MoodleMoot conferences are held around the world, with a focus on encouraging collaboration and sharing of best practices of the open source learning platform. The Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney hosted about 300 Moodlers from around Australia, Japan, Malaysia, USA and Fiji from the 26th – 28th of September. The participants included primary and secondary teachers, higher learning institutions and corporate organisations.
The University of the South Pacific was represented by Rajneel Totaram, Sanjeet Chand, Tomasi Cabebula and Alena Meo all of the Centre for Flexible Learning while Akeshnil Bali and Vineet Singh were from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment. Day 1 was all about the masterclasses and options were given on attending 2 half day workshops on areas of interest. On Day 2, Uncle Raymond Davison welcomed all the participants on behalf of the Aboriginal Council. The keynote speaker was the Founder and CEO of Moodle, Mr. Martin Dougiamas who spoke on “Moodle for the next 10 years’ and he also made the announcement of an investment partnership with Education For The Many.
Days 2 and 3 continued with presentations for Moodlers and some interesting sessions included how World Vision International used Moodle during the Syria Crisis Response. The Moodle HQ team offered insights into the new developments whilst Moodle Partner representatives showcased their products and how it would assist in learning and teaching. The second day ended with a Learning Analytics panel whereby the panel answered questions about how Inspire will work in Moodle 3.4 and other updates on this feature. Day 3 concluded with the Chief Moodler taking the stage and gathering a wish-list from the participants on the top things Moodle HQ should focus on.
More information on MoodleMoot Australia 2017 can be accessed on: https://moodlemoot.org/mootau/moodlemoot-australia-2017/