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Wednesday, February 21
 

8:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION || INSCRIPTION
Separate registration is required for the Moot Pre-Conference:  Click here to register! 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (Two half-day sessions)
  • Onsite: $89 (for half day), $170 (for full day)
  • Online: $50 (for half day), $85 (for full day)
Click here to register! 

Registration desk open for check in at 9:00 am

Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
TBA

9:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: Instructional Design
Learn tips and tricks about instructional design from Moodle course developers. York U Facilitator TBA

Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: YUSTART
An in-depth look and an opportunity to learn how they have made USTART so successful.  Learn from the York University USTART team about how to design, manage and administrate a large scale course from the ground up!


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: Unpacking the Gradebook
Please Note - a Break for lunch is included

UNPACKING THE GRADEBOOK (Joan Coy): Assessment is critical role for most instructors using Moodle courses. Unfortunately, to some, the Gradebook is a challenge. In this session, we will use a backward assessment design to unpack the features of the Gradebook. Bring along your assessment plan and see how Gradebook can be used to help achieve your goals. 

GOING BEYOND THE GRADEBOOK (Fernando Oliveira): This session will demonstrate the Marking Manager and Progress Report plugins.  These extensions provide a centralized grading interface, student-progress tracking across multiple courses, customized student-notification and other features that allow instructors to go beyond the default Gradebook.  

Speakers
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 11:00am - 2:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Intro to Moodle
Learn more about Moodle and tips & tricks from long time Moodle users.  Faciliator TBA 

Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Of interest to Moodle Developers and Administrators
An opportunity to ask questions and get answers about Moodle technical directions.  


Speakers
avatar for Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Director, Moodle Pty Ltd
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular learning platform used by millions of educators around the world. | | As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project and the global network of over 70 Moodle Partner service companies that help provide funding for this independent open source software project... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, February 22
 

7:30am

REGISTRATION INSCRIPTION
Thursday February 22, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
TBA

8:30am

Welcome & Introductions
Welcome to York University, by Donald Ipperciel, President of Glendon College, York University and Chair of Canada Moodle Moot 2018

Thursday February 22, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
TBA

8:45am

OPENING KEYNOTE PLENARY: The Future of Moodle
Martin Dougiamas will discuss Moodle Headquarters, where Moodle has been, and where it is going for the coming year.  He will also update about the Moodle Users Association.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Director, Moodle Pty Ltd
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular learning platform used by millions of educators around the world. | | As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project and the global network of over 70 Moodle Partner service companies that help provide funding for this independent open source software project... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 8:45am - 9:30am
TBA

9:30am

BREAK
Thursday February 22, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

Learming How To Learn
The presentation begins with my personal journey, a micro view of an individual learner in the 1990s, attending open learning universities. I quickly move into the educational domain of teaching university business courses and show how the accelerated growth of technology changed the way we learn.  Learning management systems provided corporations and government with new possibilities for training and development. In universities, the learning commons became reality due to Internet technologies. More recently, design thinking helps to polish curriculum in an integrated way, combining the vast array of hard and soft technologies to achieve assimilated learning. I end with questions about the next stage of MOODLE.

Speakers
PM

Phyllis MacIntyre

An educator who began adult learning through open learning universities, transforming the second half of my personal an professional life as I progressed through career changes from engineering to business administration and doctoral studies in education. Regularly in my teaching practices I apply learning design processes and integrate... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
TBA

10:00am

Personalizing Healthcare Training for Rural Alaska
In this session, we will examine strategies for facilitating the training needs of rural Alaska Native health care workers. The culturally responsive curriculum and the related teaching materials aimed at allowing them to access training in their villages. We will examine a project that developed a comprehensive, accredited online training program based on the current ANTHC Tobacco Treatment Specialist in-person program. We will discuss successes and challenges and the pros and cons of offering asynchronous online vs hybrid blended courses. Come prepared to share your ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
TBA

10:00am

Succeeding at Delivering Healthcare Courses
de Souza Institute offers health care professionals across Canada online courses to standardize training in cancer and palliative care. This session will demo how we deliver both semestered and on-demand, start any time courses using Moodle. We will also dive into the anatomy of a complex, hybrid delivery standardized chemotherapy training program, including how we utilize Moodle's web services API to automatically grade and create groups in courses in combination with a custom student information system.

