Reimagine the future of education at MoodleMoot Africa 2023, hosted by Unisa

July 19, 2023 By Barnana Sarkar

MoodleMoot Africa is coming in August! The three-day conference, held between 20–23 August, 2023, will be organised by Unisa, Africa’s largest distance learning institution providing diverse courses and degrees to empower students with accessible educational opportunities. 

It is the perfect opportunity for Moodlers from all over Africa to come together and share Moodle best practices and knowledge to improve the quality of eLearning education and training in a globally connected digital era. This is also a special occasion for Unisa as they celebrate their 150-year milestone as Africa’s longest-serving distance university.

The theme of the event focuses on “reimagining the student walk/journey to achieve improved student success and best user experience in the post-COVID, 4IR era: The Moodle LMS perspective.” 

Keynote speakers, such as Martin Dougiamas (Founder and CEO of Moodle), Prof. Pierra Biccard (Lecturer at ​​Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies, Unisa, South Africa), and Prof. Mpine Makoe (Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Education Resources/Practices and Research Professor in Open Distance eLearning, Unisa) will lead ​​the sessions about best practices related to Moodle LMS implementation, pedagogy, course design and more.

Along with the sessions, there’ll also be plenty of opportunities to be involved.

Call for papers

At MoodleMoot Africa you can share your ideas on how to improve the quality of eLearning and training around the world. Unisa is inviting abstract proposals from both established and emergent Moodle LMS practitioners, researchers, and scholars who’d like to participate in the conference. 

You can submit your abstract by filling in the proposal form. Selected papers will be presented at the event.

Attend physically or virtually

MoodleMoots are the perfect place for the entire community to come together, and MoodleMoot Africa 2023 offers both options to attend the conference physically or virtually. 

You can attend the conference in-person at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, or opt for the Virtual Broadcast Attendance by filling out the event registration form.

Share the word

MoodleMoot Africa will cover a lot of relevant topics and discuss interesting ideas throughout the event, and we want you to be a part of it. To invite your colleagues, peers, mentors, and trainers to join us:

  1. Direct them to the official UNISA Facebook page where they can receive all information about Unisa and MoodleMoot Africa. 
  2. Follow UNISA on their Twitter page where they can get all the updates and the latest news about the conference.
  3. Use the hashtags #MootAFR23 whenever they post anything about the event.

MoodleMoot Africa 2023 is open to educators, developers, Moodle administrators, students, and all Moodle users. To view the full programme, visit Unisa’s website. We’d be delighted to welcome everyone from our community in the region to be a part of the event and create memorable and valuable learning experiences together.  

See you soon at #MootAFR23!