One of the greatest attributes of the iMoot is the lively discussion boards that parallel the presentation schedule but continue to garner participation and share a wealth of accumulated knowledge from the 4 day event. One of the forums that I got a huge kick out of reading was the “Greatest thing Moodle should do next” (registered users only) a list of all of the great Moodle projects that people are wishing for. As I start to think of how a legit crowdfunding site might sustain itself over the next few years, is strikes me that the key is having very well defined and popular projects to for developers to work on.
The list generated at the iMoot in this forum is a great place to start, here’s a short list of a few favorites (some of which I mentioned during my presentation as well…before seeing the list! Glad to hear I’m not blind to what’s truly sought):
- Offline Moodle: students headed from school to the bus home, or to a place with bad connectivity could continue working on their site if an offline app was available. I’ve heard that the Mobile can do this, but what about a broader application accomplished through the download of a few HTML pages?
- True Social Network Integration: all activities in Moodle could be shared through the social graph. Think of Nike+’s ability to post the beginning of a run or results of said athletic activity. How about the same for starting a course or acing a quiz?
- Simultaneous Wiki Editing: a truly collaborative experience in editing (similar to Google Docs). There are a few integration that might provide this as a default already if you’re interested…
What do you think, what’s the next best and greatest thing that Moodle could offer?