“101 ways to use Moodle” was published as my work outcome of this summer break (actually, it has been a lazy 2 years work results). You can come to the Jinotech booth at the Edu-Tech Fair 2019 and tell them you’re an e-learning practitioner to get free copy. But sorry, this is just Korean version for now.
A while ago, I attended a meeting at the Edutech Industry Association, and I laughed at the introduction of me as “a fossil of e-learning”. I’m an e-learning expert, but my major is electrical engineering. I teach electric machine that are difficult for students. To teach them well, I started developing simulation content in Flash and Java. In 1997, I received an internet award for teaching students under the name of “Easy Learning for Electric Machine”.
Looking for a platform to mount this content, I found Moodle, an open source source, and I started using Moodle in the early 2000s. Fascinated by the open source paradigm of openness, sharing, and collaboration, I founded Jinotech as laboratory company in 1999, when the venture industry was booming in its full swing. Since 2010, I have been inspired by the open source mindmap, freemind, and have developed and provided the okmindmap.com service for free. I happen to have experience with content, solutions, and services by accident, which seems to be the reason being unintentionally called an e-learning expert.
In 2005, Dr. Jong-Dae Park, a professor of whom I never knew before, came to my house suddenly. And we talked about Moodle, and soon we organized the Koran Moodle community and enjoyed a pleasant community activity. When Moodle got attention in Korea, a large e-learning company offered a collaboration, and I had a bitter experience of having both technology and sales stolen after pure-minded collaboration from me at once. Worse still, as approaching Moodle with bad business intention, I saw a number of problems arising in our domestic and overseas businesses on disregarding and deceiving clients requests, and I felt the need to provide accurate information to solve these situations.
I’m eager to publish this book, in the hope of spreading Moodle and its open source spirit.