What happened during MoodleMoot Africa 2018

October 26, 2018 By Júlia Verdaguer

In October 11-12, the first ever MoodleMoot in Africa took place in Cape Town, South Africa.

More than 150 delegates from universities, schools, private companies and other institutions joined Moodle HQ at the Cape Town International Convention Centre for two days of sharing, learning and talking about education, edtech and our Open Source LMS.

MootAFR18 was an exciting and inspiring event with good presentations, good discussions, and also good fun with very engaged ‘Moodlers’!

Opening keynote and what’s coming for Moodle

After welcoming all delegates, our CEO and Founder Martin Dougiamas opened the Moot with his keynote address, where he discussed Moodle’s goals and commitment to our mission to empower educators worldwide as well as our alignment with the UN sustainable development goals.

Martin also talked about Moodle’s four upcoming projects: MoodleNet, Moodle Educator Certification, the Open EdTech and MoodleMoot Global conferences and the improvements of the Moodle App.

Moodle presentations and workshops

During the 2 days of MoodleMoot Africa, attendees had the chance to share their experiences with Moodle and online education, as well as improve their skills learning from others in a series of presentations and hands-on workshops on topics like Learning Analytics, Accessibility, Development and the Moodle Educator Certification program. Presentations can now be accessed from the MoodleMoot Africa website.

The local Moodle community and the Moodle Party

MoodleMoot Africa brought the South African Moodle Community and Moodle HQ together for the first time. We learnt from each other, inspired each other…

And had fun together at the first Moodle Party in Africa!


Thank you to all the presenters, to our Moodle Partner and sponsor AOSIS and to everyone who made MoodleMoot Africa 2018 memorable!


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You still have the chance to attend some MoodleMoots before the end of the year: MoodleMoot India hosted by Moodle HQ, and the official MoodleMoot Greece and MoodleMoot Italia.

Find out more about MoodleMoots here.