Although I’ve had a school-based webpage for school for most of last year, I was really racking my brains over how exactly to fully utilise online resources. Sure, I could make worksheets downloadable off site, but surely there’s more that I can do with an online presence? So I did some research online, and it led me to
This is a Course Management Software (CMS) that has so many amazing features, it’s shocking that it’s actually FREE. If you are an educator or you are otherwise interested in online learning, you owe it to yourself to check it out. http://www.moodle.org
Mambo Open Source
Mambo Open Source is another CMS, only here it stands for Content Management System (confused? I sure was!). Having done up a few websites since the mid-1990s (back when I still coded static HTML by hand using..Windows Notepad!), I know full well just how tiresome it is to add/modify content, the website design or even add functionality or sections. At school, I was also annoyed that I’d have to fire up an HTML editor and then upload using an FTP client in order to update anything – even to post a simple piece of news or assignment. Enter Mambo Open Source. Thanks to Mambo, I can focus on easily adding and managing the content, modify the look via an easy template system and best of all…I can do all this from any web browser! Check out my new Mambo-ed school webpage!