ilias was largely developed in Germany by the University of Cologne; there is now a global user community. Moodle is also widespread worldwide, the concept is aimed at the learners' own activities and intuitive usability. Dokeos is characterized by good instructions for the design of learning processes and through pre-structured modules for learning offers. OLAT, developed and maintained by the University of Zurich, was named the best learning platform by the IMS Global Learning Consortium in 2009.

Other offers: Sakai (Sakai, aimed at Universities,), dotLRN (.LRN), Iliad or ATutor, Claroline



2.1.2 Commercial Offers

There are also commercial learning platforms, especially Blackboard, and the complete solution based on Microsoft products could also be interesting because it uses the familiar programs:

2.2 Choosing a learning platform

When selecting a learning platform, attention should not only be paid to the "technically" available functions, but also to intuitive operation for both teachers and learners. The use of the components should convey a sense of achievement, especially for the learners. This requirement is z. B. often neglected for the test component: the learner must be able to provide immediate feedback on every answer, which occurs automatically after input, if possible with additional information, e.g. B. in the case of incorrect answers, as implemented by http://www.abfrager.de/seiten/projekt.php.

Information that can assist in the selection and management of LMS is available from, among others