Recently the first podcast over at Moodle Mayhem (http://bit.ly/moodlemayhem) was released (it runs about 19 minutes). This first session features Moodle Mayhem mastermind, Miguel Guhlin being interviewed by Diana Benner at the Texas Distance Learning Association‘s 2010 conference.
Miguel highlights his hopes for the collaborative community resource site. He admits that he wanted to create a resource that was more open than a traditional Moodle classroom/site and focused on using Google Apps for Educators after attending a local Google Academy. The problem with Moodle he said, was that it is often too closed a system for transparent sharing and collaboration (requiring registration and login).
Since it’s creation, the Moodle Mayhem site has grown in activity and currently is building out three parts:
- Web page resources (currently a collection of Moodle tutorials/tips/tricks and member biography)
- a Email list serve for Moodlers
The email list is currently the most active facet of Moodle Mayhem and offers educators a forum for seeking Moodle advice and sharing information.
One of Miguel’s hopes is that the site will take on a life of it’s own, without his active moderation and will provide new Moodlers a sense of what a course can look like.
Tune into the Moodle Mayhem Podcasts here: http://sites.google.com/site/moodlemayhem/project-updates/monthlymoodlepodcast.
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