Schedule


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Thu 18 May
05:00
(Australia/Perth)
Starting out with Moodle development
Presenter : Justin Hunt (Japan)

For newbies, it can be hard to know where to start with Moodle development. In this presentation the presenter will first talk about some of the basic concepts. Then you will learn how to quickly get a full stack Moodle development environment in the cloud, using the Cloud9 IDE and a setup script. Finally you will see how how to generate a new plugin using the Plugin Skeleton Generator."
The top 50 Moodle plugins
Presenter : Stuart Mealor (New Zealand)

This session will introduce our new project site - which allows public and Guest access - demonstrating more than 50 of the most popular plugins for Moodle !Although the Moodle plugins database is great, and many plugins have good documentation, only Administrators (those with the ability to install and test plugins) can actually try them.  Create a Teacher level account and actually try the ...
Thu 18 May
06:00
(Australia/Perth)
Storytelling and branched scenarios in Moodle
Presenter : Miranda Verswijvelen (New Zealand)

Once upon a time, I designed interactive stories  in Moodle....Branched scenarios and stories are great activities for your learners. Immerse them in a situation or a story, give them decision points and make them learn from the consequences. Do you think you need a fancy multimedia tool for this? Think again.  In this presentation I show two easy options to incorporate interactive storytelling...
Thu 18 May
07:00
(Australia/Perth)
Bootstrap Hacks for Teachers
Presenter : Scott Huntley (Australia)

Are you building or managing a Moodle course? Do you want to change the look of your Moodle course, but your role doesn’t have the permission to change the theme? Maybe there’s still some things you can do. In this presentation, drawing upon his experiences as a web teacher, Scott Huntley will show you a few simple hacks that you can use to modify the look of resources and blocks in ...
Thu 18 May
08:00
(Australia/Perth)
MoodleBites online courses
Presenter : Stuart Mealor (New Zealand)

HRDNZ have been running online Moodle courses, branded as "MoodleBites", for almost 10 years.In the last few years we have extended the range of Teacher ad Designer level courses to include courses for Theme designers, Developers, and sever administrators.This session will provide an overview of courses available, but also insights into how we made the courses successful, feedback from ...
Thu 18 May
09:00
(Australia/Perth)
How to Create a Schedule task in Moodle
Presenter : Kavipriya Ramakrishnan ()

Developers's guide on how to create a Schedule task.Explained with a sample code.
What happens when you open up mobile learning channels
Presenter : John Reddin (Australia)

Beyond the anecdotal - What happens when you up mobile learning channels for your Moodle. Some key, data driven, insights and learnings' for effective and efficient enterprise-wide mobile LMS deployments.2 out of every 3 minutes of digital viewing time is now spent on mobile devices. But while demand for mobile access to consumer entertainment, information and social services grows apace, ...
Thu 18 May
10:00
(Australia/Perth)
Speech Recognition in Moodle For Language Learners
Presenter : Abhishek Gupta (United States)

In this presentation we will demonstrate a powerful speech recognition plugin that can be used by Moodle users for pronunciation improvement. The plugin is backed by advanced machine learning algorithms that provide word, syllable and phoneme level feedback on the user's speech sample. Such feedback pinpoints the user's exact mistakes thereby speeding up their learning process.The plugin is ...
Thu 18 May
11:00
(Australia/Perth)
Ed Tech: The Present, The Future, and What Matters?
Presenter : Andrew Chiu (Hong Kong)

Where is teaching and learning now? Where is teaching and learning heading? From "coding" to "collaboration", "inquiry" to "innovation", "makerspace" to "metacognition".... Andrew takes a look at the trends in the "edu-sphere" and attempts to separate the "fads" from the things that really matter. I don't purport to have all the answers! This is a sharing from my work and learning as an...
Thu 18 May
12:00
(Australia/Perth)
The top 50 Moodle plugins
Presenter : Stuart Mealor (New Zealand)

