The ALT conference attracts the movers and shakers within learning technology, so we’re looking for participants to give us feedback on some prototypes around a new open source platform we’re building called MoodleNet. It’s a resource-centric social network that will grow to include a lot more besides. As a federated system, you’ll be able to run your own instance of MoodleNet and connect to the ‘fediverse’ of other instances. In this session we’ll present on progress so far, and dedicate half of the session to a discussion about what would make this kind of system a success.
Moodle is best known as the world’s open source learning platform, with over 130 million registered users worldwide. MoodleNet builds on this strong commitment to open technologies, bringing educators together to help improve our world. You can find more about Moodle at https://moodle.com and more about the status of the MoodleNet project at https://moodle.com/moodlenet.
This session fits well within the Openness and Learning Technology conference theme with MoodleNet being a place where educators are encouraged to make, adapt, and share resources with one another. We see MoodleNet as strengthening open educational practices both in terms of the technologies and licensing used, but also the way in which the system is created.
Session content: evaluation and reflection
This session is based on a live project at Moodle HQ to create a new social network for the millions of users of Moodle. We’re aiming to create a next-generation space where educators, learning technologists, and administrators can collaborate. In the first instance, we’re encouraging the curation of collections of learning and teaching resources. However, MoodleNet is content agnostic, so we envisage collections of plugins, research papers, and even courses.
Belshaw, D. (2018). How emoji triplets could help with trust and identity on decentralised social networks. [online] Open Educational Thinkering. Available at: http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2018/07/17/emoji-triplets [Accessed 2nd August 2018]
No Author. (2018). MoodleNet. [online] Moodle Docs. Available at: https://docs.moodle.org/dev/MoodleNet [Accessed 2nd August 2018]
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