I have seen the discussion instigated by Martin but that doesn't quite meet what I am looking for. I did see a reference to MoodleCommons.org and that appears to be an excellent initiative by Paul Nelson and very much what I was looking for - however not many people are contributing to it yet.
I have tried a number of searches but they have not been fruitful, so I would much appreciate it if anyone was able to give me some leads.
Graham, I have a few sample KS3/4 science courses to contribute as starters/seeds to get people going. In the short term I have asked my network manager if I can have a course to upload zipped up courses to, He is currently looking at the security implications. I am currently zipping and preparing 3 as samples.
will get back to you
Hi Graham, I have found Moodle commons and uploaded 1 course so far (am looking at my courses to eliminate anything that may be a copyrite issue (Some of our stuff is based on resources purchased, thus ok for us but not for sharing.) I do not wish to spend to much time rewriting, just to give away.
I am also zipping up all my Hot Potatoes source files into groups with image files included. So I can give them away easyly
Do not expect to be swamped with offers! The reponse by Jim on this link... says it all. For me, this is thee biggest roadblock facing e-learning (Moodle, ironically an Open Source platform) and all I hear are lame excuses. The schools in Northern Ireland working together on cross community projects to bring the Catholic and Protestant communities together are not using Copyright issues, Privacy, etc as reasons for keeping the cupboard closed. I agree with Jim, we need to urgently address this problem as the amount of time wasted in re-inventing the wheel and worse not moving a school site forwards because Teachers faced with time constraints and knowledge of how to use Moodle are effectively crippled from the start.
What an OPEN SITE!
Please feel free to browse one of the sites I administer on this link... I realise that as a UK site it may not have the content you need, but at least many of the courses are open to view. Please also feel free to comment on the content.
Regards and good luck in your quest.
Thanks particularly for your links - have already learnt from visiting your Preston site and have more exploring to do. Also links out of yr site very valuable.
I do feel something of a fraud as problematic to share our stuff - such as it is - at the moment. Am in a public school (www.thebartonsc.sa.edu.au) and anything we do is the property of the minister! on the one hand we can't compromise our jobs but sharing would open so many possibilities. Am presently working on a PD project to introduce Moodle and the team is looking at ways to be more sharing.