At Moodle, we support open education as crucial to reimagining and renewing education for our collective benefit.  The open education movement recognises that an empowered teacher or educator requires access to quality resources, skills and tools, including open methods in accessing resources. 

MoodleNet is a new open source social network designed to sustainably empower communities of educators, teachers and trainers to share and curate educational resources.  This philosophy of sharing and collaboration supports the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goal 4  to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” 

 

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others.

Creative Commons licenses give everyone from individual creators to large institutions a standardised way to grant the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law.

How does MoodleNet work?

MoodleNet provides a place for curated collections of the best content (OER and more) organised in ways that make it easy to find resources that suit any course. You do not need to be using Moodle LMS to collect and share open educational resources on MoodleNet!

It is federated Open Education Technology not controlled by a single entity, subject to a single point of failure, and can work for all languages, sectors and contexts.

How do I get started?

You can use MoodleNet in two ways.  

1. You can simply navigate to MoodleNet, search and download quality open educational resources in your area of interest with or without a MoodleNet account. Once you find a resource you wish to use, you can click on the relevant button to open the link, download the resource, or send the resource directly to your Moodle course. MoodleNet will work with any content platform and can link to existing repositories.

The interface of MoodleNet. On the screen, we se a Resource labeled as zip. Its title is “Food for Moodlers Database preset”. Under the title, a grey pill reads Search and download quality open educational resources in your area of interest.

Better still, if you wish to upload resources, curate collections, follow ISCED subjects or other collections and interact with users, we encourage you to join MoodleNet to become an authenticated user. Once you are approved for publication, MoodleNet will accept uploaded files of any MIME type.

 

2. Or, you can install your own instance of MoodleNet to provide a central resource for educational content to one or a group of institutions.

Build your profile as an educator

Due to MoodleNet’s direct integration with Moodle LMS, resources on any MoodleNet installation that is federated with https://moodle.net have the potential to be used in any of the 40,000,000* registered Moodle LMS courses in one click! Only MoodleNet can offer this potential.

Learn more at MoodleNet.

 

Technical information

Architecture

MoodleNet is built in Javascript and runs on Node.js with an Arango Database. 

Downloading and installing MoodleNet

Full details are available at gitlab.

Links

MoodleNet User Documentation

MoodleNet Community

MoodleNet Tracker 

MoodleNet Development Documentation

Roadmap

* Source April 2022: https://stats.moodle.org/