Whether you're a regular on the Moodle forums, or completely new, this is the place to introduce yourself.
- Who are you and what do you do?
- Where are you based?
- Why are you interested in MoodleNet?
Whether you're a regular on the Moodle forums, or completely new, this is the place to introduce yourself.
Have a nice day,
Welcome Séverin! Delighted to have you here, and your language expertise is a fantastic asset to be able to draw upon.
1. I am Greg McVerry, Associate Professor of Literacy and Technology at Southern Connecticut State University
2. I am based on the web but my physical presence is usually in Connecticut, USA
3. I have been doing Moodle trainings for districts (usually using Mahara to build portfolio solutions). I also serve on our State's edtech commission and OER is becoming a major focus. There is no "GitHub for educators" and I believe with the growth of OER Commons, Moodlenet could become that space.
Welcome Greg! We know each other from other channels, and Mozilla work, so I'm delighted that you've introduced yourself here.
Hi all! I'm the Moodle Community Educator and I am very keen to be a part of the new MoodleNet discussions for a number of reasons, including (1) I currently look after the existing moodle.net site and wish we could have more sharing and easier sharing and (2) I have been a member of the Moodle Community for over ten years now and think anything that enlarges and enhances our community is a Good Thing.
Random fact: I live about two hours away from Doug which in global terms I figure counts as virtually next door
It is required that I follow Mary.
Glad to be here and see what's happening.
Sorry, Doug, to bury my intro here, but that's what happens when you follow Mary
My technical title is Senior Program Manager. I've been very lucky to be a reviewer for several Moodle books put out by Packt Publishing. I'm a Moodle fan. My mother lives not far from Mary and Doug, so I'm in that neighborhood every 6 months or so for about 10 days.
It's been 3 years since I last attended a Moodle Moot, and I miss the F2F companionship, but I love talking to Moodlers over the Internet.
This will be fun!
Welcome, Ben! It was good to interview you earlier today in preparation for the Design Sprint
Richard Oelmann here
ex Primary School teacher, Advisory Teacher, Deputy Head
ex Senior Learning Technologist at University of Wales, Newport then University of South Wales
Currently Senior Systems Developer for Learning Teaching and Research at University of Gloucestershire
Also previously moderator on the Themes forum of Moodle.org and still active, when I can be, on the forums.
Welcome Richard! Great to have your expertise available here. Please do dive into the white paper when you can. I've started work on the 'identity' part of the paper, but continue to welcome feedback on the personas, which people like you will be able to help bring to life! https://goo.gl/vwWRVD
Hello. I am Chris Kenniburg and I am a web administrator for Dearborn Public Schools in Dearborn, Michigan. We are one of the largest K-12 school districts in Michigan with over 21,000 K-12 students. We are also in a unique situation where we are officially considered a K-14 school system because we also have an a college which is governed by the same board of education. Our college, I believe, is using the services of eThink for Moodle hosting and services. We ar two institutions with one governing board of education.
We are interested in MoodleNet because the entire State of Michigan is a GoOpen state. There is a big push to bring OER resources into the classrooms. http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-28753_80670---,00.html
We are also very much invested in Moodle and would like to see a tool in which we can create and share resources. Ideally, a teacher could search by benchmarks and standards or keywords and easily embed or bring that content into a course.
We are hopeful this project will take us down that road.
Hi Chris, and welcome! Thanks for giving an update on what your context is, and about the exciting news around OER in Michigan
We'll definitely be ensuring creating, using, sharing, and remixing open content is a key part of Project MoodleNet. Please do get involved with the white paper: https://goo.gl/vwWRVD
This is Vijay Anand from India.
I am working as Technical Delivery Head, We are providing educational technology consulting and e-learning services. Also, we have universities in three locations. currently, we are using Moodle platform for all the campuses.
I am using Moodle since 2009. I can share my technical difficulties with the community. I hope this project will resolve the same.
Welcome Vijay Anand! Great to have you here. I'd very much welcome your input and expertise when it comes to the white paper we're putting together.
Ideally, Project MoodleNet will help ease some of the technical difficulties you've come across. Please do help with the white paper: https://goo.gl/vwWRVD
I am Debashish Datta from India. I am an Instructional Designer and have around 19 years of experience in designing and building learning solutions for corporates. I have been using Moodle for the past 3 years.
The corporate learning approach is also changing and there is a lot of focus on short-learning modules or micro-learning and real-time learning. I would love to share my design experience.
Hi Debashish! Glad to have someone with your experience and expertise play a role in this project. Could you have a look at the white paper, please? I'm particularly interested in getting the personas correct, and perhaps you could add some suggestions from your experience, to help bring them to life? https://goo.gl/vwWRVD
I am Nolan Damon form Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa. I am a mathematics teacher at a school for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I am using Moodle to teach mathematics to the Deaf. I am also a Moodle trainer for schools in and around the Western Cape.
We would like to see more accessibility features for Deaf learners within the LMS. Maybe I can help with features like this.
Welcome Nolan! It's great to see such a diverse range of experience and expertise in those interested in this project.
While Project MoodleNet is focused on new technologies beyond the learning platform it will, of course, feedback into the design of existing offerings.
Perhaps you could dive straight into the white paper and add comments/suggestions? No need to ask permission! https://goo.gl/vwWRVD
I'm Vicke Denniston, and I am the Moodle Admin and Faculty Support at Viterbo University We are hosted, so I don't do any server stuff, but I take care of the rest of it, and I provide support to faculty, staff and occasionally to students on Moodle and related technologies.
I am located in La Crosse WI, USA
I want to find a place where I can learn things, hopefully help others learn new things and a place where I can refer our users to find answers as well. I have been using Moodle on and on for 10 or so years, and want to learn as much as I can.
Welcome Vicke! Delighted to have you onboard
You've definitely found the right place if you want to learn new things and help others to do likewise. I'd suggest you dive straight into adding your comments and suggestions to the Project MoodleNet white paper: https://goo.gl/vwWRVD
1. I’m Wayne Gibbons, and I do lots of things! The things I do relating the education are that I am a lecturer, a doctoral researcher and a keen learner. In my days to day lecturing duties, I develop and deliver modules on a degree in Civil Engineering. My doctoral research is into the perceptions, design, implementation and effects of digital badges on first year undergraduate students.
