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    Does Moodle+Mahara = Frog?

    We've had Fronter for 3 years. Looking to replace with either Moodle or Frog.

    As e-Learning Manager my personal preference is Moodle.
    Our Headteacher favours Frog which worked brilliantly at his previous school.

    We've seen demos of both and they both have really good selling points.

    My view is to use something open source, with a large development/support community.
    Education changes so reapidly you need to be able to find new features/tools and plug-in new features and functionality quickly.

    In essence would you agree Mahara + Moodle = Frog?

    I've found red pen tool which also looks good, anyone got any comments.


    thanks
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    Frog is based on open-source software.

    At the end of the day, whatever you plump for, your teaching staff will need to spend time creating lessons and resources to put into the VLE - so this needs to be factored in to the cost of procurement and makes the decision a bit more informed when you consider how much time it will take to put resources into a Moodle-based system compared to the same resources into Frog.

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    I'd probably argue that Moodle + Mahara is superior to what Frog offers. I dont think Frog has anywhere near the same functionality as Mahara; as a portfolio tool.

    Does Moodle + Mahara = Frog, nope. Not in my opinion, choose the tool that best suits students and staff thats the real question you need to answer. Buy the solution which best addresses your goals and ideas, which do the students like which do staff like.

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    There's a free product similar to the red pen tool for Moodle here

    Home | Davodev

    (it's the uploadPDF activity)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCrust View Post
    Frog is based on open-source software.
    Is this Correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpatrick View Post
    Is this Correct?
    Frog servers are linux based, yes.

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    ...and they use Apache, MySQL, ClamAV, Samba and Squid.

    Can't get more open source than that!
    Last edited by TheCrust; 16th June 2011 at 11:43 PM. Reason: typo - shouldn't be working this late!

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