Moodle Moot Ireland & UK 2016 – Event Summary

Over 340 Moodlers from 32 countries attended the recent Ireland and UK Moodle Moot in London, at the Park Plaza Riverbank London which is located just south of the river.

Held over three days, the Moodle Moot program was broken up into pre-conference masterclasses and developer Hackfest on the first day followed by two days of presentations. There were four masterclass training workshops: Mobile Learning, Assessment Strategies, MOOC Course Design and Learning Analytics. These were delivered/facilitated by experts including staff from Moodle HQ in conjunction with consultants from Moodle Partners. The first day also had a large gathering of developers for a Hackfest session.

The two main days of the conference consisted of keynote presentations, short presentations, the short and popular Pecha Kucha presentations. The four keynotes over the two days were presented by Martin Dougiamas – Founder of Moodle, Jenny Gray – Head of Centre of Excellence, Open University, Fiona Strawbridge – Head of Digital Education, UCL and Gavin Henrick – Community Projects Manager at Moodle.

The presentation streams covered a wide range of topics including institutional adoption, decision-making around eLearning, Moodle administration, Moodle development, instructional course design, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), research around Moodle, workplace and business usage of Moodle and staff training.

The Moodle Moot was generously supported by the sponsors Blindside Networks, Catalyst IT, Echo360, eLearn Design, LEO, Moodle, Moodlerooms, URKUND, Webanywhere and WIRIS who delivered presentations in their area of expertise.

To follow:
– A reflection on the major themes of the Moodle Moot, a deeper dive into some of the Masterclasses and sessions.
– Recordings of some of the presentations.

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