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Tuesday, February 12
 

9:00am

Using Moodle in Business

This session is aimed at users (or intending users) of Moodle in business.  This might be commercial organisations, private education providers, not-for profit or public sector departments. We will examine the best ways to use Moodle outside of a purely academic setting, and explore how a Moodle site, it's management, course design and reporting have very different requirements from schools or universities. The session will also look at social-networking and understand what ideas we can take from Facebook, Linkedin, Google and others to integrate within our organisations 'learning space'. The session will be interactive, and encourage collaboration and sharing of knowledge within the group.


Speakers
avatar for Stuart Mealor

Stuart Mealor

HRDNZ Moodle Partner
Stuart Mealor is Managing Director of Human Resource Development, Moodle Partner in New Zealand (since 2006) with staff in Europe, Latin America and Asia. HRD's MoodleBites courses (www.moodlebites.com) are used by Teachers, Designers, and Administrators around the world. Stuart manages... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Barclay/Gilford

9:30am

Learn to Use BigBlueButton

Learn To Use BigBlueButton for Online Canada Moot Delegates: Monday, February 4@ 9:00 am and/or 5:00 pm PST (Hostedby Fred Dixon, BigBlueButton Developer)     http://canadamoot2013.bigbluebutton.org/   password: moodle2013   dial 613-366-1985 (toll free:1-866-964-7085) and enter conference ID: 87412 Before attending one of these three sessions, take a moment now and watch the student's (or the presenter's) overview video (3.5 minutes), at:  http://bigbluebutton.org/videos Any questions or problems about BigBlueButton contact Fred Dixon:http://canadamoot13.sched.org/speaker/freddixon#.UQbjS780V8E

We use:  http://timeanddate.com to convert time zones


Moderators
avatar for Fred Dixon

Fred Dixon

Blindside Networks (sponsor)
Fred Dixon is a developer and project manager for BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system for distance education.  He is the co-author of the BigBlueButtonBN plugin for Moodle 1.2, and 2.x.

Tuesday February 12, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
BigBlueButton.org

1:30pm

Tech Talk with Martin Dougiamas

Designed to be of interest to Moodle site administrators, Martin will address technical questions about Moodle, and Moodle development.


Speakers
avatar for Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Founder and Lead Developer, Moodle.org //Moodle.com
Martin Dougiamas is the Executive Director of Moodle PTY LTD. and the Founder and Lead Developer of Moodle.org... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Barclay/Gilford
 
Wednesday, February 13
 

8:30am

BCcampus Welcome
Moderators
avatar for Lawrence Parisotto

Lawrence Parisotto

Senior Project Manager, FAST BC Project, BCIT
Lawrence is currently on secondment to the British Columbia Institute of Technology for the FAST BC project. BCcampus collaborates with and offers consultation services to post-secondary institutions and stakeholders in B.C. to develop innovative solutions to institutional and systemic... Read More →

Wednesday February 13, 2013 8:30am - 8:45am
Ballroom

8:30am

PLENARY: Moodle - Where We've Been, Where We're Going, Martin Dougiamas
Moderators
avatar for Lawrence Parisotto

Lawrence Parisotto

Senior Project Manager, FAST BC Project, BCIT
Lawrence is currently on secondment to the British Columbia Institute of Technology for the FAST BC project. BCcampus collaborates with and offers consultation services to post-secondary institutions and stakeholders in B.C. to develop innovative solutions to institutional and systemic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Founder and Lead Developer, Moodle.org //Moodle.com
Martin Dougiamas is the Executive Director of Moodle PTY LTD. and the Founder and Lead Developer of Moodle.org... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom

10:30am

Media Rich Senior Math on-line – no textbook required! (Sponsor: Content Connections)

Are you a high school classroom or DL teacher, or an administrator responsible for classroom or online high school math courses looking for software to meet the needs of all your learners: for individualized instruction, for review, for gifted students working ahead or for those who are struggling and need a self-paced model?

