October 27, 2020

Moodle

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The four day conference is the biggest national event for Moodle users and developers to share, learn, collaborate and network with others within the Moodle community. Each year the conference continues to grow in size and prominence with an average attendance of 400-500 delegates from across Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Asia Pacific. Over 50 presentations are given during the conference, including an all-day master class, panel discussions, show-and-tells and workshops. Here’s your chance to be involved!

This year, the theme of the conference is ‘Riding the Wave’. This theme represents 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: eLearning, mobile learning. This Moot will be all about learning to ride the waves rather than being overwhelmed by them! The following streams for presentations are:

  • Riding the Crest – Move to Moodle 2 and Up
    Strategies and techniques used to evaluate or deploy Moodle 2.x successfully.
  • Enjoying the Sun – Moodle Showcase
    Presentations of papers, research and case studies of smart practices, outstanding examples, lessons learned and success stories.
  • Slip, Slop, Slap – Breaking Barriers
    Using Moodle to support students at risk, indigenous/remote education, language learning, etc.
  • Rip Curl – Integrating & Extending Moodle
    Covers any other tools that people have used and/or are developing, looking to develop in conjunction with Moodle to enhance learning.
  • Pipeline – Moodle How To’s
    Showing, actively working with others on how to set up and complete various components of Moodle.
  • Hang Ten – The Moodle Community
    About community, collaboration and sharing, places/people to go to, ways of helping, Moodle Docs, connections, etc.

If you are submitting an abstract then please be aware that preference will be given to abstracts which clearly relate to one or more of the above themes, and you should indicate which of the above (more than one if appropriate) your presentation relates to. This Moodlemoot aims to provide a blend of ‘hands on’ experience combined with more traditional presentations, and hence four options are available for potential presenters:

25 Minute Presentation
A 25 minute presentation slot (20 minutes plus 5 minutes question time), in which you will present in a lecture-style format in a conference room with an internet-ready podium and a projector. Presenters are encouraged to be creative with their presentation methods rather than feeling obliged to deliver a PowerPoint presentation.

25 Minute Panel Discussion
A 25 minute presentation slot, in which you will be provided with a room set up with chairs and table at the front for the panel (usually 3-5 people). The session will provide an opportunity for the participants to hear several people knowledgeable about a specific issue or topic present information and discuss their views and experience.

25 Minute Demonstration
A 25 minute presentation slot (20 minutes plus 5 minutes question time), in which you will present a demonstration in a conference room with an internet-ready podium and a projector. Presenters are encouraged to be creative and where possible to present their demonstrations in real-time. Feedback from previous Moodlemoots has indicated that audiences appreciate the use of live examples, demonstrations, audience interaction and anything else that avoids ‘death by PowerPoint’.

90 Minute Workshop
A 90 minute workshop slot, in which you will be provided with a room set up classroom style, with power running to all tables and wireless access available, as well as having an internet-ready podium and projector available. Participants will pre-register for workshops, there will be a maximum of 25 participants per workshop, and you are free to deliver a session on anything Moodle related, with the understanding that it should be a participative workshop, not a presentation. Some slots will already be filled with ‘Introduction to Moodle’ sessions, so please relate your workshop to the workshop themes above.

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