Tuesday, 2 July
Brett McCroary, TAFE NSW South Region
Teaching our future builders is challenging. Delivering our blended/ flexible model of using MOODLE and Adobe connect can have its challenges, but now its time to teach the teachers.
Michelle Lomman, South West Tafe
Want to increase engagement and encourage mastery of topics? Learning games are a great option. This session explores how to use a new tool to easily build games that integrate into Moodle for education or workplace training. Learn how I have easily built engaging games and used them in Moodle.
Malcolm Beasley, Wonthaggi Secondary College
Why use Moodle in Secondary Schools still? With all the free digital services such as Office365 offered to Victorian Government schools why is Moodle still relevant? This presentation will give a glimpse into the power of Moodle as the “glue” that connects the other various digital services for secondary schools.
Mark Parry, Australian Film, Television and Radio School
Effective rapid online/blended course development: The story of a Learning Designer and Subject Matter Expert (SME) working collaboratively and systematically within Moodle, using suitable pedagogies.
Brendan Heywood, Catalyst IT
A high level introduction to the range of tools out there to help Moodle developers.. The concepts are generally applicable to any large software project, but seen through the lens of developing for Moodle with real life examples from the everyday experiences of working in a large Moodle partner.
Morgan Harris, University of New South Wales
Evolution of taking paper based exams and securely individualising them for bulk upload into a Moodle Assignment for marker distribution and marking.
11:10am – Mobile App for Quiz module
Nathan Nguyen, Catalyst IT
A mobile app for quiz module, which provide simple navigation and assist people with visual loss or limited computer skill to complete assessment on Moodle.
Moodles’ new theme: Classic
Mick Hawkins & Mathew May, Moodle HQ
A brief presentation on what the Classic theme is and its features and touching on how Moodle has customised it to be used on internal client instances and on Moodle.org.
Matt Porritt, Catalyst IT
This presentation will introduce a new open source Moodle plugin (not a commercial offering) that aims to solve the problem of converting student submissions to PDF en masse.
Colin Foote, Greg Bird and Christine Nicholas – Victorian TAFE Association
As educators, we want to enrich our content with high-quality images, whilst still meeting copyright compliance. Using two excellent sources of beautiful images, we will demonstrate using our free, open source, image embedder and attribution maker, how to quickly and easily embed, attribute and align the image to content.
Liam Liddicoat, eCreators
The complete eCommerce solution for your eLearning content.
Easily deliver your eLearning content to learners with this new plugin! You have complete control, with no minimum or maximum prices and the ability to promote your product through the use of discounts and codes. There’s no limit to the amount of courses you can sell, so keep creating!
Alex Lawn – Catalyst IT
War stories form Hosting Australia’s biggest LMS, what went wrong, what went right and exploring the plugins and customisation required to keep everything flying along.
Grant Beevers, Senior Digital Learning Specialist, Kaltura
The use of video content across the VET sector is nothing new, with many RTOs and providers using video as a complementary source of content delivery to support classroom teaching, or as a primary option for online and distance students. The difficulty though has been the availability of easy to use content creation tools for both students and teachers, accessibility in mobile devices, as well as having dedicated, secure and private repositories to protect this material and make it available only to those who need to see it. In this session, Grant will explore a range of use cases being implemented across a VET institution, including the use of video for recruitment, marketing, library, teaching and learning (course delivery, video assessment, marking), language captioning and transcripts to address both international students and accessibility demands.
Richard Ings, ReadSpeaker
A common issue confronted by teachers is how to distribute assignments and conducts assessments in a way that is fair and equitable to all learners. In this workshop, I will demonstrate how any teacher can use cloud services to securely distribute assessment/assignment tasks and how learners can use any Chrome notebook to complete the assessment/assignment and return for marking by the teacher.
Kristian Lofhelm & Daniela Soccio, eCreators
Is your Moodle accessible by all? Find out why accessibility matter for your learners and organisations. By integrating universal design principles into your teaching practice, you can make the learning experience more user-friendly for all learners, and increase opportunities for engagement.
Chad Outten – My Learning Space
The learner is our customer, so as learning professionals we need to ensure the learner experience on our Moodle site is extraordinary. This presentation offers practical ideas to enhance the learner experience. Aspects covered include course design, assessment, reporting and mobile.
Glenn Kelly, Andrea Radley and Julie Day – Victorian TAFE Association
In this presentation, we argue for a diverse approach to embracing as many Moodle tools in the design of the learning experience. We demonstrate a range of tools and how we have used them to maximize the experience for the learner and the teacher.
Solange Lalonde – Moodle HQ
Want to join a community of educators who are being recognized for professional learning with Moodle? Learn how the Moodle Educator Certification Program (MEC) provides relevant learning experiences and how you can and build your digital competence while creating resources for your teaching practice.
Melissa Honeydew, Monash College
We got our Moodle rubrics and scales to do something clever. To show you how, we go behind the scenes to describe they really work.
Orzu Kamolova, University of Montreal
Competency-based education module of Moodle is used by some faculties of University of Montreal. It allows them to assess competencies in learning plans and courses, but teachers now, would like to assess on another level : activities. Our team of agile developers and pedagogical advisors are currently working on this functionality. I will be presenting the reflection analysis, how it was done, and the new functionality. I will then present a live demo of the functionality.
Arpan Stephen, Arabian Gulf University
CMMS Online – A Moodle Based central LMS for Teaching Medicine at Arabian Gulf University. A Fully Customized and Mapped Curriculum for Medicine bringing innovation in the GCC and Arab Region.
Greg Bird, Colin Foote and Tim Cluning – Victorian TAFE Association
Want to spice up the visual design of your Moodle content and activities? Keen to produce online content that is attractive, clear, consistent and compliant? Using the standard Moodle editor, learn how to create, within minutes, sizzling responsive visual design to brighten and enlighten Moodle content and activities.
Andrew Nicols, Moodle HQ
The Moodle Forum is one of the most useful and one of the most important social constructivist tools in the course design arsenal.
In this presentation I will give an update on the current state of the Forum, and discuss the changes already underway. I will also provide an overview on the roadmap for the next 12-24 months.
Paul Stevens – Catalyst IT
A plugin for driving compliance training completion and LMS uptake.
Sally Matherson, eCreators
Sally draws upon her 25 years of experience in managing operations in multiple locations to explore how you can use an LMS to assist with organisational strategy, including setting internal and external objectives, compliance and reporting. Sally will share practical, real-world solutions and experiences in a relaxed and conversational session designed to broaden your understanding of how to manage your workforce through Moodle and beyond.
Dan Marsden, Catalyst IT
A brief, pico presentation, plain-english examination of hosting gotchas for both self-hosted and outsourced Moodles. Come and ask yourself if any are waiting to bite your site.