This session will introduce our new project site - which allows public and Guest access - demonstrating more than 50 of the most popular plugins for Moodle !Although the Moodle plugins database is great, and many plugins have good documentation, only Administrators (those with the ability to install and test plugins) can actually try them.  Create a Teacher level account and actually try the ...
Thu 18 May
13:00
(Australia/Perth)
How to Create a Schedule task in Moodle
Presenter : Kavipriya Ramakrishnan ()

Developers's guide on how to create a Schedule task.Explained with a sample code.
Thu 18 May
14:00
(Australia/Perth)
What if software actually worked together.
Presenter : Chris Cormack (New Zealand)

In the ever changing landscape of software one of the biggest challenges has always been how to have different systems working with each other. Traditionally the approach is to build integration between systems using API. This has to be done for every system that you want to integrate. With the advent of FOLIO (a new Open Source library platform) we have an opportunity to do these integrations ...
Thu 18 May
15:00
(Australia/Perth)
26 Tips to Make You a Better Moodler
Presenter : Scott Huntley (Australia)

Scott Huntley, the host of Pukunui's Fortnightly Tips is here to present you with 26 Tips to Make You a Better Moodler. That's right, that's a full year's worth of his fortnightly tips crammed into one 45 minute session! The tips are going to have to come fast and furious as Scott gives you a year's worth of homework to make you a better Moodler. You'll find out about actual hands on practical ...
Designing mobile learning using the web interface
Presenter : Eran Adi Cioban (Israel)

It all started when we decided that we must give our learners a learning experience that is available anytime, anywhere. We decided to design courses that can be learned using smartphones. We decided to design our mobile courses with the best means available to us - Moodle. After a series of tests, we decided that Moodle Mobile did not meet our needs.So what can you do? Very much in fact!With ...
Thu 18 May
16:00
(Australia/Perth)
Boost and Tours for Moodle Geriatrics (Old School Moodlers)
Presenter : Miriam Laidlaw (New Zealand)
Presenter : Tabitha Parker (New Zealand)

Demystifying the Boost theme for Old School Moodle users who are upgrading to 3.2. We will cover the new Nav Drawer, the different locations for editing stuff, and the new user tour feature. Older Moodle users who are set in their ways may find the changes a bit confronting, and we're here to help you understand these new usability improvements in the bootstrap Boost theme. User tours allow ...
Thu 18 May
17:00
(Australia/Perth)
Adult Learning Challenges with Technology
Presenter : Julian Davis (Australia)

As a facilitator and educational technologist, I’ve been exposed to many different types of learning and understanding of adult learners. Over the years and the introduction of more technology in the way we facilitate and deliver lessons, I started to see a pattern in how some adults and the challenges they faced. I started asking myself, is there actually a problem? Why do we tend to think ...
Lesson working group proposal
Presenter : Tabitha Parker (New Zealand)
Presenter : Miriam Laidlaw (New Zealand)

This is a proposal for a "working group" for a review of lesson module and, if there is enough interest from the community, putting it forward for development consideration to HQ and Moodle Users Association (or someone else who might be up for funding it). The recent addition of the ability to duplicate pages in lesson has reminded us just how much the lesson module can be improved if it can ...
Thu 18 May
18:00
(Australia/Perth)
iMoot Participant's Lounge

The iMoot Participant's Lounge and Oranges Unconference Cafe is a place that all attendees including presenters can participate in discussions before, during and after the event. 

It is a place for sharing ideas, networking with peers and for discussing all things to do with e-learning.

Join us in Oranges Unconference Cafe - at scheduled times for discussion and networking.

Relax, unwind, and chat...

Thu 18 May
19:00
(Australia/Perth)
Wikis and whatnot
Presenter : Ian Goding (Australia)

Wikis are often underutilised educational experiences in Moodle.  Come and learn some of the tricks, and see lots of examples - from students making websites or diaries to group collaboration. And we'll create one together as we go...
Thu 18 May
20:00
(Australia/Perth)
Using Moodle as Certification Platform
Presenter : Sam Suresh (Malaysia)

This presentation focuses on how to use Moodle as certification platform for exams and maintain a certified user directory similar to Google Exam. Use Moodle as certification platform to run online exams using Safe Exam Browsers and leverage on badges, custom certs to maintain certified users. This can be useful for online examinations and required to maintain public certified user ...
Thu 18 May
21:00
(Australia/Perth)
Starting out with Moodle development
Presenter : Justin Hunt (Japan)

