some thoughts then:
Any student who can order a book from Amazon should not have any trouble using Moodle.
but the interface between teacher and learner for engagement with an LMS such
as Moodle needs to include a shared understanding about the purpose of such engagement....so,
navigation is one thing...a shared understanding about outcomes is quite
* A Teacher who is an experienced computer user should be able to work out how to set up any part of a Moodle course, after reading only a brief description of the available features in the built-in help orMoodleDocs.
if a teacher is not an experienced computer user, there needs to be
liaison/collab with admins/LTs and a structured CPD pathway
* A Teacher who is not confident using computers should still be able to learn enough to create and use a basic Moodle course in a one-day workshop.
theory, but I like to think teachers have questions and before executing a
course as an outcome of a workshop....they may wish for a one-to-one session to
feel confident about application and affordances of the tools....to do what
they write on the tin eh!
* Someone who has previously installed Drupal, Wordpress, or another popular PHP web system should be able to install Moodle for their own use, just by following the instructions on MoodleDocs.
Yes, and to be fair
the docs are crystal clear and helpful in terms of this
* No one feature of Moodle should be so complicated that you cannot describe 90% of the functionality in that area in a chapter of a book like "Using Moodle" by Cole and Foster.
but functionality in isolation doesn't go far enough....functionality bridged
with application vignettes is a winner in any text about moodle....given it's inherent
creative possibilities for innovative practice-and I have not been overly
generous there-now you know me...Mrs Criticality!
* An experienced PHP developer who has not previously worked on Moodle should be able to create a new Block that something simple but useful in under a week, using the documentation new block template and help from the forums.
but building on previous code is one thing-what one wants to do is another in
terms of linkages with Moodle Version....now I could be wrong of course...
[I think we should limit this to 6 statements, so if you want to try, as well as writing each statement, you will also have to decide which categories of people it is most important to have a statement about.]
I don't need to make 6 J just one:
There needs to be more joined up thinking in terms of linkages across Moodle's interface/UI and resources/activities etc for teachers and admins to pick up on such connections in order to support the learner....so, I am not saying nothing new- right?