Announcing Moodler of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce a new award to be ran in conjunction with the Moodlemoot – Moodler of the Year 2014.

The purpose is to celebrate and reward excellent teaching practice in the use of Moodle in learning and assessment delivery. The award is open to individuals and teams based anywhere in Europe who are coming to the Moodlemoot in Edinburgh.

The award will be judged by a panel chaired by the Moot Chair – Dr Keith Smyth of Edinburgh Napier University.

The panel is:

  • Dr Mark Glynn, DCU
  • Dr Carolyne Jacobs, University of Portsmouth
  • Dr Keith Smyth, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Michael de Raadt, Moodle HQ
  • Gavin Henrick, Learning Technology Services

Winners will be presented with the award and the prizes at the Gala Dinner at the Moodlemoot Edinburgh 2014 on the evening of April 15th.


Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places as decided by the panel.

The prizes are sponsored by Learning Technology Services and will be:

1st prize £750 + one Ticket for attending the Moodlemoot in 2015(venue to be confirmed soon).

2nd prize £500

3rd prize £250


A person, or a team may put forward a Moodle based learning project they have completed in their organisation in the past year of the submission date.

The entries will need to include a number of things:

1. An introduction as why they feel they should win the Award

2. Summary evidence in a key areas:

a – description of the actions taken and techniques in Moodle used to implement the project

b – statement of the learning approach taken and decisions during the rollout

c – the positive impact of the project on the learners and entry organisation

How to Enter

Confirm your intention to submit an entry by contacting the organisers on

You will then be given access to a course on our Moodle site to submit the details of your presentation. You will be able to download the form for submission of the entry.

The final date for the online submissions is Feb 13th 2014. Any entries after this date will not be accepted into this years award competition. We will confirm that we have received the entry.

Award Schedule

  • Feb 13th – Submission Deadline
  • Feb 14th – Notification of submission
  • Mar 7th – Notification of Virtual interviews
  • Mar 12,13,14 – Virtual Interviews
  • Apr 15th – Award at the Moodlemoot Gala Dinner

The Moodler of the Year awards are only open to conference attendees or colleagues who have registered for the conference and are representing them. The awards will be made at the Gala dinner.

This award was inspired by the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year award which has been running for a number of years.

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