[Edu-sig] Python-Only Moodle?

Brad Miller bmiller at luther.edu
Sat Jan 28 16:51:34 CET 2006

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Great Idea,  I would also offer www.pythonworks.org/moodle as a home.

I have a CS1 course (using Zelle's book) that I can put out on  
whatever site we decide to use.
By May I'll have a CS2 course ready to go.


On Jan 27, 2006, at 10:12 PM, kirby urner wrote:

> Here's an idea.  Given a lot of us teach Python, plan to, or have  
> ideas for doing so, if we had shared access to a Python Moodle  
> someplace, we could develop open source courseware, either as  
> individuals or in teams.
> The Algebra with Python stuff I'm doing could be cloned to the new  
> site.  I'm pretty sure the backup zip I'm able to create through  
> the interface, will restore to another Moodle.  I could easily  
> transfer the content in that case.  Others could roll their own.
> Seems like a good idea (didn't someone already propose this?).  I'm  
> sure there are plenty of alternatives to Moodle, but so far it  
> seems like a pretty workable solution to a problem.  It's more  
> vertical market than Plone, i.e. is built from the ground up with  
> distance education courseware in mind.
> I don't have the server or the time to get a Moodle up and  
> running.  But if someone in the Python community does, and wants to  
> use edu-sig as a staging ground and talent pool, I bet we could go  
> places with it.  Lots of new tutorials, useless python and vaults  
> of parnassus type stuff could be recast in a more distance  
> education friendly format.
> Kirby
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