2. I’m based in Galway, in the west of Ireland.
3. As a daily user of Moodle and social networks, I’m keen to see how MoodleNet develops. What will it be? What can I do to contribute? How will people use it? Will it become the “go to” place for collaboration and peer learning?
Delighted to have you here, Wayne! In terms of what you can do to contribute, your comments and feedback on this forum, as well as directly on the Google Doc, would be invaluable: https://goo.gl/vwWRVD
I'm the founder and Executive Director of the Stone Arch Bridge Initiative for Education Resources, SABIER.
SABIER provides funding for:
K12 Professional Development supporting teachers to:
- Create or Curate OER - especially, elementary STEM & PBL
- Engage students with OER in the Classroom
- Revise OER to meet specific standards
Professional Development for Higher Ed faculty to:
Create, Curate, and Revise OER
Infuse OER in Existing course content
I'm also an author/curator of the 3rd, 4th, 5th, Grade Science courses for the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum -
2. I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
3. This post explains why I think MoodleNet is needed.
Welcome Dan, and I know you need no encouragement to comment - you've already been doing so on the white paper! Thank you
So if I can help, share, with my ideas, my time, why not.
Welcome Luiggi! Delighted to have you onboard. What do you think of the draft white paper? Do you have any comments to improve it, either in the relevant section of this forum, or the Google Doc itself? https://goo.gl/vwWRVD
After reading this whiter paper, let me say : whaou !
It's, for me, a good project and a hard work beggined. Go go go !
I'm going to add some comments because of the french point of view or some other ideas (hope they'll be fine)
Thanks for the support, enthusiasm, and comments Luiggi!
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is John Hunter and I am an Instructional Designer supporting various United States Air Force aircrew training programs in the sunny Southwest region of the United States.
I saw the project on the MoodleNews website and after reading the whitepaper and the scenarios I am VERY intrigued. Especially as our current organization is looking to move all training to a cloud based environment and deliver the content on Mobile devices. I also am very interested in how to elevate our current learning materials to do more scenario based training, adaptive learning formats and supporting gamification in this particular environment.
Welcome, John - and thanks for your feedback on the white paper. Looking forward to your contributions during this project!
I am starting in a new role as an Online Course Developer at Alphacrucis College https://www.ac.edu.au/ based in their Melbourne campus, Australia.
I used to teach online & was an LMS Coordinator & Instructional Designer.
I read about the MoodleNet Whitepaper in the recent Moodle News.
I am always keen to learn more about Moodle & connect with the Moodle Community.
Welcome Lillian! Do you have any comments / feedback to add to the Project MoodleNet white paper? The deadline is on Wednesday
Sorry, Doug. Just started reading the white paper yesterday & haven't fully digested it yet.
Hopefully can give some thought to it before the deadline, thanks.
Hello Haakon and welcome to this forum and the project!
Great introduction and delighted that you see synergies between KS Learning and Project MoodleNet. I've heard very good things about Lyderia
Thanks! Would love to talk with you about Hubzilla sometime.
The functionality is great, but the UX/UI is somewhat confusing...
1. Who are you and what do you do?
I'm Ruben, a spanish teacher at K-12 and vocational schools, lecturing IT and
programming. Also I host and maintain my own Moodle instance where I teach.
2.Where are you based?
3. Why are you interested in MoodleNet?
Help to have a tool to empower teachers to share resources and practices easily.
PD: I don't have too much time but I'll keep an eye with the project and I'll try to be constructive ;)
Welcome Ruben, and thanks for introducing yourself! We look forward to your contributions
here I am. Doug asked me to introduce myself.
Ralf Hilgenstock in Berlin - Germany, co-owner of eLeDia eLearing im Dialog, German Moodle Partner.
I'm moodling since 15 years with a background in corporate training, coaching and OD. When I started I worked hardly in German localization up to now. As moderator I give a lot of support in German Moodle community here.
I would like to give my cents for the new concepts.
Hi Ralf! Thanks for introducing yourself to everyone.
I'm really pleased that Moodle Partners like yourself are getting involved in this project. We think it's going to be hugely beneficial to the whole community and really need experienced people like yourself involved
Hi John, and welcome!
Delighted that you've introduced yourself here, and that you can bring some experience of both being a tech lead and being involved in a decentralised social network.
I am looking forward to be part of this new project. I think this will be an important change in the way how to handle eLearning.
Who am I and what am I doing?
I am Ralf and studied education/social science more than 20 years ago. Since then I have worked as a freelance consultant for eLearning-projects in various companies. I advise HR-Leaders and employees how to implement successful eLearning-strategies. Beside Moodle I am also familiar with other (not open source) plattforms.
Moreover I create eLearning content, using e.g. Articulate 360, Storyline and Captivate.
Where am I based?
I live in Cologne (Germany) and was glad to see all the Moodlers last week on the German MoodleMoot in Kassel.
Why am I interested in MoodleNet?
The way of eLearning changes. Since 13 years - when I started with Moodle - I have hoped that companies (and also others) will use all the activities Moodle provides. But, they didn't.
But right now I notice a small spirit of change:
Companies are currently more interested in forums, glossaries and blogs. This trend has already been realized by IBM Connection, Workplace by Facebook and others.
My hope to MoodleNet:
Greetings from Cologne, Ralf
1. I'm Hubert, and I'm a software developer. I used to work with a former Moodle Partner, and I miss the Moodle community!
2. I'm based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
3. When I worked at Remote Learner, I did a bunch of work with the old MNet system (including creating an Java implementation) and was involved in some of the initial discussions in replacing it, which unfortunately stalled out. It looks like MoodleNet is kind of a spiritual successor to MNet, so I'm excited that there's some progress being made on this front.
In a few weeks, I will be starting to work with New Vector, who are heavily involved with the Matrix communications protocol. I noticed that you have Matrix listed in your research page, and Matrix seems like it might be a good fit for Recommendations #6 and #7 in the whitepaper under the Messaging section. Matrix is also planning on looking into the problem of decentralized reputation, so this may be another potential area of collaboration. If you have any questions about Matrix, feel free to ask me, and I'd be happy to help determine whether or not Matrix would be a good fit for MoodleNet. But aside from that, this seems like a very interesting project, and I'm looking forward to following its progress!
