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Open Source Solutions for the Modern Language Classroom

Recently, Dr.  Michael Dillon, Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at Morehouse College, discussed how he is using an open source course management software called Moodle (Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) to design new learning experiences for students and gather data that can be used in departmental assessment. Among the many benefits he described are the program’s easy set-up (including no licensing or fees), the ability to control and manipulate all data gathered through tests, quizzes, and other assignments, and the possibility for creating digital learning environments (including discussion boards and glossaries) in which students can learn collaboratively. Dr. Dillon also created a sample Moodle space in which language faculty can test some of the available features–please contact Amanda Hagood at hagood@colleges.org if you are interested in getting involved.

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