2012 Presentations

This is a collection of abstracts from presentations being delivered at the 2012 Hong Kong Moodle Moot.

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Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:47 AM

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Words to the Wise

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Title: Words to the Wise - Success stories of Moodle Developer Courses
Presenter: John Mason
Theme: Design
Type: Discussion
Audience: Education - Secondary

This session will use a live course. It can be accessed by clicking here.

Abstract

In house VLE developer training offers rich opportunities for staff engagement with and implementation of Moodle based subject courses.

These dynamic online CPD courses are delivered through the moodle environment in English Schools Foundation  Secondary Schools in Hong Kong.

 The session aims to share  case studies of  successful VLE developer courses such as  "Words of Wisdom " West Island School and "Lionel Developer" at KGV.  

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Moodle and Change at The Southport School

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Title: Case Study: Moodle and Change at The Southport School
Presenter: Richard Jones
Theme: Envision
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

The Southport School (TSS) is in its third year of using Moodle/Mahara and the second year of using Moodle 2.  The uptake was gradual during the first year or two and consisted mainly of resource uploading.  

In the second year, a project to investigate different methods of professional learning was undertaken and yielded some valuable insights.

At the beginning of Year 3 (2012), the concept of eLearning leaders was introduced.  These are volunteer teachers, one from each faculty, who take responsibility for leading the development of eLearning within their areas.  We meet 8 times per year and have 4 training days outside the school.

This case study will relate how this has led to the increased uptake of Moodle in several; key areas: Use of the gradebook and assignments, use of Mahara as an assessment tool, use of discussion forums and conversion of paper-based to online courses. 

A key addition to Moodle, which allows parents to view homework without logging on to the system, will also be described.

The project is supported by the Australian Government Quality Teacher Program and Independent Schools Queensland.

Flipping Marvelous: Getting back in-class time for collaborative learning

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Title: Flipping Marvelous: Getting back in-class time for collaborative learning
Presenter: Michelle Lovett
Theme: Transform
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

Listening is a critical skill in learning about and creating music.  Analytical and productive listening is developed through discussions, practice and application.  In a culture where students are bombarded with imagery and information, and the ears are neglected in favour of the eyes, how can meaningful listening skills be fostered in a time poor and predominantly textual or visual environment?  One possible answer is by ‘flipping’ the classroom and using Moodle to deliver interactive learning modules.

This presentation will illustrate various Moodle activities within an instructional designthat support ‘flipped’ principles and encourages student engagement. Using a course example in it’s third year of development, refined with student feedback and visualdesign theory, participants will be able to see the fusion of page content, forums, quizzes, and assignments with rich media and graphics, and discover ways to create enticing learning modules ‘flipped’ for out-of-class learning. 

Notes: Could be applicable for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Moodle users

Transforming Elementary Classroom with Moodle

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Title: Transforming Elementary Classroom with Moodle
Presenter: Marlon Ng
Theme: Design
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Primary

Abstract

5 computers, 1 iPad, and Moodle was the start to shifting this Grade 3 class into a world of 21st century learning.  Over the course of a year, this case study will highlight some of the successes and challenges to bringing web based learning to young children.  The topics covered will include age appropriate design layout, integration learning units into existing Moodle tools, and assessment.  It is the goal of this presentation to show how simple practices with Moodle can produce changes to the way teaching and learning takes place in the elementary classroom.

Using the 'Workshop' module for self and peer assessment

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Title: Using the 'Workshop' module for self and peer assessment
Presenter: Frederic Nevers
Theme: Assess
Type: Workshop
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

As an IB MYP Technology teacher, all of my students' work is project based. Self-evaluation is a major component of MYP assessment and I use the workshop module (Moodle 2.x) to allow students to self/peer-assess their project documentation, as well as their products. The workshop module lends itself very well for criteria based curriculum and I hope to be able to share my experience with other teachers.