Hi Hubert, and welcome to the forum!
Thanks for the update about Matrix, and interesting that you did work on MNet.
I'd be happy to talk directly sometime if you want to reach out by email (just doug at moodle dot com)
Hi Doug and the MoodleNet collaborating community,
This is Don Hinkelman, and I have been serving as a vice-president of the Moodle Association of Japan, as well as supervising the design and promotion of the Moodle Association of Japan Hub, an open course sharing site. My day job is teaching foriegn language communication skills in a Japanese university, manage our university Moodle, and develop/maintain a number of Moodle plugins such as the Sharing Cart and Video Assessment modules. I also research face-to-face technologies and wrote a book on blended technologies in second language classrooms.
I have been meaning to connect with for a long time because MoodleNet is replacing the old Hub, and our MAJ Hub was one of two independent hubs in the world that got surprised by the decision to end the Hub features in Moodle 3.4. At first we thought Hubs were over, but Martin said not to worry because the MoodleNet will continue and greatly expand the connections and community.
For me, I hope the number one goal of this project would be mass collaborative course authoring, of which, course sharing would be the base. In my experience, sharing a course is not enough, but having a way that all iterations and improvements get collected, discussed, and evaluated would be a powerful paradigm change in how education grows as a whole.
I have not read, but I want to, all the great plans and discussion you have worked on. Please help me find the best place to get engaged, and I will try my best to support this new project.
Hi Don, and welcome!
This is the perfect time to get involved in the project, as next week we're running a design sprint in London and have just secured the services of a technical architect (who will be announced / introduced in due course).
Everything you need should be linked from https://moodle.com/moodlenet
We're looking forward to your contributions based on your wealth of experience!
the MAJ Hub already has a lot of the features that we might hope for in moodlenet - a rating scale for users opinions about courses and also a hit parade (number of downloads), and the opportunity to submit a review.
Surely stories from the experience of this hub will be highly relevant to the moodlenet project, and a reference point for discussions. I'm just deciding how to spend my 10 point registration bonus in the HUB right now...
Hi Doug et al,
I was an early Moodler, recently taking a building (a house) sabbatical but at the same time have been trying to usher some enthusiasm around a project (extending a paper written at the end of my MA) to build use of social media for teacher CPD in sub-Saharan Africa.
Reading the white paper encouraged me to think about this again, is it really possible that I might be able to merge these two interests (Moodle and CPD via smartphones)?
A bit late to the table as you are midst design sprint, however, I did notice the absence of reference to mobility and accessibility. I could assume this is because these principles are now entrenched in the Moodle mission but also wanted to make sure as these are also so easy to forget.
All the best with the sprint (how exciting!)
Hi Mandy, and welcome!
Thanks for sharing the paper, which I look forward to reading. With regard to your question about mobility and accessibility, I think we're so used to principles around universal design that we don't even think about explicitly mentioning them. You're right to call us out on it, however.
I would love to chat more about our shared interests. I can't seem to message you here .. perhaps you can find me?
Welcome to the forum Natalie!
I was inspired to make this group to connect with any Moodlers/ OER/ Educators interested in Sub-saharn Africa. Experienced global Moodlers are welcome to join too.
I'm excited to have joined the team and started work on the technical architecture of the MoodleNet project! You can read my intro on the MoodleNet blog.
I look forward to cooperating with you all on this project!
Hoping it is not too late to join the fun.
Old time Moodle user here (answering another thread had me not m first Moodle.org login was nearly 14 years ago! Back then I used to go by the moniker "Moodleman", but that was a long time ago.
I am not a strong developer but can bring
Happy to assist the project anyway that I can.
Welcome back to the Moodle community, Julian! Good to see you here.
We're looking forward to your contributions to this project, and thanks for listing your skills/experience
Hello.. again.. you never really left .. Life is like the Avengers movies... you never know what the next episode will undo
My name is Martin Deinhofer, I work at the University of applied sciences Technikum Wien in Vienna as lecturer and scientist.
Currently I am the project lead of a funded project called StudyATHome Internationally (https://embsys.technikum-wien.at/projects/studyathome-intl/index.php) with the objective to share eLearning courses between universities.
I am new to moodle but as it is used on many universities I think it will be the right choice for our project tasks.
I am wondering if MoodleNet could be the solution for the sharing of courses.
Welcome, Martin! MoodleNet is initially focused on resource sharing, but we're planning for it to be content-agnostic
Hello peeps, my name is Julie and I am on secondment to the Victorian TAFE Association on the Regional TAFE Alliance Project as an eLearning Developer. I am located at the Bairnsdale campus (Victoria, Australia) of Federation Training.
This project is special in that it brings together all seven regional TAFEs in Victoria to collaborate and share content, build content, and assessments in Moodle and redistribute the output back to the regional TAFEs. Collaboration is key to this project as well as the secondment model which is keeping staff embedded into their TAFEs whilst building capacity and capability.
About 7 years ago I was lucky enough to be provided another secondment opportunity that saw me embedded into the eLearning team at Federation Training for 3 months. Basically once here I never really left. My rationale for my interest in Moodle.net is that if I can rub shoulders (virtually) with others in the ‘know’ , then I am one step closer to improving my knowledge and skills on all things Moodle!
Thanks for having me.
Hi Julie, and welcome to the MoodleNet community!
I hope you'll apply to be one of our beta testers when the time comes? We'll need a wide range of people in January
Hi all, I am an L&D professional joining the forum to contribute to the development of Moodle or/and propose ideas.
Welcome César! Great to have you hear on the forum. Hopefully you'll be able to help us localise MoodleNet in French!
Welcome Adam, great to have you here. I'm looking forward to seeing how your insights from your PhD can help us with MoodleNet (thanks for your help in backchannels so far!)
Hi Laura! Great to have you here. Looking forward to your help testing MoodleNet and making it awesome
Hi you all.
