Dear organizers, staff and presenters,
I would just like to express my thanks and congratulations to you all on yet again a wonderful MoodleMoot last month. The Moot was my second, and like last year it was run amazingly well with a high caliber of presentations, keynotes and workshops. The Moot is my favourite conference of the year...it beats JALT hands down, and here are a few reasons why :
1. Everyone, and I mean everyone, are so down to earth and so willing to help others. There are no 'big heads' walking around and thinking they are the be-all-and-end-all of Moodle and education in general.
2. The variety of presentations and the things that you can see and learn is outstanding. From keynotes, to presentations, to lightening rounds, to the genius bar....there is something for everyone...even the less computer savvy like me!
3. You don't have to speak computer language. Although there are people with amazing computing and programming skills that have done some wonderful things...they dumb it all down for people like me so we just need to learn how to use it. I confess I will never be great with computers....but I do want to be able to use some of the new things that teachers have made if I see them as either educational and motivational for my students or time saving for myself or/and students. All presentations I saw and the help I got was all about the simple act of 'teachers helping teachers.'
So thank you again for all of your hard work, I take my hat off to you all as the Moot was well worth it for people like me and I heard similar comments both at the Moot and after on social media and with in Hokkaido teaching circles.
I am already looking forward to MoodleMoot 2017 so keep up the good work, and 'keep Moodling!'
Sapporo Gakuin University (Hokusei Gakuen University from next month)