There were some really great other presentations in day 2 of MoodleMoot AU 2012 as well. Some notes and tweets below…
Francis Kneebone gave a thought provoking presentation that looked at a framework for developing educators in educational technology and some of the questions he raised I could definitely relate to. The third tweet below I could definitely resonate with as academics often ask for things the be done or integrated but they have no understanding of what it takes to get and develop such a resource or activity. It’s not expected that they do most of the time but how can we educate them enough so that they understand what is possible and what are reasonable expectations of technology within their context?
Watching @FrancisKneebone present on a framework for developing educators in educational technology #mootau12
This was a great presentation that looked at how Moodle caters for and keeps up with current global trends and its fantastic to see that it does. Moodle is not a complete package in and of itself but as Martin so often reiterates, it is a platform, a foundation in which to build further learning opportunities and activities. Many extra learning materials and resources can be integrated and implemented with Moodle and that’s what keeps it up with global trends…. That and the community behind it I believe.
Addressing global trends in education… Can it be done in Moodle? #mootau12 what does the Horizon report mean for Moodle?
Jenni Parker from Murdoch University was dynamic and different in her approach to presenting and I found it both refreshing and engaging. She presented her Masters work and her portal of information presented was very interesting and effectively designed, I will definitely check it out further.
eDesign: an authentic online learning course using Moodle together with an open companion website – a masters research project #mootau12
Finally, I went to a presentation on Collaborate and I have only just recently had a student experience of this tool and found it very user-friendly and full of great tools. I definitely think it would be a valuable and effectively synchronous web tool to use in our institute.
Watching Kim Edgar and Lindsey Collins present on extending Moodle using Collaborate #moodleau12