Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 Feb 21 | Moodle Moot Japan Okinawa | Day 3 Report

Moodle MNET KAKENHI Grant Team!
L-R Akinobu Kanda, Mari Yamauchi,
Thom Rawson, Hideto Harashima
The final day of the conference was also full of activity and excellent presentations. I missed some of these primarily as I tried to help gather together the final voting for the Innovation Awards which were scheduled to be given after the final keynote during the day. In addition, I had to prepare for my own presentation given jointly with three other presenters. Still, it was a great day and I learned a lot throughout.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

2014 Feb 20 | Moodle Moot Japan Okinawa | Day 2 Reception

The Moodle Moot in Okinawa was not ALL work and no fun. In fact, we were fortunate to be given a most excellent performance of traditional Okinawan dance, drums, and shamisen during the evening reception on day 2. Here are some pictures from that time as well as some snapshots of some of the local food culture as well.

2014 Feb 20 | Moodle Moot Japan Okinawa | Day 2 Report

Jennifer Claro answering questions
during her presentation on
International Video Exchange using PoodLL.
On day two of the conference, I participated in a number of presentations. I also contributed to the Moot by staffing the Moodle Genius Bar which is always a great place to meet Moodlers and help out. There were a lot of ideas generated during the day 2 sessions including making use of multimedia in Moodle as well as a nudge to get more involved in the Moodle community.

In this post, I'll recap the happenings of the day.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2014 Feb 19 | Moodle Moot Japan Okinawa | Day 1 Report

2014 Moodle Moot Japan in Okinawa
Moodle Moot Japan 2014 was held in Okinawa International University and was a myriad of excellent presentations, keynote speeches, and workshops. In addition to the development material, we were also treated to some delicious Okinawan food culture as well as traditional performances of various Okinawan taiko (drum) and shamisen music and dance. Overall, the experience was excellent as was the warmer weather despite the rain. There is something special about Okinawa and the people there extended us their renown hospitality. These notes recap some of the things that went on during the conference as well as highlight the contributions I made to the Moot.