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Thursday, February 22
 

8:45am

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 8:45am - 9:00am
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 - 9:45am
TBA

1:30pm

PLENARY: ACCESS TO ONLINE EDUCATION

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
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to be announced

more speakers to come
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Lead Project Developer and Facilitator, Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia
Solange is inquisitive, reflective, mindful, and especially passionate about the transformative power of education. She believes education is about building awareness and seeking understanding through ways of being, knowing, doing, and relating to our world and our place in it. H... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, February 23
 

8:45am

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

Friday February 23, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

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 9:00am - 9:55am
TBA

1:30pm

PLENARY: 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 →
avatar for Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Manager, Learning Technology Services, York University


Friday February 23, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
Saturday, February 24
 

11:00am

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 11:00am - 11:30am
TBA