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Wednesday, February 13

10:30am PST

From Managing a Course to Managing a Curriculum

Moodle has established itself as a powerful LMS, providing a plethora of functionalities dedicated to enhancing the learning experience. However, its full academic potential has not yet been fully tapped, as its focus has been mainly on course management. In an academic context, however, there is a need for integrating course management within curriculum management. Past attempts at this have been ungainly, relying on impractical core changes. With Panorama 1.0, a Moodle plugin designed as a curriculum manager, users and administrators are given an overview of all courses, competencies, certificates, programs and diplomas, be this in a private business context or an educational institution.

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Donald Ipperciel

President, Oohoo IT Services Inc.
Donald Ipperciel is Vice-Dean and Associate Dean IT at Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta.
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Patrick Thibaudeau

CTO & Vice President, oohoo IT Services
Patrick Thibaudeau is IT Team Lead at Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta. He is also CTO (vice-president) of Oohoo IT Services, a company dedicated to developing and implementing Moodle solutions in business as well as educational settings. Patrick is an avid supporter of the... Read More →

Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Room

10:30am PST

Moodle Show & Tell: Show Your Moodle!

Moodle Moots provide a space to connect Moodlers from Canada and beyond. This is a social sharing session to see how others are using Moodle. Presenters are given up to 5 minutes to show ANYTHING in Moodle they are proud of. You are invited to participate and say: What it is you want to share? Why you did it? How it works. No PowerPoint allowed!  At the end, the crowd will vote for their favorite Moodle demo, and the winner will receive a prize sponsored by Lambda Solutions.

Please note: This session time includes the break.

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Chad Leaman

Director of Innovation, Neil Squire Society

Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
35th floor lab

10:30am PST

Open, integrated, interdisciplinary, Beauty Moodle Course

Hosted on FreeMoodle.org, the Beauty Course incorporates a number of design elements into a unique open-access course that unpacks the notion of "beauty." It uses the phi ratio as a vehicle
for math, science, art, health and language arts outcomes for Gr. 6-8. These design elements include: activities for multiple intelligences; multiple (i.e. non-sequential) access points (logical, creative, social/reflective…); downloable manipulatives for geometry components; scaffolding for "comprehensive" (inc. critical) thinking; and creative expression, all in the context of measurable, performance-based assessment.

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Michael Cenkner

Learning Designer, Michael Cenkner
Michael Cenkner has been a Learning Designer in post-secondary for several years, and in previous lives taught kindergarten, and home-schooled. Passionately interested in curriculum integration and in experiential learning in different modalities for all levels.

Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Parkside Room

10:30am PST

Teaching with Moodle: Beyond Bloom’s Taxonomy

Moodle is more than content delivery; it is an effective tool to build cognitive learning processes.  But how do teachers use this tool to create authentic learning opportunities and encourage student metacognition to ultimately build these processes? This presentation will focus on theory and practice in an attempt to answer that question.  It will discuss the research behind higher order thinking and will show examples of how to engage students in the metacognitive processes of understanding themselves as learners through the use of Moodle. Examples will be drawn from secondary Social Studies, Mathematics and Science courses.

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Jason Maitland

Rundle College Academy
Jason Maitland is currently the Head of Education Technology at Rundle College Academy. He has been involved with education technology for over 25 years and he looks forward to coming to school every day so that he can learn something new.
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Kristina Thomson

Kristina Thomson is a High School Social Studies teacher at Rundle College Academy in Calgary, Alberta. She is a third year teacher, specializing in secondary Social Studies and learning disabilities. Kristina has been using Moodle since the start of her career in an attempt to integrate... Read More →

Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Barclay Room
Thursday, February 14

10:30am PST

A Sharing Community using a Moodle Hub

As the use of Moodle in Canada rapidly grows, so is our desire to share courses, materials and effective practice to avoid ‘recreating the wheel’. Moodle Users in Alberta are collaborating, using a Moodle Hub, to allow teachers to provide rich resources on-line to learners. Sharing can happen at any point – it does not have to be perfect. The process of sharing and tweaking is so important - one teacher starts a project/course/resource with the time they have, then another teacher adds their time and viewpoint into it. The accumulation of efforts works to improve teacher practice and ultimately, student learning. Professional discussions in the group have evolved beyond open sharing to a learning community for online education. Come and join the discussions!

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Joan Coy

Principal, PAVE PWSD
I have worked as an advisor, AISI Math leader, consultant and presenter. I am in my thirty-first year of teaching - currently on-line High School Math, Physics & Art and serving as Principal of the on-line school, PAVE. I have spoken provincially, nationally and internationally on... Read More →

Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Gilford Room

10:30am PST

Assessing and Tracking Participants in Moodle 2+

Moodle is a very powerful tool when looking to assess and track participants both online and offline.  Core moodle activities and modules will be discussed to implement an assessment regime that is simple to manage, and yet powerful enough to get meaning full data out of.

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Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace – WWDaD BA - Adelaide University, Cert IV Information Technology - TAFESA), Moodle Teachers Certificate Qualification (MTC). Lead Web Developer, Project Manager and Accessibility expert. Richard is an experienced manager, web developer and project leader of various... Read More →

Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
35th floor lab

10:30am PST

Making a Better World Together

Four teachers, over a hundred students, and three rural school districts join together to move from despair to hope to action. Our mission: to make the world a better place --- together. Connected through Online Dystopic Literature Circles, students in three districts examine what’s wrong with the world, vision and learn how to make a difference through online cross-curricular learning experiences, and take action in their own communities and in the world. We’ll share the process of our journey, results in student achievement and engagement, and demonstrations of student learning. And together, we’ll make the world a better place.

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Tamara Malloff

Vice-Principal, School District #8
Tamara Malloff is Vice-Principal at Trafalgar Middle School in SD8 Kootenay Lake (Nelson BC), and has gained a reputation in the West Kootenay region and across BC as a innovative leader in using technology to enhance teaching and learning, particularly in the realm of eportfolios... Read More →
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Terry Taylor

Terry Taylor is a teacher and District Principal of Learning in SD 10. She has presented across BC and in San Jose, CA about her work pioneering Online Literature Circles (It’s All About Thinking – Brownlie and Snellert, Portage and Main Press, 2009) and is currently immersed... Read More →

Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Barclay Room

10:30am PST

Mobile Learning: A User Experience Perspective

Mobile is the new reality in the world of online learning. With a focus on user experience (UX), Paul will share his design insights and techniques on how to leverage Moodle to better support anytime, anywhere learning on an ever-expanding range of mobile devices. 
Drawing from his own experiences in creating and designing mobile blended learning materials on a variety of platforms, Paul will present his preferred mobile design approaches and field-tested techniques. Topics will include the fundamentals of mobile learning UX, the on-going evolution of the “mobile first” design viewpoint, and the increased importance of design for emotion. Paul will also explore what open source responsive HTML frameworks, such as Twitter Bootstrap, can offer to Moodle.
A visual outline of this presentation is available at http://www.mindmeister.com/233818108/moodlemoot-2013-canada-mobile-learning-ux

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Paul Hibbitts

Educator, Interaction Designer and Open Source Developer, Hibbitts Design / Simon Fraser University
For over 20 years Paul has delivered design solutions, customized training and practical strategies for organizations such as SAP BusinessObjects, The Canadian Real Estate Association and The University of British Columbia. Combining his professional user experience design skill set... Read More →

Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Bayside Room