Last week edtech enthusiasts gathered in Barcelona for MoodleMoot Spain 2018, the first of its kind to be organised by Moodle HQ.
MoodleMoot Spain 2018 preceded Moodle opening their first European headquarters, also in Barcelona.
What happened at MoodleMoot Spain 2018
Over 240 delegates joined us from all over the world to learn and share about our LMS, edtech, development and open source learning. The moot, which took place 27 – 29 June, focused on four key areas:
Shortly we will be sharing videos and presentations from MoodleMoot Spain, but in the meantime, you can find out what happened in our wrap up.
Ms. Francesca Bria, Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer at Barcelona City Council, welcomed Moodle to the city and talked about Barcelona’s support towards open source technology.
This was followed by a keynote from Martin Dougiamas, Moodle’s Founder and CEO, who talked about our goals for the future, making quality education accessible to everyone and empowering educators to improve our world.
After a well-deserved coffee break served by Cuina Justa, members of Moodle HQ provided presentations in plenary sessions about GDPR, Moodle 3.5 and Moodle Mobile.
In the afternoon, the delegates were split into two focus sessions; Learning with Moodle and Moodle in the Workplace.
Day one of MoodleMoot Spain 2018 was concluded with the group socialising and networking over evening drinks.
Check out some of the tweets about Day 1 of #MootES18!
The Moot started with the keynote “The big mystery: What will University be like in 2030?” by Lourdes Guàrdia, a professor at Open University of Catalonia (UOC). She discussed her thoughts about the future of education and the role that e-learning will play in it.
During the coffee break, the delegates took part in our sponsors’ QR Treasure Hunt. They had to obtain the answer to a question by each of our sponsors to then be able to scan a QR code for their chance to win a prize.
The afternoon of Day 2 brought more split sessions about the creative uses of Moodle, Moodle development, and learning analytics, including a presentation on our upcoming project MoodleNet.
Delegates also participated in the Dr. Moodle session, where they were able to ask questions to Moodle HQ staff, our Moodle Partners, and integrators.
All the sharing and learning from Day 2 was followed in the evening by the Moodle Party.
Hosted at El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, the party was a fantastic opportunity for delegates, HQ staff, sponsors and members of the Moodle Community to come together. Together they enjoyed socialising, dancing, singing, getting caricatures and taking part in team building games.
See some tweets and photos of day 2 here!
The last day of MoodleMoot Spain 2018 was dedicated to workshop sessions. Delegates chose between five workshops delivered by Moodle HQ, the workshops showcased how our LMS can help with accessibility, learning analytics, collaborative work and mobile learning. In the fifth workshop, Devjam, Moodle HQ and community developers presented plugins, coding tips, themes and more related to Moodle development.
Finally, #MootES18 ended with a big announcement from our CEO and Founder, Martin Dougiamas: next year the first Global Moodlemoot will take place in Barcelona, it will be an annual international event. Stay tuned for more information!
Some of the best moments of Day 3, shared on Twitter.
More information about MoodleMoot Spain 2018 (#MootES18) can be found on the official website.
Moodle HQ and Moodle’s global community hosts MoodleMoots worldwide. Information about MoodleMoots in South Africa, Australia, Germany, US and more is available at moodlemoot.org.