We have 7 senior math courses that are entirely online, require no textbooks, are highly graphical and interactive, and have audio video solutions to all practise questions at the end of each lesson. They can be used online or in the traditional classroom. We currently have licensing agreements with over 45 school districts. 

The BC Learning Network has signed a five year agreement with Content Connections for all seven senior (Gr 10-12) Math courses that meet Western Protocol standards

DL and classroom teacher, Brad McArthur, will give you an in-depth demo of the curriculum, learning strategies, and key features such as interactive assessment and feedback using the multi-media, interactive, user-friendly courseware that is accessible through Moodle, Blackboard or HTML.


Speakers
avatar for Brad McArthur

Brad McArthur

Brad McArthur is a Distance Learning and classroom teacher from BC, Canada

Sponsors
avatar for Content Connections

Content Connections

Content Connections
Content Connections is a company dedicated to delivering the best online Math content for High School students across Western Canada.


Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:30am - 11:15am
Denman Room (Note: this is our web broadcast venue)

11:20am

Delivering on-line classes using BigBlueButton

This presentation will demonstrate best practices for using BigBlueButton for delivering live on-line classes to remote students from within Moodle.  BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for distance education.  It compliments Moodle by providing a synchronous on-line learning environment (one-to-one, small group collaboration, and one-to-many).  The presentation will cover the setup and integration of BigBlueButton within Moodle (it’s easy with the Moodle plug-in), how to create BigBlueButton rooms from within a course, best practices for delivery of on-line courses to remote students, and how to manage the recordings after the class is over.  Both presenters have worked on the BigBlueButton open source project for years and are the co-authors of the BigBlueButtonBN Moodle integration.


Speakers
avatar for Fred Dixon

Fred Dixon

Blindside Networks (sponsor)
Fred Dixon is a developer and project manager for BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system for distance education.  He is the co-author of the BigBlueButtonBN plugin for Moodle 1.2, and 2.x.
avatar for Jesus Fredrico

Jesus Fredrico

BigBlueButton
Jesus Federico is the co-author of the BigBlueButtonBN Moodle integration and the maintainer of the Sakai Meeting Tool (the BigBlueButton integration for Sakai).


Wednesday February 13, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm
Denman Room (Note: this is our web broadcast venue)

1:00pm

PANEL: Open Education

Panel Discussion: Open Education

Join panel members:

  • Cindy Ives, Acting Associate Vice President Academic (Learning Resources), Director, Centre for Learning Design and Development, Athabasca University;
  • Dr. Alan Davis, President Kwantlen Polytechnic University; and
  • Paul Stacey, Senior Project Manager, Creative Commons -

As they provide their own insights and perspectives to the following questions provided for roundtable discussion over lunch:

  1. How are you or your institution developing, using or implementing Open Educational Resources and/or Open Pedagogies?
  2. If no one at the table is involved how might you get involved? Do you think your school, region, province could/should be involved somehow?
  3. What are the benefits of going open?
  4. What are the challenges associated with going open?
  5. What synergies do you see between these open initiatives? How might you combine these open initiatives at your work place? What policies or practices are required?
  6. What questions does your table have for the panel around these open initiatives and their synergy?

During the panel discussion each panel member will introduce themselves and provide commentary on Open Education trends.  Moderators will pose roundtable questions for panel member consideration, and then crowd-source the same questions with the audience, fostering panel to panel and audience to panel, and audience to audience interaction.


The panel will close with summary statements from each panel member.


Moderators
avatar for Tori Klassen

Tori Klassen

Communications Director, BCcampus
Advocate and marketer
avatar for Randy LaBonte

Randy LaBonte

Open2Know (Moodle Partner)
I have worked as a teacher, facilitator, consultant and trainer for government, schools, districts, corporations, and non-profit groups for over 30 years.  I am a member of, or leader in, several associations in the academic and corporate sectors.  I have worked through Knowplace... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alan Davis

Alan Davis

President and Vice-Chancellor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Alan Davis is the President  and Vice-Chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Kwantlen has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley.
avatar for Cindy Ives

