One of the most exciting Moodle happenings in recent times, the Moodle User Association is now officially open for membership to anyone around the world. If you are all ready to go, click here to join.
You can join at the individual ($100 AUD), bronze ($1000 AUD), silver ($2,500 AUD) and gold ($10,000 AUD) levels – each of which come with specific numbers of users and associated voting blocks/amounts. Click here for full details on membership levels.
By joining, you are becoming a part of the input into the future of Moodle by being able to vote on the features, fixes, changes and design of the next Moodle.
Ultimately, everything will bubble up to the Moodle governing committee, but the Association is in the drivers seat regarding what will be considered. Members not only vote, they are the ones who actually propose what the new features are voted on.
The MUA has also published a schedule for receiving, vetting and committing on ideas for the next Moodle. See below for a snapshot, or click here for more detail:
As you can see, if you’re interested, now is the time to get on board so that you can get your voice in the mix before consolidation and vote take place.
The content below is the official press release from the Moodle User Association
MOODLE USERS ASSOCIATION OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES, ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
January 21st 2016
After months of collaboration and planning, the Moodle Users Association (MUA) officially launched accepting new members January 20th. Individuals and organizations have already joined from around the world at all levels of membership.
This exciting initiative starts a new chapter for the world’s largest open source learning management system and creates a new means for community members to actively participate in the development of Moodle. Through membership, individuals and organizations directly engage in Association Activity – a collaborative process of proposing and then voting on which new features will be developed and added to Moodle core.
“I’ve been an active developer in the Moodle community for just over 6 years now, and I’m really excited to see the Moodle User Association fill the need for getting contributions and new features built into core to help it stay competitive in the ever-changing educational technology landscape,” says Nick Thompson, CCLE Coordinator at UCLA and Founding Chair of the General Committee. “As chair I hope to foster an atmosphere and really enable Moodle Users themselves become an integral part of the Moodle development process in a way that has never been done before.”
Only days into the first week of its launch members are signing up from around the world at all levels. Well-known Moodle developers and community members, have joined as individuals (individual membership if $100 AUD/year, additionally, institutions like Leipzig University in Germany, North Carolina State University in the USA, and the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (a consortium of 30 plus small liberal arts colleges in the US) have joined as organizational levels ranging from $1,000 AUD to $10,000 AUD per year.
The first Committee for the MUA includes members and organizations from around the world. Founding members include representatives from Japan, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Greece, and Serbia.
About the Moodle Users Association
The Moodle Users Association is an official non-profit organisation dedicated to contributing towards the core development of Moodle. To learn more about the Moodle Users Association or to become a member visit https://moodleassociation.org/
First released in 2002 by Martin Dougiamas, Moodle has since developed into a full-featured, flexible open source learning platform currently used in more than 230 countries with more than 70 million users worldwide. Moodle is a true open source project with thousands of collaborators from around the world, led by Moodle Pty Ltd from Perth, Australia (http://moodle.com) and financially supported by a global network of Moodle Partner service companies. The focus of Moodle is to provide educators with the best tools to manage and promote learning. For more information, visit http://moodle.org.