I'm Luca from Switzerland, working for the BFH Bern University of Applied Sciences.
My job is being the Moodle Service Owner. I do quite a bit of programming, too, helping out in Tracker issues.
Besides, I'm active in the Moodle User Association. There, I witnessed a presentation by Doug and since then I've followed the MoodleNet Project.
Hi Luca, and welcome to the forum! I'm glad my presentation to the MUA was effective - looking forward to your contributions
1. I'm Miles Berry. I'm principal lecturer in computing education at Roehampton University. I've been using Moodle since v 1.3, originally admining it for a primary school, but more recently as a teacher in higher education.
2. Roehampton is SW London, on the edge of Richmond Park. It's lovely.
3. I gave some feedback on an alpha version of the UI, and would be interested to see how things have developed since.
Hi Miles, thanks for your help during our Design Sprint in May! You're very welcome here on the forums as a long-time Moodler, and we're looking forward to your contributions in future, too!
Hi I'm Jessica Gramp. I've worked with Moodle since 2004 at a school and university. I spent the last 10 years working as a learning technologist at University College London (UCL).
I'm now working remotely (still for UCL on a European Erasmus+ project) within Europe and Australia.
I helped to test the initial MoodleNet prototype in London earlier this year. I'm a big advocate of Moodle and am keen to see how the MoodleNet app and community can help support its use.
Hi Jess! Great to have you here, and thanks for your help with testing in May. Looking forward to you sharing your expertise, especially around accessibility!
Hi François and thanks for joining us here. We're looking forward to you sharing your expertise!
Hi everyone !
My name is Cyril. I work as developer, system administrator and Moodle trainer (for teachers) in a swiss university.
I'm based in the city of Sierre in Switzerland. As Moodle trainer I am intersted in MoodleNet in order to share this experience with my colleagues and the teachers of the university.
Welcome Cyril! Great to have you here, and we're looking forward to your contributions
Sou Felipe Raimo, Desenvolvedor Web e Gestor de Mídias e Tecnologia, no Gerenciamento de Plataformas LMS Moodle. Eu sou de São Paulo, Brasil.
Eu sigo as novidades do Moodle, e tento contribuir sempre que possível para melhorias na Comunidade!
Obrigado pela oportunidade!
Hello everyone, I'm Felipe Raimo, Web Developer and Media and Technology Manager, in the Management of LMS Platforms Moodle. I am from Sao Paulo Brazil.
I follow the novelty of Moodle, and try to contribute whenever possible to improvements in community.
Thanks for the opportunity!
Hi Felipe, and welcome! Great to have you onboard, and perhaps you can help us with the Portuguese translations of MoodleNet?
Welcome Elizabeth! Thanks for introducing yourself here, and I'm looking forward to talking with you about open analytics for MoodleNet
I am Rogério Furtado.
1. I am UX Designer and working with Education online at 11 years ago.
2. I am from Brazil.
3. I want to learn more and work with Moodle, mainly by developing user-focuses themes.
HI Rogério, and welcome! Great to have you onboard. We look forward to your contributions
Not sure how I missed this before! I am Emma Richardson, frequent forum visitor, previous Chair of the MUA. I work as a Moodle Consultant but also as a K12 Distance Learning coordinator. I am extremely excited about MoodleNet and hope it will replace my main website in the future!
Hi Emma, and thanks for your feedback on MoodleNet over the last few months. I know you're excited about this project as much as I am, so we're looking forward to your help in making this awesome
Doug pointed me here.
1) I'm a computer scientist researching and developing information systems in context of face-to-face higher education by night and responsible for moodle and other e-learning services at University of Lübeck by day.
2) Lübeck, Germany
I'm a long-time Moodler and Moodle developer, from way back to 1.3.
I am currently located in the small town of Tavistock in Ontario, Canada. As I'm writing this it's -20C.
I am very interested in this project from a development and user side. I think this could easily become a front-end for a collaborative learning community I'm building for young developers. My idea is to help them learn, gain skills and reputation by helping them into open source projects.
1. I'm saúl Gandhi, I'm traditional and virtual teacher en higschool and university.
2. I'm mexican, living and working in Morelos, México.
3.I want to know where Moodle goes, what is the next step ?, but above all how can be implemented in my institution for the innovation of learning processes.
My name is Amy. My title is Instructional Designer but, working for a small Nursing College, I really do a lot of other things: onsite Moodle person, data collection and analysis, assessment, and head of education technology. I also teach online using Moodle. I have been Moodling for about six years.
I am based just west of the Albany, NY, US area.
My experience with Moodle has shown me a community that is invested in connecting, sharing, and developing Moodle to meet so many education needs. Much of this seems to come together at Moots, where we can share so freely and quickly, so I am interested in MoodleNet because I am hoping to see it become the platform that ties us together between Moots, and for those who can't attend Moots. I'm excited to see what Doug and his team have created with MoodleNet what it will become!
Welcome Amy, and thanks for introducing yourself here. We're looking forward to seeing what you think of MoodleNet and what you end up doing with it during the testing period! 🙂
I'm Stéphane Crozat, professor at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne. I'm one of the stakeholder of Scenari publishing chain (scenari.org).
We organize a meeting every year in France (https://scenari.org/rencontres2019) and this year we would like to have a presentation of Moodle.net federation as an invited conference.
Can anybody give me a contact in order to study this possibility ?
1. I'm Moodle team lead in Eummena and contributing large implementation of Moodle based project in schools. I've also contributed multiple plugins on Moodle community.
2. I'm Pakistan based and currently working in Saudi Arabia
3. I've been reviewed MoodleNET earlier specially when I was working on two similar project/work, dspace (Moodle plugins to integrate LOR) and other one was importing Moodle activity/resources on centralize place.
Welcome Azmat! Glad to have someone with your experience as part of the community
I'm Shareef Morad, a full-stack developer at Eummena.
I'm Syrian but live and work in Saudi Arabia.
A few months ago, I started with Moodle based project developing and recently I'm working on Moodle.net to create a good environment for educators to share the knowledge and the experience.
Welcome Shareef! Glad you've joined the community
Welcome Juli! Thanks for coming along to the workshop and for introducing yourself here
I am Sam, a former Learning Technologist at Southampton Solent Uni and Cranfield Defence and Security.