Cindy Ives

Acting Associate Vice President Academic (Learning Resources) and Director, Centre for Learning Design and Development, Athabasca University
Dr. Cindy Ives is Director of the Centre for Learning Design and Development at AU, and Acting Associate Vice President Academic (Learning Resources). In these two roles she collaborates with all divisions in the university responsible for course design and production, and coordinates... Read More →
avatar for Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey

Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons
Co-author, with Sarah Pearson, of Kickstarter funded book “Made With Creative Commons". Institute for Open Leadership mentor and facilitator. Creative Commons certificate program lead. Keen interest in role of the commons in the future economy. Bare feet, ocean kayaking, and ping... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom

2:15pm

Less is More: Stripping Moodle Down

Neil Squire Society provides services online for people with disabilities. We have radically changed the look of Moodle to make it more accessible and usable.  Navigation Block? Gone. Front Page? Who needs it! Sections? We’ll use pictures, thanks. File picker? Shredded from existence.  On top of this naked UI, we created a screen reader, templates for online answers, and a badge-based navigation system. Core mods, theme mods, and plugins, oh my! It’s documented and the code is available, so you can do the same.


Speakers
avatar for Chad Leaman

Chad Leaman

Director of Innovation, Neil Squire Society
avatar for Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas

Web Developer, Neil Squire Society
Over five years with the Neil Squire Society, Ryan Thomas has been working to increase the accessibility and usability of online resources.  Recently finished Neil Squire Moodle 2 transition, he has also worked with a dozen external clients in increasing the online accessibility... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Denman Room (Note: this is our web broadcast venue)
 
Thursday, February 14
 

8:45am

PLENARY: Quality in E-Learning, Tony Bates

There are many different ways to look at quality in e-learning. In this presentation the emphasis is on the design of instruction influenced by the affordances of technology, and in particular the affordances of learning management systems such as Moodle. The session will also look at the relationship between web 2.0 tools and LMS, and how these can be integrated to provide quality learning that meets the needs of 21st century learners.


Moderators
avatar for David Porter

David Porter

Executive Director, BCcampus
A long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities, David’s extensive experience in the education and training fields has included working with both public and private sector organizations.

Thursday February 14, 2013 8:45am - 10:00am
Ballroom

10:30am

Enhancing Moodle Quizzes with Respondus (Canada Moot Sponsor)

This fast-paced session will demonstrate three Respondus applications that integrate with Moodle. Respondus 4.0 enables instructors to create and manage exams that can be published directly to Moodle courses. Respondus LockDown Browser reduces cheating during tests taken in Moodle by preventing students from printing, copying, visiting other URLs, or accessing other applications during the exam. StudyMate engages students with course materials through the use of learning activities, self-assessments and games -- all accessible within Moodle or on a mobile device.  Learn how to take quizzing to the next level in this information-packed session!


Speakers
avatar for Bob Boufford

Bob Boufford

Manager, Support Services, Respondus
Bob Boufford has 30 years of experience teaching and supporting instructors in higher education. He has been a professor, an instructional trainer, and a support specialist for learning systems. His role at Respondus is the oversight of customer implementation and technical support... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:15am
Denman Room (Note: this is our web broadcast venue)

11:20am

Confounding redundancy: LMS, Social Networks & E-portfolio Systems

This session looks at three of the most popular teaching and learning systems at all levels that used to support formal education. However, increasingly LMS, E-portfolio and Social networks each offer similar tools and redundancy can be expensive and confusing. This study examines a theoretical model developed by the authors which shows the strengths and uses of individualized, group, network and sets of learners and the tools that often work most effectively to support learning in each aggregation. The session concludes with a brief demonstration of the ELGG system developed at Athabasca.


