10 reasons to move to Moodle 2 from Moodle 1.9

Since Moodle 2 was released in November 2010, I have given a number presentations on Moodle 2.x on how it was different to Moodle 1.9.

It is a question that is asked a lot, about the differences between Moodle 1.9 and Moodle 2.  There have been a lot of tweets, presentations and posts about why people should move or shouldn’t move to Moodle 2. So I thought I should do an article on what I believe are the 10 key reasons to move to Moodle 2.

10 reasons?

However therein lies a problem.

There are so many reasons for considering Moodle 2, that I found it just not possible to choose my 10 top reasons.

So what to do?

I have created three presentations on 10 reasons to move to Moodle 2 (so yes, that is 30 reasons, but in no particular order) and will be asking you,  my blog readers to then vote for which reasons you feel are the key ones and see if together we can find a top 10.

** of course there are a number of other reasons not mentioned in the 3 presentations but maybe thats for a 4th video 😉


Moodle 2 contained a significant number of compelling new features. Moodle 2.1 also pushed the feature list to improve the platform. Between them Moodle 2.x now has a large range of feature improvements over Moodle 1.9.

Some of the improvements are fundamental to how Moodle works, some are neat feature additions and some are massive leaps forward in usability and functionality.

So which are the top 10?

Which of those are the most important, most significant?

Join me in this road of exploration through some of the Moodle features.


Each presentation will be available on YouTube (slides & voice), the slides on Slideshare. I will be adding them as mp3s later on too.

Here are the links to the first presentation

“10 reasons to move to Moodle 2” (Part 1)

If you want to vote for your 10 reasons, please comment on this, or the other videos!
Keep an eye out for the other 2 presentations.
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