The UK located web-based knowledge systems provider MyKnowledgeMap has integrated new modular e-portfolio Multi-Port into the Moodle course management system (CMS) in anticipation of its increased uptake by the educational sector.
Designed to help educators create quality online courses, open-source freeware Moodle CMS is used by universities, schools, companies and independent teachers. From a single-teacher site to a university with 200,000 students, Moodle is currently registered to nearly 36000 sites from over 200 countries. Britain's Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of the Arts in London are using Multi-Port with Moodle to enable employees of supermarket giant Tesco Stores, looking to develop careers in retail management, study for the new Foundation Degree in Retailing. The Foundation Degree has been developed for Foundation Degree Forward by MyKnowledgeMap and is mapped against the Skillsmart Retail Foundation degree framework. Geographically dispersed tutors and learners can set, respond to and discuss assignments, and collect and assess evidence of their competences via a single online portal using Multi-Port. Students access the programme in the workplace using a combination of e-learning materials, residential delivery and online support. The programme draws upon the workplace to structure and inform the development of learning materials and integrates work-based learning and academic study through work-based projects and assignments.