I am now an eLearning Specialist at Catalyst IT Europe (a Moodle Partner). The office is in Brighton, but I work remotely in Oxfordshire.
I am super stoked about MoodleNet’s potential to help educators share resources (so stop inventing the wheel all the time), find like-minded individuals, and create an environment for people to accidentally discover new knowledge and ideas that can either help solve a problem of theirs, or spark new ideas
I really enjoyed the workshop st MoodleMoot UK and IE and will be demo-ing MoodleNet to my colleagues duringbmy next visit to the office!
Hi Sam, welcome to the MoodleNet forum! Great to have you here, and glad that you enjoyed the session at #mootieuk19
I'm Mick from Perth, Australia, and I'm part of Moodle HQ's core development team. I'm interested in seeing how people interact within MoodleNet, including the organic ways it is used and how the platform evolves from those. I'm also interested in the security and privacy aspects of the project.
Hey Mick, thanks for your help so far, and thanks for introducing yourself here
Hi Doug and everyone
I'm Nick, I'm a systems administrator for the University of Nottingham.
I really enjoyed the workshop at MoodleMoot and see it as an opportunity to try and encourage the academics here to start to think about working more collaboratively.
Hi Nick, thanks for introducing yourself here, and I'm glad you enjoyed the workshop!
I’m Jon and I’m based in Scotland. I’ve been using Moodle since 2003 and very keen to see how MoodleNet will help to facilitate communities enhance and expand their sharing of knowledge and resources.
My day job is working as a learning tech consultant. In my spare time I’m involved in motorsport rescue (we use Moodle for crew training) and I’m also a moderator of some of the forums in the English Community on Moodle.org.
I was at the MoodleNet workshop at the UK MoodleMoot and enjoyed the opportunity to experiment and learn.
Hi Jon, delighted to have your experience here on the MoodleNet forum. It was great catching up during the workshop at the Moot, and thanks for introducing yourself here!
Hello everyone - I'm Martin Hawksey and I work for the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). My official job title is chief innovation, community and technology officer ... which means I end up doing a bit of everything. ALT is a distributed organisation so most of my time is spent working from home just outside Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm interested in MoodleNet because it fits well with ALT's aims and values essentially how can we as a community advance education through increasing, exploring and disseminating knowledge.
Hi Martin! Thanks for introducing yourself here, and for the feedback you've given on MoodleNet to date
I'm Ian and I'm based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. I'm in the process of extricating myself from a HoD role in a large school to a "plain teacher" in a smaller school nearer home but my background and interests are in computing and especially programming.
I'm particularly interested in MoodleNet as another way of being able to collaborate/share ideas, approaches and resources with teachers that I wouldn't normally get the chance to meet.
Hi Ian, great to see you here, and all the best with the transition in roles!
I'm Gergely Rakoczi and I'm an e-learning expert at Vienna University of Technology. I'm interested in MoodleNet as I think sharing ideas / experiences but also content among other Moodlers is key for our community and MoodleNet seems to be promising and the next big step.
Hi Gergely, thanks for joining the forum and introducing yourself! I was really interested in the VR talk you gave at the Moot, and looking forward to your contributions here
Hi William, thanks for introducing yourself here. Your particular context could prove to be a very interesting use case for MoodleNet!
Hi Eoin, thanks for introducing yourself here and your participation in the #mootieuk19 workshop. It looks like MoodleNet could be particularly useful in your context!
Hello Doug and MoodleNetMoodlers,
Hi John, thank you for your contributions to MoodleNet so far, and helping guide us in some of our decisions about which direction to take it. Rest assured, I've just issued you a badge!
I am teaching at Lincoln Community School in Ghana. I have been a moodle user and administrator since 2009. I am excited about this project and I see great potential in it. I look forward to seeing how it develops and grows. I am happy to be a tester as needed.
Welcome Andy! Thanks for introducing yourself on the forum. Please do email me (doug <at> moodle.com) if you haven't got a working login for testing
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Ken McCarthy and I work in Higher Education as an Instructional Designer within a team of Educational Technologists and Moodle Developers. I help my lecturing colleagues make use of technology to enhance the learning experience.
Where are you based?
I am based in the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning at Waterford Institute of Technology in Waterford Ireland. We are a university-level institution with 10,000 students and 1,000 staff spread across five campuses and six academic schools. We are using Moodle since 2009.
Why are you interested in MoodleNet?
I am always interested in finding and sharing resources and MoodleNet looks to get a great platform to do that.
Welcome Ken, great to see you here in the forum, and thanks for introducing yourself. It looks like MoodleNet could be a great fit for your context!
Keep sharing. This is quality of education.
Hi Jean-Marc, and welcome to the forum! Really glad that you like the new MoodleNet design
Hello to all! / Saludos a todos!
I am a lifelong user of Moodle. Live in San Juan, Puerto Rico where I have developed online courses using Moodle as a CMS. I have actually participated in some of the training sessions offered by Mary over the years to keep up with the new features in Moodle.
Presently, I am a retired Chemistry professor but serve as a Consultant for higher education institutions seeking to redesign their academic offerings to add an online experience.
The vast expertise of this group is worth the opportunity to share new and innovative ideas to use Moodle as a platform to enhance the teaching-learning experience.
Hi Alfredo, and welcome to the forum! It sounds like your role as a consultant may help MoodleNet be introduced to several institutions who are looking to become a bit more digital
I'm Hady Diallo, a systems Administrator and ICT Consultant, French is my primary language. I am actually working with a Public Health Institute in helping them to enhance their Moodle platform already installed.
I was based in Nigeria over a year but am back to Guinea Rep. one month ago.
As usual, I like discovering new things and try to be a specialist in it not only an end-user. In a short-term, I want to focus more on Moodle and be a certified Moodle Administrator to help my country implement it.
I am happy to be part of this wonderful forum.
Here's my LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/hadyfriaBest regards
Welcome Hady! Please do tell us if you come across any problems with the French translation of MoodleNet. I'm looking forward to seeing the first African instance of MoodleNet sometime soon!
