Mooc Platforms - Open Source Experiences

I’m thinking of setting up a Mooc and wondered if anyone had any experience with Open Source platforms such as Moodle? I’d like to explore how platform-based social learning can be used to break down some boundaries between learners and tutors, while encouraging a socially engaged use of media for reflection and personal growth.

I’ve used Blackboard extensively, and it has developed to be an effective tool for administration, but from a learner’s point of view it is lacking in identity and relevance to the specific topic or areas of study that are utilised.

Hosting a trail platform shouldn’t be too difficult, though it might take some time to learn how to administer it properly.