Moodle is an open source training system that allows educators to create their own online curriculum, online test, assignments and much more. The system runs on open source technologies. You will need a web server (IIS or Apache), MySQL Database and PHP. These products are freely available on the internet or you could get WAMP which is a package with Apache, MySQL and PHP.
Moodle is relatively simple to setup, please just note that you need a newer version of PHP and MySQL. (BE CAREFUL when upgrading your web server, I managed to mess up my Mambo installation and had to do some fixing, but it is all good now.)
Please note that moodle is just a system for training, it does not include any training material. The setup of the moodle server will be relatively quick compared to the actual content population of the system.
Moodle does however offer some advanced features that could be useful in a large Radiology practice looking at implementing a PACS system.
Key Benefits to Radiology Practice:
- Online Content, tests, reports, etc.
- Accessible from any computer on the network
- Accessible at any time of day
- Easy setup of tests
- Instant online statistics
- Get users used to using computers
- Update content from central location (No more old notes floating around, etc.)