But fear not, there is another Moodle conference in Australia this year. It’s called MoodlePosium, it’s in Canberra, and this year’s theme is Assessment Matters.
Oh, and I’m speaking at it! Twice! Well, actually I’m co-presenting with my boss, colleague and friend Sharyn. I’m very excited to present with her; our main presentation will be “Compliance, Assessments and Activity Tracking”. We’re going to show you how to use the tools in Moodle to track students’ progression through a unit’s elements of competency. Sharyn is a whiz at compliance, and I’m bringing the technical know-how that fiddling with our Moodle has given me. We’ll show how we get all our students to read and agree to the Student Assessment Guides before they start the course. It’s going to be great fun. Plus, we’re bringing our other colleague Annette with us, so it’s going to be a SWSi party in Canberra!
I’m also excited because the keynoters are Natalie Denmeade and Michael de Raadt. I met both Natalie and Michael at the Moot, but we’ve twitter-followed each other for awhile, so I’ve excited for their presentations. Michael literally wrote the book on Moodle and works for Moodle HQ. Natalie is a fellow TAFE teacher, from the North Coast Institute, so we can swap war stories. I’m very excited to catch up with both.
And as I write this, I’ve checked the MoodlePosium site and another keynoter has been announced; Graeme Salter. So some great keynotes, as well as some great looking presentations.
The Earlybird ends this Tuesday; register now for $250. After Tuesday, it goes up to $300, which is still a pretty good deal.
The conference itself will be at CIT Woden, and there are some good accommodation deals at Abode Woden. It will be October 8th and 9th, that’s the first week back after break for NSW teachers.
I’m very excited for this one!