OK. Well yes I could be involved with this, tis my bag-as those of you who know me-will know.
Putting it all together then:
@Dan I like the idea - I think its a specific
enough area which is different enough to other forums to attract a certain
crowd. The only problem is that with each new forum we add to moodle.org we
decrease the usability of the forums (too much choice!)
And combined with this:
@ Ben Given the overlap between usability and accessibility, could this proposed forum be a place also for accessibility issues? Or am I muddying the waters?
I am inclined to say that the long list of forums could benefit from some synthesis, sure, less is more eh. For example as Ben suggests usability/accessibility do tend to go hand in hand. Also, see this:
Could be synthesised with a usability forum too. And this gives rise to consideration for other blending/synthesis across that long and lengthy list...maybe
I think Tim sounds as though he is thinking along similar lines of some sort of synthesis here too:
@ Tim I
am inclined to think we should view usability as an important part of all
Moodle development. Therefore, we should discuss it in the general developer
And when Tim says this:
@Tim If, at some point in the future, we have so
many usability experts contributing to Moodle that they are overwhelming all
other conversation, then we can think about a separate forum. (We can wish)
Yes, tis my bag
When Helen says this:
@ Helen Thanks everyone for your comments. As
Tim mentions, we used to have a forum for discussions about usability. There
were very few people engaging in discussions though, many posts received no
replies and nobody was interested in moderating it. Can anyone point to any
evidence that this situation has changed?
I would suggest that the link below ,and its contents supports a need for a usability forum focus in view of what else is out there and/or new stuff emerging:
My dearest VR, very gently and with the utmost respect for what you are
on about....but J when you say...
[Helen] ' So you assume that
people read every forum on moodle.org?'
VR-of course she bloody well doesn't!!! J
And VR when you say this: 'P.S. Did you
oversee my question in the post you were answering, or you didn't want to
answer? I repeat: "In the mean time other forums just popp up without
warning,https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=8067andhttps://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=8067, for example."
VR perhaps your question isn't a
question....well at least it isn't to me anyway...can you re-phrase it
please...and do remember Helen is just as busy as you! -Sending peace and love from here to there
RE: Just out of curiosity Helen, what
are the requirements to be a moderator?
I know it is to help keep things on track etc. But more
than that: Is subject specialist knowledge needed or is it just "available
and there" to shepherd posts, keep a watching eye etc??
So, here are the general policing policies...nowt
about having subject specialist knowledge....I suppose tis hard to include that
because how do you measure such knowledge to qualify as a specialist?
OK, hope helpful