Yes some your statements are a "bit" provacative (and inaccurate), but that doesn't bother me...what REALLY does bother me is people like yourself (and some Moodle developers) who seem to be ignoring serious useability issues in Moodle 2.0's File Picker that threaten to harm it's current and future acceptance.
There are large numbers of documented problems/deficiencies listed in multiple places such as:
Moodle forum: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=152694
and here: http://www.mattcornock.co.uk/blog/matt/moodle-2/file-repository-course-files. And of course right here...
You need to READ the ENTIRE threads and speak to issues raised by these folks. It is pointless really to speak in generalities about teaching "inexperience" it's much more than that!! I want Moodle 2.0 to "work" but as it exists today it WON'T WORK for my users!
Folks I really respect as knowledgeable, (experienced users like Howard Miller and Eleana Ivanova ) are raising serious issues (that I experienced too) that need addressing. Elena has posted extensively and explicitly on these issues and had her issues confirmed!!
Basically, I see two "camps" of Moodle users speaking here:
Group 1-those most or "more" interested in moodle's interactive tools (e.g. forums, interacative quizzes, cooperative glossary's, etc) with less emphasis on "content." Truly "constructivist" evangelists, who may be more likely to be sole instructors/users.
Group 2-Users with a large amounts of dynamic content in many formats (text, video, audio, images, etc) who often need to teach and maintain content cooperatively with multiple OTHER instructors (4, 5 or more!) and may be extensively using larger tests with question banks utilizing images, etc. These staff frequently link multiple times to a particular content and expect the ability to "replace a file and update all"
If you are in Group 1, it may be that the file picker as it exists will work for you (bully for you!). If you are in Group 2 ( ) with real issues of maintaining and cooperatively working on content, then the new "file picker" is really a train wreck of confusion and extra work.
The 2.0 file picker as it sits is the worst of both worlds: it destroys the simplicity of the old model and replaces it with file picker tool that has NONE of features that a REAL repository (like Alfresco) has(e.g. Meta data tagging, version control, clear file ownership, reporting, clear location, management, file conversion, standards, etc. etc).
But, I think if you read the issues raised here (and in the links I listed), you will see concerns raised that deserve real answers. If no solutions are forthcoming then people in Group 2 are going to need to know how to launch a real working repository (Alfresco, Equella, etc) that DOES respect file integrity, and they need it QUICKLY!!!
I personally have trained 50+ school staff on Moodle for over 4+ years, with VERY good reviews..thank you......so I'm confident my teaching skills are up to the task! But I don't care how good or motivating you are, if the tool is stuck with crippled functionality your users require, then no amount of sugar coating or "explaination" will cut it.
For example, when you upload a 2.0 file, link it many times, then later upload file with SAME name, and watch Moodle 2x brainlessly create a new "instance" with IDENTICAL display name but NOT update anything, for users it's immediately...grrr..."houston we have a problem here..."
I really WANT 2.0 to work, but you can't simply break things with no solutions and say change your thinking...it's NOT our "thinking" that's the problem.