Not exactly for the short time that I used MoodleNet "alpha". For sure I will let the team know about any issue regarding the French version and all others.
But we need to focus more on French Materials because this language really lacks in all Moodle version, usually translated by Google Translate.
@NatalieDemeade: thank you very much for all your support regarding our Moodle implementation and hope to achieve our goal that is to help anyone from anywhere to have access to education.
Happy to see you here! So good to share ideas with people from all around the world.
Thank you very much for the welcome and all your support regarding our Moodle implementation and hope to achieve our goal that is to help anyone from anywhere to have access to education.
I'm Pau Plana, from 3ipunt, we are Moodle Partners in Barcelona, and we are offering Moodle development services to companies and educational organizations.
We are interested in Moodle.net because is the collaboration tool that we need
Hey Pau, good to see you here! I know you're used to the legacy moodle.net but let's use 'MoodleNet' to differentiate the new and the old. Thanks for your feedback so far
You are right! I have to get used to use MoodleNet. Sorry ;)
My Name is Ioana Gatzka and I am a Moodle Product Owner at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts FHNW Switzerland. I will join Lucas team in 2 months.
I am interested in MoodleNet, because I believe it is a missing pice in the MoodleVers.
Hi Ioana and thanks for your participation at the Moot workshop! You're going to be quite the team when you join up with Lucas
Hi, it's Rick! I am a lecturer at The University of Iowa in the Business Analytics department, part of our College of Business. This is in the U.S.
I have been using Moodle since 2008. You now will see me fairly active around moodle.org, and I have presented at various MoodleMoots over the years. Yes, I enjoy sharing some of my knowledge, which is why I am interested in MoodleNet. Maybe I can learn, and maybe I can share.
Hi Rick, welcome to the forum and thanks for your valuable input to MoodleNet so far. The conversations we've had about how it can be used in various contexts have been very useful
Hi Todd, yes you've been part of these discussions since the beginning! Welcome to the forum, and good to catch up at the recent UK Moot
Welcome to the MoodleNet forum, Bob! It's great to have you here, and it sounds like MoodleNet could be a great fit for your context
Hola, mi nombre es Yoslavi Jiménez. Administro la Plataforma Moodle de una Fundación de Capacitación.
Soy cubana pero resido en Chile.
Deseo aprender más y más.
Creo este es el camino correcto.
Bienvenido al foro Yoslavi y gracias por presentarse. Estoy deseando ver la primera instancia de MoodleNet en Chile!
Soy Jean Carlo y administro Moodle en mi universidad.
Saludos a todos!!!
Hola Jean Carlo y bienvenido al foro! Gracias por compartir el enlace. Parece que MoodleNet podría ser útil para Campus Virtual UAC?
Bienvenido Enrique! Estamos deseando que configure las instancias de MoodleNet y comparta su conocimiento
1. Chris Graham, Online Education Officer at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE), supporting the education and professional development of medical students and (hospital) doctors around the world.
2. Edinburgh, Scotland.
3. Discovered MoodleNet at the UK MoodleMoot 2019, and helped 'alpha test' alongside peers with similar interests. Will be interested in exploring helpful resources shared when MoodleNet is up and running.
Welcome to the forum, Chris! Thanks for your help with testing MoodleNet at the Moot, and I'm hoping it will be a useful tool in your context
I am Natalie Denmeade, also known as 'Moodlemuse' as a long -time Moodler who used to live in Australia and had amazing opportunities to get to know Moodle and Moodlers in the early days.
I have been living in Tanzania (Zanzibar) for a few years now and connecting with more African Moodlers through conferences and contracts.
My specific interests are Mobile Learning, OER, Gamification and Cultural Diversity. I happily sit between the worlds of pedagogy and technology.
I work as an independent Educational Consultant (GFA, Cultural Infusion, Klevar) and before that TAFE NSW Australia as a teacher / admin / course developer.
I am interested in MoodleNet because education is a right of every human throughout life, regardless of income, age, gender or geographical location. I believe we can make this happen very quickly. However we need to include people of all incomes, ages, genders or geographical locations to design this in an inclusive and empowering manner.
PS - It took an offer of a badge to get me to this community ... HA! #gamification
Great to see you here, Natalie, and I'm glad that the gamification worked!
Soy Montse Gorchs, enfermera, y edocente. Actualmente colaboro en diferentes cursos online de la Universitat de Barcelona, realicé en el año 2015 el Moodle course creator .
He participado en la experiencia de testear Moodlenet , me ha sorprendido gratamente
Hola Montse Gorchs, estoy encantado de que te hayas 'sorprendido gratamente' con MoodleNet! Todavía tenemos mucho trabajo por hacer, pero con la ayuda de la comunidad tendremos éxito
My name is Jaime Arriola
I'm Electrical Enginner, Java Developer and MOODLE Administrator in two places and i have use it as teacher and Administrator for 2 years
My Interest in MoodleNet is to apply in my job if this is possible or to colaborate as my abilities permit
Welcome to the forum, Jaime! That's an interesting combination of roles - electrical engineer and Moodle admin
I am Germán Valero.
I am professor of veterinary pathology at the largest mexican university (UNAM).
I have been a Moodle AMOS translator for the mexican Spanish language pack and Moodle Docs in Spanish for many years, and a Moodle QA tester for recent years.
I am mostly interested in helping the Spanish users of Moodle, Moodle.net included.
Hi Germán, and thanks for introducing yourself. We really appreciate your translation work, and feedback during testing! Let's make sure we refer to the new version as 'MoodleNet' (to avoid any confusion...)
Hi to all.
1. Yamil Jacobo here, i am an IT project manager at a construction company, former university teacher for more than 15 years.
2. I am in Mexicali, Mexico, even though our company has job sites all over the country.
3. I am currently implementing Moodle as part of our training and professional development plan inside the company, and would like to share my experiences on doing so, and getting some advice from other people doing something similar.
Welcome to the forum, Yamil! I'm looking forward to seeing how MoodleNet can be used in your context (the construction industry)
Hi. I'm Troy Patterson. I've been actively involved in Moodle for over 10 years now.
