Information about the HK Moodle Conference
|Site:||Hong Kong Moodle Moot|
|Course:||Hong Kong Moodle Moot|
|Date:||Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:51 AM|
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Ride the Dragon
Inspired by the 2012 Chinese Year of the Dragon, the conference theme is ‘Ride the Dragon’ which represents the surge of interest in Moodle in the South East Asia/Greater China region and the life-long journey of learning.
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This September, educators, decision makers, researchers and mentors from all sectors will come together to share their knowledge, insight and passion for teaching and learning with Moodle - the fastest growing open-source course management system used by respected universities, school districts and innovative multinational companies such as Google, Intel and Cisco.
An event for a meeting of minds to share and learn from one another, the central aim of this conference is to build a sense of community and sharing for which Open Source and in particular Moodle is famous.
Conference attendees will hear from our keynote speaker Martin Dougiamas (Moodle founder and lead developer) and have opportunities to share and discuss best practices with other educators in smaller breakout sessions as well as actively participate in a range of workshops.
Recognized as Hong Kong's Leading International School by the Hong Kong Business magazine's High Flyers campaign for four years, the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) is a non-profit school that provides a "through-train" education to students from Pre Reception (3 year olds) through to Grade 12 graduation. The school currently has just over 1800 students representing over 40 nationalities.
Also considered as one of the leading schools in South East Asia, CDNIS is an IB World School fully authorized to deliver the International Baccalaureate's Diploma, Middle Years and Primary Years Programmes. The school is also authorized to grant credits toward completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), thus providing a "dual passport" for graduates to gain entry into top universities throughout the world.
CDNIS is located on the south side of Hong Kong Island in Aberdeen overlooking the spectacular backdrop of the Lamma Channel and surrounding islands. Students are nurtured, inspired and challenged in an award-winning designed campus with superb facilities, including the spectacular 606-seat Leo Lee Arts Centre, which opened in May 2008.
The Canadian International School of Hong Kong’s mission is “developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence”.
Part of this effort entails instilling a sense of environmental responsibility. The CDNIS ECOSMART movement is our response to the concern over, and attention required by, the deterioration in the natural environment. It is based on the belief that lifestyle and business operational changes are necessary for the health of people and the planet, with schools and homes being opportune places to begin.
The organization of the Moodle Moot held at CDNIS incorporates this philosophy by asking all registrants to follow some simple rules to allow this conference to be as effective and community oriented as possible, reflecting the spirit inherent in the Moodle movement.
Getting to the Moot
We highly recommend the Hong Kong Tourism Board Website as resource for planning your trip to Hong Kong.
You can explore 'Asia's World City' virtually by downloading a selection of recommended mobile apps!
With amazing sea views and in close proximity to the conference venue, the Dorsett Regency Hotel is the official Moodle Moot HK choice and are providing Moodlers with a discounted room rate of HKD 1,300 inclusive of 10% per room per night. A daily bus service to/from this hotel will be provided.
Reserve your room today! Contact Joyna Mak and quote "Moodle Moot Hong Kong" before 20 August 2012 in order to take advantage of the discounted conference rate.
Hong Kong can be one of the most engaging and unexpectedly beautiful urban spectacles on earth.
Situated at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta on the southwestern coast of China, Hong Kong is a destination imbued with a remarkable mix of Eastern and Western influences. Since the handover from British colonial to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, it has become far more Chinese than ever before, but for tourists the joy of visiting lies in being wedged between two diverse cultures simultaneously.
Hong Kong Island with its financial hub is the energetic heartbeat of the region, where cloud-tickling skyscrapers, neon extravagance, fine dining, high-end shopping and world-class hotels are all part of the landscape.
Get down to street level however and the laneways, wet markets and traditional Chinese haunts are a reminder that beyond the city lies a working class populace still making ends meet the old way - and often the hard way.
Source: "Hong Kong Travel Guide." World Travel Guide. Columbus Travel Media Ltd, 07 JUN 20112. Web. 6 Jun 2012. <http://www.worldtravelguide.net/hong-kong>.
Moodle (abbreviation for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As of December 2011 it had a user base of 72,177 registered and verified sites, serving 57,112,669 users in 5.8 million courses. Moodle was originally developed by Martin Dougiamas to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content, and is in continual evolution. The first version of Moodle was released on 20 August 2002.
Aaron Metz - Executive
Learning and Teaching Technologies Coordinator, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Shane Elliott - Executive
Managing Director, Pukunui Technology
John Turner - Workshop/Research Coordinator
Head of Educational Technologies, Canadian International School of Hong Kong