Moodle is 10 years old – some Moodle-y Lists of 10

Happy Birthday Moodle!!!

As Moodle is 10 years old today, I thought I would share some Moodly stuff!

10 things about Moodle

  1. The 1st Moodle Research Conference is taking place at Heraklion, Crete on the 14-15 September, 2012.
  2. 27 people make up Moodle HQ
  3. There are 54 Official Moodle Partners spread over 33 Countries.
  4. Over 250 people have contributed code to Moodle core, 19 to Moodle 1.0.x Version, 105 people to Moodle 2.3.x
  5. 19 standard themes come with Moodle, and there is twice that many themes (38) added by the community to the Plugins Database
  6. There are 38 blocks in Moodle core, and 95 blocks in the Plugin database (out of 335 contributed plugins)
  7. 17977 Language strings in Moodle 2.3, and 110 Language packs available – 24 with more than 80% translated
  8. There are 251 courses in the Moodle open community hub (MOOCH)– 134 that users can Enrol in, 117 that users can download
  9. The top 5 countries with registered Moodle sites out of 215 countries are United States, Spain, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany
  10. And according to Ohloh, Moodle has had 55,614 commits made by 319 contributors representing 1,030,183 lines of code  – Yes, that is over 1 million.

If I was a good graphic artist I would love to have made this an infographic, and I may try, but if there is one web-design role I cannot do is the graphics part! So if someone out there can do it, go for it!

Some others things using 10, I am sure each list could be more than 10, but in keeping with 10th birthday just trying to have 10ish in lists!

10 of most read Moodle 2 plugin reviews on this blog in the last quarter

10 things about Moodle 2.3

  • Book Module is core
  • Courses can now choose to show sections on individual pages
  • Rewrite of Assignment activity
  • Drag and drop upload
  • Quick Edit of activity names
  • Activity chooser
  • File Alias/Shortcuts
  • Add/remove sections from course page
  • Workshop automatic phase switching
  • Admins receive notifications of available update to core/plugins they use


10 Upcoming Moodlemoots & Conferences


10 Moodle 2 books

 10 Moodle Docs pages

 10 things you can do with Moodle

  • Teach & Learn
  • Communicate
  • Share content
  • Discuss
  • Create
  • Facilitate
  • Assess
  • Report
  • Observe
  • Reflect

Nearly 10 Official Moodle Twitter accounts

(I can’t find the other official non-people ones – am I missing some?)

Update! Infographic!!

A nice Moodler Piotr Peszko from has taken some of the above info to create a cool infographic ->

Be sure to check out his blog which has some good stuff on it, or follow him on twitter @piotrpeszko

Moodle is 10 - Some Stats

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Over to You…

Ok, so I ran out of lists of 10 things, what ones would you add?

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6 Responses to Moodle is 10 years old – some Moodle-y Lists of 10

  1. Derek says:

    What about my wish list of ten new features?

  2. alfredinho says:

    That’s cool, Piotr 🙂

  3. ghenrick says:

    Very cool, included infographic, with credit to Piotr and links back to his blog and website.

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