Ravi Murugesan was both a presenter and participant at the India Moodle Moot last week in New Delhi. Because it was a one-day event, he took the opportunity to provide an essentially real-time account of the information presented and feedback received via a Storify feed. While he wasn’t able to relay all speakers, many are included.
Some of the more interesting observations, in my opinion:
- The attendees at the Moot were largely developers of Moodle services. Ravi (rightly, in my opinion) makes a call for more teachers and learners to get in the game. These are the users that should be making their voice heard in order to shape the future of the LMS to have the most value.
- The diversity of presentations was both fantastic and somewhat overwhelming. The Moot presented everything from using Moodle in Agriculture and Medical research to designing adaptive quizzes to open licensing. All of these topics are important, but if I think about the different needs of learners, teachers and admins, it makes me wonder how much of the day was truly useful for each.
- Ravi himself makes the observation that, “the technical talks given by Moodle Partners and some others didn’t connect with everyone in the audience,” and provides tweets from other attendees about how they perceived the event.
Ravi also gives a great, humorous wrap-up of other pieces of the event: people taking photos with Martin, the group photo and, how come no one planned an after-event get together.
Overall, it looks like the event was pack full of great information, a wonderful networking opportunity and another great next step for Moodle in India. But don’t take my word for it:
And, if you’d like to contribute your views about the event, you can do so in the public Moot forum here.
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