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Thursday, February 22
 

10:30am

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
avatar for Phyllis MacIntyre

Phyllis MacIntyre

Assistant Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University
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 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Monitoring at Moodle HeadQuarters
An overview of what Moodle HQ uses to monitor our core infrastructure and why monitoring is important for any system.  You will see examples of monitoring systems in use and ideas to implement them in your own systems. 

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 →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

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
avatar for Joy Brusich

Joy Brusich

Senior Application Specialist, de Souza Institute
Joy Brusich is de Souza Institute’s senior application specialist, playing a vital role in providing a complete learner’s experience by delivering customized web applications that support the institute's operations.
avatar for Mathew Gancarz

Mathew Gancarz

Manager, Information Technology and Operations, de Souza Institute
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 learne... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

11:15am

Extending Moodle Through Integrations
This session will explore the different integrations that can be incorporated into Moodle to provide a customized and best-of-breed approach to eLearning. This includes various integrations with SIS systems that allow for real-time enrollment updates into Moodle, as well as the ability to send data collected in Moodle such as grades and attendance back to your SIS. ERP, eCommerce, and other third-party plugin integrations will also be explored to illustrate the endless customization possibilities that are available within the Moodle platform.

Speakers
BC

Brian Carlson

eThink Education
Co-Founder and CEO | eThink Education | | Mr. Carlson co-founded eThink Education more than nine years ago and today has oversight of the entire operation. He brings over 14 years of education technology experience, including 6 years at SunGard HE (now Ellucian) as a Senior Tech... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:15am

L’accessibilité des cours sur Moodle : Les démarches d’une équipe technique
L’accessibilité des cours sur Moodle : Les démarches d’une équipe technique
Votre établissement vous a-t-il  déjà  demandé  d’assurer que les cours en ligne sur Moodle soient accessibles? Que veut-on dire par « accessible »? Que les cours soient accessibles par n’importe quel ordinateur, tablette et téléphone intelligent? Que le contenu des cours soit « lisible » et que les activités soient « faisables » par tous et toutes y inclut les personnes avec une déficience visuelle, une perte auditive, une incapacité physique ou un trouble d’apprentissage? Que les cours soient conçus pour une clientèle diverse avec différents styles d’apprentissage?
Cette présentation abordera les démarches entreprises en ce qui concerne l’accessibilité des cours par une équipe technique responsable de Moodle et du développement de cours en ligne.

Speakers
JJ

Julie Joanisse

Université de Saint-Boniface
Responsable du Service des technologies d'apprentissage à distance à l'Université de Saint-Boniface (USB), je travaille avec une équipe technique dans le dévelopement et la production de cours par Internet depuis 2007. Avant mon poste actuel, j'étais le coordonnatrice des S... Read More →
MR

Matthieu Roy

Université de Saint-Boniface
À l'USB depuis plus de 13 années, il est le technicien en chef au Service des technologies d'apprentissage à distance (USB). Il est responsable de l'équipe technique qui appui le développement et la production de cours par Internet et du site Web de l'établissement. Il est... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:15am

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 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

Capturing Data to Improve the eLearning Experience with Analytics
Regardless of what industry you work in, your training needs to have a purpose and produce outcomes-whether they are to inform, teach, improve, or change. The trick is implementing a system for evaluating how effective your training is. This is where data and analytics come in. By collecting and analyzing data, you will begin to paint a picture of what aspects of training are working, where you need to improve, and the steps you need to take to make those improvements. This session will demonstrate why access to your learning data and analytics is crucial for achieving your training goals, how to implement a system for measuring the impact of your online training programs, and how to leverage your learning data to make improvements and quantify the outcomes of your training programs.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Young

Ben Young

Director of Learning Solutions at Lambda Solutions, Lambda Solutions
Ben is a leader in eLearning and talent management solution implementations. Working with Fortune 500 Firms and leading Healthcare Organizations, Ben provides clients with in-depth knowledge of eLearning services and course creation strategies for learning that engages learners w... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Moodle Sub Courses for Dummies
Moodle Sub-courses are a powerful way of pulling in results from different courses into other courses, or one main "mother course" that can be used to easily show where students are up to and what their current grades are in a number of different courses.
An example of how this is used will be explained as well as a quick "how to" on setting this up in your own moodle instance.
Small video explaining what I presented at the Sydney Moodle Conference


Speakers
avatar for Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace

Director, ChemLearn
Richard Wallace is passionate about the community, environment and education.  Having been raised in the Adelaide hills on 5 acres his love of gardening was inspired by his grand fathers "Beautiful haven" in Crafers that always bought much pleasure and produce to the family.  During his time at Adelaide University, studying Psychology (BA) Richard ran his own gardening business which then continued for another 10 years. After years of travelling and working as a Seismologist for the British government in Scotland, Richard returned to Australia to complete an IT Adv Dip in... Read More →


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

3:00pm

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
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 Fam... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, February 23
 

10:30am

From System to Modular Network Design
Contrary to its intended use as a Learning Management System (and perhaps contrary to expectations), Moodle can serve as such a framework for integrating a heteroclitous set of programs/functions/modules.  System design used to be top-down, hierarchical, and all-encompassing. Now Moodle has the ability to have many modules that all interact in a network.  This session covers the benefits of Using a Framework, as well as the benefits of using Moodle as a Framework.   Examples of Application Integration Based on a Moodle Framework will be shown including:  Language Lab, Scheduler, inventory management, Mobile applications, ticketing system, GEO and many more.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Thibaudeau

Patrick Thibaudeau

Manager, Information Systems & Technolgy Enhanced Learning, Glendon - York University
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Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Managing course content (One repository to rule them all)
In this brief presentation, we will look at our eServices team’s solution to optimizing the large-scale management of course content to meet Bombardier’s Customer Training needs.

