Moodle evaluation for project tasks
On this page research outcomes and evaluation results regarding the suitability of moodle for eLearning sharing and virtual project teams will be documented.
Several similarly named technologies could be found that initially seemed to be promising.
MNet)Moodle networks (
Allows to interconnect moodle instances (peer-to-peer). Seems to be very old already (relies on xml-rpc) and according to the discussion forum is discontinued since version 2.3.
Seem to be exactly what we need regarding course sharing. A community hub is a central repository of courses (listing) which are hosted on other instances. There is a public community hub (moodle.net). For course sharing a moodle instance must be registered first. Then follow the instructions for course sharing. It is possible to create a custom cummunity hub by running moodle with special parameters. This is probably exactly what we are looking for. Unfortunately the sharing/publishing functionality was kicked out from moodle-core since version 3.4. From now on you have to use the plugins moodle-tool_customhub and moodle-block_customhub. So hopefully it won't be discontinued soon either!! Awaiting response in the discussion forum about that.
This is a new project in a very early stage (started end of 2017). The basic idea is a social media network for educators to share educational resources which can be easily imported into a course of a local instance. It's still not sure if the required functionality will be provided. Additionally the roadmap is not promising as a first version will be available in Q1 2019.
But to decide this we need to know the expected data volume and functional requirements (epics/user stories) first.