Stephen Downes in his OL Daily drew my attention to a blogged report by Tony Karrer the CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , on user satisfaction with LMSs. The link is here. What is fascinating is how well Moodle does overall. Not just in education and government as you might expect, but it comes out no 1 in the large Corporate sector as well. How come?
Is it the wisdom of crowds: the large user base and the large developer base has to be better at reacting to user demands than a small company developer network or a small programme in a massive enterprise suite.
Is the reseach flawed in some way?
Is Moodle everyone’s ‘good enough’ and noone’s pet hate?
I can’t answer those questions but I can say that the evolution of Moodle is an astonishing success story and a lot to do with that is the large community of -not just users- passionate advocates.