Speakers
AK

Anton Kassimov

After completing his studies in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Anton worked as a substitute teacher and tutor for kids of all ages. Anton then enrolled in the Educational Technology master’s program and successfully completed his internship as an Instructional Design... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Moodle dans les cégeps
Avec DECclic, plus de 40 établissements collégiaux forment une véritable communauté de pratique. Né au siècle dernier d'un projet de cours en ligne, DECclic a connu deux environnements numériques d'apprentissage avant de faire le saut à Moodle en 2010. Quotidiennement, DECclic assure l'hébergement de Moodle pour ses membres et soutient les enseignants et leurs conseillers pédagogiques dans leur appropriation de l'outil.

Speakers
avatar for Francois Lizotte

Francois Lizotte

coordonnateur, DECclic
Enseignant au département de français du collège de Bois-de-Boulogne à Montréal, François Lizotte est coordonnateur de la corporation Plateforme collégiale DECclic depuis 2008.


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

11:15am

3 LMS Features that Increase Engagement
Monday morning, the alarm goes off. Are you confident that your team members jump out of bed, ready to start the work week; or do they hit snooze, avoiding going to a job that does not excite them? If you suspect the latter, then you may have an issue with employee engagement.
You are not alone.
Increasing employee engagement is a top priority for most organizations. Disengaged employees cause productivity loss which hurts morale and your bottom line. Adopting an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) like Moodle helps you manage your team’s learning and reduces the time you spend creating and maintaining the learning program. Investing in employee learning and training creates a culture of growth, fuels energy and turns apathy into passion.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Young

Ben Young

Director of Learning Solutions at Lambda Solutions, Lambda Solutions
Ben is a leader in eLearning and talent management solution implementations. Working with Fortune 500 Firms and leading Healthcare Organizations, Ben provides clients with in-depth knowledge of eLearning services and course creation strategies for learning that engages learners w... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:15am

Sharing Cart plugin for OEP support
As OER are moving beyond content, and OEP (Open Educational Practices) are emerging to suggest a learner + teacher participation in the co-creation process of teaching/learning material. It is the intention of this presentation to illustrate how with Moodle, and the “Sharing Cart” plugin it is possible to create an environment for teachers to share educational resources among faculty and with students. The culture of sharing exist already in education institutions, it is our role to provide platforms, tools and training to facilitate and promote OEP locally, for it to have an impact on a global scale.



Friday February 23, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Accessibility of Courses on Moodle: A Technical Team’s Approach
Have you ever been asked to make sure that the online courses on Moodle are accessible? What does “accessible” mean? That all courses are accessible through any computer, tablet and smartphone? That the course content is “readable” and activities are “doable” by all students, including those with visual impairment, hearing loss, a physical limitation or a learning disability? That the courses are designed for a diverse clientele with different learning styles. 
This presentation will describe the steps taken to make courses “accessible” from the perspective of a technical team responsible for Moodle and online course development.

Speakers
JJ

Julie Joanisse

Université de Saint-Boniface
Responsable du Service des technologies d'apprentissage à distance à l'Université de Saint-Boniface (USB), je travaille avec une équipe technique dans le dévelopement et la production de cours par Internet depuis 2007. Avant mon poste actuel, j'étais le coordonnatrice des S... Read More →
MR

Matthieu Roy

Université de Saint-Boniface
À l'USB depuis plus de 13 années, il est le technicien en chef au Service des technologies d'apprentissage à distance (USB). Il est responsable de l'équipe technique qui appui le développement et la production de cours par Internet et du site Web de l'établissement. Il est... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Concurrent 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 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

How a redesigned Workshop activity spiced up my course.
Moodle Workshop activity is the best powerful peer assessment activity. The students participating in the workshop activity submit their own assigned work and then given the task to assess the other students work based on the teacher’s specifications. It is primarily a student focused activity. But the workshop activity has its own big learning curve and it may be pretty difficult to use the workshop activity first time.
Development team of Université de Montréal, in Québec, figured out the steep learning curve for the workshop activity in Moodle and came up with a new Assessment Workshop activity. Similar to the Moodle core workshop activity, the new Assessment Workshop activity is for both self-assessment and peer-assessment pedagogical approaches made easy for the teacher to configure and make it available to students.

Speakers
avatar for Orzu Kamolova

Orzu Kamolova

Coordonnatrice en technologie éducative, Université de Montréal
As an Educational Technology Unit Coordinator/Product Owner, Orzu participates in the coordination of the online course production process and coordinates the analysis of the educational and technological needs of all online educational projects of Montreal University, Montreal... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:45pm

Concurrent 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 2:45pm - 3:00pm
TBA
 
Saturday, February 24
 

9:00am

Open Space: Educators
An opportunity to get together to share resources with each other.  Get together for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity. At the start, the whole group will gather together and be guided through creating an agenda. An opportunity to present and talk with others.

Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

Open Space: Moodle Hackathon: How to use Docker to create a local development environment for Moodle
An opportunity to get together to share resources with each other.  Get together for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity. At the start, the whole group will gather together and be guided through creating an agenda. An opportunity to present and talk with others.

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 →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA