iMoot 2015, Interview with an organizer (Part II) – Registration now open!

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Here’s my second installment of the email-based interview with Vinny Stocker, one of the organizers from Pukunui behind the iMoot series and the 2015 iMoot. Find Part I of the interview here.

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Please note that registration for the event is now open, you can reserve your spot or buy one and give one at http://2015.imoot.org/enrol/index.php?id=4 (Registration is only $95AUD per attendee). Those who submit a session that’s accepted as part of the formal program get full access for free!

Who’s the keynote?

Again this year we have a number of exciting keynotes in the pipeline. We are planning to release the details when we have confirmed all of them in the next couple of weeks, although I can say we have some of the friendly folk from Moodle HQ along again, and we thank them for their continued support.

What do you look forward to most at the iMoot?

The thing I look forward to most about the iMoot, as well as learning new things about moodle from the high quality presentations, is the chance to meet new people and talk to them via the BigBlueButton software (thanks to Fred Dixon and the awesome team at Blindside Networks). It’s a great chance to get to know people that you normally only know as a twitter handle or who reply to you on the forums on moodle.org.

What’s your fondest memory from years past?

One of my fondest memories from previous years was the overwhelming reaction we had when we decided to issue badges to attendees and presenters. This was in iMoot 2013 and it was a new feature just released by Moodle HQ. It was amazing to see the response. Hundreds developers teachers and school administrators trying to figure out how to collect as many badges as possible! Asking each other in the forums where to find certain badges and comparing notes. This really highlighted to me how powerful some of the tools are within Moodle to engage learning and collaboration.

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