What’s Coming up at the UK & Ireland Moodlemoot 2021!

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6 Panels of Discussion - May 10th-12th, 2021

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s lined up for panels of discussion at MootIEUK21…

If a topic catches your eye – there are still some places left on our discussion boards for the following talks, get in touch if you would like to have your say and take part!

Approaches to Course Development

There are many different approaches to building courses in Moodle, all of which can offer some benefits. This panel will look at existing features, course formats, and 3rd party plugins that make the course builder’s process better and ultimately give the students the best experience possible.

Competencies and Learning Outcomes

There are ongoing moves to incorporate competencies and learning outcomes as an active part of online courses. Competencies express a learner’s level of understanding and skills for a certain subject or topic that has been achieved. Competency frameworks can be attached to learning plans for students, as well as activities within their courses.

Badges and Microcredentials

It has now been 10 years since the Open badges project began, and a lot has happened since then. Badges are an effective way to mark student’s achievements and record their progress within the components of a larger course, such as a degree.

A push for reforms in learning pathways has boosted the ever-changing demand for new skill sets in an increasingly digitized workforce. There are moves to implement and recognise micro-credentials to provide a more dynamic learner-centric culture in education and training.

Future of Online Learning

In the decade before Covid-19, teaching was a mix of face-to-face, online courses, blended learning, and blended virtual courses. The global pandemic pushed the accelerator on purely online learning mixed with virtual classrooms. Once the pandemic impact relaxes restrictions, what is the future of learning, and of online learning? How much of the changes will stay, how many things will revert to the way before?

Plug-In or Plug-Out? - Plug-Ins Vs LTI

Having a feature in Moodle as a plugin keeps the content, data, and usage all within Moodle, providing an integrated common experience. Connecting a new system to Moodle via IMS LTI means that the data, content, and experience are now controlled by the third party platform albeit in a single sign-on. What method is best for teaching and learning approaches? What is best for students? How about data protection, accessibility, and continuity of experience, when third party systems can be bought or sold, or closed.

Accessibility Working Group

Building effective and inclusive teaching and learning platforms for teachers and students are paramount. Sharing experiences and approaches to improve the accessibility of Moodle, Moodle courses, and assessment helps build a vibrant community. The goal of this session is to build a new working group around accessibility to share the practice with each other and learn about new practices and what needs to be addressed.

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