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Thank you for attending 




3rd July 2010 @ Heythrop College, Kensington, London

Meet @ 10.30am


Twitter Hash Tag: #TMMoodle


Contact Me: Email: dhumpherson@gmail.com

   Twitter: @MoodleDan


After attending this years MoodleMoot I couldnt help but think that as the Moodle community grows so does the diversity of the user base who attend. The natural progression of a piece of software with global appeal and a global user base.


There were many presentations to choose from and a generous handfull of keynote speeches across the two day event, most of which I found both informative and inspiring.


While there I met many people who I've been following on Twitter for some time now, I also met lots of new 'moodlers' with a wealth of experience - I always claim its impossible for one person to know everything there is to know about Moodle, just when you think you have a featured tied down someone pops up with a twist or turn on how they utilise the same functionality in a diverse or unique way.


I'd like TeachMeetMoodle to focus on the way Moodle is used in the Primary and Secondary Education sector.


I want to keep the detail brief at this stage, the TeachMeet should be about the people who attend and the exchanges that take place.


Brief Details:


  • I want the Meet to be informal and as accessible as possible
  • I'd like everyone who attends to take something away with them, that means making sure everyone is involved in some way (Give & Take)
  • focus on classroom practice and real use of Moodle features - plugins - extensions
  • I would like to bring our moodle tech / development staff and for them to meet other like minded moodle devs/techs
  • Can we code the sessions / attendees so that we can connect with edumoodlers of interest
  • BectaX speed dating was a good tool?? 


  • Add your own thoughts here....


Date and Venue *Updated*


 I am pleased to announce that after much deliberating, emails and numerous conversations TeachMeetMoodle has a venue and date set!


TeachMeetMoodle at Heythrop College


Venue Heythrop College - Website - Map - Directions

Kensington Square



W8 5HN


Date  3rd July 2010 AM (Its a Saturday!! which I hope should enable more Moodler's to attend)


Time Lets meet at Heythrop at around 10.30am and get down to business about 11.00am


Refreshments* There will be tea, coffee, biscuits, water available. There will also be wireless internet access available.


* Big thanks go to the guys at SchoolsICT for kindly covering the cost of the Boxing Glove refreshments on lawyers burnaby the day and helping to keep TeachMeets Free, Thanks Guys!!!



Schoolsict - enabling 21st century learning

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For anyone who wants to come the best option is public transport (the College is a 2 minute walk from High Street Kensington tube station) - anyone who wants to bring a car needs to email me (Nadeem n.ahmad@heythrop.ac.uk) first and will need the sat nav post code of W8 5BU.


I want to say a big thank you to all of you who offered to host the event or put me in touch with people who could offer a venue, it was very much appreciated.


  • We (Hamble College) would host, however very south?
  • Why not try a Saturday? Really want to attend but always tricky on school nights (and with kids) @gideonwilliams (I like the idea of holding it on a saturday @moodledan)  
  • How does Hertfordshire grab people??    
  • Sheffield West CLC - we are interested in developing Moodle as a resource for our schools and for teacher training - we'd be happy to host it if you're looking for a more central location! Dave Gibbs (dgibbs@nwsclc.net)  
  • If you're happy for FE colleges to be involved, MidKent College is a potential host   
  • How about a Moodle section at TeachMeet - Hampshire for those who are here in the south?


Basic rules for the TeachMeet:


  • Micro-presentations are strictly seven minutes long, nano-presentations two minutes long.
  • Please make sure that what you're showing rent to own homes has actually been done in your classroom or a classroom of a colleague - this isn't blue skies, this is right here, right now stuff.
  • No sales pitches <-- I personally feel strongly about this point


Rules taken from the suggested TeachMeet Rules here...




Dan Humpherson (@MoodleDan)

Miles Berry (@mberry)

Kristianstill (@kristianstill)

Ian Tasker (@penfold_99) from SchoolsICT (@schoolsict)

Toby Holman (@tobyholman)

Helen Morgan (@nellmog)

Tony Sheppard (@grumbledook)

James Michie (@jamesmichie)

Gideon Williams (@gideonwilliams)

Dan Bowen (@dan_bowen)

Claire Browne (@Claire7179) from CVQO

Bob Irving(@birv2)

Daniel Needlestone (@nstone)

Matthew Gale (@mggale) and (@stbensfencing)

Rosie Douglas (@mkcelearn)

Carol Wrycraft @cwrycraft

Dan Attwood @danbuntu

George Hannah (@precedence)

Nadeem Ahmad - I'm from Heythrop College who will be hosting this

Fred Crowson (@fcbsd)

Paul Garratt ( @garratt83 )

Gerrard Shaw (@gshaw0)

