Have you read the information on how Moodle and LAMS can be integrated? Checj this out. I have to get LAMS installed. http://lamsfoundation.org/integration/moodle/walkthru.html
If teacher think Moodle is a challenge to learn, they will probably retire before learning how to integrate these too great learning tools.
I understand your concerns. It is difficult for the classroom teacher to institute change. Adminstration must "see" or have a shared vision of exactly how any technology can solve a problem for them. For example, I teach in a small alternative school. We serve only two schools with approximately 1400 students total between the two schools. Last year, we served 59 students. The only thing is that we only have 4 teachers. Still, we get a pat on the head from our adminstration, but every one else thinks our school is "under utilized". I that this very personnally. They do not understand what we have to deal with on a daily bases. We have students with servere behavior problems. We get the students that none of their teachers can handle. Put all those into one place and guess what you get-- mostly a bunch of children that are not in school to learn, they are there to socialize. In my school year, I taught 6th grade science, 7th grade science, 8th grade science, 8th grade computer skills, high school sciences including Earth Science, and two more, Spanish II, and Strength and Conditioning. Sure, we have fewer students, but all I do is juggle textbooks and write lesson plans and grade papers. Our students read three to four grade levels below their actual grade level and miss at least one day out of 4 from schools.
That said, the only way I can manage the mountain of curriculum material is to use Moodle. After reading about LAMS, I think I have found something that will even help more with creating a learning environment that can include video clips, audio recordings (instead of just text responses for non-readers). I am hopeful that I can master these tools.
I have presented the idea to a school system in our area (that I do not work for) and they like the concept. They have actually provided a Moodle site on their web server
. The past three weeks, they have been working on updating their servers and have not had time to work on Moodle. I can see the possiblity of our two schools systems collaborating on developing effective online learning modules for required courses. We can do a better job reaching all children, my vision on Moodle is not a do all be all, but it helps me with my kids so it has to help other teachers with their kids...
I like what you said about change/ revolution of change: it will happen slowly although sometimes our learning curve is so steep we might feel we are falling off and in danger of hurting ourselves. Instead of a revolution of change it is more like an EVOLUTION of CHANGE!