Comparisons and advocacy
Can Moodle do this?
Your students don't literally have to be students - mine aren't, they're healthcare professionals. Lots of companies and non-profits use moodle to deliver online courses, not just schools and universities.
And moodle even lets you rename the student role if you like, on a course-by-course basis. Call them professionals, or learners, or participants, whatever makes sense to your organization.
Sorry Ronald, been really busy this month.... duh..
One of my Moodles is a small semi-publicly funded charity providing a range of supports for long-term unemployed and their families, the other is a similar faith-based organization offering retraining for the same audience. The Moodle I currently use most is a high school Moodle that is being continually developed as a one-stop shop for everything from school news to staff training to student lessons to community liason to maintenance planning and recording, (that one threw me a bit). It seems that every now and again, someone comes to me and asks if something new can be done with the Moodle. So far so good...