EDUC 370: WordPress vs Moodle

In EDUC 370 you create a Moodle page and you create a WordPress website. Both are web-based but there are some differences; this post will describe some of those differences.  As you probably know, your Moodle page is only visible to those whom you enroll in your class.  No one else can see the information you put there. Your WordPress site is visible to anyone to whom you give the address, namely http://wp.bridgewater.edu/yourlogin   But another difference is sustainability.  At this point, it is unknown how long your WordPress site will be available but there are no immediate plans to take it down at the end of the semester.  However, your Moodle page WILL be removed and that’s why it is important that you learn how to make a backup of it at the end of the semester.  By having a backup of your Moodle course, you can later upload this to the Moodle server in any school system which uses Moodle. 

Many school systems also will have a WordPress server for you to use.  But even if yours doesn’t, you can always create a free account at http://wordpress.org

Hopefully, even if you lose the information on these two sites you have learned how easy it is to create both and will have the opportunity to do this in your future employement.  Both are great tools for teachers.

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