This year was the first time I visited Romania and the Moodlemoot which was held at the Aula “Sergiu T. Chiriacescu” a Universității Transilvania din Brașov. It was an excellent opportunity to meet so many other Moodle users from across Romania, Moldova and further afield.
The venue was a university building with a super big theatre that could easily have taken 600 I guess, which reminded me a bit of a concert hall. It was really a lovely venue.
At the end of the Moodlemoot, the attendees got together to sing Moodle Happy Birthday – as Moodle had just turned 11 years old a few days before this.
I gave two presentations at the Moodlemoot. One was titled The road not taken – for those who like poetry you may recognise the title of a Robert Frost poem where he considers which road to take at a junction in a wood and takes the one less travelled by. This presentation focused on some of the great Moodle resources and activities that often get overlooked often due to not having seen them in action, namely Book, External Tool and the Glossary.
The other presentation was about using Moodle Add-ons to extend your Moodle site of which I have shared variations of at different events but have updated with some other plugins.
Brasov was an amazing town, with some truly wonderful buildings and views and very friendly people. On one of the evenings most of us met up in the old town square and some of us headed off for dinner
It also has a small mountain beside it which you can travel to the top of with a cable car – this was the view from the top of the cable car –
On the Friday we all headed off to Bran Castle which was a very beautiful building (if a pity that it was designed for short people)
I was lucky to get to join a few to visit Rasnov Citadel which has awe inspiring views.
For the rest of my pics of the trip check out the flickr gallery
Thanks to Cosmin and all the wonderful people who made me feel welcome. It was a memorable trip and I certainly must go back in coming years!