Learning Management Systems | News
Native App Provides Complete Moodle Accessibility to Mobile Learning Devices
- By Sharleen Nelson
Users of the open-source learning management system (LMS) Moodle will now be able to access course information and other features from their mobile devices.
Mobile technology provider Seabridge Technology Partners has launched the Moodle Educloud Native App, which allows students and teachers to access all the available applications of the popular e-learning Moodle platform on their Android tablets, with Apple iPad support scheduled to follow.
In collaboration with Anise Asia, a cloud company in Malaysia, Seabridge and developer Smart Learning Apps conducted a pilot program in several universities using the Moodle platform on tablets. Previously, students and instructors who tried to access the LMS on their mobile devices experienced difficulty downloading, editing, and uploading files. The new app is designed to lift the standard tablet browser limitations giving students and instructors full access to Moodle's features.
For example, from their tablets, app users will now be able to access flow-based HD video courses, use cloud-based file storage, and receive support from social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Additionally, students can take advantage of other Moodle features such as course-based chat, forums, Skype, video communication, and notifications.
Moodle Features include:
- Assignment submission;
- Discussion forum;
- File downloading;
- Instant messaging;
- Online calendar;
- Online news and announcements;
- Online quizzes; and
- A wiki.
A demo of the mobile app is available now at the Google Play Web site.
To learn more about Moodle, visit moodle.com.
Seabridge Technology Partners works with mobile learning application developers to provide mobile learning solutions to business and education markets. Further information is available at seabridgetech.com.
Netherlands-based Smart Learning Apps is a global company that provides mobile learning solutions in education, products, services, management, marketing, communication, and analytics in Asia, Africa, the United States, and Europe. For more information, visit smartlearning-apps.com.
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Anise Asia provides cloud-based solutions to companies worldwide. For more information, visit aniseasia.com.
Sharleen Nelson is a freelance journalist based in Springfield, Oregon. She can be reached at [email protected].