We came up with an idea some time ago about providing a free way to share educational material with the masses. By chance we stumbled across Moodle, which seems like a great tool to accomplish the goals that we had set out to achieve. The goal was to not only enable schools and non profits to share educational material, but to help push students to jump on the bandwagon of self education.
To make a long story short, we downloaded Moodle and put it up on a dedicated server with a dedicated line. A couple of friends contributed some great writeups describing our project which you will see on the site. I have schools and non profits in India "sold" on the idea of using the system once I get it up and running, but at this point it is not ready to present to the masses. I am posting here in an attempt to find volunteers (or paid techies if needed) to help bring the site to a presentable state by not only modifying the UI (css, etc), but by customizing the functionality (eg. forcing every course to be public). My training and development background is C++, Java, and .NET, but I have not yet learned php (though I hear it should be a smooth transition) so I unable to do this myself.
At this point, I would like to get your thoughts on a few questions:
Is something like this already being done? If so, I would like to find a way to contribute my time to help their project instead of reinventing the wheel.
Is there anyone out there that can help with these customizations?
The current site is at www.asteio.org. Keep in mind that the .org mail server is not up yet, but hopefully we can have that up within the week.
I am located in the US and anyone that would like to speak with me about thoughts or ideas regarding this project can post here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would prefer for you to post here so that you can share your thoughts with others.
I look forward to speaking with you and enjoy the holidays.
Milan Indru Malkani