US West Coast MoodleMoot 2010 – San Jose, CA – July 20-23, 2010

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This MoodleMoot is part of the larger “Emerging Technologies for Online Learning (ET4Online)” symposium and conference which is coordinated jointly by the Sloan Consortium, MERLOT and MoodleMoot International Symposium.  The collaborative event will host a number of tracks (including the traditional all-Moodle track at all Moots) and is sure to draw a diverse crowd of online learners, educators and educational technology vendors (not exclusive to the Moodle LMS).

The Call for Proposals is now open; visit http://et4online.merlot.org/ to submit your session and pre-conference workshop proposals.  According to the official MoodleMoot site (http://moodlemoot.org):

The Symposium will be held July 20-23, 2010, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. The proposal submission deadline is January 18, 2010. See the US West Coast MoodleMoot 2010 site for more details.

Additionally, this year’s West Coast US Moot is utilizing Twitter to catalog announcements and information about the event, #et4online.  The MoodleMoot International Symposium helps to organize and publicize global Moodle events.

No registration cost has yet been released to the public (though registration will open officially on 1/15/10).  For more information please visit the official event website: http://www.sloanconsortium.org/et4online

The Sloan Consortium

helps learning organizations continually improve quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs according to their own distinctive missions, so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines.  Sloan-C supports the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction. [http://sloanconsortium.org/aboutus/index.asp]

MERLOT is a member driven organization which stands for Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching.  Their database of materials is available to course facilitators and educators.  Their goal is to create the leading community of content that’s been categorized and vetted by the industry’s best educators.

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