User:James Neill/Moodleposium/2010/Dougiamas

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Moodle 2.0 and the community: Martin Dougiamas, Moodle founder

Martin Dougiamas, just in from a conference in Greece, says we're actually doing pretty well in Australia - although criticism is part of the development cycle.

  1. xkcd universities webapage comic - good usability graphic - what would xkcd say about Moodle?
  2. Shows - 2nd oldest moodle site
  3. Demonstrates Moodle tracker, e.g., including QA (quality assurance) for testing whether things work in 2.0 - anyone can do this e.g., using their own latest version of Moodle - or (rebuilt every hour)
  4. Only 3 of the top 10 using Moodle countries are English-speaking; Spain is the highest use per capita
  5. Languages - - allows collaborative translation (uses AMOS - flags and tracks all 85 translations)
  6. Moodle 2.0 benefits
    1. Security improved
    2. Performance better
    3. Media/file management improved
    4. Integrations - Primarily a course management system - which integrates with intranet and/or wider world
    5. Usability
    6. New features e.g.,
      1. Navigation block
      2. Change roles from any page
      3. Secure RSS feed key
      4. My Moodle - starts with own page by default
      5. My private files
      6. Media importing e.g. via flickr, can be filtered by license and brings in authorship and license details.
      7. Blog - can now be pointed instead to an external blog
      8. Conditions: More possibilities for activity completion (rules) - users can also be allowed to do manual completion
      9. Enrolments
      10. Community hubs
      11. Workshop module - overhauled/rewritten
  7. Mooch - repository and searchable listing of open courses and open course content - for re-use - hubs need to be hosted and managed as a quality resource
  8. In November, Development process model changes from CVS -> Git to be more distributed - Martin's company currently does 60-70% of code development - they will become more like a checking/quality assurance gateway role
  9. Mobile Apps e.g., synch Moodle assignments to Moodle


  1. Could there be relative dates for continuous enrolments - would be nice, but not available now