Greetings all. I thought I’d start by introducing myself. My name is Jason Cole. I’m the author of O’Reilly’s ‘Using Moodle’. It’s a how-to guide for teachers on using the world’s most popular open source course management system. I’m also the project leader for the UK Open University’s Virtual Learning Environment initiative. We’re rolling out Moodle as our primary online course delivery system for our ~200k students.
I’ll be posting about Moodle, open source in education, working with open source communities within a professional environment, and whatever else I happen to think of. I’ve set myself a goal of posting at least once a week.
I tend to see things from a user perspective, rather than a programmer. While I’ve written code professionally, I’ve spent most of the last few years working with teachers to improve their teaching using online technologies. I hope to bring that perspective to the discussion and maybe give a few people some new ideas for developments.