This is the final post about Back To School 2015. Each year we’ve focused a bit of our September posts to helping teachers get their academic year started right. Each day this week we’ll publish a simple trick, tip or resource list which we think will help to make it easier to use Moodle in the classroom and to use it better.
Even if you’re new to Moodle, you’ve probably already figured out that it has a culture – and language – all its own. So what the heck is a “Moot”? The best explanation comes directly from MoodleMoot.org:
MoodleMoots are events held around the world, focusing on collaborating and inspiring all users of the Moodle open source learning platform… MoodleMoots are events that feature speakers, workshops, demonstrations and other presentations, motivated for the community and the benefit of Moodle.
If you want to Moodle, there really is no better place to go from being a spectator to “in the game” than at a Moot. You’ll meet with developers, learn about available technical assistance, be privy to up-and-coming features and, of course, interact with lots of other people just like yourself who love Moodle and are interested in making it better. If you’re an expert or have done something novel with Moodle you can also present and share that knowledge with your colleagues (often presenting comes with a free or reduced registration fee).
So do yourself a favor and reserve a bit of your annual conference funds for the next Moot in your area (or somewhere else in the world). We always have the latest Moots (official and unofficial), webinars, and other related events on our calendar here.