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Using Moodle as a backbone for Teacher Learning at CDNIS

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Title: Using Moodle as a backbone for Teacher Learning at CDNIS
Presenter: Dr John Turner
Theme: Envision
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

CDNIS provides a Master Level certificate course in educational technologies through State University of New York (SUNY) accreditation. Central to this is the use of Moodle to support teacher diversity and digital technology skills and understanding. Teachers are time poor but dedicated to self and student improvement.

Moodle provides the flexibility to enable teachers to come together and learn from each other and the world beyond. Forums, integration of Web2 tools, digital media and other learning is supported within the Moodle blended learning environment.

The SUNY course also provides the basis for the development of school-wide certification of teacher digital literacy, once again anchored by Moodle. As a teacher of teachers, using Moodle also assists personal learning applicable for the digital age and contemporary school responsibilities.

Moodle Quiz ABCs

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Title: Moodle Quiz ABCs
Presenter: Denise Berry
Theme: Engage
Type: Workshop
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

Are you wondering how to use the Moodle Quiz Activity?  This session will help you get started on using quizzes in Moodle to help improve student learning.

 We will look at the basics of quiz design, setting up question banks, question types, feedback options, using the quizzes with your students for both formative and summative assessment, and quiz reports. 

Integrating Google Docs into Moodle

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Title: Integrating Google Docs into Moodle
Presenter: Rowdy Boeyink
Theme: Advance
Type: Workshop
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

In this workshop we will look at integrating surveys, documents and presentations via Google Docs into your Moodle course. It is a hands-on workshop with an short discussion at the end on how this functionality can enhance learning.

Who, What, When, Where, How?

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Title: Who, What, When, Where, How? Using logs and reports to monitor Student Engagement and refine Instructional Design
Presenter: Michelle Lovett
Theme: Assess
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

As educators, we know that learning is more effective when it is an active rather than a passive process.  Regardless of the teaching environments, educators seek ways to identify students’ engagement with their learning experiences.  Moodle makes identification of the ‘Who, What, When, Where, How’ of student engagement simple and accessible through the built in report and log functions.

 In this presentation, procedures for accessing the report function, creating individual and course participation reports, and activity logs will be shown. Scenarios will be given that demonstrate the value of reports and logs in Instructional Designevaluation, collection of evidence for Personal Engagement assessment and show tools that identify and encourage passive students.

Notes: Could be applicable for all Moodle users in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary

Teaching using the Participation Forum and Participation Map plugins

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Title: Teaching using the Participation Forum and Participation Map plugins
Presenter: Brant Knutzen
Theme: Extend
Type: Discussion
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

This presentation will demonstrate two new Moodle 2 plugins which support a sustainable eLearning methodology for integrating online discussions as formative learning activities.  Both plugins are free open source projects currently in trials at the University of Hong Kong.

This methodology builds on the affordances of a new Moodle plugin:  the Participation Forum is a modified discussion forum activity which automatically awards participation points and dynamically generates a grade for each student based on their posting activity.   Since the Moodle LMS automates the awarding of participation points, this technology supports a sustainable teaching methodology integrating a regular series of online discussions as formative learning activities, and can be scaled up to support large class sizes of 100 - 200 students or more.

The Participation Map plugin creates a new type of data portrait for displaying the dynamics of an online discussion.  This learning analytical tool describes a discussion both quantitatively and qualitatively, with a focus on the collaborative interactivity between the participants.  It enables a researcher or instructor to quickly visualize the patterns of interaction between students, and gauge the level of collaboration achieved within groups.  The latest enhancement of this tool can create a completely anonymized graph suitable for use outside of the classroom, such as in conferences or research papers.

This presentation will also review the pedagogy based on social constructivism and socio-cultural factors which motivates the QUALITY of the student posting behavior.  This teaching methodology creates a foundation of participation, where the teaching role is still crucial for guiding learning and scaffolding student understanding to higher order thinking skills.

