Here are some quick notes taken by John Mansel-Pleydell (@theohiobloke) while he attended the keynote presenation by Martin Dougiamas at the Midwest Moot this morning. Stay up to date with Goshen at #mootusin10.
Moodle MOOT keynote
#mootusin10 is the twitter hash tag.
People use Moodle in ways he did not plan.
50k registered and verified sites.
Martin uses a Mac and Keynote!
50k in user community
2.0 is a new platform
Nice new file picker with googledocs flickr Picasa built in.
Can link to external media or download into Moodle
Can embed YouTube flickr directly in any text area.
Can control where incoming messages are routed
Does jabber chat
Can register external blogs and filter by #tags
Workshops built around peer assessment
New interface with a workflow to show what needs to be done to set it up.
New community block
Search for courses online
90% of Moodlers use only 10% of the features of Moodle
Mobile apps – lots of experimenting going on
New web services enables better integration with the real world.
Moodle 3 is years away and a re-design from the ground up.
Backup and restore are what is holding up release.
Theming is different themes need to be rewritten.
Special thanks to John for sending in his synopsis.