Speakers
avatar for Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson

professor in the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca university
Terry Anderson is a professor in the Centre for Distance education at Athabasca university and the editor of IRRODL.
avatar for Jon Dron

Jon Dron

Associate Professor - School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University
I'm a professional learner. I don't believe in academic disciplines much because way too many things interest me and pigeonholes get in the way. Mostly my work straddles the borders between technology and learning but I take inspiration where I find it - evolutionary theory, complexity... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm
Denman Room (Note: this is our web broadcast venue)

1:00pm

PANEL Discussion: Future Trends

At the 2011 Canada MoodleMoot held in Edmonton a closing plenary session involved crowdsourcing Future of eLearning trends from participants. Trends were developed into a poster  around broad themes of global, students, pedagogies, teachers, technology, and credentials.  View the PDF HERE

The 2013 MoodleMoot will revisit the theme of Future Trends. A panel of future thinkers representing K-12, post-secondary and corporate learning will put forward their future trends.

In their statements on future trends panel members will identify at least three trends:

  1. a trend that relates to a Future of eLearning trend crowdsourced at the 2011 Canada MoodleMoot
  2. their forecast for the Learning Management System sector and Moodle's place in it
  3. a trend particularly pertinent to the sector they represent - Community K-12, post-secondary, corporate learning


Using roving microphones and moderators the audience will be invited to interact with the panel, ask questions, comment on trends crowdsourced at the 2011 ModdleMoot, and put forward their own future trends.
Format:

1. Opening introductions – Paul Stacey, chair.
2. Panel introduction – each panel member introduces themselves and provides statement on at least 3 future trends (3-5 minutes/panel member max)
3. Moderators will pose key questions for panel member consideration, and then pose same questions to audience.
4. Panel to panel and audience to panel, and audience to audience interaction will be nurtured.
5. A summary statement will be invited from each panel member, and chair will close.

 


Moderators
avatar for Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey

Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons
Co-author, with Sarah Pearson, of Kickstarter funded book “Made With Creative Commons". Institute for Open Leadership mentor and facilitator. Creative Commons certificate program lead. Keen interest in role of the commons in the future economy. Bare feet, ocean kayaking, and ping... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Willem Boom

Willem Boom

Vice President - Partner Solutions, Totara Learning Solutions
Willem Boom is the Vice President – Partner Solutions for Totara Learning Solutions.  He is based in Bend, Oregon USA and is responsible for developing Totara’s partner network in North and South America.
avatar for Mike Churchward

Mike Churchward

CPO, Remote Learner Canada
Mike Churchward is a senior executive at Remote-Learner.net, a company that provides subscription-based Moodle support services for its clients, including the ELIS Moodle add-ons that provide enterprise-level management support for Moodle. Mike has been working with Moodle since he... Read More →
avatar for Brian Kuhn

Brian Kuhn

Director of Technology and Chief Information Officer, Vancouver School Board
In his dual role Brian develops, promotes, and provides vision, strategy, and senior leadership for technology selection and adoption in support of learning, teaching, and the business of education while leading and overseeing the department responsible for technology development... Read More →
avatar for David Porter

David Porter

Executive Director, BCcampus
A long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities, David’s extensive experience in the education and training fields has included working with both public and private sector organizations.


Thursday February 14, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom

2:15pm

Moodle workshop for teaching EFL ||Moodle: Integrating external application with web services

2:15 - 2:35 pm Moodle workshop for teaching EFL

This paper generalizes the teaching experiences in the use of the MOODLE  (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) workshop for an integrating practice of the communicative English students’ skills that studies English V which comprehends the use of different presentations techniques applied  for the presentations of the students’ informatics applications and software development carried out by them at the university in correspondence with the academic and social contexts that can contribute to their professional training as future informatics engineers where the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) constitutes a means of learning in a blended learning process at the University of Informatics Sciences, (UCI).

2:40 - 3:00 pm Moodle: Integrating external application with web services

When the University of the West Indies Open Campus implemented Moodle 2.0 in September 2011, there was a requirement for Moodle to be tightly integrated with the student mangement system. This would rquire functionality to allow for single sign on with the Open Campus's custom Student Management system as well as the ability

to move profile information from one application to another. This presentation will show how this was achieved by building custom authentication, enrolment and local plugins and web services to allow Moodle to consume data from the Student Management System.

