As the Global eLearning Conference, MootGlobal 2022 comes to a close, as things have simmered, it’s a good time to look back at the events that developed.
It was an event that housed Moodlers and eLearning enthusiasts with a similar goal: to advance eLearning in their way. There were over 800 delegates from 60 countries that presented a whopping 124 presentations and 24 sponsors, exceeding predictions. Martin Dougiamas, CEO of Moodle, described this event as one of the largest and best Moots so far.
Day 1 Highlights
Martin Dougiamas, the CEO and founder of Moodle, gave the opening keynote address of the day. However, Martin gave a different keynote this time around compared to previous Moots. He talked about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can change education and the importance of embracing new technologies such as AI in education.
Right after, the Moodle community was commemorated in a group photo! All 840 Moodlers in one picture.
Moodle site management and integrations, Accessibility, and UX Supporting an international and diverse community Using Moodle in unique and unexpected ways and Integrations / Healthcare, Learner-centred education: empowering learners and teachers, and Testing were just a few from the plethora of topics that were brought up in the fascinating talks and workshops that took place day 1.
To top it all off, cookies were arranged around the Moodle “M” around midday, with a cake in the center, to commemorate Moodle’s 20th anniversary! Cake and 840 wishes are the best way to say “Happy Birthday”!
Day 2 Highlight
The second day started off with a banger as Andreia Inamorato, an international researcher, lecturer, public speaker, and consultant in digital education, educational technologies, and open education was the keynote speaker for the day delivering a talk on ‘Educating for the future: the transformative power of openness’.
Performing brain surgery on the beating heart of Moodle and Adapting course formats to 4.0 were great workshops to pique everyone’s interest first thing in the morning. Following that were workshops on Integrating Mobile apps with Moodle and how it can improve your teaching. Moodle founder and CEO, Martin Dougiamas himself presented on the topic of Moodle NextGen as an Open Edtech component before the next segment covering Moodle of the Future, Moodle site management, and Analytics started.
We felt privileged to have had the chance to present at the Global eLearning Conference 2022 alongside such incredible people who are well-known in the industry. Along with a host of other esteemed presenters, Sam Suresh showed how Mobile Apps can be used for learning.
Sam Suresh from @modernlms talks about how to optimise your courses for mobile learning at #MootGlobal22 For example, using notifications to keep students engaged, taking advantage of offline learning and always previewing your course on a mobile device before you launch it. pic.twitter.com/BXGgmHlwkN— MoodleMoot Global 2022 (@mootglobal) September 28, 2022
Day 2 also featured two competitions, the winners of which would receive a ticket to the 2023 MoodleMoot. To join the first competition, you had to tweet a photo of your goofy socks using the hashtags #MootGlobal22 and #sillysocks. The pair of socks with the most absurd and inventive design would be declared the winner.
The second task took place that evening at the Moot party, a costume party with a “time travel” theme. Tickets to MoodleMoot 2023 would be awarded to the best-dressed contestant. The party featured a tonne of creative costumes because Moodlers know how to party!
Day 3 Highlights
On the conference’s last day, things started a little later to give participants a chance to rest up from the night before. On the final day of the conference, a gripping conversation was had on what the future holds for Learning Management Systems during a panel discussion hosted by Shalimar Anderson, a representative from Moodle US and a keynote speaker.
What role will LMS play in moving beyond teacher-directed, content-centric instruction towards personalised and self-directed learning?— MoodleMoot Global 2022 (@mootglobal) September 29, 2022
@laurenfgoodman @michelledmoore and @PaulMHodgson talk to Shalimar Anderson about the future of Learning Management Systems #MootGlobal22 pic.twitter.com/6KQFuasBvF
Following this were talks on MoodleNet/MoodleApps, Moodle site management and integrations, Accessibility and Inclusion, and a Moodle Products Workshop. Topping it off, the Founder and CEO of Moodle, Martin Dougiamas held a closing session to mark the end of the event.
Sam Suresh from MU DOT MY PLT also presented a Workshop on 3rd day. This was our second presentation at the world’s largest eLearning conference.
See you in 2023
Sam Suresh, Director, and Co-founder of MU DOT MY PLT had the opportunity to speak with Martin Dougiamas, Moodle’s Founder and CEO during the conference’s 20th Anniversary celebration of Moodle.
During the #MootGlobal22 Sam Suresh, Director and Co-founder of MU DOT MY PLT had the chance to speak with Martin Dougiamas, Moodle's Founder and Lead Developer all while celebrating Moodle’s 20th anniversary!#moodlemoot#eLearning#MUDOTMY pic.twitter.com/VZwuBpBxIa— MU DOT MY PLT (@mudotmy) September 28, 2022
Guest speakers were given a certificate as a token of gratitude for imparting their knowledge to others and further progressing the Moodle community as a whole.
The MootGlobal 2023 will be set in Barcelona again, in the fall of next year. We look forward to seeing you there!