I’m in! I’ve been accepted to be a MoodleNet tester. I’m excited as the opening video notes that

“Moodlenet is a new open social media platform for educators, focused on professional development and open content.”

This is one of those things that I definitely feel should exist. Currently, many teachers are using Facebook or Twitter for their professional development. I don’t feel like either of these are the right tools for professional development. Both are truly closed systems. Both seem to be geared for other experiences. Facebook uses algorithms that tightly control what you see. Twitter is a firehose of information where it is far too easy to miss important information.

Both Facebook and Twitter do have the advantage of the “network effect” (i.e. many people are already there). This has been one drag on Mastodon, it is hard to find a fully developed community.

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