Richard Harris

Ben Nunney (@bennuk)

Kerry Turner

Ian Usher (@iusher) - assuming I'm not moving house over that w/e (cough)

Clare Sarson (@dailydenouement)

Ian Wild (@IanDavidWild)

Matthew Wild (http://identi.ca/mattj)

Steven Keevil (onmejack)

Dan Marshall

R Jiggins


Andy Wallis (@andywallis) - hopefully depending on new timetable

Barbara Gardner bgardner@studygroup.com

Joan Oladunjoye Joan.oladunjoye@midkent.ac.uk

Charoula Blackwood (@CHAR0ULA)

Sailma Ali sali@bucksgfl.org.uk

Darren Murphy (@darrenmurphy)

Kathy Chilvers Social Media Agency Manchester

Kevin Hunt (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/kevinghunt)

John McLear @johnmclear or http://mclear.co.uk

Martyn Colliver @mcolliver (Cure for Tinnitus )

Add yourself....


7 minute micro-presentations:


Parental Engagement - Ian Tasker (Dan Humpherson has seen the presentation at MoodleMoot)

Moodle and music quiz, a teacher embedding audio files into Moodle quiz (http://daibarnes.info/blog/2010/07/teachmeet-moodle-presentation/) - Dai Barnes

Blended Learning - How Moodle changed the learning inside and outside my classroom (James Michie) - Blog post including all 72 sides from presentation and here is a link to my mind map exploring David D. Thornburgs Ph.D.'s Campfires In Cyberspace + the original document. Send Money to family overseas.

Moodleb2ikiocs (sorry -thats appalling) - "integrating" other stuff with Moodle in a Year 8 Gaming course - Gideon Williams

A few recent vignettes of real virtual learning - Ian Usher - I can't attend on the day, so (assuming there's a data projector, decent connection & audio) would like to do it via an Adobe Connect room from home. If my name comes up, could someone call me on oh seven seven four seven seven five seven eight six eight and give me 7 (or 14) minutes' notice to set up? Test the connection here.

Let there be clouds - A look at the free live services plugin for Moodle - Ben Nunney - http://vimeo.com/13037165 

Some Add-ons and Plug-ins you might not have seen - Gideon Williams

What can Moodle teach teachers about e-learning? - Miles Berry

Mallards & Moodle - Daniel Needlestone

Moodle Sans Frontieres - Implementing a network of Moodles across Europe - Ian Wild

Using visuals to encourage student ownership - Helen Morgan

Staff CPD, getting started with Moodle course (plus a quick look at Live@Edu in action on our site) - Gerrard Shaw


Add your presentation....


2 minute nano-presentations:



Journals for evidence - Gideon Williams

Moodle and Classdroid - A mobile app for recording directly into an eportfolio - Watch on YouTube Now

Moodle in a foreign language college - Kevin Hunt

Using Questionnaires to gather feedback and improve quality-Helen Morgan

Generating a collaboration site for IT Managers / IT Support Providers but wanting ideas - Tony Sheppard


Add your presentation....


Suggested discussion topics:


How can I dress like that icon of style Dai Barnes? (Seconded!)

Selling Moodle to Staff

Assessment in Moodle (perhaps might be brought up in the selling Moodle to staff bit?)

Other uses and examples of Opensource in education outside of and around Moodle

E-portfolios, blogs and Moodle...


Speed networking:  I'm running a Moodle Users Group (MUG) at our college today and I do a speed networking session, runs like speed dating ... you can find what people have been doing, what interests you and take details for contacting later.  Would be happy to run a session like this for teachers (would work for techies too) - Rosie Douglas (MidKent College)

Comments (23)

Dai Barnes said

at 10:21 pm on Apr 19, 2010

This is a great idea Dan. I will be in full support and willing to help in any way I can. I'll have a think about London venues. ULCC might be a possibility but this might too much of a good thing. I will contact Ealing Council and see if they have a suitable spot.

Dan said

at 10:41 pm on Apr 19, 2010

Thanks Dai, I'm also going to try and contact some of the OU guys and see if there are any possibilities there.

gideonwilliams said

at 10:46 pm on Apr 19, 2010

Top idea dan all behind this and happy to support in any respect wonder if we might approach a JISC college for a venue?

Tomaz Lasic said

at 12:30 pm on Apr 20, 2010

What a brilliant idea Dan! I may not be able to make it to UK (hardly anyone can these 'volcanic' days, but I will surely be following and promoting this event. Well done & best wishes!

Bob Irving said

at 3:57 pm on Apr 20, 2010

I hope I haven't missed too much. This sounds like a terrific idea. I don't know if I can come up with a mini-preso but I would love to share ideas.

