[Edu-sig] Python-Only Moodle?

Chuck Allison chuck at freshsources.com
Sat Jan 28 18:46:10 CET 2006

I don't know if this would be of interest, but I teach Python to
corporations (Symantec at the moment). I have materials that worked
well with testers with little or no programming experience. Probably
not suitable for youngsters, but I say, let's spread the word to

Saturday, January 28, 2006, 8:51:34 AM, you wrote:

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

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

BM> Brad

BM> 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
>> 4D/OCN
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