Moodlers in Australia experience another unforgettable Moot at the MCG

August 5, 2019

On July 1 – 3, Moodle HQ hosted MoodleMoot Australia 2019. Held at the iconic MCG, Melbourne, the conference hosted the Moodle Community of educators, developers and EdTech professionals, who together shared good practices with the open-source learning management system Moodle.

Day 1 provided an opportunity for participants to develop new skills in workshops and discuss how to use technology in the most efficient ways to improve teaching and learning outcomes in educational and organisational training.

Participants experienced Learner Collaboration Workshops where they had the opportunity to upon and extend Moodle’s introductory training offerings as well as start to build their Moodle Educator Certification by doing one of the modules in the Universal Design for Learning workshop. Open-source developers were able to share development innovations, projects and ideas with peers and Moodle HQ devs at the Devjam.

Day 2 of #MootAU19 started with a keynote by Moodle’s CEO and Founder Martin Dougiamas on the future of Education Technology and how open resources and open technology have to play a big role in a sustainable and more equal future. Martin also introduced Open EdTech Global Festival 2019 , a conference for everyone working to build the future of Education on truly Open Technology.

After the morning break, delegates split into several streams of presentations on success stories & usage studies in Education and Moodle Development, and could also get tips and insights on how to extend their Moodle sites from our Moodle Partners and sponsors, followed by presentations on Moodle Design and Functionality and Moodle in the Workplace.

Delegates also had the chance to get an update directly from Moodle HQ and ask questions on the latest projects that we have  developed: MoodleNet, Moodle Education and Moodle Workplace, and then participated in a Roadmap brainstorm session, making a wishlist of what they would like to see in Moodle Core in the future.

The evening saw all delegates party together at The Duke of Wellington, for a masquerade soiree enjoying the live Jazz band, grazing menu, caricaturist, drinks and a lot of networking.

The final day of the MoodleMoot started with a captivating  presentation by Psychologist and Digital Nutritionist, Jocelyn Brewer. Here she shared her digital nutrition framework for maintaining control over our technology habits, maximising its positive impact and key principles for avoiding digital dependance and distraction.

The remainder of Day 3 hosted more presentations on Education, Moodle Development and Functionality and Moodle enhancements, where delegates could hear the latest advancements from peers and Moodle Community members, share projects and inspire and help each other.

MoodleMoot AU ended with a plenary closing session where Moodle HQ invited delegates to MoodleMoot Global 2019 and the Open EdTech Global Festival, taking place in Barcelona (Spain) in November 2019.

There are more than 15 MoodleMoots taking place annually all over the world. Find your nearest event in our MoodleMoot website.