Thursday, February 15, 2007

Moodle Moot Albuquerque

I'm in Albuquerque for the Moodle Moot on Friday. From their website:

  • "This year's moot will be focused on intra and inter institutional communication, and features a keynote presentation by San Francisco State University's Kevin Kelly - Moodle at the Center: Communities of Practice, Integration, and Partnerships."
  • "Dr. Jason Cole is the author of Using Moodle and the Director of Cognition and Instruction Associates. ... He has also worked at San Francisco State University where he and Kevin worked to introduce Moodle as an improvement over some other LMS which will remain nameless."
  • "Tim Hunt is part of The Open University's Moodle development team. ... The Open University, founded in the 1960s and based in Milton Keynes, UK, is the world's first successful distance teaching university. It is in the middle of a two and a half year programme to build a state of the art VLE based on Moodle. It employs the largest group of Moodle developers in the world and its Moodle system has over 170,000 user accounts and 2,000 courses."
No, my school and system are not seriously looking at adopting Moodle any time soon, but I do think that this Moot will be very informative. The development progress for Moodle has been nothing short of astounding during the past couple of years, and I'm interested in staying up-to-date with what is happening here. Besides, there will be a bunch of very smart people here and I'm hoping that some of that my rub off onto me. You never know.

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