Speakers
MG

Mathew Gancarz

Mathew Gancarz leads the Information Technology (IT) Operations at de Souza Institute where he manages the technology platforms and course development team. He is the primary Moodle administrator and is always looking to leverage automation and technology to improve the learner experience. Joy Brusich is de Souza... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
TBA

10:00am

Team-Based Learning in Moodle
A critical focus in helping older adults age safely is staff education aimed at reducing responsive behaviours.  Baycrest created a unique solution using 3 key elements: an online social environment, team-based cohort education, and the usage of virtual patient simulation.  The Dual Code, Moodle-based platform was used to host this program due to its unique ability to support social interactions, collaboration, and connections in the learning process to effectively cultivate both the constructivist and connectivist approach required.

Speakers
CP

Cindy Plunkett

Cindy Plunkett is Manager of eLearning and Educational Technologies at Baycrest Health Sciences and the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation. She is also the Executive Director of Finance for the eACH Conference, and a professor in the graduate studies programs for Fam... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
TBA

10:00am

The Fantastic 4 Plugins
In this presentation, we will explore how these 4 plugins can improve the look and function of your Moodle site for administrators, instructors and students alike. 
  • Marking Manager -  Make grading easier for teachers through a centralized interface that does more than manage marks and provide feedback.
  • Mentor Manager - Allow mentors and parents to see student progress across all courses without compromising course privacy.  Allow administrators to send automated messages to students based on academic performance or last login.
  • My Progress report - Provide students with a quick status report at the course level that indicates which activities have been submitted, graded or not completed.
  • Tabs Course Format - Use tabs to present course sections that are easy to navigate. Provide students with a more user-friendly way of tracking their progress.
These plugins can help take your Moodle site to a whole new level. Don’t just take my word for it. Bring your laptops and see these plugins in action!

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
TBA

10:00am

Concurrent Workshop Sessions
The theme of the February 2018 Canada Moot is Personalized Learning for All

This year our streams define special interest groups, and our theme looks at how to keep Moodle personal and participants engaged. Here are some examples of the types of active presentations we're looking for:

  • Keeping it personal with a large or small group; 
  • Scenarios demonstrating different Moodle tools for different groups;
  • Modelling flexible learning approaches with Moodle tools;  
  • Demonstrating collaboration with Moodle tools to enhance learning eg:  glossary, wiki, discussion board;
  • Promoting  interaction between interest groups;
  • Learner choice in achieving outcomes and or competencies; and
  • Encouraging various forms of feedback to create learner independence

Thursday February 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:30pm

PLENARY LUNCH: Making Online Learning Accessible To All

The different facets of accessibility for online learning. How to make your courses accessible for a variety of target groups.  Panel members will focus on: 

  • INDIGINOUS PEOPLES: how Moodle can support creating relational space for a diversity of perspectives – especially as this relates to addressing Indigenous methodologies. 
  • PHYSICAL:  What are the difficulties experienced while accessing Moodle and how do we best address them?
  • FINANCIAL:  What is the state of students loans in Canada for distance education students?
  • COURSE DESIGN: What are some of the tips used by instructional designers to meet access challenges?
  • OPEN CONTENT:  Some strategies that are used to open content for users.   

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:30pm

Concurrent Workshop Sessions
The theme of the February 2018 Canada Moot is Personalized Learning for All

This year our streams define special interest groups, and our theme looks at how to keep Moodle personal and participants engaged. Here are some examples of the types of active presentations we're looking for:

  • Keeping it personal with a large or small group; 
  • Scenarios demonstrating different Moodle tools for different groups;
  • Modelling flexible learning approaches with Moodle tools;  
  • Demonstrating collaboration with Moodle tools to enhance learning eg:  glossary, wiki, discussion board;
  • Promoting  interaction between interest groups;
  • Learner choice in achieving outcomes and or competencies; and
  • Encouraging various forms of feedback to create learner independence

Thursday February 22, 2018 2:30pm - 4:45pm
TBA

3:00pm

BREAK
Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

6:30pm

Moot Banquet (separate registration)
Thursday February 22, 2018 6:30pm - 11:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, February 23
 

8:30am

Welcome & Introductions
Introduction to Day 2 of the Canada Moodle Moot 2018

Friday February 23, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
TBA

8:45am

KEYNOTE PLENARY: Why personal learning?

