juicy responses as always
Going to address the lot here, with the aim of responding to Roberto later.
It appears to me that the Devs in Moodle are surely not just coders but all who contribute to the 'development' of Moodle for L&T, known for stating the bleedin obvious, so forgive me here.
RE: Tracker 'guys behind tracker do a great job but I'm not sure the QA is T&L' agree not 'is' T&L but ensures QA and QE for teachers in 'how' they can utilise the tools for a variety of purposes.
Nice to read your acknowledgements of those tools, highlights my previous point (e.g. quiz).
RE: Did the MOOC scale to promote L&T oppts for a large number of people? To date we know that at the end of the course there were over 9,000 enrolments....yep says very little, for sure, but there were also over 2,600 practice courses-documented in the MOOC, now then that tells me Moodle did manage to scale for a large number of people who applied their knowledge and understanding in such practice areas-the evidence is there. More in depth detail as to 'how' requires evaluation of the course-back to evaluation in a minute.
As for the number of participants who completed the course....then that is a question for Mary or Helen, I don't have those figures sorry.
RE: 'I'd say for some depends on your view of learning...supports linear and only if it's all to do with narrow LOs and transmission model' Oh contrare.....our current research appears to suggest movement beyond this.
And our current research suggests teachers facilitate 'with the use of the moodle tools' participant self directed activity e.g. 'to navigate their own way through LOs.
Finally, again bleedin obvious here.....why ask for course evaluations from participants e.g. in the MOOC if there is no plan to inform future courses with their voices/opinions? I think it is good practice to evaluate a course (warts'n all) to inform the next round to enhance its quality.
Roberto-you are next on my list-need to lay down for a minute-head hurts!