From 19-20 of December 2014 Barcelona held the national moodlemoot conference (#mootES14). Participants from all the Spanish regions shared with foreign visitors two productive days in Barcelona. This year, the program (PDF) included a broad selection of trending topics related to educational technologies. For the first time Scientix program was presented in a moodlemoot. As a national Scientix Deputy Ambassador I applied for presenting Scientix there because I think that there are strong links between both projects: Moodle and Scientix. Below you can watch the presentation I used in my talk. The first and longest part corresponds to the introduction of Scientix but in the last third I share some ideas about how can Moodle support STEM teachers.
But my main focus in this presentation was on the link between STEM and Moodle. I think that this issue would deserve a new post to share some ideas about how I visualize the synergies between them. That was what I tried to tell Martin Dougiamas, the founder of Moodle, in a exchange of tweets during the #mootes14.
@ToniSoto_Vigo Very keen for your specific ideas if you have some. DM me if you like. — Martin Dougiamas (@moodler) diciembre 19, 2014
To finish this post I’m embedding some tweets collected as evidences. In another post I will collect all the tweets related to the whole mootes14 conference.
I quite satisfied with the experience of having adapted my traditional presentations of Scientix to meet the requirements of tech-savvy attendants to mootes14. Let me to thank to all physical and virtual attendants to my talk. I also appreciated the interest in Scientix that some attendants demonstrated not only during the talk but also later at coffee, lunch and mojitos 🙂 time.
I also believe that there’s a couple of gaps between ‘educational initiatives‘ and ‘real uses in classrooms‘ where Scientix and Moodle can partner each other to address them. But, as I already said before, that will be food for a next post.
Thanks for reading and you’re comments are all welcome.