Please advise - I'm developing a self-contained (no connectivity) Linux laptop-based learning system to train healthcare workers in remote regions of the developing world where these workers are in dire shortage (close to 1mm shortfall according to the World Health Org). Our nonprofit has very very limited resources, so I need advice on whether Moodle is suited to this application. I have read rave reviews about Moodle and we would really like to use it if practical, but if not, it's best we know now.
I know Moodle (like every other LMS I see) is designed for web-based collaborative learning, but my question is, for students with no connectivity, no teachers, but a critical need to learn, can it be used freestanding?
The system we're working on will include 3 months of audio-over-Powerpoint (Captivate SCORM) training and assessments and will supplement monthly instructor visits. Since there is no connectivity in these locations, the system has to include all resources needed for full, freestanding functionality (about 5gig of SCORM learning objects, as well as assessment item pool, database of detailed results on all quizzes and exercises, extensive glossary, learning management system, Ubuntu Linux and any other necessary software) on a laptop with a 40gig hard drive.
I'm not technical, but it looks from the Moodle documentation like to do this we'd have to set up each remote student PC as a Moodle server. Is this practical given our 40gig storage limitation on these PCs?
On behalf of the many other volunteers who are putting their own time and money into this, THANK YOU for any and all guidance you can provide!