Intellectual Output 2
The EduZWaCE platform is developed on the open source of Moodle, an e-learning platform designed to provide trainers, administrators and learners with a reliable, secure and integrated system of personalized learning environments. Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software that anyone can adapt, extend or modify for commercial or non-commercial projects without any licensing fees, and benefit from the cost-efficiencies and flexibility.
Moodle’s multilingual backbone ensures that there are no linguistic limitations to learning online. The community has started translating Moodle into more than 120 languages, and users can easily localize their Moodle approach, along with plenty of resources, support and community discussions available in various languages, including those of the project partners.
Moodle (2019) is used as technical base in almost 20 million online courses. It is one of the best open source learning management systems, offering a lot of features in comparison to other providers (Capterra, 2019). The system allows a wide range of different possibilities from which the project will use:
- The Quiz option to test trainees
- The features of Forum, Chat and Teleconference to ensure communication between trainers and trainees
- The possibility to assess the trainers by surveying them in order to improve the quality of the course organization.
The possibilities of the open source learning management system will be used in the EduZWaCE platform by a modular approach to use exactly those features which are fulfilling the multifunctional and collaborative needs in the area of administration, the platform itself and the course content.