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    How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    Bit ironic this given my other post but somehow my other half (teacher - yes, I know, sleeping with the enemy! :P) sensed I was on the topic and called to ask if I could help her get something organised for her department.

    She's currently covering a department of one for Business Studies, Economics, etc... and spotted a colleague (in another department) has been using WordPress to start sharing work, news and even homework via a Blog.

    Now, mindful of the other discussion I started, I'm wondering if WordPress is necessarily the best approach for this. I checked her school details and found they are using a VLE called e-sy which means nothing to me and I assume is a commercial VLE offering... However for all that it doesn't appear that the school are even promoting it, or if they are, they're doing a bit of a cr*p job...

    So, I figure I can provide her with something myself on my dedi server space... and before you ask, this is for her, not for school so I get my reward in a less stressed other half


    Anyhoo.. Anyone in the know got any suggestions on whether Moodle or something else would be a better option to Word Press?

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    Moodle all the way. Open source, many users, many people to help. The moodle forums are great too

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    dokeos bit harder to set up on your part but really easy to use for teachers and kids and also looks more professional than moodle

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    Not forgetting that Moodle can be customised with many many themes that are available. I do agree, the default isnt too pretty.

    http://www2.teignmouth.devon.sch.uk/moodle/ this is our theme

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    Is the best I have seen so far though i think this looks better, I have only had it live 2 weeks so content will grow

    http://rainhillvle.co.uk/dokeos/index.php

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    What no crimbo themes?

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    hahaha nice idea

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    What no crimbo themes?
    What no crimbo themes?

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    I could turn it on, but you'd go blind.

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    I am not seeing the crimbo themes????
    baaa humbug

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

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    I could turn it on, but you'd go blind.
    Hmmm... that sort of theme, ey?

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    moodle takes about a week to get running smoothly. I'd recommend.

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    just a quick one but are all these sites hosted on your own servers????

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    Thanks for the recommendations folks...

    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry
    moodle takes about a week to get running smoothly. I'd recommend.
    .. on this... what sort of "tweaking" does it require ?

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    Re: How ironic... VLE for Business Studies Dept

    no its just i am hosting mine with a company as our internet through the council is rubbish, not bad pricing either costing me £129 a year for 6Gb but can expand this at a similar rate



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