I'm struggling with setting up Moodle in an effective way to solve my problems.
Our platform isn't really a 'teaching' platform (although some teaching does go on), but is rather a learn-by-knowledge-and-experience sharing area. I know this is what Moodle wants to be and I'm sure it can do this.
Our audience is international, with specific country groups participating in local initiatives. Currently, I've set up our application to be broken down into three main categories: Global, Countries and Other Teams. Global is for every member. Any courses in that area are open for anyone to participate in. Countries have their own subcategories for each participating country, and then courses for specific interests. The courses can be scheduled to deliver to small groups of enrolled students. The Other Teams category is for specialized groups to collaborate outside of the other two main branches.
While this works functionally, we also want to be able to share all of the knowledge and experiences that are developed at the country and global levels. This means, that although a member may not have participated in a specific course for a specific country, they should be able to find learnings in the forums and resources that were used there.
Some form of search that would look in all forums and resources of all courses might do this. Or should I layout my structure differently? Should I create a course to hold all forums, and then link back into those from other courses? Same for resources?
Would a global glossary give me this function? Could I spend the effort to create a glossary that contained documents, links, etc., categorized by key concepts that would then appear linked in resources and forums? But that won't let me find the information back to the forum...
If anyone can shed some ideas on how to best do this (assuming I've given you some idea of what I'm trying to do), it would be appreaciated.