Following two days of outstanding presentations and engaging discussions, we finally arrived at the last day of MoodleMoot Global 2023. With over 700 participants joining from 56 countries and more than 100 speakers from 24 countries, the event has truly become a global gathering of educators, innovators, and Moodle enthusiasts!
Rediscovering the potential of AI in eLearning
On Day 3 of MoodleMoot Global 2023, a panel, led by Brett Dalto from Moodle HQ, delved into AI's role in education and workplace learning. Experts like Heikki Wilenius, Elizabeth Dalton, Rajnish Kumar, Tim Hunt, and Meghan Mencer shared their insights. They debated AI's potential bias, its regulation in education, and its positive impacts. Dalton emphasized diverse data sources for unbiased AI, while Kumar stressed the intent behind AI creation. Hunt questioned our readiness for AI legislation and Wilenius highlighted the need to understand and embrace AI’s workings for adaptation.
After a refreshing coffee break, the morning sessions continued with diverse topics, offering valuable insights into the evolving landscape of Moodle and educational technology.
Linda Fernsel from the University of Applied Sciences (HTW), Berlin, delivered a compelling presentation titled ‘In Fair Models We Trust: Introducing a Plugin for Auditing Moodle Learning Analytics Models’. She delved deep into the intricacies of ensuring fairness in machine learning models. In another enlightening session, Yan Shen and Stephen Bader from NC State University presented ‘Implementing the Moodle Roadmap Plug-in to Support Blended and Flipped Learning’. They unveiled a meticulously designed roadmap plugin that acts as a cornerstone for educators aiming to implement blended and flipped learning methodologies.Lastly, Tore Høgås and Audun Jørstad Lillekjendlie, representing the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, took the stage to discuss the ‘AI-assisted QA of Moodle Translations’. Addressing the often-overlooked challenge of ensuring top-notch translation quality assurance, they presented a proof of concept for a cutting-edge AI-assisted translation QA tool.
The exploration of lifelong learning continued during the day
In the latter half of Day 3, the conference highlighted innovation and lifelong learning. Michael Maloney of IBM discussed the impact of Moodle Workplace on government organizations, emphasizing the need to harness technology for modern training. Meanwhile, Michelle Lomman from mylearningspace delved into AI's relevance for Moodle users, urging a discerning approach to AI integration in education.And that’s a wrap!
MoodleMoot Global 2023 came to an end, after three days packed with engaging presentations, networking opportunities, a music jam night, and the Moodle party! During the closing session, we announced the winner of the best ‘80s costume and the award went to Yasuko Aoki and Chie Tsukamoto from e.learning.
Reflecting on the event, we not only gained invaluable knowledge but our community also had a fantastic time forging new connections, and were deeply engaged throughout. We are also super excited to announce that MoodleMoot Global will return next year, and it will be held in Mexico!
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