Self-hosted or Cloud-hosted?  That is certainly a major factor to consider
as there are advantages to both.  Personally, I prefer a cloud-hosted
solution since I find them much easier to maintain and much more reliable
than self-hosted sites...

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Yes, most web hosts now allow you to install CMS (Joomla, WP, etc...)  and
> Moodle for no additional cost. I've recently created a Moodle 2.0 as a
> sandbox for one of our science teachers to see if it fits her needs for AP
> Bio.
> Elizabeth McCarthy
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> On Behalf Of Luis Bango [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 2:57 PM
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> Subject: Re: What are the top three LMS's?
> We're using to host our Joomla site and they've got a
> great, easy Moodle install and hosting that would live in our web root
> directory.
> I'm interested in exploring it as well.
> Luis
> --
> Luis Bango
> Technology Integration Teacher / VHS Site Coordinator
> Woodstock Union High School
> Woodstock, Vermont
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> (802)457-1317 x198
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> CCV moved from BB to moodle within the past year, would be interesting to
> hear how that experience went from the management side.
> just checked in with a mutual user (one of mine, who also attends CCV) and
> she said moodle is working well for her.
> she uses it all the time.
> at that level of scale (statewide) cost is a huge issue
> free scales nicely, but free tools that noone uses are not worth the money
> ...
> R
> ________________________________
> "Cost" of course is really an issue of institutional structures ... a
> statewide implementation, hosted by VSC, for example, might have
> several advantages curriculum wise over the "every tub on it's own
> bottom" model we're used to ..

Matt Henchen
Social Studies Teacher, Technology Integrationist
Web Coordinator
Harwood Union Middle/High School
(802) 324-4521

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