Doug Belshaw, MoodleNet project lead, as been meeting with lots of people and making notes of what was discussed. That has led to a shift away from the ‘start with a social network’ approach hinted at in the last update.
In the presentation and workshop Doug led at MoodleMoot UK & Ireland, he explained how such a potentially large and complex project needs a concrete starting point. Using the metaphors of cupcakes (always a favourite!) he introduced three different approaches:
Instead of starting with social networking, we’d instead add that and professional development to a platform that would initially focus on resource curation.
Participants who attended the first monthly community call discussed the pros and cons of starting off in this way, but all agreed that it would be something immediately useful to educators. Doug is now putting together a list of different types of resource-centric social media platforms, for inspiration.
While the white paper needs further work to update it in light of the slight change of direction, we have tidied it up and added new faces to scenarios section
We’ve been doing a whole host of work, including putting together a job landscape for a Technical Architect to join the team at some point in the near future. We’ll also be engaging a design and development agency to help us with design sprint / prototyping / MVP. More on that in the next update!
Related posts on Doug’s blog:
- Winnowing the MoodleNet project down to MVP size (11th April 2018)
- No easy answers (4th April 2018)
- Moodling around with a Jetpack metaphor (9th March 2018)
- Final steps in my GDPR journey (26th February 2018)
- Answered questions about MoodleNet’s integration with Moodle core
- Community-contributions around onboarding and dashboarding
- Clarifying things around ActivityPub and crowdfunding