Another UK & Ireland Moodlemoot over and out!
Wow, another MootIEUK over and out! We were delighted to attend the 2021 UK & Ireland Moodlemoot as a platinum sponsor. It took place online last week, from the 10th – 12th May. All of the sessions were recorded and will be made available on the Moodlemoot site during this week.
The MootIEUK Team
We enjoyed organising this years UK & Ireland Moodlemoot where attendees worldwide participated and presented. Our conference team of Gavin, Renée and Holly coordinated the sessions on the main stream on Zoom and managed the engagement over social media and Telegram over the 3 days. Meanwhile, Mike (our CTO) helped organise the Dev Jam which ran on the first two days.
Our Sessions at the UK & Ireland Moodlemoot
Over the three days, the team participated in a number of presentations, workshops and developer sessions.
Day 1 - Monday 10th May
On Monday, Gavin chaired in the 50 minute workshop on ‘Badges and Micro-credentials’. Joining Gavin on the panel was Mark Glynn (DCU), Sam Taylor (Catalyst IT), and Ryan Hazen (My Learning Consultants).
Day 2 - Tuesday 11th May
Day 2 kicked off with a panel discussion on ‘The Future of Online Learning’. After lunch, Gavin presented ‘Accessibility – how is the journey going towards full compliance?’. In this 5 minute lightning session, Gavin spoke about the accessibility journey that organisations take. Tuesday’s live sessions were brought to a close with a panel on Accessibility. Gavin was joined on the panel by Suzanne Stone (DCU), Laia J. Conet, Trevor Boland (AHEAD), Jessica Bryant (My Learning Consultants) and Miranda Melcher (KCL).
Day 3 - Wednesday 12th May
On the final day we presented ‘Accessibility Tips for Teachers’. This was a 15 minute presentation in which we shared tips and tricks for teachers to improve the accessibility of their content. We also did a short demo of the Brickfield Accessibility Toolkit.
The final session including insights from a number attendees on their UK & Ireland MoodleMoot personal highlight, what surprised them, and what they learned!
What was the highlight at the UK & Ireland Moodlemoot?
Martin Dougiamas, CEO and Founder of Moodle outlined the collaboration between Brickfield and Moodle in his keynote on the first day! Sander Bangma, Moodle LMS Product Manager went through the functionality of the starter toolkit in his session. Above all, this was a highlight for us to see Moodle push to ensure their course content is accessible and inclusive for everyone.
However, we were hugely encouraged about the continuing emphasis and enthusiasm towards accessibility, inclusion and universal design for learning. This was demonstrated by panel members, presenters and attendees throughout the three days.
As platinum sponsors of the UK & Ireland Moodlemoot, we also published a blog post in the run up to the moot, you can check out our Moodlemoot promo sponsor blog post here.
We were delighted to be a sponsor for this wonderful three day event full of online sessions, networking and collaborating with other education technologists! We look forward to the next Moodlemoot!