Now I love the beach, but if there is anything that stops me from enjoying a good swim in the ocean it is waves, I personally don’t like them much. However, this week I am quite happy to indulge and enjoy riding, surfing, and even duck-diving through the waves as I soak up the sun and enjoy MoodleMoot AU 2012. Yesterday was day one, and what a day! After 10 exciting talks I was exhausted but definitely inspired. The began with a slightly feverish Martin Dougiamas taking the stage and always delivering some awesome news on what’s to come in Moodle future versions.
Moodle is about interaction & collaboration @moodler once said that “all Moodle courses should be little communities of practice” #mootau12
After this great keynote presentation I went to a series of presentations on a variety if things but a common theme for me and something I am keenly interested in because of the needs of academics at our institute is the use of forums and how best to both implement them but also grade them. I was thoroughly impressed with the two presentations I saw on new tools that will hopefully become available in the near future that assess forums easily than currently is available.
Building on a foundation of engagement: participation forum… Looking forward to this #mootau12