With the imoot 2011 conference only days away the organisers have published the reason behind the panel discussion on the saturday.
Attendees have just 4 days (28 April to 2 May 2011) to create a short Moodle course on the broad theme of Climate Change. They can look at the topic from whatever ‘angle’ they like including a scientific, linguistic, social, artistic, technological, philosophical, economic, mathematical or musical ‘angle’.
The criteria for the course are pretty simple, and entrants have to use a variety of standard Moodle activities, and agreed to have the content and course Creative Commons licensed and published on MOOCH (Moodle.org Community Hub). Its going to be interesting to see the variety of courses produced!
On the saturday the panel members will wrestle with the ongoing question of “What makes a great Moodle course?” giving some attendees an opportunity to discuss the course they are creating and get some suggestions from the panel members.
The panel is made up of names from the community including:
- Mary Cooch – @moodlefairy – http://www.moodleblog.net
- Michelle Moore – http://www.remote-learner.net
- Joyce Seitzinger – @catspyjamasnz – http://www.cats-pyjamas.net
- Julian Ridden – @moodleman – http://www.moodleman.net
- Tomaz Lasic – @lasic – http://tomazlasic.net
- Mark Drechsler – @markdrechsler – http://www.markdrechsler.com/
- Gavin Henrick (me) – @ghenrick – http://www.somerandomthoughts.com
So if you are attending and want to rise to the challenge, get your creative cap on and head over the the competition area and get Moodling!
If you haven’t yet signed up for the iMoot, and have $65 australian dollars to spare for what is a great virtual conference, head over and sign up now!