Community-driven
Moodle
Development
A new model for Moodle development
How's development
happen?
● Individuals devs contracted by organizations
or individuals
● Firms (partners or LMS shops) co...
The promise of
crowdfunding
Connecting funds with personnel.
An important caveat:
The goal is only attained if there is de...
What exactly is it?
Usually Fixed or Dynamic fundraising for a very
specific cause over a defined duration (e.g.
developin...
Across all markets
crowdfunding sites abound and
more and more are launched to
address more and more niche
opportunities.
...
A few crowdfunding stats
● The entire crowdfunding market grew by 81
percent last year
● Over a million crowdfunding campa...
Thanks WIRED Magazine
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/02/beyond-kickstarter/
"But Kickstarter’s one-size-fits-all appr...
The Main Event
Blackboard's
coursesites was the
inspiration. It's well
designed and functions
almost exactly the
same.
htt...
What made is successful?
● Well known
developer
● Solid specs
● Publicized
● Low-hanging
fruit
● Free solution to
an expen...
For the community
The addon is now available: (205 downloads to
date)
From Poodll.com: http://poodll.com/youtube-
anywhere...
Since
● LtR Toggle to Collapsed Topics
● Crot Plugin (successful-ish)
● Crowdsource.moodlerooms.com
● Moodlegarage.com
● C...
DIY Funding
Establish a process/guidelines
Stack the deck for success
Make it legit
Future Projects
Currently screening a few projects:
● Autopilot for Moodle
● Google Checkout Enrollment Plugin
● Horizonta...
Crowdfunding moodle development
Crowdfunding moodle development
Crowdfunding moodle development
Crowdfunding moodle development
Crowdfunding moodle development
Crowdfunding moodle development
Crowdfunding moodle development
Crowdfunding moodle development
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Crowdfunding moodle development

222 views
169 views

Published on

Presentation given at the 2013 Moodle Moot Baltimore about crowdfunding Moodle development projects.

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
222
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Crowdfunding moodle development

  1. 1. Community-driven Moodle Development A new model for Moodle development
  2. 2. How's development happen? ● Individuals devs contracted by organizations or individuals ● Firms (partners or LMS shops) contracted by organizations or individuals ● Tracker issues ● Individual impetus
  3. 3. The promise of crowdfunding Connecting funds with personnel. An important caveat: The goal is only attained if there is demand for a project.
  4. 4. What exactly is it? Usually Fixed or Dynamic fundraising for a very specific cause over a defined duration (e.g. developing code for Moodle, making jeans, creating a new bike helmet)
  5. 5. Across all markets crowdfunding sites abound and more and more are launched to address more and more niche opportunities. In the US you can even use crowdfunding to raise money for a business launch (a limited IPO)
  6. 6. A few crowdfunding stats ● The entire crowdfunding market grew by 81 percent last year ● Over a million crowdfunding campaigns raised $2.7 billion in 2012 ● 308 active crowdfunding platforms (CFPs) worldwide source: http://www.crowdsourcing.org
  7. 7. Thanks WIRED Magazine http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/02/beyond-kickstarter/ "But Kickstarter’s one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t fit every dream, or every group of dreamers. For starters, the site requires every project to create some sort of final product, whether it be a physical object or a piece of media or a performance. This leaves many types of undertakings out in the cold. And even for projects with deliverables, this one tool can’t possibly foresee all the different updates and perks, all the different modes of collaboration and reward, that these communities might want or need. The essential promise of crowdfunding is that the things we’ve always wished for—anything we’ve wished for—can become real. So to fulfill that, the market needs to splinter as it grows. It needs to go niche. In fact, a few of those niches
  8. 8. The Main Event Blackboard's coursesites was the inspiration. It's well designed and functions almost exactly the same. http://ondemand.blackb oard.com/r91/document s/getting_started_with_ video_everywhere.pdf
  9. 9. What made is successful? ● Well known developer ● Solid specs ● Publicized ● Low-hanging fruit ● Free solution to an expensive problem ● 10+ funders
  10. 10. For the community The addon is now available: (205 downloads to date) From Poodll.com: http://poodll.com/youtube- anywhere/ From Moodle.org: https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=tiny mce_youtube
  11. 11. Since ● LtR Toggle to Collapsed Topics ● Crot Plugin (successful-ish) ● Crowdsource.moodlerooms.com ● Moodlegarage.com ● Crowdfunding @ Moodle.org ● Courseshop for Moodle 2 ● InsightLMS Marketplace
  12. 12. DIY Funding Establish a process/guidelines Stack the deck for success Make it legit
  13. 13. Future Projects Currently screening a few projects: ● Autopilot for Moodle ● Google Checkout Enrollment Plugin ● Horizontal Collapsed Topics ● Activities and Events User Page/Dashboard ● Comprehensive Activities Report Page ● Weka integration (data mining)

×