Personalized learning is defined in wikipedia as the "tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum and learning environments by learners or for learners in order to meet their different learning needs and aspirations"  This includes: Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Learning environments.

Do we improve learning by employing such methods as learning analytics and big data? The question is whether we should apply these methods, for two reasons:

  • First, individual variability outweighs statistical significance; and  
  • Second, it shouldn’t be up to the education system to determine what a person learns, how they learn it, and where. 

It may be preferable to embrace an alternative to personalized learning, which might be called personal learning.  Personal learning often begins informally, on an ad hoc basis, driven by the need to complete some task or achieve some objective. The learning is a means to an end, rather than the end in itself. Curricula and pedagogy are selected pragmatically. If the need is short term and urgent, a simple learning resource may be provided. If the person wants to understand at a deep level, then a course might be the best option.  

More information here: http://www.downes.ca/post/65065





Speakers
avatar for Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes

Downes.ca
Stephen Downes works in the fields of online learning and new media. Downes has explored and promoted the educational use of computer and online technologies since 1995 and continues to focus on researching how educators approach internet-based education. His major goal for the future is help people create and join networks of meaningful and rewarding relationships so they are able to rise to their fullest potential through cooperation with each other and the wider... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 8:45am - 9:30am
TBA

10:00am

Concurrent Workshop Sessions
The theme of the February 2018 Canada Moot is Personalized Learning for All

This year our streams define special interest groups, and our theme looks at how to keep Moodle personal and participants engaged. Here are some examples of the types of active presentations we're looking for:

  • Keeping it personal with a large or small group; 
  • Scenarios demonstrating different Moodle tools for different groups;
  • Modelling flexible learning approaches with Moodle tools;  
  • Demonstrating collaboration with Moodle tools to enhance learning eg:  glossary, wiki, discussion board;
  • Promoting  interaction between interest groups;
  • Learner choice in achieving outcomes and or competencies; and
  • Encouraging various forms of feedback to create learner independence

Friday February 23, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:30pm

PLENARY LUNCH: Personalizing Large Scale Online Courses

Presenters from organizations that successfully rolled out large courses will share their experience in getting to course delivery and the challenges that they have faced. More information to come.


Speakers
avatar for Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes

Downes.ca
Stephen Downes works in the fields of online learning and new media. Downes has explored and promoted the educational use of computer and online technologies since 1995 and continues to focus on researching how educators approach internet-based education. His major goal for the future is help people create and join networks of meaningful and rewarding relationships so they are able to rise to their fullest potential through cooperation with each other and the wider... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

BREAK
Friday February 23, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA
 
Saturday, February 24
 

8:30am

Concurrent Workshop Sessions
The theme of the February 2018 Canada Moot is Personalized Learning for All

This year our streams define special interest groups, and our theme looks at how to keep Moodle personal and participants engaged. Here are some examples of the types of active presentations we're looking for:

  • Keeping it personal with a large or small group; 
  • Scenarios demonstrating different Moodle tools for different groups;
  • Modelling flexible learning approaches with Moodle tools;  
  • Demonstrating collaboration with Moodle tools to enhance learning eg:  glossary, wiki, discussion board;
  • Promoting  interaction between interest groups;
  • Learner choice in achieving outcomes and or competencies; and
  • Encouraging various forms of feedback to create learner independence

Saturday February 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

BREAK
Saturday February 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:30am

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Moodle - Where to from here?
Martin Dougiamas will provide a summary of the Moot and reflections on where to from here for Moodle.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Director, Moodle Pty Ltd
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular learning platform used by millions of educators around the world. | | As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project and the global network of over 70 Moodle Partner service companies that help provide funding for this independent open source software project... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
TBA