Mathy Moodles

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Title: Mathy Moodles
Presenter: Stephan Hautz
Theme: Advance
Type: Workshop
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

The workshop will be an opportunity for Upper School Math teachers to gather and share Moodle features that have 'worked' for them. The presenter is an Upper School Math teacher at CDNIS and will demonstrate Moodle ideas gathered from the CDNIS Math department. 

Topics will include:

Moodle Repositories

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Title: Moodle Repositories
Presenter: John Holmes
Theme: Connect
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

In this session we will be looking at two open source repositories that can easily connect to Moodle. Both are written in MySQL/PHP (the same language used by Moodle). We will look at a live demonstration of both systems and how they integrate with Moodle. From this session, you will leave with an understanding of the value of both systems and links to resources for next steps should you wish to implement at your school.

Since Moodle 2.0, repositories have been available to connect to Moodle. Popular repositories are YouTube, Google Docs, and DropBox. At Jakarta International School, we have implemented an Open Source Digital Asset Management (DAM) system named ResoureSpace (think locally hosted YouTube and Picasa/Flicker and Document Repository all in one). Thanks to Nathan Mares of Catalyst IT, this can now be used as a repository in Moodle. In less than one year, our ResourceSpace has grown to contain over 40,000 resources and it is now an indispensable tool to allow students and faculty to share resources with the community (and externally if desired).

ResourceSpace is a more 'public' sharing system, but what about a more private repository for your personal items, or items you wish to share with just a few select individuals (think DropBox)? OwnCloud, an open source, locally hosted system, is the answer. This also can be used as a repository for Moodle. It allows personal storage, sharing with any number of users, and synchronization from desktop/mobile device to the cloud.

A Plagiarism Detection Tool for Moodle

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Title: A Plagiarism Detection Tool for Moodle
Presenter: Ivan Yau
Theme: Advance
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary & Tertiary

Abstract

There are many plagiarism detection systems.  How can you choose the one that suits your needs?  In this presentation we list some important factors for you to consider selecting the right plagiarism detection tool for your school.

 VeriGuide, a research project, is developed by The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  It is a text similarity detection system designed for preventing plagiarism, and for promoting and upholding academic quality, integrity, and honesty.  We will provide a live demonstration about how easy the system for detecting plagiarism under different scenarios.  We will list some concerns teachers are currently facing when using a plagiarism detection tool and explain them during the live demonstration.

Moodle for Primary Schools

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Title: Moodle for Primary Schools
Presenter: Stu Lowe
Theme: Envision
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Primary

Abstract

Stu Lowe is a Learning Technology adviser with the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong.

In this session I will be showing a very successful example of moodle use in a Primary School with students aged 5 - 11. The session will focus on the following things:

- Making moodle friendly enough for younger learners

- Creating a learning community

- Engaging staff CPD

- Making students the content creators and creating on online workspace

- Using moodle as glue for all our web based resources. Integrating everything.

Using MOODLE to Support Student Centred Learning

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Title: Using MOODLE to Support Student Centred Learning
Presenter: Juliana Agostino
Theme: Transform
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

This presentation will focus on the features of MOODLE that enable teachers to create a course in which students are in control of their own learning. Through interactive lessons, journals, feedback forums, quizzes and most importantly completion tracking, MOODLE becomes  a tool to help students become independent and reflective learners. Using MOODLE, the role of the teacher can be redefined to that of an education coach that can monitor and advise students through every stage of the learning cycle. This workshop is for teachers who wish to use MOODLE beyond its file sharing and assignment uploading capabilities and as a way to create a truly student centred blended learning environment. 

The Journey - One teacher's perspective of using moodle

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Title: The Journey - One teacher's perspective of using moodle
Presenter: Iain Short
Theme: Assess
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

The presenter takes you through his journey of using moodle and how it has not only helped with the organisation and implimentation of his teaching programme, but helped students take ownership of their learning and progress.

Through live demonstrations of student assessment, feedback, goal setting and collaborative learning, he will model show how moodle has helped him make better use of contact time and become an valuable addition to this teacher's bag of learning tools.

