Why Attend Moodlemoot AU?
The theme of the conference is ‘Riding the Wave’, representing the sweeping wave of Moodle’s popularity in the education and corporate sector, in addition, it represents the many other waves of new technologies that are making an impact. This Moot will be all about learning to ride the waves rather than be overwhelmed by them!
Catch up with academic peers from the region and make new connections. The vibe of the Moodlemoot is set by our Advisory Committee which has representatives from all education sectors that are actively involved in the Moodle community. The Advisory Board ensure that each sector is catered for in the extensive program of workshops, presentations and the ever popular masterclasses. This year we are proud to have the University of Southern Queensland as a partner of Moodlemoot.
Enjoy a Winter Getaway!
A location and venue is selected which provides a fantastic opportunity for people to come together and enjoy the sites and sounds of what is on offer. In this case the Gold Coast was chosen to be the ideal Winter getaway. With a state of art convention centre, theme parks and beaches, delegates can choose to extend their stay and have a family Winter holiday in the sun!
Cross Sectoral and Corporate Sessions
The Moodlemoot program represents engaging opportunities for all audiences from K-12, Higher Education, VET, ACE to corporate. It doesn’t matter which area you are from, there is always going to be a Moodle insight relevant for you and refreshing interaction with people from other industry sectors.
A Learning Community
Keynote Speakers include Martin Dougiamas, Moodle Founder and Lead Developer, Thomas Cochrane, Academic Advisor and Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology at Auckland University of Technology’s Centre for Learning and Teaching. At Moodlemoot you can choose from a variety of sessions that will inform, teach and inspire:
- Masterclasses – dedicated full day sessions facilitated by Moodle experts
- Presentations – engaging panel discussions and interactive presentations that showcase Moodle success stories, plugins and developments, plus much more
- Demonstrations – find out how Moodle is being used in different settings in different ways
- Workshops – hands on practical and participative sessions with limited group numbers.
Each year the conference has continued to grow in size and prominence, last year the conference attracted 530 delegates who travelled from all over Australia, Asia Pacific, US and the UK. At Moodlemoot, our main aim is to bring together the Moodle community to share, collaborate and exchange ideas and experiences. So don’t miss out on your chance to attend. In 2011 the masterclass and workshops sold out fast so to avoid disappointment register before they quickly sell out! The Earlybird registration special ends on Friday 20 April 2012 (12.00pm AEST).
Feedback from Moodlemoot AU 2011 has given us a lot to work with, as well as some great inspiration, and we are doing our best to make sure that this year’s Moodlemoot is the best ever and we will have speakers from large Learning Management systems in Australia like Opcentral! We want people to walk away from Moodlemoot AU wanting more, but looking back and saying to themselves, “What a great event. I can’t wait for the next one!”
And you can be assured that we will work towards this same goal for every year that we host a Moodlemoot in Australia in the future.