For newbies, it can be hard to know where to start with Moodle development. In this presentation the presenter will first talk about some of the basic concepts. Then you will learn how to quickly get a full stack Moodle development environment in the cloud, using the Cloud9 IDE and a setup script. Finally you will see how how to generate a new plugin using the Plugin Skeleton Generator."
Thu 18 May
22:00
(Australia/Perth)
Speech Recognition in Moodle For Language Learners
Presenter : Abhishek Gupta (United States)

In this presentation we will demonstrate a powerful speech recognition plugin that can be used by Moodle users for pronunciation improvement. The plugin is backed by advanced machine learning algorithms that provide word, syllable and phoneme level feedback on the user's speech sample. Such feedback pinpoints the user's exact mistakes thereby speeding up their learning process.The plugin is ...
Thu 18 May
23:00
(Australia/Perth)
Designing courses for STEM on Moodle
Presenter : Vasilis Palilis (Greece)

In this presentation we answer the question '"How can I use Moodle to develop educational resources and activities for STEM?". We use the core Moodle resources and activities like Book Lesson, Glossary etc.We also use the appropriate plugins like: Games  (Glossary and Quiz! They certainly are very powerful Moodle activities. It may be that the dictionary is not very charming especially at ...
Designing mobile learning using the web interface
Presenter : Eran Adi Cioban (Israel)

It all started when we decided that we must give our learners a learning experience that is available anytime, anywhere. We decided to design courses that can be learned using smartphones. We decided to design our mobile courses with the best means available to us - Moodle. After a series of tests, we decided that Moodle Mobile did not meet our needs.So what can you do? Very much in fact!With ...
Fri 19 May
00:00
(Australia/Perth)
The math piece for Moodle
Presenter : Pablo Guerrero (Spain)

WIRIS is a suite of mathematical solutions created to enhance the learning experience on math for students and also to power the creation of math content for teachers.We will see how WIRIS work along with institutions, schools and teachers to improve math courses with:WIRIS editor: Sophisticated Math Toolbar with handwriting and accessibility features. WIRIS quizzes: Great Math questions with ...
Using H5p with Moodle - The top 10 H5P activities for Moodle teachers
Presenter : jaswinder singh (India)

H5P is becoming more popular day by day because it provides easy to create, reuse and share interactive HTML5 activities across multiple platforms like Moodle, WordPress & Drupal. In this presentation I will share the top 10 most interactive H5P content types which can be used in Moodle for student engagement.
Fri 19 May
01:00
(Australia/Perth)
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Fri 19 May
02:00
(Australia/Perth)
Themes and more!
Presenter : Gareth J Barnard (United Kingdom)

There is a wealth of themes out there for Moodle.  Each has its own style, functionality and components.  Course formats also play a role in the user interface.This presentation will cover:Various free themes, their functionality and what is special about their components.  With an opportunity for you to collectively vote on the components.
  • Where course formats fit in to the picture.
  • How you can ...
  • Fri 19 May
    03:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Adult Learning Challenges with Technology
    Presenter : Julian Davis (Australia)

    As a facilitator and educational technologist, I’ve been exposed to many different types of learning and understanding of adult learners. Over the years and the introduction of more technology in the way we facilitate and deliver lessons, I started to see a pattern in how some adults and the challenges they faced. I started asking myself, is there actually a problem? Why do we tend to think ...
    Fri 19 May
    04:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Guidelines for Building a Course in a Closed Environment
    Presenter : Joseph Broeker (United States)

    How would you create a Moodle course with no outside access on a closed network that is fully functional from an IPAD or PC?   This presentation will cover the steps one institution has taken to successfully build hundreds of online courses . Three areas will be focused upon:•    Course material•    Assignments•    Formal TestingDuring the session we will cover various plugins used, new ...
    Fri 19 May
    05:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    What if software actually worked together.
    Presenter : Chris Cormack (New Zealand)