 


Moderators
avatar for Fred Dixon

Fred Dixon

Blindside Networks (sponsor)
Fred Dixon is a developer and project manager for BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system for distance education.  He is the co-author of the BigBlueButtonBN plugin for Moodle 1.2, and 2.x.

Speakers
avatar for Anil Ramnanan

Anil Ramnanan

Systems Administrator and Software Developer, The University of The West Indies Open Campus
Anil Ramnanan is a Systems Administrator and Software Developer at the University of the West Indies Open Campus with the responsibilities of managing the organisiation’s Learning Management Systems. He is a Graduate of the University of the West Indies with an MPhil in Computer... Read More →
avatar for Sonia

Sonia

Universidad delas Ciencias Informáticas
My name is Sonia García Alvarez, I’m Assistant Professor at the University of Informatics Sciences since 2002, in Havana city. I teach English and I studied French too, for two years. I have recently presented my thesis on designing teaching tasks to develop students’ communicative... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Denman Room (Note: this is our web broadcast venue)

3:30pm

Integrating a Moodle Course into Facebook

Social Networks are more and more part of our daily life. Students use them to share information and contact friends. Facebook is the biggest social network to date, with 1 billion users (October 2012). Thinking of this, we decided to make a pilot in integrating a Moodle course into Facebook by using a closed group. Facebook offers many features so that teachers can share content to the students and also get in contact with them. This presentation will show how the pilot was done and also the results obtained through a survey with the participating students.


Speakers
avatar for Rafael Scapin

Rafael Scapin

Coordinator of Educational Technology & Moodle Evangelist, Dawson College
I just love technology and how we can integrate it to our lives!


Thursday February 14, 2013 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Denman Room (Note: this is our web broadcast venue)
 
Friday, February 15
 

TBA

Moot Evaluation Form

Fill out our evaluation form.  Don't be shy - it's the only way we can keep improving what we do!


Moderators
avatar for Randy LaBonte

Randy LaBonte

Open2Know (Moodle Partner)
I have worked as a teacher, facilitator, consultant and trainer for government, schools, districts, corporations, and non-profit groups for over 30 years.  I am a member of, or leader in, several associations in the academic and corporate sectors.  I have worked through Knowplace... Read More →
avatar for Frances Long

Frances Long

Founder, Open2Know (Moodle Partner) & knowplace Family of sites
Welcome, welcome to Canada Moodle Moot... which has come about for two reasons: 1.  There is little training or opportunity to network with other Moodlers in Canada, and 2. A way to give back to the Moodle Community, to keep Moodle self sustaining.  We're proud to be a Moodle partner... Read More →

Friday February 15, 2013 TBA
N/A

10:15am

PLENARY: Bradley Shende: The Business of Social in Learning - And What the Future Holds

 

The Business of Social in Learning - And What the Future Holds
(How Social can change the learning landscape)

The world has become so connected, digitally and socially, in the past five years we can now safely claim communications to have transcended simple confines of Web, Mobile, Internet, and all other traditional forms: in the current digital ecosystem, only organizations that can guide and manage their content while actively listening and engaging, can survive and thrive.  Online Education has shifted fundamentally from a space where users have participated to one where they are equal part creators of content. Engagement, gamification, and social communication are all buzz-words on the tips of professionals grappling to stay current.


Bradley Shende will lead a conversation on this next phase of social evolution through examples of technology past present and future. Featured throughout this presentation are stories and examples of organizations who have embraced social to staggering success and sometimes dismal failure. We will take an honest look at the challenges faced, solutions discovered, lessons learned, and change achieved.

Understanding this paradigmatic shift in what makes communication now so social - is also a key to keeping up with the pace of technology in education.

 


Speakers
avatar for Bradley Shende

Bradley Shende

Bradley is the Founder and CEO of M2O Digital Agency, as well as Global TV’s resident Technology Commentator. Today he continues to spread his passion for technology’s influence on our daily lives. In addition to, inspiring international audiences as a keynote speaker. His... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 10:15am - 11:30am
Ballroom

11:30am

Moot Wrap Up

Prizes, giveaways


Friday February 15, 2013 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom