29 universities found Moodle association

Advocacy for the digital education platform


The non-profit association “Moodle at Universities” was founded in a joint video conference on 22 July by 29 German universities, including TU Darmstadt. Klaus Steitz, Group Leader Content Management and Development at the University Computer Centre of TU Darmstadt, is a member of the board.

The association, based in Berlin, is a contact and multiplier for the open-source learning management system Moodle in the German higher education sector. The joint work in the association is intended to strengthen the open-source idea behind the Moodle software. In software, open source means sharing source code, but also sharing experiences and values as well as exchange within a community.

The platform offers many possibilities

Moodle is used at about 180 German universities and is thus available to over 1.5 million students. During the Corona crisis, Moodle was one of the tools used not only to maintain but also to expand study programmes.

Even without a pandemic, such digital platforms offer many possibilities: Study content can be accessed independently of time and place in various digital formats, students communicate with each other and with teachers. They work on interactive learning activities, exams are digitally supported.

Contribution to digital sovereignty in the education sector

The association is a contact and multiplier, strengthens networking and knowledge transfer and coordinates further Moodle developments for higher education needs. “Moodle at Universities” organises network meetings and expert panels and facilitates the exchange and publication of best practices, thus contributing to digital sovereignty in the education sector.

Website of the association https://moodle-an-hochschulen.de

Announcement also on TU Darmstadt – Kurz gemeldet