Can't wait to look at setting up a local/private hub for experimentation. In my environment, K-8, it sometimes takes a cautious teacher a gentle push into the possibilities of using Moodle in a blended instructional environment in order for them to make their own leap. Providing an easy process where by they can download and install a complete Moodle course to address specific content would be awsome! I'm not sure if this is what Community Hubs can do or not, but it looks promising.
I could see teachers, with a possible incentive, creating complete courses/classroom moodle site templates once they get proficient with Moodle and sharing them out themselves.
Couple of questions:
1. Is there a rating system for submitted courses? And/or a place where members can add a comment/suggestion about specific hub courses?
2. Is it possible to connect some kind of payment system to the Community Hub, say for example PayPal? (In a hub that is private it's not a big deal because teachers can be compensated by the district for what they create, but if you go beyond your local district, some kind of payment system would be nice.)
3. Themes - If a teacher creates a custom theme for a course, what is the recommended way to include the theme in a shared hub course? Maybe load it into the course as a file before uploading to hub? However, teacher could not install the theme only a Moodle Administrator?
Really liking all the new capabilities and updates in 2.0!