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    Been asked to do a moodle site implementing joomla and drupal ?!?!?!?!?

    Is it just me or is it madness to combine all 3?

    Anyone tried this?

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    Moodle/Drupal integrations are quite common, but what do you get from joomla that you don't with drupal (or vice versa)?

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    what's the reasoning behind this proposed implementation?

    I've installed Moodle and Joomla on the same server before without too many problems. This was a test bed for playing with systems rather than a production system. I have a vague memory of playing with Drupal as well but not sure if it was on the same server.

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    that was what i was thinking why do you need all 3!
    This has come from the director of ICT!

    this is a selection of the latest email

    As we develop ideas for student experience, it makes me wonder whether we consider (if it can be done) a series of weemee/iamable characters which students ‘grow’ look after etc for example let’s imagine a shelf above a desk which has a series of ‘characters’ on it (the desk has clock/calendar/computer etc – the ‘links’ to other aspects of VLE) – when you click character 1 (named by child) the link takes you to the Beta Enterprise Vitamins page, which is a log of the enterprise skills the student has displayed, character 2 is an Iamable that links to IAL (seamlessly as single sign on), character 3 is Human Utopia (little Carlo?) character plotting their progress with HU, character 4 is an APP character – plotting their progress against standards in ICT, English, maths etc

    I dont think they get why a VLE is, well a moodle site anyway :-(

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    As we develop ideas for student experience, it makes me wonder whether we consider (if it can be done) a series of weemee/iamable characters which students ‘grow’ look after etc for example let’s imagine a shelf above a desk which has a series of ‘characters’ on it (the desk has clock/calendar/computer etc – the ‘links’ to other aspects of VLE) – when you click character 1 (named by child) the link takes you to the Beta Enterprise Vitamins page, which is a log of the enterprise skills the student has displayed, character 2 is an Iamable that links to IAL (seamlessly as single sign on), character 3 is Human Utopia (little Carlo?) character plotting their progress with HU, character 4 is an APP character – plotting their progress against standards in ICT, English, maths etc
    ok..??


    Moodle Maharah and Drupal are also a good combo

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    i know, i have no idea how to even tackle that!!
    Anyone got any ideas

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    There are some links on moodle docs about integrations:
    Integrations - MoodleDocs

    moodle forums search would also be a good starting point

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    sorry i meant to implement what he wants, not how to link them all together I get that part!

    Its the wee mees :-s

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmorrisuk View Post
    sorry i meant to implement what he wants, not how to link them all together I get that part!

    Its the wee mees :-s
    lol. I couldn't decipher that.
    Ask him for a specification criteria

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    u want to try reading the whole email, its hurt my head :-(

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    It basically sounds like he wants to re-model Moodle and get pupils involved in the experience / control their learning.... i.e. he has probably seen something similar and doesn't understand the technical reasons why your existing VLE can't do this.

    I suspect he is after a system very smilar to this: EdLounge: Learn, Work, Play
    (I should probably add I don't work for / represent them, but I have set it up at one of my schools before - it gives learners an avatar, 3d world and flash games which they can use in return for spending time on learning resources/completing tasks etc)

    For the translation aboves - weemees = cartoon avatars (used to be an MSN messenger thing!). Can't help with much of the other odd words though!

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    Sorry, don't mean to hijack - but we have a moodle site - why would you want to integrate it with Joomla or Drupal? (yuck, please not Drupal - I wrestle with a Drupal website every day)
    What will the integration give you or enable you to do that you can't do with moodle alone?

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    I would have thought that looking at custom/enhanced templates/blocks for Moodle would be a wiser move than bolting on extra systems any-time a feature isn't immediately available. I don't think you'll be doing the 'student experience' any favours by spreading an interface over two or three different products. If you get a decent frontpage and easy to understand structure people should appreciate it a lot more than a pretend desk and a tamagotchi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganw View Post
    .. a pretend desk and a tamagotchi.
    I am SO going to use that snippet in the near future! Good man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmorrisuk View Post
    that was what i was thinking why do you need all 3!
    This has come from the director of ICT!

    this is a selection of the latest email

    As we develop ideas for student experience, it makes me wonder whether we consider (if it can be done) a series of weemee/iamable characters which students ‘grow’ look after etc for example let’s imagine a shelf above a desk which has a series of ‘characters’ on it (the desk has clock/calendar/computer etc – the ‘links’ to other aspects of VLE) – when you click character 1 (named by child) the link takes you to the Beta Enterprise Vitamins page, which is a log of the enterprise skills the student has displayed, character 2 is an Iamable that links to IAL (seamlessly as single sign on), character 3 is Human Utopia (little Carlo?) character plotting their progress with HU, character 4 is an APP character – plotting their progress against standards in ICT, English, maths etc

    I dont think they get why a VLE is, well a moodle site anyway :-(
    ye gods, the lunatics are running the asylum.......

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