    In the ever changing landscape of software one of the biggest challenges has always been how to have different systems working with each other. Traditionally the approach is to build integration between systems using API. This has to be done for every system that you want to integrate. With the advent of FOLIO (a new Open Source library platform) we have an opportunity to do these integrations ...
    Fri 19 May
    06:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Oh what that Poodll can do ....
    Presenter : Justin Hunt (Japan)

    Using Poodll, teachers and students can draw pictures, take webcam snaps and record audio and video almost anywhere in Moodle. Since Poodll 3 even more is possible than before. You can use Wordpress like shortcodes to make tabs, accordions and other cool things. And the audio and video players in Poodll open up a whole new area for educational creativity. In this presentation Justin Hunt, the ...
    Fri 19 May
    07:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    3.2 and Competency Frameworks, the perishable and the non-perishable
    Presenter : Michelle Hollister (Australia)

    This is a discussion demonstrating an example setting up a complex Competency Framework with discussion based around where to stop distilling the competence elements into performance criteria - investigating what should be part of the framework (non-perishables) and what should be part of the course that 'feeds' the framework (perishables).   I'll show what I have done and the philosophy behind...
    Wikis and whatnot
    Presenter : Ian Goding (Australia)

    Wikis are often underutilised educational experiences in Moodle.  Come and learn some of the tricks, and see lots of examples - from students making websites or diaries to group collaboration. And we'll create one together as we go...
    Fri 19 May
    08:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    26 Tips to Make You a Better Moodler
    Presenter : Scott Huntley (Australia)

    Scott Huntley, the host of Pukunui's Fortnightly Tips is here to present you with 26 Tips to Make You a Better Moodler. That's right, that's a full year's worth of his fortnightly tips crammed into one 45 minute session! The tips are going to have to come fast and furious as Scott gives you a year's worth of homework to make you a better Moodler. You'll find out about actual hands on practical ...
    Fri 19 May
    09:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Re-working of the ANU Medical School course sites - the pain, the process and...
    Presenter : Jill Lyall (Australia)

    The Australian National University Medical School had been receiving some feedback about their Moodle course sites from both staff and students, indicating that users were having some difficulty navigating the sites and accessing resources.   Medical School staff approached the ANU Online team to assist with a review of their Moodle courses with a view to identifying the problems and providing ...
    Fri 19 May
    10:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Using H5p with Moodle - The top 10 H5P activities for Moodle teachers
    Presenter : jaswinder singh (India)

    H5P is becoming more popular day by day because it provides easy to create, reuse and share interactive HTML5 activities across multiple platforms like Moodle, WordPress & Drupal. In this presentation I will share the top 10 most interactive H5P content types which can be used in Moodle for student engagement.
    Fri 19 May
    11:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Horses (course topics) for courses
    Presenter : Dom Seneque (Australia)

    We will look at some of the popular Course Topics currently available and compare them.As there are "Horses for courses" there are also "different Course Formats to suit different courses and their audience".
    Fri 19 May
    12:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    What happens when you open up mobile learning channels
    Presenter : John Reddin (Australia)

    Beyond the anecdotal - What happens when you up mobile learning channels for your Moodle. Some key, data driven, insights and learnings' for effective and efficient enterprise-wide mobile LMS deployments.2 out of every 3 minutes of digital viewing time is now spent on mobile devices. But while demand for mobile access to consumer entertainment, information and social services grows apace, ...
    Fri 19 May
    13:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    The future of connecting Moodle to Mahara
    Presenter : Kristina Hoeppner (New Zealand)

    Mahara, the open source ePortfolio system, and Moodle have been connected for authentication, file transfer as well as assignment submission via MNet for many years. MNet is on the way out and we are looking into a replacement.In this presentation, you will get the chance to see what that future looks like already with the LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability, the External Tools functionality ...
    Fri 19 May
    14:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Moodle RTO Integration
    Presenter : Dom Seneque (Australia)

    Pukunui Sponsor session looking at some of our integration work
    Fri 19 May
    15:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Bootstrap Hacks for Teachers
    Presenter : Scott Huntley (Australia)

