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  • 1. Scottish Moodle Users Group (SMUG) – in a nutshell
  • 2. SMUG: History First SMUG meeting 28 February 2006 Moodle awareness day December 2005
  • 3. SMUG: Community driven
  • 4. SMUG: Facilitated by the two Scottish JISC RSCs Carol Walker eLearning Advisor (Learning Technology) JISC RSC Scotland North & East Theresa Duffy eAdvisor: Higher Education Coordination Management JISC RSC Scotland South & West
  • 5. SMUG: Community generated aims
  • 6. Scottish Moodle Landscape – FE (about 40%)
  • 7. Scottish Moodle Landscape – HE (about 15%)
  • 8. SMUG: Typical meeting 2- 3 times per year Half-day meeting Venue alternates between the two RSCs (Unless an institution volunteers to host the event) One or two presentations – often an institutional Show & Tell Discussion
  • 9. SMUG: Typical meeting – recent topics Recent topics Google Wave Mr Cute Moodle Repository system Moodle Easy Reader “ Moodle Style” – looking at theme and course design Gradebook and the hottest new features of Moodle 1.9 Getting to grips with Mahara New question Types for Moodle 1.9
  • 10. SMUG: Martin Dougiamas – Mr Moodle Martin Dougiamas, Moodle Creator “ Moodle is a complete course management system. It started out as a hobby, grew into the subject of my PhD thesis, and has become my life.” After the 2007 Moodlemoot in Milton Keynes, Martin came up to Scotland and did a presentation for the SMUG Forum and Learning & Technology Unit at the University of Glasgow
  • 11. Communication: SMUG JISCmail list This list has been created to facilitate the sharing of information and promote local support between Scottish educational institutions who are using Moodle as their VLE. jiscmail.ac.uk/smug Open to all FE & HE No Commercial members Publically accessible archive
  • 12. Communication: SMUG Website (under development) s-mug.org.uk
  • 13. Scottish Moodle Users Group (SMUG) – in a nutshell Community driven Facilitated by the two Scottish JISC RSCs 2-3 Face-to-face meetings per year Open to all FE and HE staff
  • 14. Photo Attributions Slide 1: Nuts http://www.flickr.com/photos/12953668@N00/3041321336 Slide 10: Martin Dougiamas: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mberry/199514721/