A brief summary of results
In an effort to get feedback on this year’s Moot and ask delegates to provide input for next year’s conference we’ve invited all 285 attendees to fill in our online survey. At closing of the polls on 7 May 2010 we had received 81 responses, giving us a 28% response rate.
There was an equal split of Moot first-timers (49.4%) and more seasoned Moot attendees (50.6%).
The majority (81%) of respondents gave this year’s Moot the thumbs up with either an Excellent (37%) or Good (44.4%) rating of the conference.
This trend continues with 87.7% rating the conference venue and facilities at Senate House as Excellent (45.7%) or Good(42%).
However the catering didn’t fare so well with over a tenth of attendees rating it either Very Poor (3.7%) or Poor (8.6%).
The majority (78.4%) of delegates felt this year’s Moot provided value for money, with a fifth (21.6%) feeling it did not.
What went well?
Prof. Sugata’s keynote on Whole in The Wall project was named by most as an inspirational opening-keynote. Networking, meeting like-minded people to share experience and expertise and the good quality of workshops & presentations were named by many as key advantages of this year’s Moot.
‘I liked the sense of enthusiasm and drive of those there and it was great to see teachers and technicians with a common purpose. Good to see relative absence of commerciality.’
MoodleMoot UK 2010 delegate
What could be improved?
Many felt that the 1h workshop sessions were packed with too many small presentations allowing less time for Q&A and felt rushed at times, as one delegate said ‘quality instead of quantity on workshops’. More detailed information on workshops upon sign-up and facilitation of all sessions for time-keeping purpose have been mentioned as areas for improvements, as well as considering to live stream all keynotes and workshops as they happen.
There was also a general trend for delegates asking for more technical presentations, even suggestions of a technical strand running throughout the 2-day conference.
MoodleMoot UK 2010 – Feedback
Interesting feedback for next year’s Moot organisers is the preferred ticketing option, with almost half (45.3%) wishing for a more tech-focused pre-Moot event and a similar number of people (43.8%) being in favour the evening entertainment to be included in the ticket price.
15.6% like to see overnight accommodation included in the MoodleMoot ticket price and a third (31.3%) prefers 1-day only tickets for the Moot.