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Thursday, February 22
 

8:45am

Welcome & Introductions
Speakers
avatar for Donald Ipperciel

Donald Ipperciel

Principal of Glendon College, York University
Donald Ipperciel, PhD, began a five-year term as Principal of Glendon College, York University, on July 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Ipperciel served as Vice-Dean (2012-2014), AssociateDean Information Technology (2011-2014) and as Assistant Dean Research (2007-2010), as well as Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ).Principal Donald Ipperciel holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy from l’Université de Montréal,and a PhD in Philosophy from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany. Ipperciel’s scholarly record includes more than 60 publications (books, chapters and articles), in addition topresentations at more than 60 academic conferences in English, French, and German. He is a specialist in contemporary German philosophy, with his recent research focusing on the theory of nationalism and the nation, as well as on Canadian nationalism and... Read More →


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
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Moodle Education Advisor, Moodle HQ
I'm very excited to be a part of the Education Team at Moodle HQ here at #MootCA18! My passion in education is fuelled by a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness as to how education can serve our communities and how we can contribute to making our world a better place to live and l... Read More →
avatar for Noah Morris

Noah Morris

Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Advanced Education Learners Support Division of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Noah Morris is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Advanced EducationLearners Support Division of the Ministry of Advanced Education and SkillsDevelopment. The division is tasked with improving student access and protection, andwith modernizing digital access for Ontar... Read More →
avatar for David Porter

David Porter

CEO, eCampusOntario
A long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities, David’s experience in the education and training fields has included working with both public and private sector organizations. | | * Currently, CEO of eCampusOntario.ca... Read More →


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

3:45pm

PLENARY: Making Open the Default: Moving Forward an Agenda of Open Education, Open Pedagogy and Open Practices in our Work.
Open Education is not revolutionary. It's an evolution and return to the core values of the academy - sharing knowledge freely for the benefit of society," (Mackintosh, 2017). eCampusOntario has embarked on a path to openness for Ontario higher education, offering a library of instructional resources that will support an accessibility and affordability scenario for learners and an empowerment strategy for instructors. David Porter will describe the research and development path that eCampusOntario is currently pursuing on behalf of member institutions, and will provide a glimpse into its strategy for 2018-2021.

Speakers
avatar for David Porter

David Porter

CEO, eCampusOntario
A long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities, David’s experience in the education and training fields has included working with both public and private sector organizations. | | * Currently, CEO of eCampusOntario.ca... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, February 23
 

8:45am

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

Speakers
WG

William Gage

Ph.D. Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning, Office of the Provost, York University Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, York University


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 - 10:00am
TBA
  • about 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 community.  Stephen Downes is a Canadian philosopher and commentator in the fields of online learning and new media. Downes has explored and promoted the educational use of computer and online technologies since the 1995 software project. 

9:30am

Why Personal Learning? Reaction Panel
Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come
avatar for Peter Rowley

Peter Rowley

Director, Applications and Integration, York University
As Director, Peter is responsible for the development and support of applications that enable the full scope of the University’s work from teaching and learning to administrative service delivery.  Applications and Integrations is also responsible for seeing that these applicatio... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

12:00pm

Networking Groups: Moodle Users Association, Moodle Technical Workshop (more to come)
During the plenary session, leaders of the following networking groups will introduce their luncheon groups.  Choose the group of your choice:
1. Moodle Users Association:
The Moodle User’s Association (MUA) is a way for any user of Moodle to have an effect on its future direction! Users propose projects for integration into Moodle core - projects are then voted upon and funded by member fees.  The recycle bin and the new dashboard are both MUA projects and we are currently working on calendar improvements for 3.4.
If you are an MUA member or just interested in hearing more about the MUA, come and join other members and some of the MUA committee in an interactive discussion where we will discuss current projects and active goals of the organization and, of course, answer any and all questions!
2. Moodle Technical Workshop:
"How to use Docker to create a local development environment for Moodle" to be led by Moodle HQ's Paul Greidanus

















Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come
avatar for Paul Greidanus

Paul Greidanus

Site Reliability Engineer, Moodle
Paul is a Site Reliability Engineer working for Moodle HQ from Leduc, Alberta. | DevOps for MoodleCloud and Moodle ICT  Built the current Kubernetes based Moodle Infrastructure He has >15 years of experience in administering various systems. He is currently working on co... Read More →
avatar for Emma Richardson

Emma Richardson

Chair, Moodle Users Association
Emma Richardson has worked with the Moodle platform for about 8 years. She runs a Distance Learning program that serves 17 K-12 school districts in eastern Colorado using video conferencing to connect students with teachers and college level programming with a Moodle site as sup... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm
TBA
 
Saturday, February 24
 

11:00am

REPORTING OUT & CLOSING KEYNOTE:
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