The Technology Behind Time4Writing
One of our most frequently asked questions is: How do the Time4Writing classes work?
The Answer is: It’s Magic!
Well, it seems like it anyway. Really, Time4Writing provides online writing courses thanks to a learning management system or e-learning platform called Moodle. Wikipedia provides a bit of background:
The word Moodle is actually an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, although originally the M stood for “Martin”, named after Martin Dougiamas, the original developer.
Moodle provides a flexible teaching environment that allows integrated grading of many types of activities, including quizzes, writing assignments, peer review forums, web meetings and much more. Moodle gives Time4Writing the ability to create customized courses down to the smallest detail, such as allowing Time4Writing teachers to decorate their online classrooms just as they would their brick and mortar classrooms.
By now, you can probably see why I say “It’s magic!”. Moodle provides Time4Writing teachers an easy to use interface in which to create course materials, while also providing an easy to navigate campus for our writing students.
Explaining Moodle to someone who has never used it is about as helpful as explaining the taste of chocolate to some who has never tasted it. You just have to try it to understand how great it truly is. Check out our online campus. Hey why not sign up for a course and experience the technology behind Time4Writing for yourself?