    Are you building or managing a Moodle course? Do you want to change the look of your Moodle course, but your role doesn’t have the permission to change the theme? Maybe there’s still some things you can do. In this presentation, drawing upon his experiences as a web teacher, Scott Huntley will show you a few simple hacks that you can use to modify the look of resources and blocks in ...
    Fri 19 May
    16:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Designing courses for STEM on Moodle
    Presenter : Vasilis Palilis (Greece)

    In this presentation we answer the question '"How can I use Moodle to develop educational resources and activities for STEM?". We use the core Moodle resources and activities like Book Lesson, Glossary etc.We also use the appropriate plugins like: Games  (Glossary and Quiz! They certainly are very powerful Moodle activities. It may be that the dictionary is not very charming especially at ...
    Storytelling and branched scenarios in Moodle
    Presenter : Miranda Verswijvelen (New Zealand)

    Once upon a time, I designed interactive stories  in Moodle....Branched scenarios and stories are great activities for your learners. Immerse them in a situation or a story, give them decision points and make them learn from the consequences. Do you think you need a fancy multimedia tool for this? Think again.  In this presentation I show two easy options to incorporate interactive storytelling...
    Fri 19 May
    17:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Communication in 3.2
    Presenter : Tabitha Parker (New Zealand)
    Presenter : Miriam Laidlaw (New Zealand)

    Discover the improvements to messaging with the new user interface and see how Moodle now behaves similar to social networking platforms like Facebook. Forum moderating gets easier with the new features such as discussion locking to close discussions after a period of inactivity.  We will also show the new "Mark as Read" on forum posts to show how managing forum discussions is getting easier....
    Fri 19 May
    18:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    3.2 and Competency Frameworks, the perishable and the non-perishable
    Presenter : Michelle Hollister (Australia)

    This is a discussion demonstrating an example setting up a complex Competency Framework with discussion based around where to stop distilling the competence elements into performance criteria - investigating what should be part of the framework (non-perishables) and what should be part of the course that 'feeds' the framework (perishables).   I'll show what I have done and the philosophy behind...
    Fri 19 May
    19:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    A Trail of Building the Community to Support Moodle
    Presenter : Hideto Harashima (Japan)

    I have devoted myself to building up the community that helps Moodle grow in its popularity and finance since 2004. I'd like to share my experience of leading the endeavor to put people's good will and efforts together to support the Moodle project. The first thing I did was to start worldwide Donation Campaigns. My friend and I began this fundraising campaign to raise funds for Moodle, ...
    Fri 19 May
    20:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Horses (course topics) for courses
    Presenter : Dom Seneque (Australia)

    We will look at some of the popular Course Topics currently available and compare them.As there are "Horses for courses" there are also "different Course Formats to suit different courses and their audience".
    Fri 19 May
    21:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Essay auto grading, Extensive reading, Video assessment--Three Plugins
    Presenter : Don Hinkelman (Japan)

    This presentation demonstrates three custom plugins developed for second language learners which can be applied to many learning scenarios. Essay (autograde) Question Type Moodle Reader for extensive reading programs Video Assessment for performance recording (self/peer rubrics)The essay autograde question type is new in the plugins database and it counts words, characters or designated key ...
    Guidelines for Building a Course in a Closed Environment
    Presenter : Joseph Broeker (United States)

    How would you create a Moodle course with no outside access on a closed network that is fully functional from an IPAD or PC?   This presentation will cover the steps one institution has taken to successfully build hundreds of online courses . Three areas will be focused upon:•    Course material•    Assignments•    Formal TestingDuring the session we will cover various plugins used, new ...
    Fri 19 May
    22:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Report Plugin Primer
    Presenter : Shane Elliott (Hong Kong)

    A step by step guide to writing a simple report plugin.Code samples will be provided
    Fri 19 May
    23:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    iMoot Participant's Lounge

    The iMoot Participant's Lounge and Oranges Unconference Cafe is a place that all attendees including presenters can participate in discussions before, during and after the event. 

    It is a place for sharing ideas, networking with peers and for discussing all things to do with e-learning.

    Join us in Oranges Unconference Cafe - at scheduled times for discussion and networking.

