Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
NetSpot, one of the top Moodle Partners globally and a BRW Fast 100 growing company will again be hosting Moodlemoot AU 2012 from 1-4 July in the Gold Coast.

Moodle is a globally successful, Australian made, Open Source Learning Management System which has been adopted by over 40% of Australian Universities over the past five years.

Moodlemoot is Asia Pacific’s most comprehensive Moodle conference which attracts educational practitioners, eLearning managers and technologists from all sectors. The University of Southern Queensland are co-organisers of the event and key advisors of the conference organising committee.

Keynote speakers include Martin Dougiamas, Moodle founder and lead developer, Thomas Cochrane, Academic Advisor and Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology, Auckland University of Technology, Centre for Learning and Teaching and ABC Open project Directors, Cath Dwyer and Ann Chesterman.

Addressing the ‘Riding the Wave' theme that ties in with Gold Coast beach location, Moodlemoot will provide opportunities for participants to learn and share with a focus on core themes including:

•Riding the Crest - Move to Moodle 2 and Up

Strategies and techniques used to evaluate or deploy Moodle 2.x successfully.

•Enjoying the Sun - Moodle Showcase

Presentations of papers, research and case studies of smart practices, outstanding examples, lessons learned and success stories.

•Slip, Slop, Slap - Breaking Barriers
Using Moodle to support students at risk, indigenous/remote education, language learning, etc.

•Rip Curl - Integrating & Extending Moodle
Covers any other tools that people have used and/or are developing, looking to develop in conjunction with Moodle to enhance learning.

•Pipeline - Moodle How To's
Showing, actively working with others on how to set up and complete various components of Moodle.

•Hang Ten - The Moodle Community
About community, collaboration and sharing, places/people to go to, ways of helping, Moodle Docs, connections, etc.

"Moodlemoot AU 2012 is the place to be for the Moodle community to come together and learn more about Moodle, one of the world’s most popular open source learning management systems”, said Allan Christie, Managing Director, NetSpot Pty Ltd.

“Moodlemoot AU attracts a broad spectrum of Moodle users from the K-12, Higher Education, VET, ACE, Government and corporate sectors, making it the largest and only Moodle conference in Australasia with a cross sectoral audience. The audience comprises of teachers, developers and administrators, who attend with the aim of engaging, learning and advancing the e-learning agenda".

Early Bird registrations opened on 2 March and all early bird registrations automatically go in the draw to win two Theme Park Super passes. A range of sponsorship opportunities are available for the event.

Further information about the conference is available at http://moodlemoot.org.au.


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NetSpot Pty Ltd

NetSpot Pty Ltd (ABN 50083417403) is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. NetSpot provides a range of professional services including AARNet-¬based managed hosting for over 650,000 users, technical support, training, content migration, customisation and helpdesk. NetSpot is an official Moodle Partner in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Erika Dauner
P: 08 7200 6310
W: www.netspot.com.au

Moodlemoot AU

The annual Australasian Moodle conference ‘Moodlemoot’ is organised and sponsored by NetSpot. The four day conference is the biggest national event for Moodle users and developers to share, learn, collaborate and network with others within the Moodle community. Each year the conference continues to grow in size and prominence with an average attendance of 400-500 delegates from across Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Asia Pacific.

W: www.moodlemoot.org.au


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