Midwest Moodle Moot update

quick note from Floyd Saner….

midwest moodle moot

The 2012 Midwest Moodle Moot offers an extensive array of opportunities to learn about Mooodle and online learning and training – 9 half-day workshops and 37 conference break-out sessions! Get the conference schedule here!

You must register soon to take advantage of all the opportunities: Register Here

You have until July 18 to receive free meals with your regisration (breakfast and lunch) and to take advantage of inexpensive on-campus housing. You may still register online until July 20, but will have to pay extra for meals on-campus housing may not be available.

Online registration ends July 20. After July 20 you may register on-site, but registration will increase from $190 to $225.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the Moot or registration for the Moot.



Call for 2012 Midwest Moodle Moot Proposals!

The 2012 Midwest Moodle Moot has been announced and will be held July 25-27. The keynote speaker this year will be Stuart Mealor, New Zealand Moodle Partner and Manager of the Free Moodle Project.

They’re currently asking for proposals so if you’re interested in presenting at the Moot check it out here.

It looks like registration information will be available soon.

Happening in 15 minutes (1pm EST) Google+ Hangout discussing Moodle

Just a reminder that in just 15 minutes Sean Beaverson and John R. Sowash are hosting a Google+ Hangout discussing Moodle.

Since there is a limit on the number of participants they’ve created a collaborative notes, questions, sharing, etc. This is a first time hosting something like this and hopefully in the future the limit on the amount of participants will increase. So come hang out and see how it works!

Moodle Hangout Tues. 17th 1pm ET on Google+

Who uses Moodle? Who uses Google+? If you said yes to both then come join us on Tuesday, January 17th at 1pm ET to discuss “Moodle for Online Learning and Blended Learning“. The Hangout was a product of a discussion stream from Sean Beaverson and John R. Sowash on Google+.

It’ll be an informal Hangout with no predefined agenda items and there may be a cap on how many people can be in pokies online the Hangout but we’ll just see how it goes! People can drop in and out and go with the flow.

Soo, to access the Hangout you have to have a Google+ account and just add me (Melissa Benson), Sean or John to your circles or just search for us and check out our streams. I’m not sure if there’s an easy way to access it? We’ll send out reminders via Google+ and Twitter.

Still time to vote! 2011 Open Source Awards @packtpub

Note: You still have time to vote for the 2011 Open Source Awards until October 31st!


This Open Source award is an online event held by Packt to distinguish excellence among the various projects within the community. Now in its sixth year, the Award, formerly known as the Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) Award, is designed to encourage, support, recognize, and reward a wide range of technologies. Since 2006, both Drupal and WordPress have won the main CMS Award, with Dries Buytaert and Matt Mullenweg both referencing the Award as an important yardstick for their projects. 

Vote now!


Let’s get collaborative West Coast Moodle Moot! #mootusca11

Are you going to the West Coast Moodle Moot in California in a week? If so, come join the community and engage in the Collaborative Doc. My colleague (@smbeaverson) and I came up with this idea during the 2011 iMoot, where it started out as a simple blank document with a few directions:

iMoot Brilliance

and it was transformed into 19 pages of notes, edited by Moodlers from all around the world. From the United States, to Australia, to Mexico, Sweden and Hong Kong! I’d like to start the same type of Document with supplements testosterone human growth hormone hgh my very first Moodle Moot : )pencil

I’ve created a doc for the upcoming West Coast Moodle Moot– http://goo.gl/vODg0. It’s a public, open document for anyone to edit. Please feel free to help organize the doc or contribute to it–with notes during the conference, questions or ideas to share.

Also “sign in” by entering in your Twitter handle and name so we can continue to network with other tools during and after the conference.


Please pass along the collaborative doc URL – http://goo.gl/vODg0 – and remember to use the Moodle Moot hashtag #mootusca11


Midwest Moodle Moot 2011

Looking to learn more about Moodle this summer? Make networking connections? A great opportunity is at the Midwest Moodle Moot July 20-22 in Goshen, IN. I think attending a Moodle Moot this summer is a great time to go because of the release of Moodle 2.1 on June 30th. I’m actually going to the one in California in July and my main focus will be on Moodle 2.x

Here are the details


2011 Midwest Moodle Moot web site:  http://midwestmoot.com/

Dates/Location:  July 20-22, Goshen, IN

Registration Fees:  Conference $135 (early reg.);  Workshops $65 each. (Register here!)

Keynote Address: “The National Education Technology Plan: How we will all help each other transform education,” Steve Midgley, Deputy Director of Education Technology, US Department of Education.

Unfortunately I will not be attending as I am attending the one in California a week before. Here is a list of the Moodle Moot sessions along with the workshops list.


Collaborative Notes for the #iMoot

The iMoot has been going on for 3 days now and with the exception of a few bumps in the web conferencing it’s been a tremendous success. Props to the iMoot team, great presenters ansignd attendees for their back channel chat during presentations.

Along with separate iMoot session Moodle courses including forums, a collaborative doc has been created for the Moot. Moodlers have been taking notes and sharing about the sessions they’ve attended. We still have a day or two of the iMoot left so feel free to continue taking notes. The great thing about the iMoot is that all sessions are recorded and can be viewed..well forever. The collaborative doc will be available forever as well.

Even if you’re not a attending the iMoot take a look a the public iMoot Doc here. If you are attending please share with others, just take a look at what others have documented or give us your Twitter handle and network with other Moodlers.

Short URL for the Doc: http://goo.gl/aSgco

Again, thanks to the iMoot team and all of the presenters! I’ll post later on my favorite sessions.

Oh, and one last thing – make sure you channel your inner Moodle Rockstar and buy some iMoot merchandise. There are tons of cool items from water bottles (I bought) to pajamas to t-shirt and mugs!