Dan said

at 6:36 pm on Apr 20, 2010

Thank you for all the messages of support!

Bob, we only launched the wiki last night so your right on time! Welcome to the Moodle party.

I've added another section to the Wiki, 'Suggested discussion topics:', for those that perhaps might not have the time to prepare a presentation but have a Moodle related question or idea they'd like to share. Could be right up your street Bob.

Daniel Needlestone said

at 6:59 pm on Apr 20, 2010

Great - I think all my teachmeet presentations so far have been moodle based! Would be great to see others.

Bob Irving said

at 7:36 pm on Apr 21, 2010

Here's a question. First, some background. I am a tech coordinator for the middle school in a small independent school. This year, our division head asked all teachers to use Moodle for posting homework assignments on the calendar and handouts. So we have some "traction". My question is, what are some things I can do to sell teachers on using some of the many other features of Moodle?

I am also a classroom teacher and use labels, quizzes, forums, the wiki, and groups in my Moodle.

gideonwilliams said

at 10:33 am on Apr 22, 2010

I love that idea of speed dating!

Nadeem said

at 12:50 pm on Apr 22, 2010

I'll be happy to host this, (Heythrop College, Uni of London). We're in Kensington so very central (in London terms!)

Dan said

at 8:14 pm on Apr 22, 2010

Thanks Nadeem, were working to sort out dates and venue as soon as possible and I must thank you for the offer. Will be in touch.

Carol Wrycraft said

at 8:22 pm on May 6, 2010

Bob, I think one way of selling Moodle is in how it can raise student participation, so if they can upload assignment work in the evening, rather than during class, you may raise the submission rates (we had a huge improvement in our college). If you aren't happy using web 2.0 content (Facebook etc) in school, then the blogs and forums can really get students to participate who may not feel happy in doing so in class. Make Moodle somewhere where you can showcase the students' work and they will feel involved (rather than it just being a place for teacher handouts). The list goes on and on....................

gideonwilliams said

at 7:55 am on May 13, 2010

Brilliant job Dan and on a Saturday - very excited!

Clare Sarson said

at 7:50 pm on Jun 3, 2010


I've signed up but am a total Moodle newbie. Is that still ok?

Nadeem said

at 5:09 pm on Jun 8, 2010

Hi Clare, I can't see why not, I'm sure it'd be a great learning experience for newbies and oldies alike!

Dan - did you get my recent emails re the catering at all?

Dan said

at 9:39 pm on Jun 9, 2010

Nadeem, apologies for not getting back to you sooner.

Will get back to you hopefully by the end of this week, we all need coffee- right? : )

Carol Wrycraft said

at 4:26 pm on Jun 19, 2010

Clare, if we didn't want newbies what sort of community would we be?
You should feel happy to talk to people and ask as many questions as you like, we were all newbies once :-)

Nadeem said

at 5:03 pm on Jun 25, 2010

Hi Dan - need a reply from you v. soon please as I need to finalise details at my end, and I've got a really hectic week!

To everyone (particularly presenters) - what equipment do you need me to supply?

Ian Wild said

at 10:48 am on Jun 28, 2010

Hi Nadeem - I can bring my own laptop but I don't have a projector (too used to being in school where I don't need one :), but I'm sure I could scrounge one if I need one ). Will we have access to the Internet while we are there? Thanks, Ian.

Nadeem said

at 11:26 pm on Jun 28, 2010

we have projectors and a computer (so you don't need to bring your laptop unless you want to) and wireless available

Barbara said

at 5:35 pm on Jul 5, 2010

Hi everyone
Dai's presentation on editing quiz questions was an inspiration - thanks Dai. You were wondering how to add images of MP3 files to the multiple chopice answers. Try this code
Put the url address between the inverted commas for all things make sure you copy well, the spaces are neceessary.
I've tried it and it works well! Here are my tips
Resize the pictures before you upload them to your course files.
Right click on the picture link, click on Properties to get the pic URL
Have all the URLs copied and ready to go before you create the question
images -
<img src="">

<a href=""></a>
<a href=""</a>

Barbara said

at 5:36 pm on Jul 5, 2010

Sorry, forgot something really important! This code was given to me by a fab teacher called Rolf Tynan. He works for Embassy CES school in Oxford.

Rosie Douglas said

at 6:07 pm on Dec 18, 2010

Dear All

As part of my BSc Education & Training (e-Learning) I am undertaking a study into the benefits of Open Source Software in the FE Sector. I would really appreciate it if you would take 5 minutes to participate in this survey to support my study.

Click on the link below to access the survey:


Many thanks in anticipation of your help and a very Happy Christmas to all!

Rosie Douglas

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