It’s obvious that Moodle holds a place near and dear to my heart. That being said, a project proposal I submitted to the Talis Incubator in the UK was recently listed as a finalist for their grant/angel funding program.
About the program:
Through the Incubator project, Talis is providing Angel Funding and support for projects that further Open Education. The review board has been working through the various proposals, and we are happy to announce 8 finalists.
Moodle Course Repository – Joseph Thibault and his team comprising freelance developers and local software companies plans to build a repository of every Moodle site ever made. Moodle is an Open Source Virtual Learning Environment with over 33 million users, and Joseph and his team would create a Moodle module which would allow course creators to easily open up their content, turning them from “closed” learning courses into open education resources which can be used much more widely. The Team behind this course repository would also ensure no personal data would be opened (such as user information), so that the resources could be shared safely.
A worthy project regardless of funding. My friend and colleague (and web-guru), Sean Behan and I have been dreaming this up since we met. Let us know if you want to help.