Effective Delivery of the IB Diploma

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Title: Effective Delivery of the IB Diploma
Presenter: Gregg Lee
Theme: Engage
Type: Workshop
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

As an IB DP teacher how to you make Moodle work for you?

Being a new teacher to Moodle it was hard to figure out a structure that would best organize the IB DP program. In addition, how do you best use the tools to deliver the content in your classroom? 

In this workshop teachers will:

EQUELLA and Moodle 2.3 integration: a new wave for the repository API

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Title: EQUELLA and Moodle 2.3 integration: a new wave for the repository API
Presenter: Simon Wilkinson
Theme: Design
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary & Tertiary

Abstract

Since the release of Moodle 2.0 developers have been recommending that larger sites should use external document repositories to store files (since they have many features for managing content, metadata and workflow), accessed via the Repository feature in Moodle which allows repositories to appear as sources within the Moodle file picker.   Unfortunately the two methods of including repository files in Moodle - copying and direct linking - have not been enough to satisfy all use cases, particularly where we want changes in repository files to be automatically and securely reflected in Moodle.

Moodle 2.3 provides a new way of referencing files in Moodle, similar to an "alias" or a "shortcut" on traditional operating systems.  It works both for internal and external files.  One file can appear in many places through Moodle courses, and all the copies can be updated simply by updating the original file.   Access to these copies respects local Moodle roles and capabilities at all times with full security.  The repository is also able to have more control over the interface in the file picker.

EQUELLA is the first repository to support these new features.  Key EQUELLA and Moodle developers worked closely together to develop both the new API and the plugin.  The result represents a best-of-breed solution to seamless integration of a powerful external repository in Moodle, creating a user-friendly and simple solution that enhances both platforms.

Attend this presentation to discover more of the collaborative nature of this integration, and how it will extend the capabilities of your content.

Designing Interdisciplinary Learning Experience

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Title: Designing Interdisciplinary Learning Experiences
Presenter: Saeed Rahman
Theme: Access
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

This session looks at how Moodle is used to facilitate and support an interdisciplinary model of teaching and learning at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS). In it's fourth year of implementation, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Technology program at CDNIS has been through multiple phases of progression.

Throughout the 4 years of the MYP Technology program (grades 7-10), students are exposed to both contrived and authentic challenges presented through a rich cross curricular teaching and learning model allowing them to build connections between content taught through different disciplines.

We will look at actual units of work and how the use of Moodle facilitates diagnostic, formative and summative feedback processes as well as the 'human' element of running such a program. 

Assessment for Learning (AfL) via Moodle

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Title: Assessment for Learning (AfL) via Moodle
Presenter: Vinny Stocker
Theme: Pedagogy
Type: Workshop
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

In this workshop we will be looking at how we can begin to incorporate
aspects of AfL into your Moodle course. We will focus on Forums,
customising Scales, and using Rubrics within Assignments. This is a
hands on workshop and numbers are limited. It is aimed at people who
have a  working knowledge of Moodle, and want to learn more.

Bling Your Moodle

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Title: Bling Your Moodle
Presenter: Julian Ridden
Theme: Engage
Type: Workshop
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

Sick of creating ordinary looking text driven Moodle courses? Wish your designs were more creative and engaging? Want to create your own interfaces rather than be limited to what Moodle's formats tell you you must have? This workshop will explain how you can use exisiting tools in "out-of-the-square" way to achieve these goals.

Chinese Language Learning Powered by Moodle

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Title: Chinese Language Learning Powered by Moodle
Presenter: Joanna Huang (ADE) & Irene Gu
Theme: Engage
Type: Presentation
Audience: Education - Secondary

Abstract

The Upper school teachers in Canadian International School have started using Moodle platform to deliver their curriculum resources and organize class activities. It can also serve as an effective communication platform between parents, students and teachers for tracing assessments, uploading resources, keeping homework records and handing in assignments. Besides, it is also an interactive platform, such as students' forum for class discussion and idea exchange on class assignments. The presenters are happy to share what they have done at CDNIS and learn together with the other teachers.