WELCOME TO CAPE TOWN FOR THE FIRST EVER #MOOTAFR18
Moodlers, we’re so pleased to host the first ever MoodleMoot Africa 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa, from 11 – 12 October.
We at Moodle HQ, together with our Moodle Partners in Africa – AOSIS, Moodlerooms and eThink Education – invite you to join us for two days of learning, collaborating, sharing ideas and networking.
Be part of the first MoodleMoot Africa 2018 with us!
GET INVOLVED WITH #MOOTAFR18 BY SHARING YOUR MOODLE STORIES!
We recently talked to Mentoring Community of Practice Project in Rwanda and Green Rice Africa in Benin about how Moodle’s open source, cost effective and powerful online learning platform is helping educators to empower young people with quality education and a more secure future.
Have you got a similar story or project with Moodle or other edtech research? If you do, we want to hear all about it.
JOIN US IN CAPE TOWN FOR TWO FULL DAYS OF MOODLE & EDTECH
Attend our two day MoodleMoot Africa 2018 event from 11 – 12 October for two days of learning, collaborating and sharing of ideas, focussed on the following themes:
- Moodle for the workplace
- Moodle in education
- Moodle development
- Creative uses of Moodle as an organisational online solution
MoodleMoot Africa 2018 will be held from 11 – 12 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, with a focus on encouraging collaboration and sharing of best practices of our open source learning platform.
MoodleMoots are the place to recharge your practice: discover the state of the art in online learning, meet peers using Moodle in other institutions, and share your discoveries in an open, inclusive environment.
Do you want to find out what’s new with Moodle? Or maybe you're curious to find out which Moodle features and capabilities you can use to make the learning platform more powerful?
Good news, you can do all this and more at MoodleMoot Africa 2018!
One of the key MoodleMoot “tracks” is Moodle development. This means we will share our software news, tips and more with MoodleMoot attendees.
We spoke to Moodle HQ’s own Sander Bangma to find out more about Moodle development at MoodleMoot Africa, let’s find out what he said:
Moodle HQ: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us today Sander, can we start with you telling us about yourself?
Sander: I joined Moodle in November last year in the role of Open Source Development Coordinator. In this role I manage and coordinate Moodle’s Open Source team and their activities.
Working closely with all stakeholders, including the community, end-user organisations, Moodle partners and the Moodle User Association, my role involves identifying the important new projects for us to work on and then coordinating them within the team to ensure we deliver the right features for each release.
Moodle HQ: MoodleMoots are a great place to discover new Moodle features and learn how they can be used to make our learning platform more powerful. What feature highlights can MoodleMoot Africa 2018 attendees look forward to learning more about?
Sander: The GDPR features to assist Moodle sites to become compliant with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, are a key part of the Moodle 3.5 release.
Of course that’s not all! The release was packed with other great features including; improved tagging of questions in the question bank, support for LTI Advantage, audio and video recording in the Atto text editor, cohort themes and additional badge criteria.
The mobile app also has a number of great new features, including a new design, and additional and better support for plugins. In general, MoodleMoots give our community an opportunity to learn about Moodle from the people that make Moodle. Meeting the Moodle HQ team face-to-face can provide unique insights into our features.
Moodle HQ: It’s not just Moodle HQ team members who will present at MoodleMoot Africa 2018, members of our global community can also present. What presentations would you look forward to seeing?
Sander: I would enjoy finding out how Moodle’s community use and edit our core features to suit the individual needs of their organisations.
Presentations which share the stories and experiences of our Moodle community gives Moodle HQ unique insights about how Moodle is used. We can use these examples for future planning and goals.
Moodle HQ: What are the benefits of Moodle users presenting at a MoodleMoot?
Sander: At Moodle we embrace open source and we really value Moodle users sharing their experiences!
By sharing your knowledge you can help your peers make better and more effective use of the world’s most popular learning platform.
It’s also a wonderful opportunity to gain feedback from Moodle HQ and other edtech experts, which in turn, will empower you too!
Has Sander has inspired you to join Moodle HQ, our Moodle Partners and our global community at MoodleMoot Africa 2018? If so, find out how you can get involved: