MoodleMajlis 2017 – A recapitulation of first MoodleMoot in Dubai

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MoodleMajlis 2017 – the first ever MoodleMoot in Dubai was held on 16 & 17th April 2017. The Majlis was dedicated to the users, developers,  administrators and Community members of the most popular open-source course management system – Moodle. The MoodleMajlis hosted over 100+ Moodlers & participants from different parts of the world.

Today, I am going to share a quick recapitulation of the first MoodleMajlis in Dubai. The conference was organized by Smart Way – Moodle Partner in Middle East and sponsored by Etisalat Digital.

I can’t recreate the exact same feelings with my words in this blog about the energy and interactions with MoodleMajlis participants but I will try to give you a quick summary about the same.

The MoodleMajlis commenced by welcome note by Ismaeel hazouri – CEO at Smartway.

Martin Dougiamas – Founder & CEO of Moodle Project gave the first keynote speech about Moodle. The keynote speech includes the Mission & Vision behind the project, Moodle Community involvement, New features coming in Moodle 3.3 and upcoming features for Moodle 3.4, etc.

Martin Dougiamas @moodler:
We want to hear from you..talk to us so we can all improve our platform

Martin’s keynote was followed by Gavin Henricks’s Learning Analytics masterclass after a short coffee break.

After the lunch break, there was a hands on workshop on blended learning cluster scenario by & from

The final session for the first day was the panel discussion chaired by Rashid Khan & Abdelkader Houssine from Etisalat. The panel includes Dr. Najlaa Al naqbi, Rashed Azim khan, Abdelkader slami houssine, Martin dougiamas as members.

Panel:
Dr. Najlaa Al naqbi
Rashed Azim khan
Abdelkader slami houssine
Martin dougiamas
Sponsored by @etisalat

DAY -2 – MoodleMajlis 2017

The second and the last day of the MoodleMajlis started with much more positive energy and another great session by Gain Henrick about Mobile Learning: Tips & Tricks.

Next 4 sessions were organized in different rooms on the following topics:

  • LMS Re-Jig by Davin Scampton
  • Why moodle is the best LMS by Dr. Ali H. Abureesh
  • Moodle vs Blackboard by Rajeev Sathyadevan
  • Adopting open source solutions in Higher Education by Ayman Alqudah

After a fantastic lunch break and some cool networking within the participants. The final half of Majlis started with another fabulous presentation on Barriers & solutions to cascading LMS across campus by Dr. Zeenath Reza Khan & Insights using Moodle by Ahmad Ashour Frwanya.

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Tackling barriers&solutions to cascading LMS across campus with dr @ZeenathRK.
And insights using with dr ahmad frwanya

Finally comes the last and final session of the MoodleMajlis Dubai 2017 – Panel discussion on Higher Education Panel chaired by Dr. Ahmed Dabbagh from Emirates College of Technology. The panel invites 6 of the best Moodle experts in the region.

Within very busy schedule of Martin Dougiamas, I still got a chance to grab a nice picture with him.MoodleMajlis 2017 - A recapitulation on the the first MoodleMoot in Dubai #moodlemajlis

It was an awesome opportunity for me to attend the first MoodleMajlis 2017 and witness the ever-growing Moodle community in the Middle Eastern region. Kudos to the organizers and the host Samer Faisal for organizing such a wonderful conference.

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