Currently, I'm the Director of Technology & Media Services for Dearborn Public Schools (based in Dearborn, MI - USA). We are home to a bevy of wonderful teachers and students. The absolutely fantastic Chris Kenniburg is also part of our district. Both Chris and I presented at the U.S. Moodle Moot 2018.
On a personal level, I also write about Moodle (and other things) over at Troy Patterson.me.
I'm also a fan of the work that Mr. Doug Belshaw does (both for Moodle and others).
I'm a big supporter of open source software (both financially and publicly).
I'm interested in developing and sharing resources, ideas and best practices in Moodle.
Hi Troy, and thanks for introducing yourself here. You've already given valuable feedback to help shape the development of MoodleNet, and I'm looking forward to seeing a test instance for Dearborn Public Schools once we have federation sorted out
Hello, My name is Terri Ann Bennett and I have worked on a Moodle platform in one way or another for around 15 years.
Currently, I work for Moodle on the Commercialization Team where I work with Juan Lucca and various team members to help with the onboarding process for new partners, building out a CRM to help automate sales opportunities, plus much more.
I live in Florida where my husband and I recently relocated to a small inlet called Ponce Inlet Florida where we are remodeling a home there in order to be close to the beach.
I think MoodleNet is a great resource to help educators share resources no matter where you are located in the world.
Hey Terri Ann, thanks for introducing yourself - and for your feedback on MoodleNet so far!
Hola Soy Marko Tulio Hernández de México
Soy instructor en línea, práctico el e-learning, b-learning y recientemente he estado realizando algunos proyectos con m-learning aunque México aún no está listo para esta modalidad, ya que aún siguen prohibiendo los teléfonos inteligentes dentro de las instituciones educativas, por falta de educación digital, pero eso no me detiene para innovar, continuar investigando con el uso de la plataforma Moodle y sus amplias funciones.
Estoy interesado en las nuevas características de Moodle, actualmente utilizo Moodle 3.5.1+ (Build: 20180727), cambiando las pantallas principales de los menús tanto de la pantalla principal como del interior de los cursos. Reconozco que cada nueva versión trae muchas nuevas opciones que hacen más fácil al alumno tener los recursos y actividades de manera mas ágil y rápida.
Me interesa mucho seguir aprendiendo de Moodle y recientemente Moodle.Net en el cual agradezco me hayan brindado la oportunidad de participar en su fase Beta y ser parte de ese gran proyecto que estoy seguro revolucionará mucho la educación en linea y estará a la vanguardia de la tecnologías de la información.
Hola Marko Tulio, y bienvenido al foro! Es una pena que sus instituciones prohíban los teléfonos móviles, ya que estamos en 2019 y se podría pensar que ellos pensarán más en el futuro.
Estoy deseando ver cómo se puede utilizar MoodleNet en su contexto
I'm Matt Porritt I'm a Solutions Architect with Moodle Partner Catalyst IT. I've been working with Moodle since 2.0. I started my Moodle life supporting academics in a University, but have also been involved with Moodle projects for education, government, not-for-profit, corporate, defense and law enforcement. My main role these days is working with Universities to help them get the most out of their Moodle's. However, I still write code, have several plugins and contribute to core.
I'm based in Melbourne Australia, but am known to appear at random Moodle Moots around the world.
MoodleNet is a great initiative! Anything that can help educators across different institutions (and indeed within the same institution) better communicate and share ideas and resources will be fantastic. The organisations I work with tend to be very insulated.
Hi Matt, it was good to see you at the UK Moot! I hope your journey back was safe and uneventful. Really looking forward to seeing how Catalyst and other Moodle Partners use MoodleNet with institutions and clients around the world
I’m Austen Sinclair, and am an LMS Consultant at Catalyst IT – a Moodle Partner. I’ve been using Moodle since 1.6 in a corporate site and, er, more lately spending quite a bit of time with a fork of Moodle that shall not be named. Although, I’m still involved in Moodles both academic and in corporate use in New Zealand.
I think MoodleNet is a most welcome way in which moodlers can communicate and I look forward to it taking off!
Hi Austen, great to see you here in the forum - welcome! I'm looking forward to seeing how MoodleNet takes off in NZ, too
Me parece muy gracioso presentarme para la insignia de testeo, pero vamos, que incluso a eso hay que ponerle ánimo
programador, principalmente para plataformas Moodle y algunos proyectos
personales siempre libres. Geográficamente nacido en Colombia pero no
me gustan las fronteras.
Me alegró participar en la prueba de MoodleNet y ver su evolución, me sorprende cómo el equipo de desarrollo logró interpretar las sugerencias e irles dando forma. Soy desarrollador y es divertido cuando haces parte de un proceso de desarrollo sin desarrollar, retroalimentando, sugiriendo y viendo los deseos hacerse realidad.
Llevo muchos años con Moodle... y ahora, espero que MoodleNet brille cada vez más para beneficio de las comunidades, de todos nosotros, porqué no: de nuestros hijos .
Y ahora a esperar que se pueda aportar módulos para empezar a crecer y personalizar MoodleNet, que es de lo más divertido.
Y espero poder usarlo para tantos proyectos de comunidad donde nos
hemos visto obligados a ajustar software de otro tipo para este tipo de
necesidades, sobre todo en ámbitos académicos e investigativos.
Hola David y bienvenido al foro. Sí, es un poco divertido presentarse y conseguir una placa, pero ese es el flujo de trabajo en Moodle. Tiene beneficios!
Como dices, creo que MoodleNet será una gran opción como punto de partida para nuevas comunidades que quieran interactuar con los demás
I am Mark Chaney from the UK, currently based at the University of Cambridge. As to what do I do: Thats a tricky one...I am very much an all rounder.
