BigBlueButton/GreenLight and Moodle/Mahara for (Distance) Learning — Part 1

I am using BigBlueButton since two years, more and more confidently and satisfied: the current versions are very elegant, elaborated but easy to use nevertheless, integration with Moodle is perfect — inside a Moodle classroom you can start a video […]

Mahara for learning and teaching

At our school Moodle is used since more than 15 years widely, an own instance is maintained by our IT department. This is not true for Mahara. So to use (is: installing and maintaining) my own Moodle/Mahara (Mahoodle) there had […]

TCP/IP Role Play

Since some years I tried to figure out how to teach the mechanisms of the TCP/IP protocol in a playful way. Some elements have been clear from the beginning but I had to sacrifice exactness to make it work. Our […]

BigBlueButton/GreenLight and Moodle/Mahara for (Distance) Learning — Part 2: Setup

There are three main parts of this — in order of importance in these times of isolation or quarantine: Part 1: Using BBB and Moodle/Mahara for Cloud Learning — how I like to use ist and find it useful Part […]

Migrating a Linux-Server from one VPS to another over network

If you are interested in some background information — I moved this to the bottom. I will describe my surprisingly easy way to move my Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) server hosted on a VPS with all data and configuration (including […]

Introducing students to blogging (using Mahara)

For years I was reluctant to try blogging with my students — I could not think of a cause to do it in school nor did I think the students could be able to write texts which would be good […]

New Mahara 19.10 is a great release!

The all new 19.10 release (end of October 2019) is a very remarkable release. Even if you do use only a small subset of the many (old and new) possibilities you will use the page editor. It is completely new […]

Seducing to program (very fast)

My first draft started with “Seducing girls…” but I assume this would have produced a lot of false hits ;-). Nevertheless, this is one starting point of my journey: teaching computer science I often ask my students (age 14-15) what […]

AppInventor is going iOS

I already wrote about AppInventor being fun even for absolute beginners in programming (perhaps not even knowing the meaning of this word): it’s like using Scratch (from MIT) supercharged — your mobile doing the things you want to (and mobiles […]

Searching for Mahara with Elasticsearch on Ubuntu 16.04: wonderful!

Now and then I do not really remember where some things have been stored in Mahara: the standard search function is not helpful at all, searching only for user names. Lately I got audacious and thought about setting up Elasticsearch […]