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    MOOPLE.NET - Anyone seen it - what do you think?

    Ok, so one of the staff at my school was at a meeting last week and they saw this new platform called MOOPLE.NET. Apparently it will be free to schools and does single sign on to Google Apps, Moodle, Wordpress and some other Web2.0 apps. My colleague said it looked easy to use and had lots of tools and had a flexible UI.

    For him the attraction is FREE and the fact that it supports Moodle which we use anyway and the Head hates Sharepoint.

    I've been on their web site and looked at their videos but I wondered if anyone else had seen it and what you thought?

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    some sponsors will offer special deals, events and activities for members of the MOOPLE community. So watch out for these in your are
    Not to sure I want adds on schools stuff.

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    The more I look at the site the more I see its all about the sponsors.

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    Hmm

    Urban Dictionary: moople - Used affectionately when some one does something silly.

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    All the kirklees schools are being offered this, its a huge upgrade from the old squirrelmail system... personally don't like it though, and can't see most of my primary admin ladies using it at all!

    Did you not get an invite to the technical forum where this was discussed? If not, drop Karen Jones an email: karen.jones at kirklees.gov.uk – with your name, job title, and school name.
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    Just spent the last half an hour looking over the MOOPLE site (and it's parent site, innovicity), and still none the wiser!
    If you check 'Announcements' on the Innovicity site you'll see that Google Apps is being used by 75,000 students in Kirklees.
    As Google Apps already integrates with Moodle, both of which are, as already noted, FREE, I don't quite see the need to introduce another 'front end' into the equation?
    The use of embedded widgets (most free) to add a vast range of extra functions to a web page, whether it's a Google Site or Moodle Site, is nothing new.
    The site itself is clearly fairly new (registered in May 2010, must be shy, as the owners of the domain are hidden) - some of the links don't work, or not in Firefox, and, for what is being touted as an Educational site, spotted at least one grammatical error.
    I'll expand my thoughts when I've had time to look more closely at what they are actually offering.
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    WOW - thanks very much everyone, I was told this was a great community but never thought it would be so responsive.

    That's great feedback.

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    Do you have anything to do with Moople at all?

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    Nope - just wanted to find out and was sent here - which is great - I've found lots of things I'm interested in

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    /me makes a mental note to tell the Moodle folks about this blatant name-theft...

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    There is no such thing as a free lunch!

    Moodle is free but the total cost of ownership must include having a tech department that can support it and the training that staff need to embed it in the teaching and learning of your school.

    The embedding bit goes for any VLE and Moodle is very flexible so its easier than most systems to encourage staff and students to use it.

    Non free systems usually come with some tech support to integrate it with your network (ie ldap or similar sign on, access to shared areas, users files etc.)

    Moople doesnt really do anything that cant already be done with Moodle and a few plugins which you can get from the Moodle site. Personally, I would rather do away with the adds etc and have a more standard Moodle set up.

    Just my opinion, of course!

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    Since I started this I thought I'd let everyone who contributed know what we have decided. We're going to try a pilot with MOOPLE, basically the Head wants to see whether it makes it easier for staff to start doing things on line and since its free he sees no down side since the staff we will test it with don't use the current VLE anyway. I also got access to their dev site which seems much better than the current version - I'll let you know how it goes.

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    Morning,
    Thought I'd pipe in about this one, work at a number of primaries in kirklees and we dont have the option to opt in or out with moople. this is because it is replacing the squirrel mail system so if we dont take it we dont get council email addresses.
    I dont have a problem with replacing the mail system but they seem to have gone for a solution that trys to tick everybox for everybody and I'm not sure you can do that when your giving it to every level of education as the primary schools will have a lot less interest in this than the high schools, as I've already found out when one of my heads asked me to bypass the main moople page so she could go straight to gmail.
    The guy who's doing it seems pretty good, he's done similar things elsewhere in the country, not sure whether we're allowed to name him on a public forum.
    yeah i agree about the sponsors not sure i'd want that in school, but it looks like we wont have any choice. although i think it may be just staff that get accounts in primaries, please correct me if that wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rf600 View Post
    i think it may be just staff that get accounts in primaries, please correct me if that wrong.
    You can pay an extra £100 to get student accounts set up.

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    Why not setup google apps or live@edu (free) and get email sent through that. You can still keep your .sch.uk CC addresses. You will also be able to use the other services that come with them including google sites.

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