I started off as a Software Engineer (Java) after graduating with a Masters Degree in Computer Science (MCOMP). Being a pure Software Engineer really wasnt my thing as I felt I wasn't helping people, wasn't interacting with people and, in all honesty, doing one thing with pure code (and no UI) was so incredibly dull. So at the very least we can say I started off as a technical developer/software engineer. My next job (and as it happens my now previous institute) was as a Learning Technologies Adviser at an FE (Post 16) college in the UK (Bedford College). I was first employed to use my technical skills in order to code Moodle project. To this end I developed a number of Moodle plugins, some quite large, a number of integrations with other systems, a number of data scripts and managed a number of upgrades and server migrations etc. Over time my skills and experience as a traditional Learning Technologist grew as I started to help educators use Moodle, and not just the how to use it, but the why, what, when and who with. I trained users on Smartboards, worked with projects on augmented reality, qr codes, mobile apps, portable technology projects, image capture, blended learning and flipped classrooms. Whilst at Bedford College I did an introductory to teaching course and started to lecture (evening classes) In web languages such as HTML, CSS and OO programming.
Being ambitious and wanting a new challenge I left Bedford to work for the University of Cambridge as a split role: Moodle Technical Devloper and Business Specialist (a split Learning Technologist/Business analyst role). Whilst at Cambridge in this role I developed many in house plugins (enrolment, archiving solution, cohort enrolment, section/topic ownership, multiple system integrations and themes), obtained business analysis certification (Agile BA cert), managed the role out of Moodle to a number of departments and provided analysis and support to users. Promoted to Team Leader and then Team Leader/Service Manager, I am now responsible for the tactical and live operation of all Teaching & Learning Services provided by the central University (VLE, Text matching - Turnitin, Lecture Capture and portentially more as it grows). I am involved in a number of initiatives to improve the pedagogical use of the T&L systems as well as project managing a number of continual improvement programmes and change projects.
So in summary I am:
Over the years I have come to realise that my passion is pure Learning Technologies.
I am interested in MoodleNet as I would like to share much of what I have built up over the years, learn from others and collaborate with like minded individuals. Why re-invent the wheel. The Moodle community is full of examples where more than one person is working on something in isoloation that turns out to be the same thing.
Thanks for the comprehensive introduction, Mark - and for letting me photograph and put on-screen your wonderful Moodle-themed fingernails at the UK Moot!
I'm really looking forward to seeing how MoodleNet thrives because of the wonderful Moodle community
No worries Doug, glad they were well received ..Im think Moodle shoes next time? (Though not sure where I might get orange shoes from).
Hola a todos,
Esperando estén bien, el motivo del post es presentarme,
Mi nombre es Saúl Gandhi, actualmente estoy terminando mi tesis de maestría en Gestión del Aprendizaje en Ambientes Virtuales, tengo 10 años trabajando en el uso de la tecnología en contexto educativo, partiendo desde el diseño instruccional, asesor en línea, adminsitrador de cursos y proyectos especiales.
Esperando aprender y compartir con ustedes.
Saludos y seguimos en contacto.
Bienvenido Saul, es un placer tenerte aquí! Gracias por presentarte y espero ver cómo usas MoodleNet
Hola a todos y todas, bueno después de llevar a cabo las pruebas con Moodlenet deseaba saber que me indiquen que nuevos cambios implementaron, gracias
Hi Francesco, thanks for introducing yourself, and for the feedback you've given us so far! I think you point out an important distinction between MoodleNet and other social networks. It's not a popularity contest, but focused on what educators actually need
Hi Timothy, thanks for joining the forum and introducing yourself!
Hi Doug (and the rest, of course)
1. My name is Joost, and I'm a consultant and trainer for Eindhoven based Moodle Partner OpenEdu (Netherlands). In that role, I work with schools in secondary and higher education on improving the use of Moodle as their core LMS. I provide training materials and manuals for Moodle and Mahara (portfolios)
2. Eindhoven, Netherlands
3. My interest in MoodleNet comes from a strong drive we have to push for open educational content and the desire of schools to start sharing learning materials and parts of curriculum. I'm really interested to see how MoodleNet can help in this.
Welcome Joost, and congratulations on OpenEdu becoming a Moodle Partner! We're really looking forward to seeing how you can use MoodleNet with your clients
1. I'm Jeff Ruth. I teach Spanish and linguistics, and engage in some second language teacher prep at East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, US.
2. Pennsylvania/NJ/NYC. Finishing a year in Genoa, Italy.
3. I am creating the foundations for a Moodle course for learners of Spanish, using H5P. I hope to be able to share the course to MoodleNet. I'm especially interested in seeing how the H5P activities (keyed to gradebook assignments) behave as the course is used by future instructors. With luck they will remain linked as auto-graded assignments, with no need to re-link them.
I'm excited to be a part of MoodleNet and thank the developers and community!
Hi Jeff, and thanks for introducing yourself. Delighted to see that you're interested in H5P and looking forward to seeing how you can find ways to use it with MoodleNet
Hello everyone, from Santiago de Chile. Since 2000, I have been dedicated as a specialist in distance education issues. My interest continues to learn and share experiences. Thanks for the invitation.
Welcome Ricardo, and thank for joining the forum. Looking forward to seeing what you do with MoodleNet!
Hola, me presento.
Me llamo Michel Orozco Carrera, soy Ingeniero en Sistemas Computacionales y actualmente estudio la maestría en Enseñanza de Ciencias Exactas. Tengo alrededor de 4 años en el departamento de B-Learning en la Universidad Tecnológica del Centro de Veracruz, actualmente soy el encargado de dicho departamento, además de ser el responsable del servidor en que tenemos funcionando la plataforma con moodle. Y algo más de tiempo involucrado con la enseñanza a través de las nuevas tecnologías.
Espero poder compartir mi experiencia y aprender con ustedes... ya que la base de todo conocimiento fuerte está dado por la comunidad.
Hola Michel y bienvenido al foro. Estoy encantado de que estés interesado en las nuevas tecnologías y quieras experimentar con MoodleNet!
Hi my name is Valgerður Ósk Einarsdóttir, Valla for short. I'm a teacher in upper secondary school in northern Iceland. I have been using moodle since 2008 and I use it alot! Every course is in moodle and we have both online and onsite students. I sometimes need more moodle knowledge in my life and this is a good way for that
Welcome Valla! Great to have you here, and thanks for contributing to MoodleNet. Looking forward to seeing how MoodleNet could be useful in Icelandic education!
Welcome Cerstin! Thanks for introducing yourself and for the MoodleNet show-and-tell. It was my pleasure to be part of the Q&A for that