Welcome to Moodle Moot NZX

Stuart Mealor (conference organiser)It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Moodle Moot NZX in New Zealand, and to this website which provides essential information and an interactive community space leading up to the event.

In case you are wondering, we are using NZX (as in 'X' meaning '10') to celebrate HRDNZ being a Moodle Partner for 10 years (wow!)

Everyone attending the event this year will also be entitled to 10% off any of our MoodleBites courses - yay!

The 2016 Moodle Moot has a wonderful venue this year - NorthTec (Northland Polytechnic) in the northernmost city of Whangarei - so it should be lovely spring weather too (fingers crossed).

The Moodle Moot has two main aims. Firstly, to enable people who work in the e-learning virtual space to meet and interact face-to-face each year. The second vital aspect of a Moodle Moot is to reach all Moodle teachers, educators, and technologists to provide unique professional development opportunities.

Numerous workshops, presentations,and  discussions will be facilitated by Moodle experts and enthusiasts - and we thank everyone in advance for this - it's the most important contribution to the event.

To go alongside the very important Teaching and Administration workshops, we also have a Management workshop, and a Developer workshop this year !

Our aim of ensuring there is 'something for everyone' remains central, and we have different 'tracks' to support developers/administrators, teachers, and a business and general interest (to encompass everything else!) Attendees are free to choose sessions from any area - some technical, some teaching, and some of the interesting 'others'.

As always, the logistics of managing the host venue goes a long way towards the success of the event. The work being done by Vasi, John, Richard, and Gareth and other staff at NothTec is not to be under-estimated. I'd like to say a huge thank you, and we really hope that this conference provides a truly valuable staff development opportunity for NothTec staff.

I am fortunate to be invited to many conferences and Moodle Moots around the world - including Australia, USA, Greece, Spain, Italy and most recently Romania.  I can honestly say that the New Zealand Moodle Moot is the most relaxed, and the most friendly and enjoyable. If you haven't been to the NZ Moodle Moot conference before... you are in for a really great experience, and if you have - it will be great to see you again!

If you have general questions leading up to the event please post them in the Forum. If you would like to discuss something directly with myself please email me: stuart[AT]hrdnz.com.

Stuart smile

Last modified: Monday, 15 August 2016, 3:45 PM