I'm attempting to collect some information on Moodle usage in the USA, with an eye towards early adoption and big-hitters in the Moodle game.
I'm in the process of writing a presentation for a couple of moots this year. I hope to be able to tell the story of our stateside experience.
So, if you know someone who really inspired you, a school (or company) that started Moodling prior to 2007... or generally have stories about american code contributors, please let me know.
I would love to interview them... and shower them with all due flattery.
Hello there. I don't have anything to contribute as I'm not in the USA but just wanted to say I will be very interested in your findings. The Moodle history page in general is here if it is of any use: docs.moodle.org/en/History
To see if there are any US coders who made commits you can check here: https://www.ohloh.net/p/moodle
Your best bet will be the Moodle.org forums in the early days. There were some moot like entities held early on at a local level.
Is there any special reason why you are doing this?
My motivation for digging is to present my findings at two major Moots this year ... but on a personal level, I have a great interest in internet histories in general.
Though I don't exactly miss dinosaurs like Geocities and whatnot, I do wish that record-keeping could be more of a priority around the web in general. Everything changes so quickly on the web (which is awesome), but a decent history can be so interesting.
Perhaps I'm most interested in Moodle's early US history because I am an alum of Humboldt State University, which is where I started working with Moodle. Back then (2007/2008), Humboldt State was a pretty big name in stateside Moodling, and many of my predecessors in the Moodle office there went on to work for partners.
So yeah... general interest... designs on presentations... being a nerd.... that's why.
Folks, surely there must be some sort of user analytics, logical-reasoned facts, figures around on this....otherwise sounds like a blag.....and I would want to fall asleep if in the audience, to be sure
maybe I am off kilta with this.....on the wrong horse for this course of inquiry.
.....my horse wants to say hi too
I heard a rumor that you presented on a similar topic last year... is that true?
Thanks for the link... I've poured over it a few times already.
I hope to be presenting my findings at both the iMoot and Mountain Moot this year (fingers crossed).
Good luck with your presentations I did do a presentation on the history of Moodle (at last year's Mountain Moot), based on that documentation page but it was in general and not US-specific. I'd certainly follow Derek's advice about looking in the early forums and also contacting US Moodle partners to see what memories they have.
One of the major early contributors (preceeding even the OU adoption of Moodle in 2005) was Humboldt state university. I don't know any details. I was hoping that someone from there would reply in this thread, but you may tant to try to contact them.
The adoption of Moodle by the OU in 2005 did a lot for Moodle's credibility globally, so you might want ot mention that, even though we are in the UK, not US.
a timely post for here......phew hectic!
Got you! However, in flipping the coin-as in checking out the otherside eh see
many parts make a whole-perhaps