I am excited about the upcoming online MoodleMoot, and, at the same time, I am trying to understand what this event is about. Why ‘Moot’? I actually fond a straightforward answer on the moodlemoot.org website. According to this resource, J.R.R. Tolkien used the word to describe the meeting of the Ent. So, a meeting it is.
As a verb, “moot” has three meanings:1. to present or introduce (any point, subject, project, etc.) for discussion. 2. to reduce or remove the practical significance of; make purely theoretical or academic. 3. Archaic . to argue (a case), especially in a mock court.
In our context, meaning number 1applies. During the Moot, we are going to present experiences, projects, and ideas for discussion. Meaning number 2, in my opinion, doesn’t apply at all. We want to explore what works, and all presenters and participants are interested in learning more about good / best practices.
So what will we moot in our conference? Moodle, of course! Moodle, as in Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.
Check out the program, and come join us!