Saturday, 31 March 2012

Moodlemoot UK and IE

Hi! (if anyone who is reading this!)  Long time no see!  I am re-starting by blog in honour of the MoodleMoot (nothing to do with some points on offer) and in honour of my Moodle book about to be published!!

I am tres excited about both or should I say "Tá mé ag tnúth go mór leis an dá!" thanks to google translate!!

I have booked my sessions at the moot, planned the sessions I am delivering, read a guidebook about Dublin and planned my sightseeing.  My euros have been purchased, my passport and bags are packed and i'm ready to go!
I am really looking forward to catching up with my Moodle pals and hoping to learn lots of new things.  I love using Moodle anyway and have really enjoyed the past year following our upgrade to Moodle 2.  (In case any of you don't know - I LOVE Moodle 2!) It has been really good applying some of the new things in M2 - especially tracking and conditional activities and I hope to be able to share some of this at my presentations (Tracking student progress with course completion on day 1 and Managing Learning with Moodle 2 on day 2).  However, I am also really looking forward to learning lots more from others at the Moot.

I think the Moot might also coincide with the release of my first book!  It feels so cool to say it (and my family and colleagues are suitably impressed!!)  It is being published by PacktPub and it is about the Moodle Gradebook.  It is based on Moodle 2.2 (although Moodle users will know that a lot of the gradebook is also the same in Moodle 1.9).  You can see it here:  I think the Moodle gradebook has loads of potential for supporting learning and also to efficiently track progress for staff and students.  If you are not sure how - check out the book (what a shameless plug!  Here is another one!....)  Another thing that is great about this book is that if you are using Moodle 1.9 and moving to Moodle 2.x then this book can help you with both.  What better value is there than that!! 

Anyways - that's my new start for my blog.  Hope I get to meet someone who has read this at the Moot.  If so - say hi!!

PS - my twitter account is @bbarrington so I will aim to report back a bit via that too!  Search #mootieuk12 to keep up with everything at the Moot!.

See you soon Dublin!!