What is MOODLE?
Moodle is the online course website used by Peralta District for distance learning. All four sister campuses (Alameda, Berkeley, Laney, and Merritt) use the same Moodle, so students only need to login once. The types of classes held on Moodle include:
- Online Classes where the course is taught 100% online; no meetings on campus.
- Hybrid Classes where students meet in the classroom about once a week and the remainder of course work is done online;
- Regular Session Classes where the class is held on campus, but the instructor may choose to post material on Moodle (such as the syllabus, handouts from class, additional resources and links, homework solutions, etc.).
Moodle is an acronym for Modular Object- Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. It was developed in Australia by Martin Dougiamas while working on his thesis to help educators to create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content, and it is in continual evolution.