John: want to welcome you to this year’s US West Coast MoodleMoot in lovely Sonoma County.Remember start of this conference at last year’s Sloan/MERLOT conference, when Martin Knott slipped a clandestine postcard to Kathy Fernandes and I with a “save the date” posted ... And now the event is here!
Interesting trend in LMS decisions at CSU over timeIn 2009, all WebCt/Bboard, and a few MoodleExpanding share of Moodle, to 2012 – where we currently have more campuses committed to Moodle than WebCt/Bboard – with 2 undecided.
Not just small campuses using Moodle anymore. FTE allocations are proportional to campuses choosing Moodle
Looking at the trend over time, the pattern in clear: Moodle is growing in popularity and adoption across our system.If you’re interested in what we are doing as a system to coordinate efforts, can attend our session tomorrow afternoon
Strong and interesting program for you – thanks to the hard work of your program committee in recruiting and reviewing proposals. Could each of you stand when I read your name?
Also the less-exciting job of figuring out logistics, budget, sponsorship – these folks deserve an even larger hand!
MoodleMoot US West Coast 2011 Opening Presentation
Welcome!<br />JOHN WHITMER, PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR & ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR CSU LMSS PROJECT, CSU OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR AND CSU CHICO LOU PUGLIESE, CEO AND PRESIDENT, MOODLEROOMS<br />
The California State University<br />23 diverse campuses, ranging from:<br />CSU Maritime (specialized, 1,000 FTES) <br />CSU Northridge (regional metro, 27,000 FTES) <br />412,000 students systemwide<br />43,000 faculty and staff systemwide<br />“The People’s University”: dedicated to accessible higher education, quality and value<br />LMSS efforts coordinated since 1997, within decentralized, opt-in, campus-driven model<br />
Who’s in the audience today... <br />~ 320 attendees, from Sonoma State to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!<br />Sectors: universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, nonprofits, and for-profits<br />Leaders in Moodle development: Lousiana State University, UCLA, San Francisco State University, and many others<br />Experienced Moodlers, recent adopters, and institutions considering a switch <br />
Program Committee<br />Andrew Roderick, San Francisco State University<br />Clifford Tham, San Francisco State University<br />Curtis Fornadley, University of California at Los Angeles<br />Hillary Kaplowitz, CSU Northridge<br />Nick Thompson, University of California at Los Angeles<br />Sarah Weston, Open High School of Utah<br />Sue Valdés, Independent Consultant<br />Terri Bruns, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo<br />Tom Murdock, Moodlerooms<br />John Whitmer, CSU Office of the Chancellor & CSU Chico<br />
Conference Planning Team<br />Abbe Altman, CSU Center for Distributed Learning<br />Erin Waker-Anderson, Moodlerooms<br />Kathy Fernandes, CSU Office of the Chancellor & CSU Chico<br />Kristen Flagg, Moodlerooms<br />
And special thanks to ....<br />Moodlerooms for their partnership and support<br />
Logistical Items<br />Breaks will be in Foyer of Salons 1 & 2, with exhibitors<br />Conference bags available this afternoon if you were at the Preconference workshops <br />White envelope has your drink ticket for reception this afternoon<br />
Save the date: 2012 Conference in Los Angeles Area, collaboration between CSU Northridge and Moodlerooms<br />