17-10-2014

e-learning portals

Want to learn something online? An extensive list of 3rd party e-learning portals is available through our chest of knowledge. This page is dedicated to the e-learning platforms Rural Web uses and makes available.

Google Sites

Rural Web uses Google sites to develop and make available the online content of our Learning Circles. Google Sites is very user friendly to edit and add pages. This makes it much like a wiki and the easiest and fastest way to make a website or to collaborate online. The only down side is that a google account is required to make changes.

Examples of our Google sites:

Wikiversity

As a LC matures we promote developing materials in wikiversity. Wikiversity is an open educational platform devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning. It is based on the technology and philosophy of wikipedia, in the sense that anybody can contribute. Wikiversity is at present a lot less userfriendly than Google Sites, however, which is why we choose to first develop our courses with Google Sites, and then migrate recreate the courses in Wikiversity. This makes them available to a much broader public and community.

Chamillo & Google

A large number of other platforms exist through which e-learning materials can be created and made available. Some of these are open source and available for free, others are commercial or developed on behalf of educational institutes, like universities and schools. 

Moodle and Chamillo are open source e-learning platforms. We make them available for any organisation or institute which wishes to test out these platforms, create online learning materials or which needs a host for learning materials.

The platforms can be found here:

  • Chamillo
  • Moodle - temporarily unavailable

login details are provided on request. e-mail info@ruralweb.info