Sioux Hudson Literacy Council (SHLC) and Good Learning Anywhere (GLA) are excited to announce the release of 2 new Moodle courses:

  • Canadian History
  • Essential Skills Investigation (ESI)

So if you are new to Moodle as a learner, you might be confused, feeling stressed and unsure if this type of online course is for you.  But at the same time we hope you are excited and curious…maybe just a little!

So what is Moodle?  Some people like technical definitions.  If that’s you, Moodle is an acronym where each letter of the word Moodle means: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.  It’s a software package for developing online courses and websites.  No offense to Moodle but that description doesn’t catch my interest.

If you live in the real world, like I do, this definition might make more sense.  Moodle is a place where you can take courses at your own pace according to your own schedule.  Courses in Moodle are designed for the learner who wants to explore independent learning. There is no live instructor but there is a mentor working behind the scenes to ensure your questions are being answered, encouraging you along the way and providing feedback on the work you complete. Moodle is very dynamic and as you will see with our courses there are several activities, several resources, different options to chat, interactive websites to explore, videos to watch and voice recordings to listen to.  We recognize that people learn in different ways and we want to give everyone those options to try something different.  Is Moodle sounding more interesting?  If so, continue reading.

Sneak Preview

The following are 2 short previews to give you a glimpse of the Moodle courses.  The videos are short but hopefully interesting enough for you to consider registering for the courses.  Click on the picture below and then click the Play button.

Sneak Preview of ESISneak Preview of Canadian History

Start Dates

Both courses will start Monday February 14, 2011 and will be running for a period of 5 weeks.

Login instructions will be emailed to you prior to the start date.

Warren will be your Moodle Mentor guiding you through the courses –

How to Register

If you like what you saw, please feel free to register for the courses at   Click on our website link and that will take you directly to our registration page.  Please fill in the required information at the top of the page and then scroll down to the very bottom where you will see the 2 Moodle courses in the bottom left hand corner.  Select the dates, provide any comments in the box on the right hand side and then click on the Submit button.

If you do have any questions about Moodle and the courses we are offering please email Warren –

After you enroll and login to the course, you will officially become a Moodler!

Happy Moodling!