Project MoodleNet – A new open social media platform for educators #Moodle

Participate in the brand new initiative by Moodle HQ for empowering educators

Moodle Team is working on another awesome project for the education community. Project MoodleNet – A new open social media platform for educators, focused on professional development and open content. As a part of the Moodle’s mission – Empowering Educator’s, Project MoodleNet will be a new social media platform for educators.

Project MoodleNet is scheduled to be launched in 2018. Currently, Doug Belshaw – the new lead for Project MoodleNet is working on to develop the white paper which will serve as a touchstone as the project develops. You can play an important part in working with Moodle HQ team together to define and shape this project. Moodle HQ wants to make sure that your voice is heard to develop this white paper. You can get involved in helping define the user stories which form a key part of the white paper.

Project MoodleNet will connect and bring together educators worldwide, to facilitate sharing of their knowledge and expertise.

MoodleNet Principles:

Project MoodleNet will be an integral part of Moodle ecosystem. It will be focused around the following principles:

  • Open
  • Safe
  • Private
  • Ethical
  • Transparent
  • Connected

As mentioned, here are some basic foundations for Project MoodleNet:

  1. MoodleNet will be built in parallel to Moodle core, providing what Martin has described as “a new open social media platform for educators, focussed on professional development and open content”.
  2. This project is accelerated  thanks to the investment partnership with Education for The Many.
  3. MoodleNet will be developed with significant input from existing and new members of the Moodle community.

Project MoodleNet Features:

The envisaged features of MoodleNet project include:

  • Identity and reputation
  • Messaging
  • News feed
  • Access to openly-licensed resources
  • Crowdfunding

Project MoodleNet - A new open social media platform for educators #Moodle

You can see more details about the envisaged features in the White paper which is still a work in progress. For more information and updated, check out the MoodleNet Project link here and here.

I am pretty excited about the new MoodleNet project and the value addition it will bring to make Moodle learning ecosystem better.

What is your view about the new initiative by Moodle HQ? Do share with us in the comments section below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book “How to use Moodle 2.7”. In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User’s Association Committee member – the first to make it from India.

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