There is nothing “lite” in how the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, or ASCILITE, manages the views and work of 600 educational technologists in the country down under.
And there is nothing “passive” in the way it has fostered its “TELedvisors network” as a force for wider, bigger, more impactful technology-enhanced learning throughout the country.
A “Moodle story” documents the use case of these rogue envoys, who, through monthly webinars and occasional meetings in Australia and New Zealand, drive collaboration and advocacy. They found in MoodleCloud, Moodle’s own cloud-based solution, a straightforward tool to centralize knowledge and foster collaboration in an inviting way.
Co-founding “TELedvisor” and veteran Moodler Colin Simpson, currently at Swinburne, mentions the Moodle Forum as the group’s most popular tool. Usability and easy notifications management keep the conversation going and participants engaged. They have found MoodleCloud, with fewer features and reduced plugin compatibility, a robust enough platform for most tertiary education schools.
Tertiary education encompasses all forms of formal education after high school or equivalent level. In ASCILITE, 15 universities, many among the region’s best, take part of TELedivisors and other computer-related education advocacy initiatives.
The “TELedvisors” run a “Moodle for Schools” tier version of MoodleCloud. Some of their webinars are free to join, do so at teledvisors.moodle.school.