For example, as a Jesuit, I am interested in how Moodle is being used for Catholic Education, which Moodlers are associated with Jesuit Education or in any way associated with a Jesuit institution or apostolate or a Catholic institution. One group that I am involved in working with is the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (JVLA) so it would be good to know the teachers and others who are working with the JVLA that are involved in the Moodle community.
Since I am currently studying fulltime at the Graduate Theology Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California, I am interested in folks (regardless of creed) who are interested in Theology or who are affilitated with the GTU.
As a counselor, who are the folks interested in Counseling and particularly Adlerian Psychology. There is even a group for those of us who like Guinness beer. Although I do not practice as often as I would like, I do nevertheless enjoy practicing Tai Chi (Chen style although I have also studied Yang style) and would like to know of other Moodlers who are interested in Tai Chi (regardless of the particular style or form). I also enjoy an occasional match of tennis.
In the realm of computers, I use Ubuntu as my primary OS and am interested in seeing who all is interested in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.
So if any of these interests are also of interest to you it would be great to see the different sub-communities that might form around those interest groups. Others may have different areas of interest but I think it might be interesting to take advantage of the ability to learn more about each other through our interests. If you have a moment and find yourself so inclined, please consider updating your user profile to include your interests. Perhaps we can use this discussion thread to share with each other some of our interests and build up little discussion groups around them.
Peace - Anthony
Aloha Anthony - I have created a group category for OLPC on Schola Global (www.scholaglobal.com) as well as added a group called "OLPC Hawaii". I have been reading about this organization and am interested in inviting members to help me spread the word about its primary goal. However, in this particular case, the OLPC is just one variable of a more complex equation: "one laptop per child" + "one laptop per teacher" + X = "no child left behind". I guess the "X" means that we still have a long way to go.
Although I am new to Moodle, I am really interested in learning more about how it can help learners and educators. In fact, I am evaluating how I can integrate Moodle into Schola Global and provide members with the alternative to use this incredible resource.