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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
ACE 102

9:00am

OPENING KEYNOTE PLENARY: The Future of Moodle
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/092a9ef1b4eaff06b8c602eaa85083e22010886c-1519304938770/capture/

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.

Moderators
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 →

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 9:00am - 10:00am
ACE 102

1:30pm

PLENARY: ACCESS TO ONLINE EDUCATION
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/b95ae4b1f06118c8a439a59dcf3474bdfdbbcb72-1519322443236/capture/

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: 
  • FINANCIAL:  What is the state of students loans in Canada for distance education students?
  • ACCESS & SUPPORT:  A quick peek into YU START.  A new student transition Program designed to support students to make their way into and through first year at York University.  Students connect with fellow classmates, student leaders, faculty members and student services staff, and become more familiar with campus life, supports and resources. 
  • DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY TRUST (DOT): is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.  DOT supports youth to become innovators and leaders, and to create and apply digital solutions that have a positive impact in their communities.
  • MCIS At the heart of this language agency is its interpreter training program, which assists primarily immigrants and refugees to use their mother tongue to link themselves to the economy in Canada.  With over 300 students enrolled in our online community interpreter training program, we’ve had a glimpse of the range of challenges, advantages, and serendipitous connections that can develop through online training. From ways of overcoming despair that can set it from technological difficulties, to the nature of discussion and repository of information that can flourish in this setting, I’d like to discuss how moodle has shaped the
    experience of learning for language professionals.   

Moderators
avatar for Celia Popovic

Celia Popovic

Director Teaching Commons, York University
Susan Vail, associate vice-president teaching and learning at York University, has announced that Celia Popovic has been appointed to the position of director of York University’s Teaching Commons. | | “I am so pleased that Dr. Popovic will now have the opportunity to share her pedagogical expertise as a faculty member in the Faculty of Education as well as continuing with her innovative work as the director of the Teaching... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Randy LaBonte

Randy LaBonte

Canadian eLearning Network
I have been lucky to serve as a senior level executive for over 30 years in the education sector: - lead consultant for seven years at the BC Ministry of Education involved in field work leading to the development of policy, agreements, and e-learning standards; - helped develop... Read More →
avatar for Roy Lamond

Roy Lamond

Vice-President, Program Development, Digital Opportunity Trust
Roy is a member of the executive team, supporting Digital Opportunity Trust operations at all levels through the oversight of the design and development of learning programs. Responsibilities include oversight of learning programs that target global operations staff, program faci... 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 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 applications work smoothly together and for providing consulting and strategic advice to members of the York community... Read More →
avatar for Flavia Zaka

Flavia Zaka

Interpreter Training Coordinator, Mcis Language Solutions
Flavia Zaka is the Interpreter Training Coordinator at MCIS Language Solutions, a not-for- profit language agency committed to right-to- access of important public services for vulnerable populations across Canada. Flavia is an interpreter and translator.


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
ACE 102

3:45pm

PLENARY: Making Open the Default: Moving Forward an Agenda of Open Education, Open Pedagogy and Open Practices in our Work.
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/716901085ce775530025801171ed3953216767db-1519331600862/capture/

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.

Moderators
avatar for William Gage

William Gage

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

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 - 4:45pm
ACE 102
 
Friday, February 23
 

8:45am

Welcome & Introductions

Speakers
avatar for William Gage

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
ACE 102

9:00am

KEYNOTE PLENARY: Why personal learning?
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/d2c8402eba7005c1d8b2a0cf0c7b2d08deab4dab-1519391469100/capture/

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
ACE 102

9:30am

Why Personal Learning? Reaction Panel

Speakers
avatar for David Leblanc

David Leblanc

Academic Advisor, Burnaby School District
I am a teacher in Burnaby, British Columbia, where I am a non-enrolling teacher for one of our district's alternate programs. I also work indepently as an e-consultant in instructional design and collaborative learning solutions. I have been using MOODLE since 2003 and administer... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Plunkett

Cindy Plunkett

Project Manager, eLearning & Educational Technology, Baycrest Health Sciences
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 Fa... Read More →
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 applications work smoothly together and for providing consulting and strategic advice to members of the York community... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
ACE 102

12:00pm

Introduction to Lunch & Learn Groups: Moodle Users Association, Moodle Technical Workshop, Learn Moodle
ONLINE DELEGATES: https://canada-moot.blindsidenetworks.net/canada-moot/index.jsp?getroom=ba5d6b8162a4ba7f4eca47e382d39878

During the plenary session, leaders of the following Lunch & Learn groups will introduce their topics.  Choose the group of your choice:
1. Moodle Users Association:
2. Moodle Technical Workshop:
3. What’s driving Learn Moodle?

Delegates will then grab their boxed lunch and go to the session of their choice.


Moderators
avatar for Chris Russel

Chris Russel

Interim Chief Information Officer & ISO, York University
Chris Russel is the Interim Chief Information Officer & ISO,  University Information Technology,  for York University

Speakers
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 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 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
ACE 102
 
Saturday, February 24
 

11:00am

CLOSING KEYNOTE
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/090233eb81f23efc161662f33b6815182179662d-1519487505757/capture/

Martin Dougiamas and others from Canada Moodle Moot will provide  summaries of the Moot and reflections on where to from here for Moodle.

Moderators
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 →

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
001 Accolade East Lower Floor