I SAT AT Ground Zero of the Moodle Moot UK and Ireland, a vibrant occasion on all levels and good enough this year for a lot of reasons to trend on Twitter.
I hope someone is harvesting the twitterstream for the day because it's a treasure trove of continuous professional development for educators, lecturers, course developers and anyone with a deep interest in pedagogy.
I learned several things about the road ahead from Martin Dougiamas himself. I believe the biggest feature in the road map for Moodle lies in its plug-ins, drag-and-drop file picker, and notification system. To capitalise on these features, fellow lecturers at the Limerick Institute of Technology may be developing plug-ins to the core Moodle program. From what I've seen at today's Moodle Moot, there's plenty of collaborative potential between third level institutes of technology. I hope some of those collabrative ventures percolate during the next 36 hours and then weave their way into the ICT in Education Conference in Thurles and the e-learning summer school in the Dublin Institute of Technology. I know both of those event organisers read my blog, along with potential strategic partners. Perhaps they'll DM me on Twitter or add to the threaded conversation on Google Plus.
Previously by Bernie Goldbach in the Irish Examiner -- "Moodling Irish Education", September 17, 2004