I shall be downloading this book on Moodle. We are going on a big Moodle push this year.
Interestingly Stephen Downes shares the same reserve about Moodle for younger children that I mentioned here when I talked to Miles Berry (a primary asst. headteacher). There’s too much small text and module boxes. However this has been less of a problem at my new school simply because the kids are of higher ability than in the first school where I experimented with it.
The book Moodle E-Learning Course Development, by William H. Rice IV, has been posted as a PDF link to Schoolforge. The 73 page book is a free download. David M. Bucknell writes, “I think schoolforge.net and others of you might want to consider putting the e-book on your sites for download. Personally, I see a downside to moodle for primary/elementary schoolers (mainly that it’s too complicated visually vs. say, Manhattan, which hasn’t taken off the same way), but I can’t nay-say what Steve points out about the positive force the software has been for getting people interested in OSS. So, you can download the pdf form Open Source Schools and put it on yours. If you want.”