For my first blog post, with actual content in it, on Melbenson.com I’m going to talk about a topic that I will post a whole lot more about – MOODLE! : )
In my Melbenson.com Blog I’m going to talk more about my personal experiences, projects I’m working on, my thoughts and all that good stuff, so I’m starting off by telling you a recent project/site I’ve been helping write blog posts on called Moodle Monthly.
Moodle Monthly was created by Joseph Thibault in November 2009. He says, “the idea came to me on a run“. Well, that was one beneficial run as his site has had great success and positive feedback from the Moodle community in a very short amount of time.
One of the main reasons it’s become so popular (besides the quality and the ‘breaking news’ type posts) is because of the frequency of posts. There are multiple posts each week day! And this is where I come in. Joseph contacted me asking if I’d be interested in writing for Moodle Monthly to keep up the amount of posts. He was looking for a few Moodle bloggers that could help him keep the site updated and we knew of each other from the Moodle Community. We also frequently exchanged links between his blog and my Moodlerific blog, so he asked if I’d be interested and I said “yes!”.
I began my contribution with a 7-post series called “How we implemented Moodle” [into our school district]. I will probably be contributing posts mostly about Moodle tips, admin tasks and things I’ve learned that others would benefit from. I’m very excited about being a part of the Moodle Monthly team and working with Joseph and other fellow Moodlers.
If you work with Moodle in any way–teacher, admin, student–I definitely recommend checking out Moodle Monthly–and not just because I write for it but because it’s truly a very useful site. Twitter is the main way the site announces new blog posts and every day @moodlenews (which is Moodle Monthly’s Twitter handle) gets Retweeted. It’s also gotten a great response from the Moodle Community and is already being listed on sites as recommended Moodle links.
Well..that was the first of many “Life’s a Blog!” posts about Moodle : )