    Relax, unwind, and chat...

    Sat 20 May
    00:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Themes and more!
    Presenter : Gareth J Barnard (United Kingdom)

    There is a wealth of themes out there for Moodle.  Each has its own style, functionality and components.  Course formats also play a role in the user interface.This presentation will cover:Various free themes, their functionality and what is special about their components.  With an opportunity for you to collectively vote on the components.
  • Where course formats fit in to the picture.
  • How you can ...
  • Sat 20 May
    01:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Challenge round!

    Watch this space for more details........
    Sat 20 May
    02:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    The math piece for Moodle
    Presenter : Pablo Guerrero (Spain)

    WIRIS is a suite of mathematical solutions created to enhance the learning experience on math for students and also to power the creation of math content for teachers.We will see how WIRIS work along with institutions, schools and teachers to improve math courses with:WIRIS editor: Sophisticated Math Toolbar with handwriting and accessibility features. WIRIS quizzes: Great Math questions with ...
    Sat 20 May
    03:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Lesson working group proposal
    Presenter : Tabitha Parker (New Zealand)
    Presenter : Miriam Laidlaw (New Zealand)

    This is a proposal for a "working group" for a review of lesson module and, if there is enough interest from the community, putting it forward for development consideration to HQ and Moodle Users Association (or someone else who might be up for funding it). The recent addition of the ability to duplicate pages in lesson has reminded us just how much the lesson module can be improved if it can ...
    Sat 20 May
    04:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Boost and Tours for Moodle Geriatrics (Old School Moodlers)
    Presenter : Miriam Laidlaw (New Zealand)
    Presenter : Tabitha Parker (New Zealand)

    Demystifying the Boost theme for Old School Moodle users who are upgrading to 3.2. We will cover the new Nav Drawer, the different locations for editing stuff, and the new user tour feature. Older Moodle users who are set in their ways may find the changes a bit confronting, and we're here to help you understand these new usability improvements in the bootstrap Boost theme. User tours allow ...
    Sat 20 May
    05:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Essay auto grading, Extensive reading, Video assessment--Three Plugins
    Presenter : Don Hinkelman (Japan)

    This presentation demonstrates three custom plugins developed for second language learners which can be applied to many learning scenarios. Essay (autograde) Question Type Moodle Reader for extensive reading programs Video Assessment for performance recording (self/peer rubrics)The essay autograde question type is new in the plugins database and it counts words, characters or designated key ...
    The future of connecting Moodle to Mahara
    Presenter : Kristina Hoeppner (New Zealand)

    Mahara, the open source ePortfolio system, and Moodle have been connected for authentication, file transfer as well as assignment submission via MNet for many years. MNet is on the way out and we are looking into a replacement.In this presentation, you will get the chance to see what that future looks like already with the LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability, the External Tools functionality ...
    Sat 20 May
    06:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Communication in 3.2
    Presenter : Tabitha Parker (New Zealand)
    Presenter : Miriam Laidlaw (New Zealand)

    Discover the improvements to messaging with the new user interface and see how Moodle now behaves similar to social networking platforms like Facebook. Forum moderating gets easier with the new features such as discussion locking to close discussions after a period of inactivity.  We will also show the new "Mark as Read" on forum posts to show how managing forum discussions is getting easier....
    Sat 20 May
    07:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Teaching with Moodle
    Presenter : Vinny Stocker (Malaysia)

    An overview of the core activities in Moodle for teachers new to using the LMS, including the appropriateness of each activity type for different teaching and learning methodologies.
    Sat 20 May
    08:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Re-working of the ANU Medical School course sites - the pain, the process and...
    Presenter : Jill Lyall (Australia)

    The Australian National University Medical School had been receiving some feedback about their Moodle course sites from both staff and students, indicating that users were having some difficulty navigating the sites and accessing resources.   Medical School staff approached the ANU Online team to assist with a review of their Moodle courses with a view to identifying the problems and providing ...
    Sat 20 May
    09:00
    (Australia/Perth)
    Oh the Places You Could Go! - Closing session.

    Closing session for iMoot17