First off, Martin, thank you for your work with Moodle. It seems to be a very rich learning environment.
I am an instructional developer working at an enterprise software company in Austin, Texas. Currently I am experimenting with using Moodle in a corporate environment, but I think for slightly different reasons than Moodle's core audience of academic educators.
In an entrepreneurial environment knowledge moves at a very fast pace. Here, software products are developed, sold and pushed out the door rapidly. Early on this company developed a culture where when an individual deployment consultant or a sales engineer needed to know something they would walk over to the developer's cube and ask the question. Documentation? Training? They didn't see the need. The attitude was the code was the documentation and anyone who works here should smart enough to figure it out.
Maybe this worked when we were a company of 50 people, but it does not work now that we are a company of more than 300 people spread out over four continents. Today the company sees value in repeatable processes, efficiency in communication, and shared corporate knowledge.
I have started a pilot project to use Moodle internally to accomplish the following:
Accelerate the training of our internal employees on new product releases.
Use Moodle to accelerate the development of external training materials.
At Motive, we have a formal instructional design process that is divided into distinct "plan", "commit", "design", "research", "development", and "deployment" phases. With this research project I am hoping to use Moodle to compress the "research" and "development" phases by more effectively harnessing the SME's discovery process. For this reason I would be very interested in connecting with other individuals who are using Moodle to deliver training within corporate environments.
Since there is the hope that this project will be successful my next worry will be deploying Moodle (or an alternative platform) across the enterprise. For this reason I would be interested in speaking with individuals who have experience using Moodle in large scale deployments.
Thank you in advance,