Courses offered by MulinBlog Online J-School are free open online courses using a self-hosted Moodle platform.
What is Moodle?
Moodle (acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free software e-learning software platform, also known as a Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
What is the course format?
Most courses feature a weekly format with each week being a self-contained module. Depending on the contents of a weekly module, there may be reading materials, quizzes, discussion forums, assignments.
There will be a course moderator, not instructor, whose function is primarily to make sure the course proceeds smoothly. The course moderator may not respond to every discussion thread, and may not critique student work or issue grades.
Can I take the course at a time that’s convenient for me or are times fixed?
The courses are all asynchronous courses, meaning there’s no fixed meeting times and each student learns at his or her own pace, at a time that is convenient for them.
What if I don’t do my work?
Whether or not you do the work is completely up to you. Although it’ll be a more satisfying learning experience if you work on the assignments or exercises, we believe that people can also “learn” – to some extent – by watching how other people do the work.
How much does it cost to take a course?
All courses are free.
Can I join a class if it has already started? Can I enroll late?
Yes, you can join a class even if it has already started, as long as there is space still open in the course. It is your responsibility to read the syllabus and catch up with the work of the class.
Can we have a dedicated session for our organization (school, nonprofit, company)?
Yes. If your organization is interested in a subject, we can arrange for a separate, invitation-only session so that only members of your organization can enroll.
Do you issue certificate of completion?
Yes. Most courses will issue a certificate to participants who satisfactorily complete the course. A certificate looks similar to the one below: